Getting to know, Church. I love Nilla Wafers.
Joe becoming the leader of Echo team.
Warehouse scene with the children.
I would listen to Ray Porter, read tax law. I've now listened to the entire Joe Ledger, series. Impatiently waiting on the next installment. C'mon Man!
I would not. The performance was quite good (although I did not like Ray Porter's voice for the female British lead), the scenes introducing the characters caught my attention, and the action scenes were excellent. Gripping. But outside of the action scenes, the book felt tedious -- in part because the greatest minds in the country are incapable of reading clues that any five-year-old could see and in part because the characters talk incessantly. The leads are all real men (except for the spectacularly beautiful women who are of course tigers in bed), and they have seen it all, done it all, and killed often. But those same characters are shocked (shocked!) at having to kill people who were in the act of trying to rip their throats out, and they are shocked (shocked!) at psychological coercion. Every shocking scene then must be talked about endlessly amongst a wide variety of characters. And every cold-blooded, ruthless terrorist feels the need to explain his or actions in great detail to his sworn and hated enemies, rather than -- as would happen -- pulling out a gun and shooting the other. I longed for Indiana Jones in the scene with the sword-wielding bad guy.
Again, the action scenes are first-rate, and I think Porter is as responsible as the author. At the same time (as other reviewers noted), he pulls out every nuance of humor -- nuances I'm quite sure I would have skimmed over if I'd been reading to myself.
I really wasn't expecting to like this audio book all that much. The dialog was snappy, the story was different than your normal brain sucking zombies, and the reading by Ray Porter was absolutely perfect!
The only thing I can fault the book for is that the "battle" scenes went on a tad too long. But I imagine that a whole lot of people enjoy combat parts the most.
Witty and intelligent, I really enjoyed it!
What I Love : family and friends, moments, grace, honesty, passion, bravery, and change.
When I picked this book, I was looking for a new action series. It was highly recommended by MEL, whom I follow, though I didn't realize it was "walking dead". Otherwise, I would've passed. NOW, I am hooked. It was too realistic and I was caught up in the story. The zombie writer has won me over. My name is Bethany and I am an undead fan. Now, please excuse me as I go download the next book...
Contrary to the stigma that "bro-ness" is low brow and testosterone meat-headedness, this story was a good balance of action and something deeper. There was no shortage of archetypal characters... from a Barney Badass protagonist to the mysteriously powerful mentor, and holy bad guy to the emotionally scarred hottie and Uber fun psychologist. The story has the elements of a shallow action adventure hero's journey... BUT there is a deeper level with real science and of course the terrorist/profiteer twist on the age-old ZOMBIE story!
All-in-all, it was a fun listen.