This audio-book started off so strong, the first few hours were great zombie fiction. A bit formulaic but a story well told and well narrated. Then it crashes into a badly written harlequin romance. We're talking about two women, both widowed and 72 hours into the zombie apocalypse who start competing for the favor of a guy. The level of "shark jumping here" is epic. I can envision the author with the novel 1/2 way done showing it to a friend and saying:
"What do you think?"
"But I don't know how to write romance, and it would make no sense in context..."
"JUST DO IT!"
I love this type of book and I've enjoyed this audio reader in the past, but this was HORRIBLE. gave up a few hours in. WASTE OF A CREDIT
This book started so good, but fell flat pretty quick for me. The baby fingers under the door was better starter then most zombie books I have read, but then I lost interest really quick. I think its because I could not emotionally relate to the characters. I found it hard to relate to them at all. The Lesbian who had found her soul mate and toughed out the controversy to be with the woman she loves, only to go after a man as soon as her soul mate turns zombie. The abused woman who took the abuse so her children didn't have to, only to find herself happy and free to be a bad ass in the new Zombie crazed world. Ummm.. Nope I cant relate to either of those, and those are the two main characters of the book. Its just dry, and though it was not the worst book I have in my library, It was lacking... Take my advice and keep looking. If you are looking for a zombie book, trust me, there are better out there.
The gun shop owners I live in small town USA and know them
Getting the teen son from summer camp
Good listen kept you driving even when you are close to home
Cut out all the bull about her struggle with sex- what crap- did this author have an aggenda or issue with it.
Not if the writing continues on the same course.
Cut out all refrences to her sex life and stick with the story line
Gee I guess I already said that.
Will not be wasting anymore dollars here
Harry Turtledove fan
Some novels are narrated by people who are gifted natural story tellers.
Like the ones for James herriot. Others are the worst kind: like the wheezing one for Stalingrad by Antony Beevor. The Books on Tape version of the same book was brilliantly narrated by another person.
Am going to ask Audible to refund he credit and take back this audio book.
I am 36 years old. Married with 3 kids - 2, 4, 13. I work at night, my wife during the day. I don't have time to read, so I listen at work.
I love that Frater was not intimidated to write about child casualties. Also the level of detail through her words made it seem as if she were really there. I did not however like the inconsistencies that existed in the book. Such as the woman in the managers office was alive but completely emaciated and near death from starvation yet the time frame wold not allow for such a scenario. The Z-Day happened only weeks before finding this woman. Details like that and more, distracted me from getting wrapped up in the story.
Yes, but with a disclaimer.
Katie, she seem the most real. Had real fears and real emotions. I took a personal interest in her safety and actions.
No, this book had to much estrogen in it. Too much feeling and not enough fight or flight. I would think in a disaster such as a Zombie Apocalypse, people wouldn't have time for love. Its a matter of survival. Especially when the bulk of this story takes place a few weeks to a couple months after Z-Day. It would be emotional whiplash to get jerked in so many directions. Jenny lost 2 kids and an abusive husband. Where is the time allowed for healing. Not to mention love would be too delicate and leave a person emotionally vulnerable and thereby allowing one the false sense of tranquility thus causing that person to drop their guard. Love strings cause pain because death is always right around the corner.
This book felt too much like a soap opera that just so happens to be about Zombies. Not a Zombie story that just so happens to deal with the prospect of love.
The characters were well developed and there was hardly any down time or calmness.
I think guns and zombies go together perfectly, so it's all good!!
What a fantastic story, it held my attention from the beginning. Such complex characters, and totally believable. I'm downloading the next installment right now! What are you waiting for?
"evil wins when good men do nothing "quote
Prehaps a little less feelings while zombies are banging at the doors, a little less annoying
No love the zombie gene but not this book
Keep it simple with the relatioships, basic boy meets girl.