Having listened to "14" and "The Fold," I expected more from this author. Other than language and some sexual references, this book is geared more for my 9yo than it is adults. I seriously wonder how this title received so many high ratings.
Even though there is a backstory for all of the hero characters, they still felt flat to me. I didn't care for any of them, as a well-written story should make me feel.
The story is also full of plot holes. So many, that it was difficult maintaining my suspicion of disbelief. If made into a movie, this wouldn't even be as good as a B action and monster movie.
The narration was decent enough. This book had two narrators, one male, one female, and they did the respective male/female parts. Each narrator did a respectable job on their parts, but at times, it sounded like the voices were obviously spliced in during editing, as they weren't always in synch to what was going on in the story (emotions, inflection, etc.).
I had often wondered what it would be listen to a book where there were separate male and female narrators. Having now heard it, I'm not so sure it works as well as having a single narrator. A good narrator implies emotion and action in their voice, but when a difference voice is injected, it often comes across as a harsh change in tempo. I hadn't expected that. Long passages worked better than short ones, as a dialogue between two characters of the opposite sex didn't always sound like they were talking to each other.
As for the sequels, I have no interest in continuing with them.
Post-apocalyptic Earth, where zombies are the reason why. A small group of normal people & a fiew super heroes fight to stay alive.
The story is ok but, everything is over described & most of it is BLA BLA stuff that isn't real interesting: they go here, fing this, do that, ect. The action is light & sporatic.
Performance is ok
Heroes arising from the ranks of ordinary men/women. The accurate portrayal of some coping and some panicking is true to form. (accurate. In a mass casualty event - psychological injury will out number physical injury by greater than 10: 1)
Descriptions of Stealth's physique
Interesting twist on the mutant/zombie theme. Author did well. What is it with the Zombie thing? Why are authors. movies makers so into this theme. Why is our gov't spending serious money drilling on Zombie problems where they suppress/terminate large numbers of unarmed defenseless citizens...Oh wait............. :-(
First time introduced to the author and the series. I found the concept entertaining but what kept me drawn in was the gritty realism and the great characters. Looking forward to another book in the same line
I found that the voice acting was perfectly adequate
If it were free, I'd suggest they try it. Peter Clines is a great author, but this book has no plot other than "we are fighting zombies". There needs to be something else as well.
Of course not! My dislike just may be from knowing Peter Clines from "14" and "The Fold".Very good characters and plot development in those two. This was a bit boring and you really never learn the characters.
Passable, not believeable, callling it in
Maybe, maybe not
Not as great as Armada, but still a good read.
I actually burned through it was faster than intended because there were spots where you just kept wanting to listen.