Trying my best to get through this story - The narrator is very good, but she should not be doing mens voices, it reminds me of a 12 year old child voice. THis story so far is slow, not alot of zombie blood and gore that I love like in Apocolypse of the dead, and beyond barriers, dead city, tooth and nail, remains if the dead, domain of the dead ........ I wish Audible would get more real zombie gore stuff
Character development, believable dialog, an interesting story
They say you only get one chance at first impressions and that's especially true for authors. I'm afraid Dulaney blow it with me in a big way
Yes, she wasn't that bad.
I would have to tell the author to scrap the whole book.
This book is so bad I'm actually angry at all those that rated this book a 5
There wasn't much of a plan here. Keeping a few guns around and some food was not much of a plan. No detail why she had a Zombie plan in the first place. It seem like everyone gets zombiefied in a short time period with not many survivors. The town of maybe a couple of dozen people mentioned in the book would be initial survivors till an outside attack occurred. The ability of a few college kids to travel great distances without much problems yet the rest of the population succumbs easily to the plague of zombies. The whole scene of the attack on the house was amateurishly written. I have no plan to continue the series. Only a few teenage girls would find this book interesting.
I was hopeful moving into this series having just finished different one and needing a new "long term relationship" for my commute. I tend to like zombie stories and while nothing in particular differentiated it from the standard, it looked like something I would enjoy. I was wrong.
The story was below average. As mentioned above, there is nothing that differentiates it from the standard and arguably already overdone zombie genre. It lacks any nuance or originality. Given that the book was called "The Plan", one would have expected that a plan would be the focus of the book... one would be wrong. The "Plan" apparently only consisted of "I'll come to your house". That's a really bad plan, which probably helps to explain why this is a really bad book.
The characters are flat, single dimensional shells. They lack realistic internal motivation and, more disturbingly, lack any internal consistency in their thoughts, emotions, or actions. To add further insult, the characters motivations fly in the face of basic needs and drives. Every action seems random and only serves to push the story along. Any character could be inserted into any scenario to make the action needed to get to the next plot point.
The lack of dimension to the characters makes it hard enough to connect, but then factor in the amazingly odd insertion then deletion of characters... it was like reading something from a 9th grade English class (the C students not the A ones). For those that have read the book, think Ashton the plucky 7 year-old (wtf?) and Brandon the co-protagonist initially who then degenerates to a secondary supporting but ostensibly important character who is rather unceremoniously dumped. The writer doesn't seem to care about her characters, makes it incredibly hard for the reader to.
I won't even get into the very miraculous timelines...DC to West Virginia on foot in 7 days. A shoulder gunshot wound apparently totally healing in about 3 or 4 days.
I highly recommend avoiding this book. Having already fallen for book one, I will be avoiding the remainder of the series.
I am a big fan of the zombie/apocalypse themed stories.This one, while I was able to finish it, just did not have the vibe to it. It lacked detail, basically a bunch of young stereotypes hanging out at a ranch having high school drama with the occasional zombies showing up.
This zombie tale is lacking. It feels pretty amateur. Some of the actions taken by the characters are obviously just for the sake of creating drama as they are not very plausible. The whole story feels rote. How to write zombie fiction 101. The relationships between the characters are not very deep. The main character is pretty one dimensional. This is a series so there is room for improvement. perhaps the ones that follow will be stronger. I would like to go on but won't spoil it for you that are interested in traveling this road.
The book has a very shallow plot, no large developments or twists, just a slow description of survival in a standard zombie apocalypse.