I actually enjoyed the second book much more than the first. I thought the concept of super heroes and zombies a little different, but somehow this author managed to bring it all together. Not for everyone, however if you are into the zombie genre I would be that you'll at least enjoy that part of the story line.
Ok, I will admit that I do not like most zombie/apocalypse type books with female lead character. However this series was great and I really liked the way they ended the story.
The only thing I didn't care for in this book was there were too many different classes of zombies which made the story disjointed. I don't mind taking liberties with Zombie canon, however I counted like 4-5 different types of zombies in this book.
I know the author could have dragged out a couple more books using this storyline, however I appreciate how he ended it.
Highly recommend this book.
Still with the bags of money storyline??? At what point do you realize that money is worthless in a Zombie Apocalypse.
You want to believe that Halverson is a smart badass character, yet he continues making stupid choices.
This book also completely forgot to explain how all of a sudden the Zombies started working as a team?? Are they being directed by a smart zombie?? I don't mind the story going in that direction, but to not address this obvious departure from traditional zombie canon with nary an explanation is weak.
I'm still giving this story a chance with the hope that the next book will be better.
Not the worst but not the best either. I would recommend the book, however only to zombie/apocalypse genre fans.
Ok, I really wanted to like this story more but the pace of it was just to slow. I do really like the concept of the Halverson character, however I feel this story did not utilize his potential. Would a guy like this really waste his time with a bunch of losers who seemed more interested in sacks of money then trying to acquire more practical items for staying alive?
The world is clearly going to hell in a hand basket around you and you think a million dollars will somehow be useful.
Why does just about every TEOWAWKI or Zombie story contain characters who have to do stupid crap to screw things up for everyone else.
But I digress, I will keep reading this series with the hope that it gets better.
I want to first say that I really like where this story has gone in books 2,3,4. The characters and storyline where excellent, and I highly recommend those books to everyone.
With that being said this series has been all over the place. The first book and narrator were horrible. As stated above the next 3 books were great and the narrators did a good job. Then this turd. The story although not as good as the previous 2 books is ok, my problem lies mainly with the bad narration and crappy production values. The 'tele-type' sound effects are beyond annoying.
My biggest issue lies is in the lack of consistency this series has had. If you look at all the books in this series they all have different narrators. Now that can be ok, but then keep the production side of things the same. Listening to this book felt like I was listening to an entirely different series then the last 3 books. And compared to the last book this narrator sucked bad.
After getting through books 2,3,4 in about a week I was looking forward to this one, but am disappointed. I wouldn't tell anyone who have already invested in the other books in the series not to get it, but I think you will see what I am saying after the first hour or so.
If I can make a plea to all the authors and/or publishing companies out there in control of getting these books made in audio format, it's to please understand that book series that are as linear as this one need to have the same narrator throughout. If I could compare it to movies, this is akin to having a different actor play Frodo in each Lord of the Rings movies.
Joe Nobody you have a lot of promise with your stories but if you don't have someone who can give your books the performance they need people won't buy them.
I really enjoyed this book. Excellent narration. I enjoy books of his genre, especially when the main character acts and thinks like most rational people would if they were in that situation. Although the premise of the book is a little far fetched, the core story of the book which is being prepared for anything should be the core take-away from this story. The theme of self reliance is also something I hope most people who read this book will appreciate as well. This was a great series, I went through all three books in less then a week. I'm looking forward to the 4th book, wish I knew how long before that comes out.
I bought this audio book thinking that there was going to be some action. I waited and waited, thinking that there was going to be a payoff at some point which never came. I would have been ok with it had I thought this was going to be a series and this book was just setting up the next one. I would not recommend this book. I will say that I have purchased several of this authors books and have enjoyed them, however this one just didn't do it for me. The Zombie Battle series is far better and recommend that if you haven't already purchased it.
I really liked how this book chose to take a more scientific approach to the vampire mythology. I'm not a huge vampire fan, I prefer the zombie/post apocalypse type stories, however I would highly recommend this book to anyone with even the slightest bit of interest in the vampire mythos. The only down side to this book is the sometimes ridiculous actions of some of the characters. As in many zombie books which I'm more familiar with, there always seems to be characters that inexplicable do the most inane and self defeating things. Overall a decent story.
I purchased Domain of the Dead some time ago and then recently saw McKinnon's 'new' book 'Remains of the Dead'. Let me just say that they are the exact same book WTF??? Seriously, these are the same book, same characters, same story, etc..... Thankfully the people at Audible are extremely customer service orientated and not only gave me a refund but also an extra $5 credit. This has to be a joke, but if it is I fail to see it. I wonder if anyone else has fallen victim to this ruse. Don't get me wrong, this is a good book if purchased just once. Changing the title does not make it new. I would really like to hear the author's response.
I truly enjoyed this book, finally a Zombie/Apocalypse book where the main characters actually make smart decisions and are rational individuals. One of the first Zombie books I've read where I wasn't wincing at the assinine choices made by the group of survivors. From the set up of the camp to the re-supply and running of this new society, it was quite refreshing to read this story and see how things can be done right. It seems like every post-apocalyptic book out there that has a group of survivors as the main story line, always has someone in that group that ruins it for everyone. I would strogly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys this genre. From what I read on the authors website this is only the first installment for this series, I eagerly await the next book.
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