I have a long drive to work and audible makes it so much more bearable
I would say this book is right up there with others that I have read. I really liked the way the main character is introduced and his "mission". Nice twist on a often written about subject.
Christian Rummels performance was first rate. I would listen to him again.
I have only read the first book in this series, but I am looking forward to the rest. I even got my wife hooked while taking a road trip.
The build-up of each scene, the realistic dialogue and twisting action from chapter to chapter makes this a "can't press pause" audiobook.
I enjoyed each human situation, with the clash of morals and effect of survival instincts vs society's previous rules. A lot of the characters experienced conflict, including Lee himself.
Great narration leads us through a well conceived, well paced story. Okay, so main protagonist isn't the smartest man in the bunker (even though he is), and the bad guys are too simple (come on, a character like Gerry need a bit more nuance), but I enjoyed the series...up until #4 (hours of internal monologue: I get it, Lee's hurt and Angela's not going to take it any more).
I'll get number 5, though.
Not much forethought put into this book. For example. A perfectly usable, well stocked bunker is considered a total loss and abandoned because a few feet of burned 2x4's are stacked over the man-hole entrance. I've happily cleared worse than this simply for minimum wage. Yet peoples lives are on the line and no attempt is made to gain entrance to life saving supplies.
The actual writing and performance are not bad. The story lacks imagination and is very weak and very lazy.
The scenario has potential and the book starts off great. It falls completely flat after about an hour. It's missing so much of what I wanted to see in a survivalist book. ie: details and realistic solutions to problems.
It ends very abruptly in a "to be continued" manner. Persuading the listener to buy the next in the series.
I will not be pursuing this series. Book 1 was enough.
This story starts out by telling informing you how bad ass the protagonist of this book is, how he was in the Special Forces and all the experience he has, and the first thing he does is make a string of the stupidest amateur mistakes anyone could possibly make. I could not make it past the first few chapters before I had to stop. First thing he does is disobey his standing order as soon as it looks like nobody is looking over his shoulder, next he gets stabbed because he forgets his most basic situational awareness, and then he gets his safe house burned down because he leaves it in the hands of an unsupervised traumatized child. He also writes like a delusional survivalist with a hard-on for all the latest useless gear. This author could not have served in the military, not if he thinks our special forces are this stupid, and I doubt he ever slept outside, aside from maybe some car camping :P
While I enjoy reading (or listening) to books based on the premise of an apocalyptic world, this author hasn't quite refined his craft sufficiently to hold my interest. Take out the gratuitous cursing and you have comic book material suitable for a teenager. The characters lack depth and it is hard to feel any sort of empathy for them. I found myself wishing it would just end so I could be done with it. I will not be following the further adventures of Captain Lee Harden in the follow-up books. With all due respect to Mr. Molles, this book has the feel of a product that was rushed to the market in order to take advantage of current trends.
If you are interested in this kind of story, try The Passage by Justin Cronin. Read by Scott Brick, the story will pull you in from the first page! Awesome author and reader!
This was a pretty good listen. The story is pretty interesting and kept my attention. My only complaint would be that all of the male voices sounded the same to me, which I found annoying after a while. Other than that this is a pretty engaging survival story. I appreciated that "The Infected" are not zombies. As usual, I struggled with some of the characters that are a bit thick headed, but that's to be expected. I'm planning to give the sequel a listen.
I loved reading about King Arthur and Knights of the round table when I was a wee lad. Now I am older and love Game of Thrones!
Well done story arc, good characters. However, there are a lot of frustrating errors.. No proofreaders available? Even listening to the audio, there are grammatical mistakes. Was the author saving money? It shows.
The set up for the main character owning a dog was a waste. Less buildup, and add more chapters to Lee doing his mission.
Capt. Lee and Jack.
Why waste my time answering this? (for a book review) It's being filmed in Wimingotn, N.C.We are seeing proof of how huge the internet is, with a book going from digital media, and then to movie rights to be on the big screen.
It follows the standard zombie apocalypse genre. I have read or listened to a dozen books. I give the narrator a high rating, he's very good to listen to. The story is very sound and well done descriptively by the author. I am disappointed that the book was short in length (8 hrs), and would have liked it doubled for the price.I don't want to own a trilogy of books for $50 that could end up as a $3.95 bargain day buy in a year.
Mother of teenaged bear, Wife to chaos, Warrior
I wouldn't know I assume they are the same
All of them! I don't have a favorite they were so individualalized I felt like I knew them.
Uh mmm, how do I pick one. I guess when (spoiler) jack gets bit
(Spoiler)when he had to kill his dog.
I couldn't put this book down. I was looking for every single second to listen.
I did before I finished it...but should not have. Same old story, nothing new.