I enjoyed his previous zombie books, but this one was about a cop (i think) that gets conscripted into a covert government org fighting terrorists who were planning on zombifying the world.
The characters were very flat and the constant over the top (but not in a good way) action scenes were boring - and don't even get me started about how he ended up the novel.
This was an awesome zombie book! Some of the reviews almost turned me off and I'm glad I gave it a try. Yeah, it is not your typical zombie book where the whole world is infected but was really good. I can't wait for the second book "Dragon Factory" to be in audio book format.
This author clearly watches too much television, creates unrealistic personalities for his characters, and spends way too much time describing action sequences. This is bubblegum action for 14 year olds with no concept of adult relationships, attitudes, personalities or maturity. This is just 24 with zombies. There is nothing at all to like about this story. Awful. Just awful.
If Tom Clancy published a poorly written, poorly researched zombie book, then this is what the book might be like. To be fair, I was not expecting award winning literature when I chose this book; however, I was expecting a protagonist that had more than one emotion, anger, and did not behave a teenager full of angst. It's ok though, because the main character is in therapy. Quarantine this book.
This novel never really got off the ground for me. It tried to be a spy story and a Zombie story and only got half way there on both counts. This is what used to be found in a dime store pulp novel
Which is perfect for those who like that genre. I don't. What I like about zombie stories is the struggle of ordinary people agaisnt horrible odds (not a bad a** who never hesitates and never is in any real danger, like the protaganist in this story). What I don't like about political/military thrillers is the complexity and politics. This book was just a political thriller with the subject of the doomsday plot the release of a zombie plague. It really lacked zombie fighting scenes, too. I gave up with about three hours left. It's just not a good zombie book, but I gave it three stars because I'm sure it's a good political thriller so lots of people will like it.
Oh yeah, and why is it that in so many books the characters wont call them "zombies?" They call them "walkers," or something else, like in this book. I find that really annoying. Everyone knows what a zombie is and that's what people will be calling them if they ever show up!
Wasn't sure what to think of this book before I downloaded it. It is a very well written, well thought out book. Lots of zomie action, high quality characters that you actually care about, and a real kick ass main character! Johnathan Maberry has scored a home run with this gem! Pick it up today!
Love scary stories and thrillers.
A new spin on the zombie genre. It was fast paced, the narration was good and so thrilling that I was finished with it in three days. Looking forward to more of the Joe Ledger series.
I listen to this on the way and back from work. So far I really liket it. The narrator is great. He keeps my interest. I'm not done but so far I can't wait to get in the car.
I couldn't continue listening after the first third, which was a shame because I was between credits and payed cash. I like my audio books light; I enjoy escapist stuff. But this was stupid. The main character is the smug, narcassistic daydream of a 12 year old. We are beat over the head about his hero poential and he is promoted to roles way past anything remotely beliveable. The 'romantic' content and bad guys were worse. A pastich of cliches. I didn't even get to zombies. Not survial-horror at all. Final straw was main character only bringing a pistol to a military showdown (where he could have any modern longarm he chose, along with his pistol) because he was a handguns type guy.
I though that if a book could get published and put on Audible it had to be better than this. Now I know better.