I have already listened to it twice. So much interesting information expertly crafted.
Very appropriate choices.
I was amazed. I've worked with HeLa cells for many years and yet never knew the story behind the cells other than how the book starts out.
In the hard copy of the book, there are pictures. I wish that the audio version had thought to include these pictures as a supplementary file to go with the book. That would be my criticism but that is not a flaw in the book or the reading, but in audible's marketing plan.
Zombies are not the focus of the book but rather a way to use a fantastical idea that everyone knows to conceptualize what would happen civically should such a "virus" occur. How would governments and populations cope. What strategies would need to be reimagined to deal with such a situation. My major criticism with the audio book was that it was abridged. I wish it hadn't been as the situations were compelling. Like many stories, developing an ending is always difficult and this was the case here as well. I would have liked a better resolution than what was given, but then again perhaps in the unabridged version that was the case. Recommended for people who like to think strategically.
The writing is not terribly sophisticated and often the jokes and plot lines were obvious so I knew the outcome before they actually happened; however, that said, I'm not the target audience for this book. I do think that many HS or young college boys would find the book enjoyable and funny.
young, sardonic, flat
This review sounds negative because this wasn't written for an older adult. I found many of the pop culture references obvious and so not clever or funny although clearly they were intended to be this. However, a younger audience would likely eat this up. I did enjoy both the writer's and the reader's characterization of the dog.
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