Im a huge fan of end of the world style books. this one does the trick for a good fix of that. only thing, i didnt know it was base in the future getting into it. once I got used to that it was pretty solid. good ideas, and cools stories. i wont listen again anytime soon, but im glad i got it
This book was a great read I could not put it down. The performance was well done and the added to the story.
Mike Chamberlain did a great job bringing the characters to life and adding to the flow of the story.
Folks, for audiobooks it's not just about the writer, it's also about the narrator...
Very well thought out and interesting story set in the not-so-distant future where man has robots for help and then those robots - with the help of a highly evolved AI - turn on man.
Some folks have complained on the narrator, but I didn't find him bad at all. In fact, compared to some of the others I heard, I believe he's relatively good.
I would recommend this story to anyone interested in robotics, sci-fi, and a little bit of horror.
pretty silly story and it will make a pretty silly movie i expect
i dont know
it was just ok
robots taking over the earth is always cool
Heard this before.
Overall the story has a very "warmed over" feeling to it. It was good... it just feels like the author has borrowed his favorite bits from all the more excellent stories that have come before (I Robot, The Matrix, 2001: Space Odyssey, etc).
I actually enjoyed Dr. Nomura the most; and wish they would have explored his story a bit more. Nomura's story brought an interesting anime-style angle to the story.
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Some reviews compared this to a zombie novel....THAT'S not what this was. Yes robots were taking over the world, but it was a much smarter novel than humans vs. killer zombies (and I do like a good Zombie book. World War Z for example).
The storyline was realistic and was especially intriguing as it came together in the last half of the book.
I am a fan of classic sci-fi such as 1984, Brave New World, Frankenstein....and I give this one a thumbs up.
I loved this book so much that after reading it twice, I purchased the audio book to listen to on a trip. There were moments of great importance in the book, without giving away too much, between incarnations of ROB and characters that were critical to understanding why things were unfolding the way they were, that were lost in the reading, in my opinion, because of the readers voices, inflection and cadence. Shame, but the story itself is wonderful.
When the Akuma attack the warehouse and the clear mind senshi defend it.
Dont know enough readers (it was probably more about the director)
Go buy Amped.
Not in this method of writing, they took what made WWZ an interesting and unique novel, stripped it and just wrote a multi-perspective novel.
It never really made good on its premises. The final battle was terribly anti-climactic and I didn't like the structure.
He captured all the characters well, and did a good job performing a very diverse cast.
I already know it will be a movie, I can see it being just as average as the book, with a very average cast.
If you liked this style I would suggest World War Z.
No. The story was would have been far more enjoyable had the author not elected to use present tense the entire time. I could understand its usage when the author was describing what was going on in "real time", but he continued to use it even when characters were describing past events to other characters, which was really odd. If I asked a friend what he did over the weekend, he would not normally say, "I go to the football game. I watch it. My team scores. I go to the concession stand." Etc. My assumption is that the book was really intended to be a movie script, which would explain the universal present tense, and that script was then used to generate a book. I just found it very annoying.
It was clearly intended to be a movie.
Just a little autistic zombie girl.
Robopocalypse is written in a war correspondent fashion that is very entertaining. Occasionally it is difficult to follow which character is talking because this style is more visual. However, the narrator is entertaining and makes you feel as if you are in the room watching these people and robots communicate with each other. I enjoyed this book immensely.
This was written in reverence to World War Z because of the correspondent style. I was also reminded of I,Robot by Richard Matheson.
I liked the feeling that he put into the reading. It was very entertaining. He managed to give different characters distinct personalities and voices throughout his narration.
There were placs that made me very sad. At the end I was so happy that the conclusion was what it was. I don't usually like those "happy endings", but this one made sense. It made me feel triumphant and happy that the human race is resilient and smart.
This is a great listen! I really enjoyed it and couldn't wait to have to take another long trip (I usually listen while commuting for work) so I could fire it up and find out what happened.