the tone of the entire series took a twist from what I was expecting at the beginning of this book 3 and it all comes around again in the end which is awesome
Even though I dont love the idea of mixing zombies along with another genre...this story overall was great and its ending exceeded my expectations. I really hope that one day this story is turned into a movie. Bravo J.L. Bourne for writing such an awesome tale. Jay Snyder also does an excellent reading performance through this entire book series, and Id also recommend other stories that he reads as well.
this story paints a vivid picture of the hopeless odds of doom the characters are facing immersed in a barren depleted world now over ran with the undead
Admittedly the strong series trips a bit introducing some more major parts to the assault on the dead. But stick with it! The additional elements come together in the second half of the book, making a strong recovery.
I was pleased with the conclusion of the series and would love to hear more of the story
I love audio book like mostly Sci-fi book s zombies a fav
I loved the first 2 books they were some of the best zombie story's ever. this book a not so much it seemed to me it was rushed and the story was weak and the ending I was disappointing. The only saving grace is that the first two book are so good that you can live with this one.
I have two complaints about this book.
1. The author suddenly forgot how to write tenses and point of views. He was suddenly switching from first person to third person to second person all within one conversation and it often times became rather cumbersome and confusing.
2. The ending. It was too rushed. With all the other ventures into zombie ridden territory, their final trip into China felt rather, lackluster and rushed. More could have been done to continue the horror.
That's all I really had to complain about. I liked the book otherwise.
To be fair I waited to pick up this one after binge listening to the first two back to back because of a major plot revelation toward the end of 2 that made me VERY hesitant to start this one. Turns out that really was the shark we jumped....
That being said I like Jay Snyder as narrator, he really does try to make each character distinct and that in a case where you don't know much less care about the cookie cutter characters is a saving grace for the story.
In the first two books I didn't like that we really didn't know much about supporting characters due to the journals format which was bothersome because as readers we are supposed to feel for characters such as Dean, John, Tara Danny but now that we have gotten away from that for the most part we still really don't care about them much. Tara is supposed to be the love interest and other than her introduction what do we know about her personality and character? Oh yes she cries and is worried about "Killroy" btw why would hotel 28 people be calling him that all of a sudden...?!
The story itself is like a relationship that goes on too long, the characters are familiar if not weak so we kind of accept that. The military jargon and chain of command which we were told broke down is now the only thing we hear about from "Killroy" and Sein, I know some reviews said that bothered them, but for me it was more the fact that we gloss over the fact this guy went absent without leave because the world was ending and earned his blood stripes so now Woohoo military, go USA just a big change for the character whose sole purpose in the first two books was to defend his hotel family.
**Spoilers** So far my favorite scenes have been Danny and Dean after Danny starts getting nightmares. We learn about what Dean went through to save her grandson and it reminds us why we care about these characters without us being told that we should. The old movie adage applies here show us don't tell us.
Probably not. There are enough things that rub me the wrong way in the book and much of what made the first two books good wouldn't translate into a movie so I doubt this would make good Hollywood cannon fodder.
Jay Snyder is a great narrator, trying to save this flimsy story line. Check him out in other stories (ex-heroes my personal fav)
I don't care for where the story is going but some scenes remind me why I keep giving the series a chance.
It's a great addition to the series. Had it been written as a first I doubt I would have liked it as much. But he didn't dissapoint in keeping it fresh. Warning! Pay attention! Trust me.
Ok, loved the first two books. This one departs from the first person, journal writing style of storytelling. I wish it had kept with it, though I guess it would be hard to stay with that with various fronts developing that you wanted to show. I did really enjoy the story with the folks up north, that was a wonderful plot line.
As far as the story as a whole, it was predictable. Some of the dialogue felt forced and repetitive. It was good, however, to see J.L.'s ability to write different POVs with a different voice. Prior to this outing, you knew he could do Kill's voice from a first person standpoint. But what about other characters from a 3rd person POV? He showed he has the chops to pull it off overall.
The short story, Grey Fox, was a good edition to this world, but I'm hoping for another DBDA entry that is closer to the timeline of these books. It is something that should be continued.