I don’t have a lot of time for reading, but Audible allows me to listen to all the great books that I thought I would never get to read.
I did like this book and I would recommend reading it to a friend. I just feel like the way the book was written got old fast. I am not a big fan of journal entries being how a story is told. Still the pluses of the book out way the negatives and it is worth the time and credit.
Incredible story that is so believable you'll start "prepping" for the Zombie Apocalypse! Bourne's day by day story combined with Snyder's reading performance made this one of my favorites (and I've listened to MANY hours of books). If you like the genre (heck, even if you don't!) pick this one up. No doubt you'll sit in your car just a few more minutes listening to this one!
The Walking Dead TV series was the first thing that got me into the zombie genre. The Walking Dead was not at all what I expected and I had no expectations that this genre would be so gripping. Hungering for more, I dug into reviews of prominent zombie fiction authors looking for more great zombie stories that would hold over my new addiction until the new season of TWD started up again.
J.L. Bourne's 2 DBDA books kept showing up in the top lists. After listening to both DBDA books, and several others in the genre (Rise of the Governor- The Walking Dead, World War Z, & The Morning Star Strain); this 2 book series is unquestionably the best in this genre of stories! The others were good or outstanding, but nothing tops DBDA.
The only real disappointment in this series is finding out afterward that J.L. Bourne is still active as an officer in the military, thereby delaying or postponing his ability to continue writing full-time. God bless our military & I fully appreciate the sacrifices they make- but can't the Navy let Bourne have a 3 or 4 year leave of absence to write full-time?! I can't wait until Shattered Hourglass (the 3rd in this series) is published!!
Both of the Armageddon books are excellent. The books are successful as science fiction, horror, and survival stories. The character development of the protagonist and plot are first rate. I look forward to more by this author.
This is one of the best zombie books I have ever "read" and the execution was also quite solid. One of the few audiobooks I was truly sad to see end.
I have been listening to books on tape for over 20 years. Starting with audio tapes, then CD's and now downloads.
I started this so very excited after his first book. But this one just never seemed to get going. It ended abruptly and the end was kind of silly. If you loved his first book you will like this one, if you liked the first, you will be unhappy with this one.
Ok...You could listen to this book without the first and know basically eveerything that's going on, but why deny yourself the total experience of spin tingling fun. I would listen to this while driving truck and then climb in the back to sleep and try to figure what I might do in some of those situations.....I'm pretty well convienced...I'd be one of the walking dead before too long.
What makes this series so interesting is that because of the journal style it is written in it really brings the humanity into the story because it's from the first person and not an outside narrator....And that makes the fear factor much more realistic. It also makes it more realistic because it's like you're seeing it through the character's eyes the way he sees it.
I hated for the book to end, but was happy that it definately is a set up for the story to continue in another book. I just wonder when someone writes something so riviting and errie like this....How the hell does he get to sleep at night with a mind like that?
I really enjoyed the first Day by Day Armageddon. It kept me interested and a bit on edge as I listened.
This has the same narrator, but somehow it just did not keep me on edge like the first one. The storyline continues and has some interested twists, but it was just missing something.
Reads like a survival book and the ending is very strange, like it is rushed and written by a different author to wrap up the book quickly.