The action, suspense and desire to find out what happens next.
Saint George, a big character that has a big heart in a heartless world.
A middle of the street battle between two factions, it was intense.
Yes, a big reveal about the EX's behavior.
I purchased this book after reading "14" & then "The fold". I figured I would give my new favorite author some more of my money. This book is not written in the same style as "14" & "The fold", so at the start I was a little disappointed, artists must write as they feel I get that. Which is why it doesn't take long to realize again that Peter Clines is a great story writer who has the ability to see ahead of his writing and story.
The narration is fantastically delivered by two seasoned professionals who perform multiple characters and accents. The production is equally fantastic, not a harsh breath or noise in the production.
Overall the story sets the stage for things to come.
If you like the idea of fighting a Zombie Apocalypse with Super Heroes than this is the book for you.
The main character is likable, but the others are so hard to care about that it that parts of it were a little hard to get through. Luckily, the concept and the backdrop of the story is compelling enough that I was able to overlook it. Realizing that this is a series, I'm hoping the characters develop into something a little more relatable. The least likable character is the leader of the group - even a Vulcan would find her cold, calculating, and emotionless - to the point that's it's really hard to understand why anyone else defers to her.
The super power hero vs walking dead was a new twist on a very well trodden genre. Once I got through the first few chapters I stuck with it but I had a hell of a time getting started.
I tried listening to this book several times but I was put off by something about it. Maybe it was the voice performance. I'm not a big fan of multiple voices in an audio book. Some can carry it off but I found it distracting here.
My pic says it all. That's my dog and he is really barking for me to throw another snowball. Scary looks but really just a playful guy by nature. Been reading sf/fantasy like a power nerd my whole life which is almost 50 years now. I like all sorts of stuff just make the story believable...
For four hours I was listening in a bored daze. Then there was a glimmer of hope but it quickly disappeared. I finally quit with 1.5 hours left feeling as if I'd pulled myself out if a black hole. Characters were just idiots throughout. The final straw was when a group of families were going to flee the Mount. All they had to do was wade through hundreds of zombies packed right there at the gate. Luckily they were talked out of this suicide escape attempt by one of the Heros. Another glaring plot hole was that the Heros could have killed the bad guy at any time. Thus saving thousands of lives. But didn't. I was thinking, "send the guy who is basically a star over there to melt everybody. Problem solved..."
I could go on and on with examples. Book sucked.
I'll be honest. I tried to listen to this book six or seven times and could never get into it. If you can make it through the first four or five chapters it does get good. Not a book that made me look for earbud jobs/chores but it wasn't bad in total.
It felt like the two were reading without working off each other, like the two recordings were made at different times, which made interactions very stilted-sounding. The individuals did a fine job in their own chapters.
This would be a much better movie than book.The writing style is very visually evocative and the sequence of events is very logical. It was like the big battle scene from the Avengers in book format.
I LOVED the other two things I listened to by Peter Clines, The Junkie Quatrain and 14, and I would HIGHLY recommend those (although I felt 14 went off the rails toward the end, it was a wonderfully tense and exciting story). This book was definitely not what I was hoping for. The same clear style and identifiable characters were there, but it felt like one long battle scene, and whenever things got cumbersome or impossible it was almost like he would just say "Oh, and did I forget to mention that THIS is also possible?"
A lot of it felt made up on the spot and contrived. There was so much good story, and so much action, and if you like lots of action this is for you, I was looking for more characters and life.
I love superheroes but never really cared about zombies. But this world is great. The post zombie apocalypse is a great setting for the story and flashbacks provide details of our main heroes. Good humor and original thinking make this an enjoyable book. I'm excited there are others in the series. The audiobook recording is great. The voice acting is remarkable with only slightly similar voices for certain characters. The quality overall is very good. I recommend this highly, if you believe a stranger's recommendation!