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.
Say something about yourself!
The action and intensity of Mr. Joe Ledger, the way this man can kick butt and take names is so cool.
There are a couple of memorable moments, one would be how they figured out who would be team leader, two would be that attack on the crab factory and three the last fight was really cool...
I think I like Mr. Porter's performance of Rudy was my favorite, In a way he does sound a little like Raul Julia.
Well no i didn't cry, but i did laugh a couple of times and i was rooting for echo team loudly in my work van.
To me this was a great book and I recommend this book and even the series to anyone who likes action books. Shoot i listen to this book 3 times.
It keeps you interested at all times. I really liked the sense of humor of the main character. Not a die hard fan of zombies but this story was about so much more than zombies.
This book was simply AWESOME! Being a Combat Vet myself, I found that I could resonate with Joe and his team. Get the mission done, no matter what. Towards the end the story began shifting from one scene to the next, it was harrowing.
Joe was definitely my favorite character, however Bunny was a close second. His comments of "it gets worse sir" had me laughing out loud, thinking back to my own military days and standing in a line-up talking to the D.I.
I've never listened to Ray Porter before this. I thought Scott Brick was good, but Ray take the inflection to a whole new level. It seems like Ray really knows these characters and puts this entire thought process into the performance. I'm really impressed by Ray's command of the story line, his ability to portray a character's emotions and thought process. Very impressive job by Ray Porter.
No extreme reaction, but I really liked the story line. I felt like I was right there with Joe and Echo Team or rather I wanted to be there kicking some Zombie buts...
An awesome story line read by an awesome story reader. This is a must have book!