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.
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.