Great Book Love the voice of the narrator he kept the book exciting voice was easy to listen too also...Good action along with gore and suspense. Wanting more could not put it down. I only listen to audible books in my car but found myself holding my Iphone and listening to the book. Looking forward to the next book. HURRY PLEASE.....
First time listening to him
I wanted this book to be good. The basic concept was solid; a 30 year old lawyer finds himself one of the few survivors of a zombie apocalypse. The author does a good job of explaining how the event occurred and he does this through the eyes of the narrarator, but that is where all the good things end. There are so many instances where the plot is completely predictable and the author goes out of his way to kill any suspense he may have built. He starts out several chapters with the narrarator telling you he is ok now, or he is a captive, or that he is exhausted but safe, and then the story reverts to the past tense and we learn the events that led up to the current situation. There is no suspense if you know the hero is going to be safe and ok. Worse, the hero does stuff that would have you screaming at the screen if this was a movie. A suicidal mother kills herself with a shotgun. Does the hero take the gun to replace the one he lost. No, it's never mentioned again. The hero puts down his weapons and loses track of them while he loots a store with zombies handing around outside. Never gonna happen to a person with half a brain. The whole story is full of What??? moments like this and it takes away from the story. The first person narrative is full of whiny opinions and excessive hyperbole used to describe even mundane events. You are left saying, this guy is so stupid and he deserves to be a zombie victim. That's how I feel about the whole story. The narration was adequately done, though the narrarator does have a very young sounding voice. I think that is part of what makes the whole book sound like it was written for the 14 year old market.
I am an entertainer...so I spend a lot of time on the road. I take my audio seriously. I appreciate great writing and outstanding narration.
Take all the cliches you've ever read in any zombie books and dumb them down.
Add a "meh" writer and "blah" characters and, if you're like me, you'll wind up rooting for the zombies.
Predictable story of zombies ruined by poor grammar.
Where are the editors these day?
Needs a twist besides fighting zombies, maybe?
The narrative was wonderful and I kept my expectations were low. The story lacked any credibility. The details were silly and repetitive. Buy the gore was awesome! Bonus: a cat as a sidekick!
I really liked the book. The only think that got to me were a couple things that the author clearly didn't fact check first. A Glock doesn't have a safety. There were a couple other fun related items that took m me out of the story because it just didn't sound correct. But as you can see I still rate it very high. Part of the high reading is due to the reader, he does a very good job.