I'm married with 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Love to read books, and love to listen to audio books. Genre's UF/Sci-Fi/ dystopian/ fiction and mystery/thrillers
I loved this book :) One of my favorite reads so far, I loved R's mind and thinking process. A must read for all Zombie fans and non Zombie fans. Sooooo good. :) The narrator did a excellent job. I listened to it in 2 days, I couldn't put it down.
At first I thought, "oh god a stupid romance book with zombies?" Figured they'd have Fabio in tattered clothes or something...But I was was wrong. It's actually a fairly funny book based on zombies "healing". I've read a couple of books like this lately. Its refreshing that it shows people really are not dumb and as a species, humans do overcome the "impossible" I always hated that about apokolypse books where the military is useless and Humans are doomed because they are too stupid, frightened, and feeble to survive.
Now, they made this book into a movie and I hope they focus more on the humor that is sprinkled throughout this book. The author seemed to dab a bit in the humor and then abandon it for the realism...zombies are not real so stick with the humor. But I highly recommend this and you will be pleasantly surprised.
Do not read this if you are looking for the usual shuffling, flesh eating, mindlessness of a zombie. If you want something unique from a zombie (reflection, reasoning, self-awareness and yes love) this story is for you. I will be honest, I did not like this at first. The first few minutes I regretted wasting a credit.
It was the narrative style that did not first appealed to me, then… . Yes I became hooked on the story. I could not put it down. It was different to find a zombie character that you could have hope for. I became enthralled with the metamorphose of the zombies.
A virus started the plague, not unusual, but the complacency of the zombies perpetuated the disease. In addition to nourishment from eating a human, a zombie also experienced a euphoria from the memories of the person when they ate their brains.
The catalyst for change began when R, a zombie ate a human, Peter’s brains. We watch R’s bafflement in his physical and emotional transformation based on Peter’s love of Julie. Their adventure begins a new world for humans and zombies. So this is about a hope for a new civilization.
This is a zombie story, which is not based on destruction of a species but the discovery of a new one and a new way of living.
What Anne Rice did for vampires, I predict Isaac Marion will do for zombies. This book goes far beyond just zombie mayhem, but actually makes you take a deeper look at society and the end-of-the-world literature boom. I found myself hitting the 30-second repeat button on my iPod more times than I could count to re-listen to Marion's prose that border on the poetic mixed in with a smart, hopeful and nihilistic critique of current affairs of the world. This is one book I will probably listen to once year for the rest of my life (or until the world ends in zombie plague). I predict, if we survive to 2050, this book will emerge as a classic that have captured our 2012 ennui better than any novel written to date. Bravo Marion!
It's a good, easy listen and has some entertaining parts. I didn't love it, but I don't feel like I wasted my time.
I liked the way the author illustrated the mental and emotional struggle of R.
The narrator did a decent job differentiating the characters, but he kind of whistles his 'S's and sometimes it gets pretty annoying. I'm not sure what makes someone who does that decide to narrate an audio book or who in their right mind hired him, but it was a little distracting and I had to stop listening a couple of times.
This was my FIRST zombie experience and wasn't at all what I expected. Honestly, I really don't know what I did expect...I saw the previews for the movie at the theater before it was released and it looked like it was going to be pretty good; maybe a little comical even. As with all movies, the books are always better so I thought I'd give it a try. I HAVE NOT seen the movie and knowing what I do now, I won't bother.
Yep. I've learned I'm definitely not a zombie fan. I think without a doubt I'd be willing to donate some of my blood to a vampire, but my brain is off limits; unless it's to make improvements like turning me into another Einstein, Van Gogh, or Beethoven.
Mr. Kenerly's voice didn't bother me, although audio books I usually listen to are read by women.
I don't think so, however I didn't get past chapter two. I just couldn't handle the brain eating; it made me queasy.
David Bowie. Jane Austen. Good beer. Red Wine.
I would tell my friend to watch the movie.
He was so monotone through the entire story. I lost interest.
Usually the book is better but not in this case. Boo.
None. I've never run into a book about zombies from the zombies perspective that wasn't someone turning into a zombie and losing their mind and humanity. This is opposite. very Cerebral. Pun not intended.
He brings the voice of R. He make are, for lack of a better term, come alive and be a distinct voice instead of a boring narration.
R of course . Gives us a really idea of what it might be like to exist as a zombie and if capable of thought why they don't just die.
I biased because I liked the movie and saw it first, but I ended up liking the book more in a lot of ways since it discussed things we didn't have time to delve into in the movie. Also the ending is a little less happy ending and more uncertain, but still ... sorry no spoilers. Buy it.
Love to exercise while listening
YES! Cute zombie book. I loved hearing about R's emotions and his transformation.
He did very well with the voices and the slow zombie talk and grunts.
This was a short book that you could easily listen to all at once.
Even if you saw the movie, you'd love this book. Some things are different. nice treat!