Great story, generally good narration. I really enjoyed this, zombies meet '24'. BUT, Mr Porter, please get a voice coach for the English accent!!! It was absolutely terrible. Wrong vowel sounds, wrong stress and emphasis. That 'London' accent comes from the moon, or mars or somewhere, but not London!!!
It kept pulling me out of the story and I almost didn't get the second book because of this. However, the other characters were great, the story ripped along and apart from Major Grace, the narration was very good.
character development could have done it. i love action but this read like is was written by me when i was 15.
no, i think i can jerk it and shout semper fi all on my own thank you.
where they were explaining the science behind the weapon
it was all so very see through. no depth to the protagonist, i didnt care about any of them.
no.. I don't think my friends will like this book
yes. a bit.
The performance was fair but I did not like any of the characters from the book
no. only reason I finished was to have something plugged in my ears while I am surrounded by annoying coworkers
too heroic. too typical. too shallow.
It is just an awesome story. Never a dull moment.
Yes, kept you wondering if they were gonna solve the puzzle.
Each character has their own voice and you can tell them apart. He makes it more of a movie then a book. You can almost see each character by their voice.
This was my first "zombie" novel. It was fast paced and never a dull moment. The narrator is now on my favorite list, I'll look for more books read by Mr. Porter.
The story is Jason Bourne meets James Bond meets Steven King meets Xfiles with dialog by Raymond Chandler. The deal is…the reader so AMAZINGLY effective with first-person tongue in cheek that you can completely suspend disbelief and not even care that what you are reading is just preposterous beyond any excuse. One of the most fun listens ever and I have 200 items in my audible library.
Yes, I like the story lines of good verses evil and all that goes with it. This book keeps your interest and there is constant action. And is read very well.
they way he brings each character to life with there own identity, and personality.
Bunny. I think he would have a great personality.
This was a great story that merges several elements. Zombie fans will like this, but it isn't limited to zombies. The premise is a military division that fights scientific threats, and this threat happened to be a version of zombie. As the series goes on there are any number of other threats. However, what makes that book are the variety of very interesting characters and their interaction. All of this combined with heavy dose of well written action made this book a treat. Highly recommended.
The reader did a fine job of giving each character their own voice and gave them a tone that showed the emotions at the point of the story. Never had a monotone sound or made your mind numb like some readers have done to me. The story followed along well and kept a faster pace so the mind didn't wonder off thinking about thing like, did I take out the trash before I left the house? The writer was good to give back stories on characters without going over board telling of their past that nobody would care about. And by the end of the book it will hit you that it took place in a couple of days, not over a few months. That made me reflect on somethings workout the way they did, people get tired.
The main character made me think of Owen from Monster Hunter International....and I love those books. I want my hero to be good, but not too good. And you have to love a smart ass too!
Ray's skills makes me want to look for other books read by him. I've been turned onto other authors before due the readers.
Moment...no.... but chapters....well...there will be chapters that are grouped together to encompass a whole event....and there is 3 or 4 events that get intense. I'm a guy, love the action fighting and shooting battles.
Yes, it was a solid book. Well read and easy to follow. I would recommend it to a friend, with the caveat that it is not a typical zombie story, I would say it is more of a military type story. I felt that the story was a little Hollywood, similar to watching a Bruce Willis movie, fun but not realistic enough to be believable but not science fiction enough to be considered as such.
Not really, it was suspenseful in the action parts of the book, but turns into a typical GI Joe meets GI Grace, read it and you will get it.
No character stood out for me, in terms of the performance. Ray Porter did a great job, its hard to read a book and come up with interesting character voices for each person. I can barely read a book to my 3 year old with only 2 voices...
I think Patient Zero is a great title, but the book is more of a Tom Clancy book rather than a purely science fiction book.You might disagree, but I was expecting something like Zombie Fallout series, maybe that was my bad.
Solid book, not sure if I will continue with the series, but def. worth a credit.