This book is no more than a shadow of the two books that precede it. This book would have been better if the writer would have taken time to write a story instead of doing a drive by.
Not written it.
Like in the first two books of this series Jay was great reading the story…..unfortunately this book didn’t have much of a story to deliver.
Probably not after this. The author missed a major opportunity.
Unlikely at this stage.
What was so great about the first two books, fell completely flat on this one. The author went for sensationalism and ended up with cliched dribble.
Yes, but I was highly disappointed with this one. I know Bourne was deployed when he wrote some of this, and having been deployed myself I understand why he might have rushed the end. I would have rather waited a few more weeks or months even for a better story.
Not changed his mode of story telling.
Snyder does an awesome job. Haven't listed to a book narrated by him that has been a bad performance yet.
It felt like there were way too many new characters introduced this book. I actually liked the journal style story telling of the last book, so I'm going to have to listen to this one again. I was waiting so long for this one I might have set myself up for disappointment. Although reading some of the other reviews, I do not think I am alone with feeling this was not as good as the other two.
Plot development in Shattered Hourglass is uneven and at times disjointed. The previous two installments in this series were well balanced. However, there is at least a measure of plot closure at the conclusion of Shattered Hourglass.
Some of the character development in this installment was disappointing. Admiral Goedelman on board the the USS Washington unnecessarily loses stature in my opinion. However, this is balanced by the development of the characters of Jan, John, and especially the protagonist's Islamic comrade-in-arms.
Jay Snyder's performance in all three of the installments in this series is professional and quite enjoyable. This entire series benefited much from Jay's narration and storytelling abilities.
There appears to be enough material available at the conclusion of Shattered Hourglass for this series to continue. I hope Mr. Bourne will carry on.
Though many say that this one is a bit dull.and should skip. I disagree, yes 3rd Person is not J.L.'s best way of writing (he should stick to 1st person honestly), readers who skip this book will miss out on a lot of information that may leave them confused. If you're a dedicated fan, read/listen to this book because it provides more back story to the anomaly and the rest of the surviving world.
I work in IT, I love reading, I love Writing and for those daily travels too and fro I love to listen to Audible books too
An enjoyable listen. I took the plunge and listened to parts one and two again before this third part and I am glad I did. The story is excellent, good character development, characters with flaws.
The stories have pulled me in and kept me listening, eager to restart when pesky things like work take me away.
This sits well with me, as it is not in my view a blood and gore zombie nor a comedic story and told in a diary like manner.
Jay Snyder does a good job of narration, his voice is good and tells the story well, certainly made me think Jay could be Gil the main character.
Now eagerly i move on to part four.
Loved this book. I was hooked from first book in the series and kept on reading. All were well written and the audio books were well narrated. This book wrapped up everything nicely but left it open for a sequel. I was invested in the characters. I would definitely recommend it for anyone who loves horror science fiction and action adventure.
Love my family...along with guitars, road bikes, cameras, and a good book!
This book was adequate. What a ringing endorsement, eh? The first two books in the series were really quite good, but this one left a little to be desired. It felt as if the writing style was different. The characters became too cliche, and the plot line just didn't seem to know where it was going. Disappointing, but still a fairly good read. I was just expecting more of the same great writing as in the first two books.