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.
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‘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.
Stoney was a 'perfect' character. He felt like everything the author pictured himself to be.
Stoney needed flaws. Anything. Some rude thoughts, an odor, anything to make him multidimensional.
Probably not, but I bet other people would go see it. It has a good premise in a zombie saturated media scape.
The zombie genre getting a bit boring and overdone, I think. But Raising Stony Mayhall presents a truly unique protagonist and his story that compels you to keep listening. Enjoy!
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I loved the story and the narrator did a great job, however, don't the people at Audible have proof readers (or proof listeners)? I have noticed that the audio books produced by Audible have more technical errors than those produced by companies such as Recorded Books.
In this books, I lost track of the number of repeated sentences that occurred. It was quite annoying.
Sloppy editing, Audible. Get your act together !
This book really surprised me. I am not really sure what compelled me to buy it, because I haven't jumped onto the zombie craze. But this book was more than just post-apocalyptic silliness. It is one of the few books that has had me actually laugh out loud and the descriptions of characters and scenes are so clear, that I can still picture the characters and settings vividly in my mind. The narrator is a real character too.
Wait for Mr. Blunt's kitchen scene and you will find it hard to stay in your seat. Imagining a wooden James Bond bouncing around with a samurai sword is as awesome as it sounds.
And as a side note, the main character is a male, but there are some truly awesome female characters, and in fact, many of the characters in the book who play critical roles are kick-ass women. So, if you are looking for a fun read with some really cool women, and a completely enjoyable storyline, go pick this one up. You won't regret it.
I did not care for this book. It started off good and I thought it would be a great book. However, about a quarter of the way in it became extremely boring and continued to bore me throughout the rest of the book – – not for me.