I liked the premise of the story. The different settings & characters at play all seemed believable. What I like least is how the build up for the lead character Joe Ledger painted him as this unrelenting killer, this all time, unfeeling kick butt of a guy. This dude turned out to be the biggest wus ever. He hesitated when having to shoot children that were 'undead' & trying to kill him - musing that 'it shouldn't be this way'. Feeling sorry for everyone around him & doubting his life choices while he should be KICKIN BUTT - I don't want to hear about his FEELINGS. What happened to great build up about this untouchable man? I guess he moved on to a different story. At what I like least is that HE FALLS IN LOVE! Give me a break. While fighting off the undead he's thinking about some chick. 'I wonder if she's ok. I don't want to lose her'. Blah blah blah. How friggin sickening. Ledgers whole persona just pissed me off. And the sneak peak it gave into the next book in this saga is that Ledger & this chick will lead together - oh brother! More of Mr. Wus & his feelings. I hate it when authors introduce chicks that become a 'love interest'. If Mayberry wanted to write a love story this wasn't the place to do it.
No, I've read some other zombie books that I like very much.
All the scenes that had to do w/ Mr. Church. He never wavered, he remained KICK BUTT. He remained mysterious & didn't sit down to have a friggin heart to heart with his team. He stayed true & was the only character I really liked.
Like what? Protect myself against a plague that turns people into zombies? No.
I'm reluctant to read anymore of this series because I know Ledger is a wus & now he's in love. Gag me with a spoon.
The action was very well described. It moved the story along very well.
Ray Porter does a great job as always.
The main character as we learn about him as time goes on.
The volume of this recording varies so I had to either turn up the sound or turn it down from chapter to chapter.
The basis of the story
The fact that the story was local to me (Baltimore, Delaware, Philadelphia)
The crab plant scene.
I was hesitant about purchasing this book, but after fifteen minutes into it was very pleased. The book seemed well researched and very plausible in its presentation. It was a great listen that kept my full attention. I also liked the twists at the end. Would recommend this to anyone. I am hoping the series continues as well as this first installment.
Mayberry's Joe Ledger puts Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan to shame and does so without forwarding Ayn Rand's Objectivist fantasies of a benevolent dictatorship in Ryan's hyper-moral hands. Marberry has mastered the technical side of black ops and mad science but develops his main characters and plot lines to the degree that fun can be had with the story without getting lost in minutiae. The character's political beliefs are blissfully absent from the narrative. Secondary characters tend to be one dimensional, and there are times that the plot gets bogged down in the blow by blow recounting of conflict scenes and Ledger's internal dialogue, but these are not overwhelming. We'll see if he improves this as the series continues.
In the meantime I'm off on a Ledger binge.
This is worthy introduction audio book for people who say they fall asleep or have no patience for audio book. I rate this and One Second After nothing short of a "10" on the food for thought scale.
The reality of it and the very high potential to happen,
Not that I am aware of but I will keep an eye open for his name in the future. Author and narrator were a perfect match.
That's hard to say. However in Americas climate of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, Day of Wrath would likely be boycotted by the Islamic propaganda arm. And the anti israi, pro Palistian front would call it racist.
Day of Wrath has added value to my Audible membership. Thank you very much.
A compelling listening experience with only a little bit of unbelievable stupidity by the lead characters. When you get the clue bell maker and then go to a rededication of the liberty bell, should you not expect big trouble?
Watch for the paper cutter becomes a sword moment.
First time I have heard Porter. He has earned a spot on my favorites list with Bronson Pinchot, Allan Cumming, and Oliver Wymann.
Hope the rest of the series is as well done as this first book.
Probably not unfortunately.
I liked the different approach to the standard zombie story.
I would have changed the way he narrated the Ledger character. I really didn't like the character, so I'm not sure narration changes would have changed my opinion.
I found the Ledger character to be much too abrasive to be interesting. I think the author could have portrayed him as a strong leader and smart, tough man without the total over-load of testosterone.
The characters and the story are so shallow, its hard to believe there are people listening to the other books in the series.... In fact I'm retuning it after writing this review....
The characters come off as if written by two different authors. One time a character is strong and confident, and 5 minutes later they can't make up their mind. For one example, the lead female character is strong, experienced soldier early in the book, and later in the book she acts like a 14 year old, uncertain girl. In another example, the main character disrespects everyone and acts like a jerk, but then is given command of everyone and everyone follows his orders without hesitation.
Good writing 101: Readers see through crap writing.
Probably not, as his writing style is not consistent, and it seems like no editor was involved to make sure the story is cohesive.
Good, Not great
(seriously, he did change his voice between characters, but not as good as other narrators have done... like Oliver Wyman, James Marsters, Michael Page or Jim Dale)
If you are looking for monsters (zombies, etc.) and more believable characters, more consistent writing style and a better story flow, I would suggest the writings of Jim Butcher, or Larry Correia.