The book may be slightly better than the audio mostly because the reader tends to make the strong women sound somewhat weak. This detracts from the overall strength of the survivors in the book. Otherwise, the audio version is decent.
I like the camaraderie of the survivors and the scary infected. They really are scary without the gory detail. Well done.
Overall, I enjoyed the tone of the reader with the exception of his approach towards the female leadership. They appear to be weak and uninteresting due to his tone.
Fun book. Well done.
Dave struggles as he listens to the audiobook of "The Infection" hoping the approach the author took will improve as the book progresses. He listens for several hours, however the author's style distracts from the story. Dave usually enjoys zombie tales, but cannot get into the story because the writting frustrates him and makes the story difficult to access. Eventually Dave gives up on trying to look past the style and writes a review on the website from where he downloaded the audiobook.
Starts out promising, but the ending is very unsatisfying. So many unanswered questions and most of the characters are archetypes instead of "real" people. It's mildly entertaining, but I can't recommend it. If you're in the mood for a Zombie book, read Day By Day Armageddon or The Morningstar Strain books instead.
First off, let me tell you how to fix the narrator's bland reading of this book. Set the speed of narration to 2x. This makes him sound like a normal narrator and makes it much more enjoyable. No longer will the narrator sound like he is falling asleep or drunk and slurring.
Craig DeLouie needs to take some character development lessons from BV Larson or Peter Clines. DeLouie has what seems like endless flashbacks filled with useless information. Almost the entire book was flashbacks. It gets old.
However, the slight twist he gives to this zombie apocalypse is decent enough for me to get the second book in the series. Im hoping that now that all of the annoyingly long character flashbacks are behind us, that he will actually focus on the STORY ahead.
I am no novel writer, but the way the book is written it shifts from first person to third and is awkward to listen to. Its not like going from journal style to third person in a clean transition but more like a zigzag on a rough road.
The story was not bad, a cross between 28 days and a sci-fi monster invasion, the story moved decently and the character development was not the worst.
This performer was absolutely horrible. The entire reading was a cross between the guy who opened for the Twilight Zone, the computer on War Games and the lead penguin in Madagascar. little to no emotion, or voice inflection, and at times sounds like one long run on sentence with as much monotone energy that could be mustered.... baaaad.The only reason I finished this book is because I am frugal and I paid $14.95 for the credit.
While some character development is needed, it was a little long at times.
I will never buy another book from either the writer or the performer... awful, just awful.
I personally found the narrator irritating. Maybe I have different taste than others, or maybe he really is irritating... that I couldn't tell you. It is poorly written/amateur. Not going to finish listening. Moving on to something els.
I love zombie stories. In fact, I'm the webmaster of a major zombie-related website. This was just plain unlistenable. The story was completely 2-dimensional and the characters were both predictable and hard to sympathize with. Add to that some of the hands-down worst narration I've ever hear (for goodness sake, the guy sounds like he's narrating a movie trailer the whole time), and you got a recipe for pure shlock.
If you ever played Left4Dead and wanted to reader a survivor's tale of thrill and excitement like that title , this book is perfect. Infected, monsters and nail biting suspense. I'm really glad I got this book. :-)
A zombie apocalypse book should have two things zombie's and humans but when you start introducing
Probably not....this book started out great but dropped the ball big time.
Probably just the lame book he was reading from.
Any reference to monsters...stick with zombies and humans.
I listen to a lot of audio books, I like books and I have a long commute, I listen to a lot of different genres, and I like supense thrillers. This book is more than poorly written, the timeline does not make sense, the characters do not behave in anything like a normal fashion and the dialog between characters does not make any sense. I have no idea how this book got a single positive review - if you think this is something to spend a credit on do yourself a favor and just start browsing again - this book is garbage from the very first sentence and not one second of it has a moment that redeems any part of it. Of the hundreds of books I have listened to this is one of the worst two or three.