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.
Women who like romantic comedies, people who liked Romeo and Juliette.
I am still crazy about zombie stories, but this one wasn't my cup of tea.
Honestly, Julie is a prop. We never really learn anything meaningful about her as a character, or what is so special about her that she drive's R's recovery. Really, her dead boyfriend has more to say and is a more interesting character. Julie is just a run of the mill post apocalyptic teenager caricature of Juliette from Romeo and Juliette. I think the whole R&J thing was a prop that the author used to carry a unique idea, but ultimately it falls flat.
The whole premise behind the story was different. Really enjoyed it. There were some way off tangents to some memories which got a little slow at times though.
"R".....well and "M" of course
The narrator did a great job.
Charming story, however, like the Tinman in the Wizard of Oz, the main character assumes he has little brain capacity, yet is able to narrate the entire tale. Once you suspend disbelief of that, the story is very charming. I thought the "Bonies" were going to be something different explaining the affliction.