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.
There are few things better than a good story well told!
I like humor. I like apocalypse fiction. I like zombie fiction. I can even like a book that combines all three in the right proportion. But somehow the recipe was off for me in this book. Maybe it was the timing of the wise cracks or the amount of jokiness. I tried but I couldn't get through this.
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.