Very talented narrator, with great capability to push a story forward, even when the story itself has a lull
Without the style switch from journal to traditional, this book would have been impossible to write.
It's a necessary change to expand upon the universe, allowing J.L.B to potentially create off-shoots from our beloved "Killroy".
I loved the first book in this series. I had to read the rest. Although the story slows down a bit, it keeps you interested nonetheless as the plot thickens and the players are developed. I am interested to see where things go from here.
I loved the first 2 books and was a bit worried when I learned this book would depart from the "journal entry" format. Rather than limiting the story, this change has enabled Bourne to flex his writing muscle. He does a fantastic job of painting a visual picture and the action scenes which are difficult to write are done magnificently. I was so engrossed by the story that I found myself dreaming of facing the zombie hordes. My only complaint is the extensive dialog on the technical side of communications. Frequencies and radios do not make for interesting writing but I understand how necessary they were for the story. The narration was very good with my only complaint being the reading of every letter and number in a coded message. 30 seconds of "ZZZ34rts - djsssiiiOP998ZZZ" and I was reaching for the fast-forward button. There could have been a better way to handle that. In summary, if you loved the first 2 books you'll love this one and if you didn't, well you just might enjoy the changes here.
Yes, Because it's a brake from the previous writing styles in book one and two. Both 1 & 2 follow the journal from the main character. With several sets of character in different locations the book flow took a more traditional layout.... and I tend to like books that don't end on a complete downer.
I Like most of them,... the original ones from hotel 21. The new team that was sent back to hotel 21 had a nice chemistry & made me crack up a couple of times.
Yes.... Always excited to see what's going to happen next.
With me being a big fan of the walking dead TV Series I've been really pleased to find this book series.
This book should finally be the end of the series. I liked the first two books because they offered some really scary moments of being trapped in a Zombie apocalypse. The problem I had with this story was unlike the previous stories this had a lot more organization with the survivors so it wasn't about these little pockets of people helping each other out. That said...There's still plenty of action to go around.I was a bit disappointed in the explaination of the protagonist behind a lot of the problems they had. That seemed a bit over the top to me, but I guess it could happen....It just doesn't seem too probable in my view. But at least we finally got to the bottom of things.
If you went through the first two then you basically want this anyway just to finish the story. I know I was watiting for it and grabbed it up shortly after it was listed and stopped the book I was listening to in order to hear this one all the way through
Personally...I think this author could do the same story from a different survivors perspective in another part of the world if he wanted to keep the series going. Like maybe this time someone who had no training for anything that would help in survival, but maybe came from some tough streets...I'd check it out
Love to listen to books all the time since I'm disabled & sit around all day. Mostly LUV zombie books ~ anything w blood & guts & guns!
OK just finished the 3rd book of the series. another winner. so loved the story and the way it ended. Again I love the way Jay reads a story! I totally can get into those voices in my head to sound like the people I picture. I truly enjoyed this series and hope J.L. Bourne comes up with more zombies stories for Jay to read!
With the first two books in the series, the author really won me over with the journal entry style of the story. While this book is not in the journal entry style, it was still a very satisfying listen overall. Is it as good as the first two books, no, but it is still very good nonetheless.
Thank god I picked it up instead of listening to most of the previous reviewers whine and complain about the change of style and pace for this book! I mean seriously, if you think that you could have done a better job than the author, then write your own book and see what people like you have to say about it.....Anyhoo, obviously this series has stirred up alot of emotions for all types of reasons, the most important of which is what the world could possibly turn into if everything breaks down: communications, food stores and supplies, employment, travel, the government, heck all governments, just to mention a few.
When life as we all have become accustomed to changes for the worse, when survival becomes your most basic need in life, that's what is so gripping about this book. Yes, the book's pace is quickened towards the end, but that is only in the last 2 hours or so. The first 8 hours of the book are phenomenal, and insightful, continuing in the tradition of the first two books.
While I could easily see a part 4 of this series, this book isn't a cliffhanger either. The author, I think, and for whatever reason, gave everybody something to hang onto, and in the end, I felt good about the whole series in aggregate.
The narration is the true reason why I gave this book five stars. Jay Snyder's range really shines on this one: he does everything from little boys and girls to hardcore special operations forces members! The way he performs the voice of the protagonist though is truly amazing. You begin to look forward to hearing his voice through the mass of characters that are in dialogue across various storylines and scenes.
Keep and open mind, and give the author a break if you have read the other two books before this one. And if you have not read the other two books, the author did a great job of filling you on the backstory.
If the author would have stayed with the former books format, I would have enjoyed the book.
Yes, I believe he has talent, but I believe he slacked on his last book. Didn't put the effort into it.
He did a great job on the first two stories, but because they were journal style, he had only a few voices to develop. Not a strong development in the third.
HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. Waited what seemed like ages for this book to come out.
Very little storyline about the main character. It seemed like he didn't know where to go with plot so he added three subgroups in order to bulk up content. Also the ending was so pat and lame. It didn't make any sense to me, but then most of the story went that way.
I though the first two were really great being written from the Journal style. But the 3rd seeemed like it was a bit of an effort to bring the previous story lines together. I still really enjoyed it and would recommend it as one of the better Zombie storys I have read.
A good addition, but not quite as good as the first two. Part of this had to do with the deviation from the single character style, and part with some of the subplot. However, there is a lot of creativity in the subplot and the zombie origins. Fans of the series will be satisfied I think.