It was as I expected, save the zombie R was very verbose and repetitive. Other than that a fairly common zombie storyline, at least in these days of 'sympathetic' zombies.
not bad bad not particularly engaging story of zombie redemption. while Zombie material requires a good deal of disbelief suspension, this doesn't really even tey to map to the real world much. the author seems to be attempting to use the zombie situation as a metaphor for man's inhumanity to man with the always darkest before the dawn approach to pulling humanity back from the edge with...what else...love. Existentialist zombies meet nihilist humans.
Both the book and the movie are offbeat, funny, and full of memorable characters. I did not expect this take on the zombie apocalypse to be so great. Now I hope the author or other writers continue to write stories in this vein.
There was nothing wrong with the performance. I suppose that I could criticize the movie for not sticking closer to the book, but then the movie wouldn't have been nearly as... well... cute.
I enjoyed the movie (very cute, heartwarming), so I did not expect to enjoy the book (the surprise element being gone). I was wrong. Even though the two are nearly identical, the novel was still a fun listen. The narrator is excellent. The story is still endearing the second time around.
It was intriguing seeing the world through the eyes of the zombie rather than a survivor. Kenerly does a masterful job of narrating the gray world of a zombie without becoming monotone or boring- a tough task I'd think! I love R but I have to admit one of my favorites is M , a zombie who takes macho to the grave and beyond. Kenerly also does a great job of narrating the strong female characters without sounding too falsetto. This is a book I've come back to listen too more than once and I will probably listen again. Give it a shot because it's well worth the chance.
I like post apocalyptic novels, zombie novels, fantasy, memoirs about war, novels about hiking and paranormal romcoms
When zombies eat the brains of the living they get to live the memories of the person they ate. Well "R" eats the brain of Julie's boyfriend, Perry, and becomes completely infatuated with Julie and saves her. As he eats his left over's he learns more about Julie, Perry and begins to talk more, walk better and see things from a different perspective.
Awesome book. I really enjoyed it. Kevin Kenerly's performance was great.
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.