This book is completely formulaic, completely predictable, and solidly enjoyable. The villains are such complete caricatures, and they often act in completely stupid and inexplicable ways.
The complete and utter lack of surprises, and an ending you see from a mile away. It's not like I was in this for a compelling, edge of my seat thriller, but there are long sections of exposition that only serve to lengthen the book.
The narrator's slow ponderous voice was extremely tedious. He dredged out the material, and seemed to only be able to do one female voice, and about three different male voices.
Definitely! This would make a fantastic action movie. With loving close ups of the guns instead of tedious descriptions of them.
oh. my. lanta.
the plot has so much potential... but you could play a drinking game with some of the over-used words and repeated terms.
if i don't hear, "torn asunder" for at least 20 years, it will be too soon.
the cycle of dying and coming back to life seems like a cheap way out instead of writing a creative way out of dire situations.
I so want this to be a first draft so I can await the improvements. /le sigh
Not the usual short teasing start to a series. This was a lengthy and satisfying listen. Suspenseful, original and not filled with any fluff. I like Oliver Wyman's narration, he brings all the characters to life. I will be purchasing more of this series.
I really enjoyed this book. The author has some really good, original ideas about monsters.It is obvious this was a first book as there were awkward moments, some grammatical errors and times when he was trying too hard but these problems were easy to forgive. One bigger problem is that I'm not a gun nut and the overly amorous descriptions of guns, shooting and loading got very tired very quickly.
I wasn't overly fond of the narrator, I felt he was trying too hard and being overly dramatic even when it wasn't necessary.
I'm a teacher, and it's my policy to NOT give any 100%s for work done by anyone especially me. ( I figure there's always room for improvement.) The story is entertaining, just think about the scene as in an alternate reality. I'm a series fan, and I have several books of this series. I'm looking forward to many more of this series. OK, the guys and girls aren't "super-heroes" and that's another good thing about the series. I can picture myself as just about any of them, but I think I should feel more fear than comes thru. Quite a bit of my personal "book budget" is invested in Audible Books, it's convenient for me to listen while I'm doing "drudge work" or relaxing between classes. I like the balance of action and dialog, but I keep thinking "what is he/she thinking about in this situation?" Or "does he have any plan of action or reaction?" If you're gonna lead a group you need a basic 'op' plan (who takes care of the car, who goes in the back, etc). for the fight. I'm interested in these guys' way of thinking. I like an "action tripod" #1, What (action), #2, Why?, and #3, How? If I got all that I might have to give 5 Stars for the first time in my life. Thank you.
Plot and characters offer few surprises. Language is sometimes awkward. Larry Correia uses the word "was" entirely too often.
Action is good and tense. Narrator does a good job with character voices, but doesn't break immersion.
This reads like a half-decent novelization of a really good action movie.
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I haven't come across a 15+ hour book that I've enjoyed so much since Eye of the World. The narrartor is superb, I was grining from ear to ear within the first chapter thinking "ooooo this is going to be good". The battles are detailed and epic! I've read and listen to tons of monster novels this one still had me saying "didn't see that coming". Loved the entire book and downloading book 2 now ;-)
This is by far the highest ratings that I can give an audio book.
I liked the never ending situations that Z ended up in.
The very beginning. " Is that a hand?" I liked the humor added in to make this book a
I laughed a lot.
This audio was hard to stop listening to. Even to take a break. The last time that happened, was with the Eragon and Harry Potter series. I highly recommend this audio. It is well worth the time.
Writen from a male point of view...so refreshing. The story has a good pace and the narrator does an excellent job.
Great stuff. The stuff of "b" movies......especially if you like guns..I don't. Worth a second listen.
The narration, and the author's sly sense of humor...
The dead Russian guy..
I didn't quite like that he killed Conquistador, after his cursed was lifted, oh well..
Yeah an engaging listen afteran improbable opening , though its a story that must have been told , hundred times though,it was very entertaining and flawessly read.
Though also it was a bit unimaginative for the author to have to use firearms so much throughout the story, he mus tbe a real gun nut. You wonder what kind of munitions and firearms would take out a vampire?