Though this is one of my favorite genres, I skipped over this title for months. Something about the zombie image and the publisher's summary kept me from downloading it. Then, just a week ago, I read several of the reader's reviews and that was that... especially the one that said 'don't let the plot description dissuade you.' I give my thanks to that reviewer. I downloaded it and from the first sentence went on a none stop listening thrill ride.
Now, I'm not going to write anything about the plot. It's simple: if you like intelligently written action/political thrillers with searing characters, this is the novel for you. I gasped, shuddered, laughed out loud and held my breath...over and over until the very last word was uttered. My only thought at the end was "Please Sir, I want some more."
Addendum--I am now and will always be a Ray Porter fan. The narrator can make or break an audible novel. Porter not only embodies the qualities of the hero, but does the same, seamlessly, with every single character in the book! The accents and dialects are spot on and the women, actually sound like women. His reading is perfection and I hope he doesn't change one iota or try to improve on what doesn't need improving.
If you like the genre, you'll love the listen.
Now pardon me. I'm on to The Dragon Factory: Book 2 in the Joe Ledger series.
Church is such a great straight man for the humor that he is involved in.
Before this book I've never heard of the author before. Now I'm almost done with book 3!
*spoiler alart* when Sebastian found out he's been betrayed.
I love a kick-ass main character. Its nice going into an intense zombie situation having confidence in your guy. I was skeptical at first with the terrorism-zombie-biowarfare storyline, but I ended up thoroughly enjoying the book. I did wish the book had taken place in an apocalyptic world, this book was more written pre-apocalypse and centered around preventing it from happening.
I'm not traditionally a "zombie" follower but as other reviewers have indicated this was more of a biological weapon story than a zombie land horror novel. If you like detective/FBI/military suspense novels then this is probably for you. I enjoyed the main character's sarcasm the most.
I got this audiobook because I really liked Ray Porter's narration on "14". I am a sci-fi fantasy fan and the reviews were decent on this so I figured I'd give it a try. The narration was good, but that doesn't fix a extremely mediocre story. The character descriptions were very repetitive, and the story itself didn't keep me interested beyond the first few hours. The main character often talks to himself about some emotional angst he's going through, and I was just waiting for him to stop and get back to the story. This book will only work for you if you enjoy hearing gritty military tough-guy exposition along with descriptions of the characters' various guns, knives, and other equipment.
Love everything about the book. It was great from start to end. I have gone on and read tje second and am looking to listen to all. A great addition to the library.
I resisted getting this but finally read the summary and tried the sample and decided to take a chance -- loved it. When something is listed as zombie fare, I think "not for me, thank you" but this was more interesting and even believable than I was expecting from this genre. I downloaded the 2nd book in this series and am listening to it now.
As an entreprenuer, it is hard for me to shut off my brain! It is also hard for me to sit still! I love audibles! I can exercise, work on "chores" , travel and be entertained! Always looking for a good story!
At first, I wasn't sure I would like this novel, but as the book progressed, I found myself becoming more and more involved in the story. I would read more from this author. This story is graphic and brutal. But an interesting hypothesis.