I think it's one of my all time favorites. It's one you can listen to over and over, be it to fall asleep at night (I'm an insomniac & tend to listen to books to fall asleep) or because you just want to listen to it.
I like when R & Julie are in R's "house", the airplane. All the things he's collected show he isn't just a mindless zombie.
R of course, but I also like Perry, when they are both conversing in R's head.
I'd answer, but I don't really want to spoil anything for people who haven't read/listened to it yet.
Keven Kenerly is awesome. I thought his name sounded familiar & I finally realized where I'd heard it before...in Ashland, Oregon at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He played Oberon in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (among many, many other roles). The man is a fantasic actor, which definitely carries over to his narration of books. I plan on looking up more books he's narrated because he is so good to listen to.
I really loved the narrative in this book. It's such a fresh idea to have the zombie story from the point of view of the zombie. I loved the actor, he did a great job.
I have seen the movie and I have to say that I liked how the movie wrapped up better than the book. They streamlined it for the movie and took out some unnecessary and confusing parts.
I love fantasy and science fiction.
This book is definitely worth the read! Great narration and interesting twist on zombie and romance stories. Couldn't put this book down and it kept me smiling the whole way.
I watched the movie first then read this book (like I always do for film adaptions) and I thoroughly enjoyed both. Very small changes were made from book to film that didn't really make much of a difference.
I personally wasn't a fan...while there are sweet moments in the story I felt like I was stuck in a monotone life (which of course is the point so well done there) and the ending climax didn't have much of an explanation just a evolutuion miracle.
The writers style was a cross between realistic dialogue and descriptive poetry, and the story itself was mesmerizing.
My favorite character was "R" the main character, he made me both laugh out loud and yet I "felt' for the zombie!
Mostly flat and dry, every now and then a few inflections were thrown in to discern characters, but other than that, it could've used a lot more "umphhh"!! I wish this were a full cast performance.
I WANTED to listen to it all in one sitting (or driving), but at 8 hours long.....well, I DO have a life.
Even though I was unimpressed by the narrators performance, the story itself was enough to make up for it! VERY entertaining. I'm sure my only dissapointment will be that the movie won't live up to my expectations after hearing the unabridged novel.
I loved listening to R's thoughts, and then hearing how he managed to speak his mind.
M was my favorite character. His humor was a definite plus to the plot.
He was quite zombie-like. Great job.
Love is not dead
I saw the movie first, and the book has some differences. That was ok and to be expected. There were occasions where it was difficult to determine which character was speaking. I will listen again though.
When I first saw this book on audible, I thought "looks possibly amusing." After a friend read the print version and raved, I decided I'd give it a try, and man, was I pleasantly surprised. The story was fantastic, and a very different spin on the typical zombie tales, and while it had it's humor, the overwhelming intention of the story was not all comedy, at all, and carried some great messages about persistence, and loving life. This is not "twilight with zombies" as I originally guessed. This is a great story of a zombie looking to figure out what he's lost, and on a quest to find it. Definitely recommend this book for a shorter, lighter, but still full of substance story, and a great adventure where you'll love the characters, living and dead alike.
I loved the writing style. I wasn't expecting such beauty in a book about zombies. The main character's outlook is moving.
I do have to say however, that the girl's reaction to the death of her boyfriend was less than life like.
Overall I give this a 5 based on the beauty of the narrative.
Deadness. Romeo. Juliet.
This is a great mix of Frankenstein, Shakespeare and any zombie story.
Delightful story with a funny and unique view of a zombie's world view.