I normally don't read books about Zombies. But something about this story compelled me to read it anyway.
Yeah. It's about zombies, and breathers. But it's more than that. It just a downright good story.
I wanted to like this book, but it's beset by problems that caused me to give up on it, a little over half the way. First, I will say: I liked the premise. Great premise. But the execution was just, well, boring. The story, I feel didn't develop its main character much or its supporting characters, at all. Rather, it reads like a novelty act. Might be best to call it, "Zombie with a Heart." The narration, as well, didn't engage me. Whether it's the voice itself or the weak material he has to speak from, this story simply put me to sleep...which is not a good thing when you pick up audiobooks for long drive times.
The unraveling of the storyline. It was more like listening to a great movie than traditional storytelling
The climax when he joined the rebellion and then again when he was captured. Edge of my seat.
Sound quality was 100% perfection, His diction and pronounciation, the clear distinction between characters because of his tones and inflections.
His sympathy and love for his humans
Great book great narration
This is by far the best zombie story I have read or seen depicted in movie/TV. Gets at zombie issues that all of us have wondered about but were afraid to ask (like do/can zombies have sexual urges). And it is also one of the best overall fiction stories I have heard, regardless of subject. The narration is impeccable as well. My only regret is that it was not longer.
I empathized with the humanity in these characters and the oppressive atmosphere they existed within.
Former Executive Producer for Adventures in Scifi Publishing.
I'm a big zombie fan, but this book managed to completely turn me off. I started out kind of liking it. The main character who grew up as a zombie who had to hide at home, and yet is loving toward his family and best friend was an engaging start. However, once he goes on the run and the story becomes how the rebel zombies can show that they are real people too, I completely list interest.
The story was great at the beginning but went on too long with jumping years and even decades. The was way too much swearing. Excessive actually. A lot of F-bombs. The ending was surprising but a decent ending.
This is a quiet, thoughtful book that achieves something unusual: an entirely new perspective on an old, familiar tale - the zombie horror story. But this is not horror, more of - a history, or a memoir. By the end, I cared deeply what happened to Stony and his family, or really, his many families. There are certainly questions that remain unexplained, but somehow, they aren't that important. I recommend it to any fans of the more thoughtful "what if?" genre of fantasy.