Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant
I rated this story 3 stars because it has a lot to like and dislike about it. I’ll start off with the negatives because I always like to end on a positive note. The characters are hot and cold, Tom is great, Ellie is annoying (even for an 8 year-old) and Alex while fine seems to also go from one extreme to the other in her thinking. The plot can seem to drag at points. No action, no real character development just there. Finally it ends without any real resolution so if you want to find out what happens you need to keep going in the story.
Now for the good! I love the whole premise and story. It’s well written with interesting scenarios (even if they’re a bit predictable at some points) which can really draw you in. The ending (see what I mean about liking and disliking) although it ends with no resolution give you this giant wow moment that left me say “I can’t believe you’re ending it there”. So while I’m not running to grab the next in the series it’s definitely on the lists of things to read in the future.
The narration was pretty good. She did a great job differentiating the characters and adding depth, but she doesn’t really do a great job with the male voices sounding like actual men.
More storyline. 11 hours, and I'm as confused as I was in the beginning of the book. I feel that nothing was answered, and we still don't know who or what caused the "zap".
Confusion. Like, where is the arthur "taking" us now? (eyeroll)
Nothing. I actually liked the narrator
No, not really
I will purchase book two ONLY because I don't like the feeling of the story being incomplete. Though based on the other reviews, I doubt if it'll clear up anything for me. Just want to see what happens next :)
Great premise, breathtaking pacing and a real page turner that keeps you on the edge of your seat...
Until the second half of the book when it all becomes tiresomely about the character worrying endlessly about which boys like her. A real disappointment and totally at odds with the first half of the book where she is a strong self-dependent survivor.
A truly great setting in the forest, with a well thought through set of characters just decends into weak prepubescent tosh in the latter half of the book. Totally unbelievable given the set-up and frustratingly at odds with earlier promise.
A fantastic delivery and real passion for the prose - this actually works against the story when we become embroiled in the boyfriends scenario later on.
It inpsired me to seek out other Kellgren-voiced audiobooks, and to avoid the remaining books in the series from Bick.
Really worth listening to the first half of the book which is truly great - just never venture into part two.
Living in Northern NJ. Addicted to that spine-tingling rush of fear.
I would've liked a bit more explanation of what happened, before the characters started down the super-power route.... I suppose that is why it's a whole series. Good storyline, just needs to make sense now.
Not really worth the time. Was not the captivating. After reading the Passage books this one was boring and ordinary.
I will not be getting the last 2 books.
I really liked this book. It was another end of the world as we know it scenerio, but I liked the EMP caused it. Can't wait for book 2.
From the begining the narrator sounded as if she was yelling the entire story. When I adjusted the volume, the way she spoke and her intonation still gave the impression of yelling.
I will avoid this narrator from now on.
I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too
It is a good story, I felt for the characters
Less shouting, I do like a narrator that gets into the performance and this is done very well by Katherine Kellgren but there was times I had to turn down the volume or take the headphones from the ears as the shouting/acting was just too loud.
This is a very different view of an apocalyptic event and aftermath and one that seemed possible yet left me a little wanting. I will listen to book 2 and see what develops. Which in many ways is what a author should do.
Brutal, intriguing, and exhausting. You don't realized that you ran a marathon until you take a breath, then you seen how long you been on this book.
The suspense keeps me hooked. I find myself reacting physically to the action in the story.
She was fine. I forgot she was reading through most of it.
I had a hard time not listening to this in one sitting.