The performance is really good. He nails the zombie voices! Made it feel so real and vivid. The story is also well written. I love seeing 'life' from the zombie perspective.
Ever wonder what it's like to be a zombie? Isaac Marion did, and did a great job getting into the zombie mind. At first it's a bit like you would imagine it might be for someone who's had a stroke and still has an actively functioning mind but can't express herself. I greatly appreciated the fresh take on an extremely overexposed genre. The idea is well executed at the start and really draws you in. But .... sadly the story deteriorates about halfway through into a sappy moralistic love/rebel/save the world mess. What would have made a clever and thought provoking short story or novella deteriorates into a kind of zombie version of "Twilight".(Sorry Twilight fans - but this book isn't billed as YA fiction). The narrator executes well especially at the start where he conveys the confusion and frustration of a being who is so much more than he appears on the outside. Mr. Kenerly soldiers on through to the end but he begins to sound as though his heart isn't in this any more. If you're in the mood for zombies, listen to a classic like "I Am Legend" instead.
I'm a long-time book lover who just recently discovered the audio book on her Ipad and it was love at first listen.
Yes, I enjoyed the narration immensely and the writing was descriptive and you felt like you were right there with the characters. I loved the character development seen throughout the novel.
I have never read a Zombie book with a romantic twist, other than lovers being devoured by zombies. This story was truly original. At first I was skeptical about a human and a zombie in any sort of relationship except predator vs. prey normally seen in apocalyptic novels. I loved the book but the only suggestion for improvement would be include more romance/passion between the main characters. Maybe I'm biased as I just finished the 50 shades trilogy. LOL
R and Perry were my favorites!
I can't wait for the movie Feb. 2013!
Only if they were into zombies.
I bought this title on the strength of an Audible email and its recommendations. I should have thought more before I did. Zombies and their stories, no matter how well told, are just not my thing...
It's a very interesting concept and the writing is good. However, it's really though to suspend the disbelief. He has all of these thoughts and feelings like that of a very intelligent and introspective human; but he can't read or speak? I just never really was sold on the whole concept so wasn't all that into the story.
It was completly origanal, it was very refreshing , at some parts your like oh i so hope this or that dont happen, it would be awful if it does, and then just when you think it will happen, it dont and i loved that, the good guy won so to speak. :)
The ending, i was so happy that it ended the way it did.
yes i thought he did great, the only part is ,of course, the female voice he does but its that way with all books a man reads so no biggie, he did a wonderful job.
I aboslutly loved R but what stood out to me was how great Julie took everything in, to him being diffrent and believed that he was and how she trusted him so completly soon after they met and i loved M he was a pig ofcourse :) but he was also and gret and trusting friend. he truseted R with out question and that to me is a true friend.
i would highly recommend this book and i cant wait to see the movie.
I've listened to this book several times already. The language the author uses, the similies and metaphors and writing style is entrancing. He paints a vivid picture without being overly dramatic or loquacious. I hope to see many more novels from Isaac Marion in the future. Kevin Kenerly also does a wonderful job at narration. There is a lot of broken speech and I thought his interpretation voicing the characters was spot-on.
definitely for the listeners who do not mind their books being a little silly. Still one of my favorite end of the world/zombie books. give it a try, you'll chuckle. This one also has a bit of existentialism thrown in. A good listen.
A real waste of my money. Although this book was highly recommended and promoted by Stephanie Meyer, author of the Twilight Series, I have to say this books a sleeper. No real plot and boring. Put me to sleep so I put it down.
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IT'S A SHITTY WORLD AND SHIT HAPPENS,BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO BATH IN SHIT.
The first three hours of this book is some of the best listening I have done this year. The story is from the respective of a Zombie. It is cool to hear how a Zombie thinks and what his life is like. The narrator speaks in a kind of a hush whisper which adds to the ambiance of the story. The prose is pretty cool, such as describing the spray of blood from a man's throat as citrus spray.
After about three hours Marion runs out of new things to say and new perspectives, so he takes a lesson from Edgar Rice Burroughs and has this huge chase scene. The prose starts to sound a lot like the teenage rambling in Shatter Me. HE HAD A VOICE LIKE STEEL MELTING. Really, how actually does that sound. The narrator continues to talk in a hushed whisper and I am starting to get irritated with him, I would put him on fast play, but then I can't make out what he is saying as I tool down the highway in my big truck. As the book goes on, I am getting more and more annoyed with the lack of story and the monotone narration. You can not make as much money on a short story as you can a novel, so Marion writes on. He self published this in 2010 and he is still working on the sequel, that should tell you something about his creative skills.
ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT THE END OF THE WORLD, IT HARDLY MATTERS WHAT ROUTE TOOK YOU THERE.
The narrator should be locked in a room and made to listen to his own low whispering monotone voice for eight hours and then taken to the funny farm.