Probably, its a pretty good story, but the terrible editing take away from it alot
I have not
Yes, but barely
Tons of really stupid technical mistakes. Not just the annoying little stuff that fanboys love to point out, but stuff that a lot of everyday people would pick up on. For examples, Ford doesn't make the S-10 pickup, Chevy does and The Delta Force is not part of the Marine Corps. These are just two GLARING examples. There's a lot more subtle stuff two, things that any 5th grader with an internet connection could have check on and corrected. One or two of these is understandable, but this book is LOUSY with them! It really takes away from the experience.
Love to listen to books all the time since I'm disabled & sit around all day. Mostly LUV zombie books ~ anything w blood & guts & guns!
I truly loved this book. I don't care what anyone else says.I was interested in the story about this character. I was surprised how it ended. Way different then I expected. This book kept my interest just as well as a book I would read myself. I was thrilled with the narrator chosen for this book. His version of the voices were great and I don't think it would have come across this way if it was someone else. Fred is perfect for this story. And because of this I would truly want to listen to more books that he has read.
I've been on the zombie kicked for many years now. Way before "The Walking Dead" TV show came out. I'm a fan of the TWD comics that started off the TV show. Because of this I could say I would compare this book to many of the other zombie books I've read. But because of Fred it was so great to listen to and I wanted to keep going and not "put it down".
All of the book was my fav but the best was the end (which I won't give out for those who've not read it yet) when Brian introduced himself.
YES...it was so difficult to stop ready when I was sleepy or have something to do..it took me a week to listen to it for these reasons when it should have taken one day.
I became a member of Audible because I'm disabled now and sitting around all the time so i'm always reading and it's nice to just liten once in awhile...I've always reading the descriptions and trying to find great books to listen too. I am on a big zombie kick right now so that's how I roll at the minute...
Yes. I plan on listening to it again before the fall premiere of season 3, now that I know who the governor is. I have never read the graphic novels, so I haven't seen the governor in action but everyone says he is most evil. After experiencing his survival story in this audiobook, I just might have a little sympathy for him because he is not so different than you or I at the beginning of the walker apocalypse.
The big twist at the end. The early struggles shortly after the outbreak. Being grossed out by an audiobook.
All of them.
Survival of the Fittest: How I learned to love walkers and hate other people.
Definitely a must listen going into season 3. Since this story is parallel to Rick's and starts around the beginning, you don't need to have seen the show or read the graphic novel. Something that I found funny was they managed to put in product placement. I see great potential for in audiobook advertising for zombie books -
They took out the first dead in the parking lot with the Craftsman cordless nail guns that fortunately Philip had bought a month before for only 79.99 each at Sears. Penny was popping heads with her titanium blended Wilson metal softball bat that she had scavenged from the extensive sporting goods department at the abandoned Target store. Leaving a trail of twice dead rotting corpses across the parking lot, the group made their way to the sliding glass doors and smashed them in. Upon entering, Philip quickly scanned the horizon of the enormous store. "Doesn't look like any biters are around! Thank God we found this Lowe's superstore! We can get everything we need here! Stock up!"
"They have Coke Zero. Omigod, I have been craving a Coke Zero since the s--t hit the fan!", Penny squealed with delight.
"We don't have time for that!", barked Philip."Go grab those stainless steel Maglites! Penny, fill a cart up with all those Energizer batteries and Aquafina bottles of water!". But it was too late, Penny was already guzzling the sweet-as-sugar Coke Zero. "Philip I don't give a crap what you say! I needed that refreshment, even warm! I . . ." , Penny's speech trailed off as she noticed a limited edition Swatch wrapped around a dead hand fall on her. She screamed as the corpse of a friendly Lowe's employee dragged her back and down into a rack of Snickers. Delicious Mars candy bars spilled across the floor with Penny's blood as the walker began to munch . . .
Had quite a few elements that need hindsight to fully grasp from the first listen.
The bloodthirsty characters when put in dangerous situations.
A smooth storyteller.
The story made me want more.
The Walking Dead TV series was the first thing that got me into the zombie genre. The Walking Dead was not at all what I expected and I had no expectations that this genre would be so extremely addictive. The outcome in this story & who would actually develop into 'the Governor' totally caught me by surprise until the last 1/4 or so of the story. It is definitely filled with lots of suspense and surprises.
This would have to be my 3rd favorite zombie story. Only J.L. Bourne's "Day By Day Armageddon" series tops it in my opinion. Hopefully more of TWD series will be made into audio book version with the huge success of the TV show proving that TWD is something that people want more of.
Not having any familiarity with the comic book series, I keep wondering & waiting for when the Governor will cross paths with the group that is displayed on the TV series.
I have never written a review before for audible book’s although I do love a good zombie book none that I have downloaded have deserved my review don’t get me wrong I do like my Massive zombie library of over 15 zombie books not including Steven kind books est. But this book I will take some time to say. Greatest zombie book so far…….also GREATEST AND I DO MEAN GREATEST NARRATION OF THEM ALL>………….Hold on tight this book has it all I would highly recommend this book to any die hard or avid horror reader.
Ok. So if you’re a fan of the TV Series then this is a must have! To me it’s like the Dream Team of Zombie books. It was famous and promised to be a success before I even heard it. But I am a classic Zombie novel fan and this doesn’t follow that format really. To me it’s the author was trying too hard to make as detailed and analytical at the beginning of the book. It just distracted me to much from the storyline. I understand you have to paint a picture but it seemed excessive. But in all zombie books they all do that. But this story was awesome! It felt like I read two or three stories in one. It had me wanting more at the end. I’m not sure if Robert Kirkman will write another book but just finished the comics and it’s great. I hope they continue this story. And the 4star performance is because dude who narrated screamed/talked to loud/harsh on Phillips voice way too much. Everyone else’s voice was flawless. So go buy this audio. You will be stoked! Enjoy!
I'll admit that first I did struggle to stay interested, but once this story got my attention it definitely kept it. Long time Walking Dead fan, the difference between the book and the TV series was exciting and refreshing.
Intolerable erroneous facts
Boring and slow pace. Horrible dialog.
Phony southern accents.
No, it honestly didn't.
Like everyone else, I love The Walking Dead comic and TV show. I got the audiobook version of this book, hoping to turn my commute into a pleasant Walking Dead experience. The book was so awful I couldn’t get through it. It is better just to stare silently at the bumper of the car in front of me than tolerate this tripe. I don’t know anything about the author, but it’s hard to believe that any adult could know so little about so much, and it made the book infuriating. He knows nothing about guns. Nothing about cars. Nothing about the south. Nothing about the militaryHe goes on and on about these subjects, sharing one erroneous “fact” after another. . Since I lived in Georgia for four months while I went through the US Army Infantry officer basic course, and I’ve owned a car or two, you might understand why I found this so intolerable. Does anyone know anything about the author? I imagine him to be some twenty-something person who has never traveled outside New York City. The supposedly southern dialog is the first giveaway. Here are some highlights of the things that make this intolerable.
Firearms. A Ruger .22 pistol is neither powerful nor loud nor does it have noticeable recoil. A .38 revolver is not a small caliber. A Glock doesn’t have a safety. A duck hunting shotgun isn’t going to kill zombies 100 yards away. Maybe one with a rifled barrel or rifled slugs would. I bet the author shot a Ruger .22 pistol at an indoor range the only time in his pathetic life he ever fired a gun, and thought it was loud and powerful, so he equipped the Governor with this amazing weapon. On the TV show, the Governor was often seen with a Steyr AUG, which fires the same cartridge as the M16 series or rifles, which is indeed powerful.
Dialog. Nobody in the south talks like the characters in this book. What a bunch of offensive stereotypes. And I’m from Maryland.
The narrative is equally annoying. The author drones on endlessly about the gore of various zombie killings. It’s just boring.
Military. Skip to the last chapter. A major in the Army or Army National Guard is a college graduate. Majors are polished and well-spoken and politically correct. They understand that under the Constitution they serve and protect the American people. They do not speak to people like this guy. They don’t act like this guy. The author must never have met anyone in the military. At another point the author says the Governor moves stealthily like a “Delta Force Marine”.
Another reviewer wisely pointed out the editors of the book are as much to blame as the author. How lazy not even to perform an internet search on any of these topics.
Spare yourself the misery and give this book a pass.