The story was boring, the author threw in swear words to cover for actually thinking about the dialogue.
wrote a book that he actually put some effort into
the voices were very irritating, the rhythm was choppy
the swearing for one, more thought out what the characters were thinking,
This is my second time listening to this book and it is still was as good now as it was the first time I listened to it
The writer and narrator were in sync together. I really enjoyed this book. Alex the main character is my favorite. Always thinking ahead, his ever more made you think, what would you do???
Was a good listen. Good story and well read. Makes you think about what could happen and how bad it could be
Research into the medicine, depth of characters, follow through on various subplots left hanging. Very low reading level (3rd or 4th grade?), not really on an adult level but curse words thrown in to make it inappropriate for young readers.
Stereotypical survivalist story hiding behind poorly researched medical pandemic. Thus very little depth to the story or characters. More about guns and paranoia than medical issues.
A little monotone, but with such a poor story, it would be hard to really get into the story.
Disappointment and concern that gun nuts would read too much into it.
A waste of time. First Audible book that I didn't feel was worth the price.
It could happen!
The Goldfinch...The storytelling by the narrator was so very convincing, it felt like it could happen tomorrow. I was on edge waiting for the next chapter after each chapter. I was aware that anything could happen in the story because in reality anything could happen as well. Another great story and storyteller!
Alex, of course! The nuances in tone depicting Alex's thoughts made me smile, smirk, and grimace.
I could not stop thinking about it. I work in medicine and appreciate the book was not about the disease, rather the sequela and fight for survival.
I hope this isn't the end of Alex and his family.....I would love to read more.
I was pleasantly surprised by this story. I went into it expecting a zombie virus outbreak story. This is not that. It deals with the build up of a flu pandemic and how it affects a single street community during the outbreak. The main character is a prepper and is well prepared for the event. However, his naive neighbors are unbelieving that an outbreak could happen. The story deals with the main character convincing his neighbors that the outbreak is real and the government will not be able to help the residents for some time to come. Of course some of the neighbors do not have enough food or supplies to survive. They turn on their neighbors out of desperation. The story is believable. There are protagonists and antagonists amongst the neighbors which is what I would expect during a major crisis.
If you enjoy this story I would suggest you read "One Second After" for a different perspective of how a local community deals with a world apocalypse.
No. But this book really didn't have anything interesting in it to read about. It basically was a very very realistic telling of one family staying safe in an epedimic that really didn't get to out of hand. It was so realistic (no zombies, no massive gangs, no aliens) that I'm sure this is what will really happen but it was pretty boring as a book
The reader was fine
not really fun