I think the narrator did a wonderful job with this book. I really enjoyed listening to him and his different takes on the characters. I enjoyed his style enough that I may look for more books he does as well.
This was a great tale of a person trying to survive a zombie apocalypse. The problems that he runs into along the way make things very difficult in an already difficult world. The book is basically about a man that decides to try and survive the plague that has hit the world hard and he has try to avoid the infected while finding supplies and searching for other survivors.
I only have 1 complaint with the book and its why it lost a full star from me. There was way to much descriptions of everything in this book. I honestly think this book could have been an hour or more shorter without all those excessive descriptions. Every zombie encounter was way over described for me. I really didnt need to know the description of every single zombie they encountered as it seemed to drag each encounter on and on and on. I get that the author was trying to give you the feel of the terror our adventurer was seeing but it was just to much for me.
Plot often felt contrived.
Too much cat.
I really like end of the world stuff, so probably.
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.
The story just never seemed to go anywhere . From one gruesome counter to the next. Like walking on a treadmill . Exciting but not satisfying nor thought provoking .
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?