No and No
First off, it took me a while to get past the narrator's voice. Think "Raymond" from "Everybody loves Raymond". After finally getting past the narrator's voice (about halfway through the book) I figured out that there simply isn't much substance to this book. I love a great series and especially a great zombie series, but this is the first and last book I will listen to out of this one. The story is slow moving, there is a lot of main character fluff and side talk, and just not a whole lot happens.
There really isn't much to say that is positive about this book, except that it has zombies in it. Other than that, it pretty much annoyed me for 14 hours.
The narrator sounds like Ray Romano, he's just awful. I couldn't listen without wishing there would be a zombie outbreak during his narration and I could listen to him being eaten.
The writer intends to be funny, and isn't, so in that aspect the Ray Romano narrator is at least fitting. The humor fails to go beyond making jokes about dog farts and fat kids.
The plot is terrible, action terrible, technical quality of writing is terrible.
It amazes me someone published this book at all, period. Unfortunately I bought book 2 along with book one. It is even more horrible. I quit listening halfway through.
So many horrible characters with no depth, logical inconsistencies such as the lead's backstory timeline doesn't make any sense...and just bad writing. No editing just a rambling piece of junk...
totally juvenile, all fart jokes. I don't know how this got good reviews. I usually listen to books repeatedly, couldn't finish this one.
I think one or 2 fart jokes would be enough, not that many per chapter (or page!)
I'd like to return all 3 books (I bought them on the buy 2 get one free sale) but it's only letting me return book 2.
It having been another book.
I don't know
Does the author count as a character. Him. if not, all of them?
I love zombie books. Check my history, I may only have purchased zombie books. And I seriously considered asking audible for my money back. IT IS TERRIBLE.
This was a very nice start to a twist on the zombie genre! I was delighted by the characters involved and their humanity, as well as the normal reactions to the zombie apocalypse. I am now hooked on the series and look forward to more off the Talbot clan.
The storytelling is amazing. Narrator did a great job. The main character is very relatable to fans of the genre. The end leaves you wanting more, and luckily there IS more. Can't wait to read the next one. Got ahead of myself and gave a lesser review until I remembered that there is more to the story.
this book lacked originality big time...
Maybe... Only because i always give authors 2 chances, but i will not be listening to book 2.
I was 2/3s thru the book when i realized it should have been read with a New England accent. Surprised that this was overlooked.
Disappointment. I felt i had to grind through it.
I'm giving this 3 stars because I actually made it all the way through to the end. Normally when i find myself grinding thru a book 99% of the time i wont finish it, but for some reason this one was just barely good enough to keep me listening. Maybe it was the humor that got me, I don't know. Best line to me was... "I see a tongue! Some Asshole is licking my peephole." this made me laugh out loud.
The thing that EVERYBODY loves about ZF. When someone licks your peephole, it's not something you can just walk away from.
It was a combination of Mike, his family, and Sean's reading. Nowhere in this book was I able to say "this is the best part", because all of it was that damn good.
At the point of first reading this, I hadn't. I've since listened to all the ZF books and starting the Indian Hill series. He's been really consistent, so far. Love him.
Buy it. Buy it now.