If you liked the other Joe Ledger books than this one will not disappoint. Fast paced with a bit of supernatural mystery and Joe's mouthy commentary. Lots of fight scenes like the previous books and some old and new characters. Listened to it in two days while doing some mundane tasks. It kept me quite entertained and I had a hard time putting it down when I needed to actually concentrate on something.
It took a little bit to get into the first book and I wasn't sure I would want to keep going but I hung in there. This book, and the previous, is great and the narrator does and excellent job with the voices of different characters. No boring slow parts where I feel the urge to fast forward either. It just keeps going at a good pace with plenty of mysteries slowly revealed to the listener about all of their pasts and the potential future. Highly recommended.
The relationship between the two thieves is great.
He does a great job of voicing the different characters with dialects and inflections.
This ranked pretty high for me. Day by day is still the top zombie book series so far but this one is right up there.
I was a little worried about the "slapstick" description that some people have mentioned but I actually think it fits in just fine and does not detract at all from the story. It is just part of the character's profile. The story works well for me and is believable for a zombie book. One thing that always bothers me about these types of books is when the author tries to write about guns but really has no idea how they work or mention clip when they are refering to a magazine. This author does a pretty good job with that aspect which makes it much better especially considering the lead character was a survivalist of sorts and ex-marine.
The main character, Mike. Quite amusing and just seems to take everything as it comes without sniveling about it.
I highly recommend this. There is a lot of comic relief but it does not detract from the book IMO. If you like zombie books, then this one is a good one to add to the collection.
These two books so far are fantastic. I have listened to them twice now as they are fairly short and worth a second listen. The journal idea is a nice twist and the zombies are realistic and scary. I like the fact that the writer is active military and actually knows his weapons unlike some other writers who use the word "clip" when they are referring to a gun's magazine. Turns me off the book when the writer uses guns in their story but doesn't know jack all about them. I can't wait for the third installment!
The book was good and I would recommend it with only some reserve. Some parts of it are a bit tedious...the war between Kvothe and his arch rival and his relationship with Denna. The second half of the book was better when he left the university for awhile. The writing is well done and the narrator did an excellent job but I did find myself just getting bored sometimes and wishing it would be over. I gave it 4 stars because I did want to know what would happen next.
This was a very good listen. I promptly had to get the other two books in the series as I needed to know what would happen next. The book never feels slow and there is plenty of action and mystery behind the story as a whole. The last book made the drive across the country go by quite easily as I was so entranced by the story. You will not be disappointed by this book or the series.
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