Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
I have finally caught up to all the zombie crazies that are in my family and have started to incorporate it into my entertainment. I tend to like fantasy, sci-fi, action, romance kind of books. So when I was able to get this book for .99 cents with the whispersync feature I was all about it. The book was free on Amazon and only .99 cents on Audible. Score. There were quite a few laugh out loud moments that I enjoyed, overall not a bad zombie book, but nothing really made it stand out either. It was certainly worth .99 cents. The best thing going for this book was the humor that Michael Talbot had, it ranged from the ridiculous to the dry sarcastic humor I like to see. I liked the supporting characters too, I can just see Tommy with his big smile and simple mind that isn't so simple. But even with the humor I only liked the book, it didn't grab me enough that I felt I needed to get the next book right away. I might think about getting the next book, but I would need it to be on sale, I will check out if it is a whispersync book. Narrator does a decent job.
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.
I can't say enough good things about this book. Everything just seems to come together beautifully with this. It is half comedy, half action. It is very immersive and feels "real". Although it does address it, it doesn't heap on too much sentimental stuff about how the characters regret killing, ect. Instead it makes jokes to lighten the mood. Just very good overall.
Hmm... I have not really read much in the zombie genre. I thought it was refreshing, but maybe its cliche to others. I can't really say. To me it was unique and original. I would think the humor and the authors distinctive writing style would make it refreshing even if you have read a lot of zombie books.
Mike was, as he is the main character. I didn't really relate too closely with any of the characters, but that's just because they didn't have a character with my archetype. Which is fine... Every story doesn't need every character archetype. But since that is the case, it is the main character in the story that was my favorite.
Oh yes. It is very suspenseful to listen to. But at the same time there isn't a lot of stress. He lightens the mood with jokes and its really funny as well. I also like how its not politically correct. It isnt offensive but its not hyper politically correct either, like society seems to be leaning towards. It has a lesbian character that breaks down and hinders the group forinstance. It actually dares to have minority characters that you may not like.
The narrator is just excelent. It sounds like a colorado accent, and the story is based in Aurora, Colorado, so this is a perfect fit. You won't find better narration unless you go to something like redwall/Cowry Catchers with full cast/musical production added in. He did as good a job as a single narrator can. It might be the best job of narration by a single narrator I have heard.