I think this is a story that could definitely have a sequel. I feel like their is more story, more Stony waiting.
The narration was good, but it had an odd rhythm too it. The pace felt slow and just "off" somehow. I tried listening at a faster speed thinking that would help, but it didn't.
No. But I prefer my SciFi minus any predominance of one religious view.
Young. Simple. Homespun.
Maybe for the Hallmark Channel.
I am addicted to audio books, mostly fantasy. I have alwayz loved to read but could never find the time. This way I keep my mind occupied with wonderful stories and don't get caught up in life's stresses. I'm so glad I found this site.
This is not my favorite kind of book, but I thought the writing was very good. And Stony has a great sense of humor. I usually prefer to read books in a series, but I still enjoyed it
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I love zombies. And I love reading about zombies, but sometimes the books all blend together.
Raising Stony Mayhall was a completely refreshing look at zombies, and I really loved the mythology used. I bought this book on a whim, so I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
My favorite part of the book was the time setting, loved the revisionist aspect of adding zombies to our history. Gregory also creates a large cast of well developed characters, even though Stony is the narrator. The book also served up some surprises that I didn't see coming.
Great narration by David Marantz only increases the zombie goodness!
I have been a book junky my whole life. When I listened to my first audiobook, I fell instantly in love! I have quite eclectic tastes.
Interesting twist on the Zombie genre. Undead with the feelings of the living made it an interesting and good story. I really enjoyed it.
The beginning was great and interesting to think about. I loved his time with the family.
The last third of the boon became painful to get through. I wish the author would have stayed focused on the family and built on the relationships in Iowa. That would have been better than the direction the book went.....It got weird.
I am not really into zombie novels, however, this one was different. In it you have a child that is raised not knowing that he is a zombie. He knows that he is different, however, he does not know why.
The story is very unique and the author did a great job writing about the characters. I really liked the main character Stony. I also like the women in the novel, especially Stony's adoptive mother.
This is the first book that I have read by the author Daryl Gregory. I have recently read good reviews about his book "Pandemonium" and look forward to reading it.
The narrator, David Marantz, was perfect. I highly recommend this zombie/living dead novel.
Social sci-fi, vampires, and modern detective thrillers, oh my!
You have to get through the first 2 hours and 45 min before the book really starts to take off but when it does, it is quite enjoyable. This is an epic story of a very unique zombie and all the phases of his life and his family's life.
Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant
‘Raising Stony Mayhall’ is an original take on the Zombie genre. Looking for blood and guts, then this probably isn’t the book for you, that being said it’s a great story told from the point of a zombie child who is able to grow up like a normal child. The story runs through this childhood until he becomes an adult and takes the listener through the problem these misunderstood zombies must go through. Sometimes funny, sometimes heartfelt and sometimes a little heard pounding this story has a little bit for everyone and I found myself liking it more and more as I got further into the story.
Mr. Marantz does a wonderful job adding to the story and bringing the characters to life. His pacing and voices are great.