This book was boring. I like a good zombie book but the storyline was just dragged out. The performance of the audiobook was good that's why I rated it high but there was not much substance to this book.
Yes, I would listen to it again. Ray really did a good job in bringing across who Joe Ledger was.
I liked Joe. He was written very realistic.
Ray's performance never seemed forced and he seemed to really understand the characters he was reading.
It was a good book, but it was not one of those books where you get so emotionally wrapped up that you are unable to put it down.
Look, some of the other reviews of this book slash it up, and that just is not necessary- if you are not intelligent enough to understand that this book is going to be fantastical and slightly formulaic, then don't get it. Those are the same people who go to the latest Die Hard movie and complain about the fact that "no one could realistically live through that...."
If you're one of those people, this is not the book for you. If you happen to like Die Hard, then read on my fellow action lovers.
The book is a whole lotta fun- faced paced, just believable enough that the tension remains real through out, the bad guys are REALLY bad and the good guys are flawed but good.
It does have a few surprises, and I wont do a plot run down because that's boring and might spoil it. Bottom line, if you enjoy action movies, you will enjoy this book. Ray Porter gives a great performance, and I think I liked it more than I would have had I read it.
Now go blow something up and single handedly kill 20 armed men in a desperate race to uncover the clues needed to save the world- or better yet, listen to Mayberry's characters do it instead.
Say something about yourself!
Good but long
Ray Porter did a good job with all the voices. I could always tell who was talking. Even with the female voices.
I think if I would have choosen the abridged version, I could have given this 5 stars for story.
I am just not that interested in foreign terrorism.
Again Porter did very well with all the accents.
Love the narrator. Sounds a little like Masters. My style. I enjoy hearing the voices and moods, tones.
So far so good. Less detail sometime .... but still good
So far, I like them all
Tried to, but sleep is necessary
Happy I took a chance. I am a Dresden files or joe Pitt fan? This may be another series for me.Can't wait to get to the next book
I enjoy reading thrillers: espionage. I am ex Army. I work in the health care industry. I like to practice martial arts. I participate in IDPA matches. Genghis Khan is my favorite person.
Yes, because it is a new twist on two old genres.
None. This is the first time I have listened to a book with both zombies and espionage in the same book.
Yes, It mad me laugh out loud and appreciate that fact the author took his time to understand the appropriate use of tactical intervention.
More books like this to keep me listening to Audible
For background, my favorite authors are George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb, Jacqueline Carey, Ken Follett, Bernard Cornwell, Kevin Hearne, Jim Butcher and Margaret George.
This was just not my cup of tea at all which is funny considering how much I love stuff about zombies. Maybe it was because it was more military crap than I like. I'm sure it would appeal to someone that enjoys narratives from the POV of someone in a special forces like team, just isn't for me.
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.