Many times an author will establish the story and then really take off in the second novel in a series. I felt that was hardly the case in this series. I was very much interested in reading all the Zombie Fallout series after the first book but have been reticent to going on after reading this book. Let me explain. The first novel balances the action with the character development seamlessly. This book, feels like it has a hard time switching between the two. And when we get to the character development, it feels like the Michael Talbot is becoming much more depressed and sullen. He doesn't have the spark he has in the first book, and Tufo's sparkling witticisms are fewer and farther between as well.
I kept saying to myself, 'come on Talbot, quit just being forced into situation after situation and be pro active or at least try a little harder.' It really did feel like he was partially giving up in places, and that is something that is acceptable on occasion in a main character. However, Tufo doesn't give sufficient reason or driving action to make his floppiness feel justified or palatable.
I may go on to book three, but it will be a little longer than originally expected after this let down.
First and foremost, the author really screwed the pooch when choosing to read this book himself. he's not a good reader and his dry, monotone, uninspired style sounds like someone reading a chemistry paper. It made it hard to enjoy the highlights of the book which include his information about left/right brain states of being.
you will be much better served reading the hard copy than doing this one in audio book.
This one felt very unfocused for the first two-thirds of the book. It kept straying from the main plot.
I thoroughly enjoyed the humor and information of this book. Neil Patrick Harris is the kind of guy people should emulate!
when's the next one? I loved it so much I didn't want to stop. darker than zombie fallout but still great.
it's a very warm and touching telling of back stage stories. it just does tons of repetition of topics. otherwise, there are lots of fun bits that fans will love.
a very well written account of the Washington Post's involvement in taking down Nixon and friends.
I enjoyed the book but it was made very hard by the reader who didn't get the characters. she really missed the mark with Howl. She was good with his accent, but failed to add any nuance or comic timing.
The Alice relationship, which is a crux for most of the series felt extremely glossed over and shoved to the side. The whole explanation of Alice's motivations and what really happened also felt very rushed.
No, I felt it was the worst book in the series thus far. I love this series and was very much looking forward to this installment. It felt like Delaney just forcing a new series out of this book. He doesn't let this book properly finish the Last Apprentice series. Can he continue on? Sure, but this book felt like it didn't have a resolution at all. If felt like the characters were more flying by the seat of their pants after having these clear options before them.
There is a gross amount of reiteration of old material that isn't put forward in a way that is anything but dull to readers who have been following the series. Not only that, but he does it multiple times!
I was actually quite surprised and sad to find that Christopher Evan Welch didn't read this book. Cendese was fine, but he couldn't match Welch's depth and strength.
I just don't appreciate where this book went at all. Frankly, I'm still so angry that I'm having a hard time putting it into words.
This is an inspirational story about the importance of truth. I adored everything about it. Sure, you learn to hate the sport for what it forces cyclists to do. Tyler & Daniel delve deeply into the trouble world of modern cycling and don't hold back anything about the EPO riddled world that it unveils.
It is so good that I wanted more. Which is always a good thing.
I am a huge fan of people who tell proper, truthful history. Much like Howard Zinn, Professor James W. Loewen is a master at telling us the truth about American history. Even better, he is very entertaining to listen to. I learned a plethora of incredible, amazing, and flabbergasting details about our history that I never even came close to getting in school. I wish every history teacher was like Professor Loewen. Everyone has to check out this audiobook!
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