The author can definitely write and tell a story, but for me it was just not that stimulating. The narrator was so-so, there were times I thought he could have used more enthusiasm and vocal inflection especially with the zombie attacks. If part 2 goes on sale I will get it otherwise continuing the series is at the bottom of my list
Very interesting, I am always more interested in how people survive during an outbreak by preparation and the early parts of the out break and less interested once the living humans turn out to be the bad guys, this shows Gabriel and Erics prep although more detail would have been great (still good), and Eric meets some good people on the way to Gabe which is not always the case in zombie apocalypse books, I loved it
Eric, Gabe and Ethan were all good
This and the first day by day Armageddon have been my favorite zombie apocalypse books
I would say this book ranks mid to high for zombie stories for me. 7.5 out of 10
Worth the credit. The second book is also good. I can't wait for the third book to be released. The only negative thing would be the timeline seems to slow way down at a few points. It could be a long series but that would be cool with me.
This is a good story with Eric who is s really easy going character and just happen to plan for the end of the world with his new buddy Gabe. It is a all out interesting story as Eric interacts with people better in a Zombie Apocalypse than before in a normal world. You will not be disappointed in this story.
I AGREE WITH THE REVIEW THAS SAID THIS BOOK IS WHAT SHATTERED HOUR GLASS BY J L BOURNE COULD HAVE BEEN....IT'S A REALLY GOOD LISTEN AND WORTH EVERY PENNY. IT DEVELOPS THE CHARACTERS REALLY WELL, THE CHARACTERS DON'T MAKE THE REALLY DUMB MISTAKES PRESENT IN SO MANY ZOMBIE STORIES, ALTHOUGH THE PART WHERE ERIC LEAVES WEAPONS AT HIS HOUSE FOR SOMEONE THAT MAY NEED THEM MADE ME CRINGE... WHAT A GREAT BOOK!! IT ALSO HAS ALOT OF SCAVENGING...... DEEP DOWN... DON'T ALL OF US WISH WE COULD JUST GO IN A STORE AND EVERYTHING IS THERE FOR THE TAKING??
I've listened to most of the popular zombie books in the past year and its been hard finding good ones now. This one I never heard of in anyone's list of favorites but it was one of the better ones I've listened to in a while. I'm going to get the second one now.
I stumbled upon this author through someone's Goodreads review, and recently have been reading a lot of "first published independently" authors. When I discovered the author was a fellow North Carolinian and that the story takes place here in NC, I was fairly excited to try him out!
The zombie genre is, in a word, overdone these days, but I was hoping for a new twist on the theme. This one is well written, and kept me interested all the way. There were a few minor snags for me, though.
The prologue started out great. Once we get into chapter 1, however, the story jumps back to the main character's life before the outbreak. Then we get to see the outbreak itself. I don't know about you, but I've seen the zombie "origin story" enough times by now. This one is fairly straightforward, and I could have done without it.
I kept hoping we would quickly make it back to the timeline in the prologue, featuring the main characters of Eric and Gabriel. Unfortunately, the story gets sidetracked again, and I realized that I wasn't going to like the direction the story was taking. Again, don't get me wrong: the story is pretty good. I just didn't find anything particularly unique about it, nor about the rest of the plot as it unfolds. The book also suffered from a lot of cursing and bad language that I wasn't expecting and frankly could have done without.
In fact, the entire book itself is backstory, which is a shame, because it is well written and interesting. The problem is, we KNOW that Eric is going to end up with Gabriel, just two of them, holed up in a cabin inside a fence looking out on the world. I wanted to find out what happens AFTER that, and I didn't want to wait until book 2 or 3 to find out.
Pretty good! Yeah I liked it. Not as good as the remaining series, but definitely want to continue the series so far.
The only thing I didn't like was the narrator's voice for the character Justin. He makes Justin sound like Keanu Reeves if he was under the influence of drugs. LOL, it's pretty irritating. Other than that, I liked it.
This book doesn't deserve 2 stars, much less 4 or 5.
Having over 200 books in my library, I'm sad to have this be my first negative review. I love EOTW stories, but this book was horrible. Unfortunately, the narration was just as bad, so there was no saving this stinker. The narrator's choice of voices for the characters was extremely weak, and some of the female characters even seemed to have an OMG "valley girl" accent that made me want to stop listening. I'll be asking Audible for a refund on this one, and I'm definitely not going to waste any time or money on Book 2.