Maybe the worst book I have ever read and since I have been reading everyday my whole life (I'm 58), that is saying something. I can list the books I couldn't finish on one hand with fingers left over, but I just couldn't finish this one. It is a mash up of boring, d-grade movie, gobbledygook. My advice to the reader is, "just don't". My advice to the publishers and authors, "next time, just say no".
I've been meaning to read this book for a long time so when I saw it on Audible I listened to it right away. I should have read it a lot sooner. this is a great book.
Setting but nothing thematic connects the stories within. This was a little jarring. Also about one in three of the stories within were bad.
Disappointingly, this didn't quite live up to my expectations. I really liked the concept but wish the stories had tied together a little more. Some stories I really liked, others not so much. I had difficulty connecting with some of the characters in the stories-- I didn't like some of them and didn't really care about them. I also had a lot of questions about how the virus affected people so far away from NYC where it was dispersed. This question nagged at me for much of the book but was thankfully answered in the Appendix. I wish that information had been shared earlier. I switched between the audiobook and the kindle and think I preferred reading it over listening to it. Luke Daniels is a great narrator but I think the book would have done better with different narrators for each story so the same voice wasn't used for each main character. Overall, not a bad read but not so great that I think I will read more in the series.