Definitely pleasantly surprised because I wasn't sure where they would take this after the climax of the first book. But it's excellent (Chuck Hogan's writing is worth the price of admission alone).
Careful what you read about narrators... this guy is perfect. I forgot about the original narrator very quickly, even though his different pronunciation of the main character's name is a little disorienting at first.
I really liked Del Toro's take on vampires in this series. It's completely made up and I love it. Just enough science to be interesting, just enough human fallacy and stupidity to continue the story but not be too frustrating (governments never ever act appropriately in times of crisis in apocalypse novels so don't complain about that), and great mythology development.
Towards the end of the book, when scenes changed rapidly, I would get lost on who was where doing what because the narrator gave no indication in either tone or pause that there was a shift.
Also, I was used to the accents and tones set by Ron Perlman in the first novel so it would have been a nice continuation if Orseke has done the same. Or made any vocal differentiation between narration and dialogue.
I really loved the narration in the first book by Ron Perlman. It's a shame he wasn't able to continue his work with the series.
The second part of this series continues a short period of time where the first ends. It continues in the same storytelling style as the first part of the series, however the narration is much improved in my opinion.
The vampires history is more deeply explained and the futility in the main characters struggle is well described and easy to take in. The book is quite high paced although some of the parallel stories feels less interesting than others and this sets the book back a bit.
I would recommend this to anyone that has a liking for vampires, that are as I think they should be, intelligent, evil and relentless.