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!
Wonderful, unique, brillant
The movie I loved so I had to read the book. The movie really follows the book well. I have to sat the book is so worth reading. You get more in depth in the book. It just comes even more into life. How someone could take a subject like zombies and make them more human is amazing. A must read.
Really great. Had to watch the movie and wasn't too disappointed. What a great way to present zombie love with out the "dawn of the dead" gore.
I bought this book after watching the movie, and was not disappointing. It was engrossing and fun to listen to, and contained many more details than the movie. the ending was much more realistic as well!
One of the more entertaining audible books I've listened to, made me wish my 30 minute commute was longer.
I don't have a comparison that fits at this time. I was thoroughly entertained though. The pace was perfect.
Mr. Kenerly's carfeul distinction and characterization for multiple character voices created a rich, living, breathing canvas of personalities. His women's voices were seamless to the story line.
Romeo and Juliet in the post walking dead Zombie Apocolyptic aftermath with a surprisingly human and satisfactory ending. The old bard would be proud.
Wonderfully written story of humanity distilled to what makes us human at the end of the day when sitting at the end of the world.
I really enjoyed this book, especially the audio book. I bought the hard back, and I'm watching the movie tonight. I thought it was really refreshing and fun to listen too. I wish that R had a more active role towards the end.. But I can see why I. Marion chose to portray him the way he did. I especially loved how the author drops fun little social commentary into the "typical" zombie beginning. Why, how, and when the zombie "plague" began. Fun stuff, and I liked the ending too
I loved the idea of this story. I did not love the story itself. I felt the author let too many things go unanswered, and did not develop the characters as well as he could have. The story was good though, just not as good as I had hoped. The Romeo and Juliet feel was fun though, and I loved how he uses music as language. There were a lot of good parts to this book, it just left me wanting and feeling flat overall. Worth a read, but only if you have some time on your hands and want a different take on the zombies theme.
I did not care for the ending. I think the movie ending was a little better honestly, although I liked the book much more than the movie.