Decided to get the book after how much I loved the show.
Definitely playing off a similar story line but much different.
It was a good read, kept things interesting, and loved the narrator.
This story is very believable. The fact that it is in the realm of possible makes it scary as hell. Jay Snyder does a great job narrating. Fast paced.
This book is full of flat, stereotypical characters; rampant sexism; bad science; and predictable plot moves. I only finished it because it's like one of those movies that you enjoy watching only because it's entertaining to make fun of how terrible it is. I also read it in anticipation of the TV series based on the book. This is one time where I will be relieved if the adaptation takes liberties to drastically change the story.
Yes, normally these authors pen great books, but this book is a loser for them.
Okay, great premise for a story..then *letdown*..The performer has the cocky sounding attitude that fits the character and dialogue but the dialogue tries too hard to be clever and come up with a wisecrack suitable for every situation.
The story was more like an abridged version and that would be okay if it had been sold that way, but it felt like something was missing. Maybe James Patterson/Michael Ledwidge have run their collaboration course and need to give it a rest if this is what they are going to churn out.
I was disappointed and won't buy any more of the stories from these authors. Sometimes, Mr Patterson, maybe quailty should be of more importance than quantity.
The scenes where they gun down and drive over domesticated dogs. That seemed like overkill.
First of all, there are 98 chapters for an 8 hour book. That is ridiculous and unnecessary. The book was very predictable and boring. It wasn't well written; a book for the masses.
I wasn't terribly fond of the cocky, doomsaying main character either (who keeps a chimp in his apartment when he is preaching about the dangers of increasing animal aggression/killings?). He is the hero who saves a damsel in distress. The book plays into gendered stereotypes; the suave, brave man saves the helpless, sexy french woman who is completely dependent & has a panic attacks when he is away from her.
The premise of the book and the subsequent solution are absurd and totally nonsensical. It's funny that the science of this book could be so wrong despite all the main characters being scientists. I can suspend my disbelief to an extent, but the solution was instantly effective where in reality it would probably take years before any slight difference would have occurred, especially since it took so many years for the problem to develop. Animals aren't light switches.
Good spin on how humans engineered their own demise. Don't quite like the narrator voice when he tries to speak for the female. Good voice for the male. Plot dies out towards the end. It kept me engaged and wanting to hear more.