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.
I am a James Patterson fan (Alex Cross and Michael Bennett series) and I was totally surprised with the subject of the book. I only read the book after seeing the add for the TV show on CBS this summer (2015)
Other reviews I read stated they were disappointed. I wasn't. It was a pleasant difference in James Patterson's writing style and the subject.
If you like environmental drama, this is a good book. (Don't make any comparisons to the show. It is completely different from the book all together.
I actually would be interested in a second book. The book ended without closure. (unfortunately I like to have closure to my books)
Seemed a bit slow toward the end but quote a page Turner for first 3/4 of this book. I am impressed with this author being able to tell a great story about a subject matter different from his well known genre.
Teacher and family man.
If you are looking to listen to or read this book in hopes of finding out more about the CBS show then you will be disappointed. The show is nothing like the book, as the show Under The Dome was completely different. That said, this story is a frightening look at a What If scenario. The specific attacks described are terrifying. I am not sold on the final cause of the animal revolt, but the observation about humanity's response is entirely too accurate, in both the positive and even more acutely in the negative.
This book is sure to give you fuel for introspective thought.