This was the first of Peter Clines' Zombie series that I listened to. I was definitely hooked from the beginning.
The Junkie Quatrain is a series of short stories, but the stories & characters connect in the end.
I especially liked how the characters are narrated by different people.
Great story,great narration. I only wish this had been developed into a series. Peter CLines has done it again.
I listened to this quatrain in one day,i just couldn't put it down.
I liked the setting the reading and the range of peole who populate this world
every story had a little bit of a twist at the end.
the end of the world... which Quatrain is you...
Ex-heros starts you on this authors work read it all and hope for more.
Don't get me wrong the story is good, and I love Peter Clines, but the problem is that it is one short story ( like the beginning chapter or so of a novel) told in shorter stories in four points of view. I want to hear more of the story. Also, I have bought everything he has on Audible, and 2 of these shorter stories, the better ones actually, are included at the end of other works. So I think I would have been happier buying this if it was like, $5 or $6 as opposed to $11. Just sayin.
Peter Clines is an excellent story teller, as his other books demonstrate. These short stories are a bit disappointing however. Some are better than others and those better stories do feel terribly abbreviated, as though it is on its way to becoming a novel, then abruptly stops.
The others are rather disappointing being largely action based. Action in a zombie novel can work well in spurts and interwoven as part of a larger plot. In these cases though, being short stories, some of the action is excessive, with just ongoing, non-stop details of battle and run ins with zombies - little or no character development or plot context to establish it as a story... Like watching a really, really long car chase in a film... Personally, I find such things the fluff you have to get through to get back to the story, but I understand why it is used, as it is part of creating the feeling of a real experience of a zombie novel, and when used sparingly and well can make the story seem very exciting. In these cases though, there is no story to support the endless action in some cases, so it seems pointless and really quite dull.
That said, the better stories are entertaining, if a bit frustrating in that they are so brief. The narrators do an excellent job, so that helps too.
It is a good listin, Short but it is 4 storirs in one. The last story is the best. All the stories tie into each other.
Yes. To get more detail. It moves fast, and certain things I may have overlooked. It was a fun, fast read.
I don't want to give out spoilers
This is 4 short stories that overlap in some way. I was actually surprised, and a little upset when the first story ended so soon. The characters in the following stories all interact in some way with each other, but I was hoping for some sort of resolve.
The stories pace, and flow worked very well, but even after it was over, I wanted more. Many questions are unanswered, and there is no real resolve at the end. It's a bunch of stuff that happens in one day to different people.
If you think of Pulp Fiction..... it's like that,..... but with Zombies (the 28 days later kind).
They really should change the title, I would have never bought this if I had not read another Peter Cliens book, and part of this book was attached at the end, as a sample.
A man. A plan. A canal. Panama
The stories are fine short stories in the same line, but it's so short for the cost. Plus, one of the stories is included in the Ex-Soldiers book.
Fine if it were 1/2 the price.
"It's been agony, but I couldn't have done it any other way." - Quentin Crisp
I bought this sort of spontaneously as a deal of the day or something like that. I assumed it would be sort of rubbish, but ultimately it was a pleasant enough way to spend a few hours. This isn't the type of book I typically read, but I have to say I wouldn't mind reading similar books more often...
Four groups interrelate towards the end. But that end was more like the start of a novel. Nothing really mind shattering or rememberable happened. It was a short, short story. Not bad enough for a refund, but very close.