Without giving any spoilers, I will say this. Even though this book did hold a lot of back story and flash backs, with very little action. I feel that having a better understanding of the personality of a particular character, helps create a stronger bond with the listener, and force a stronger reaction from the audience when that aforementioned character dies or affects the story in some strong way.... Which WILL happen. I think there are always points in stories that need a lot of back story and "setting up". This is one of this moments where the series needs to set up for the events to come. Also, after listening to this, I'm definitely going to have nightmares about ravenous feral cats. Thanks Tufo!
Tommy is defiantly cool. A mentally handicapped, over weight, psychic, immortal, vampire who can magically produce pop tarts? What is not to love.
I thought about not buying this book since so many reviewers gave it a fairly low rating but surprisingly it held my interest throughout. However, I do agree with previous reviewers, there was too much dwelling on the past. Yes, it gave some good background on the characters past relationships which is why they did/do some of the things that contribute to the story line, but it went on just a bit more than needed.
Overall, I enjoyed the book, and it gets me to the next book, without a gap.
I love this series and have been thoroughly entertained, grossed out, and hooked on these books. This one, however lost me in a few places. I found my self having to rewind parts to listen to them again because I would find myself thinking about other things.
I do have to say this one was the grossest of all the books so far. The author holds nothing back. Some very interesting predicaments for the characters!
Already downloaded book 6!
Mike and BT are my favorites!
Not this book.
This book is just a big setup for the next book.
Quit coming up with reasons to stall the plot. Add more content and less situations that just drop off in the next book. I get it more books more money... but this one was a big snoozer.
This narrator has grown on me. He found a good balance between his accent and the accent of different characters.
The middle of the book we get into another... We're trapped here.... lets save these people.... OH wait we're split up.... now lets re find everyone....
You can listen to the first 1/4th of the book and last 1/4 of the book and won't lose anything in the next one.
34-yr old African IT professional who relies on great audiobooks to get him through boring and repetitive work days. Also while driving!
I enjoyed the first couple of books in the series, I really did. I thought Mike's neuroses were great fun and the whole Talbot family is crazy but in a good way although I've never taken a liking to his wife Tracy who strikes me as a somewhat violent (she repeatedly smacks her husband around and I'm sorry but no one should be smacking their partner around regardless of their gender), unfair (she always seems to blame her husband for dragging her sons into danger even though he does that in an effort to save others and it's not like he's forcing his sons against their will) and rather cold (she worries more about her sons than her husband more often than not, practically hating him and displaying a complete disregard for his well-being which make her infrequent displays of affection towards him all the more glaring).
I also find the Talbot banter, constant witticism and joking behaviour/conversations to be rather tiresome at this point in the series. I mean seriously, would people who find themselves living in a zombie apocalypse and in constant perilous situations find the time to joke around and make cracks at each other's expense on a continuous basis? This wasn't so much of an issue in the earlier books as their predicaments weren't nearly as dire and hadn't been going on for as long but I just find it hard to believe this far into the series.
Furthermore some of the more prominent characters such as BT feel under-developed and somewhat stereotypical: BT is seemingly the only African-American to have survived the zombie apocalypse and of course he's this huge and incredibly strong guy who appears to have no interest or sense of self beyond the Talbot family.
There are other issues that others have mentioned here and put all together have cemented my decision in ending my listening of this series. I was really hoping to be able to stick it out for Lycan Fallout: Rise of the Werewolf as I love all things werewolf but I simply can't.