I loved the first book, but this one is not good. I'm 3/4 into it and I don't care how it ends (not a good sign). I probably will not listen/read to the rest of the series.
First of all I have to say - this is not my genre, but I liked the idea of a baby zombie. I kept listening because I thought the author would explain how a newborn baby became a zombie or how his connection with a neighbor child allowed him to grow up. I will say the main charactor was very likeable. If zombies are not your genre stay away. Way too many unanswered questions.
I really like midwife stories, but this one was as bad as it gets. No real plot just totally unrealistic situations and an unlikable heroine. The end was bizarre. Why would a group of people rushing to help someone who's house is burning down stop to pick up a handicapped woman in a wheelchair and a 15 year old girl with an infant?
I love memoirs, but this was a huge disappointment. I wanted to know what the wives were thinking, how they felt. Instead I got superficial clothing descriptions and name dropping. I don't care that the someone's son had shimmering, snow white blond locks or what color the swirls were on her paisley dress.
The key pioints in NASA history were glossed over so we could hear about the clothes, the furniture, the mundane stuff. In fact, the Apollo 13 crises was covered in about 3 minutes.
These women came across as mindless, Stepford wives, which I am sure is not true. Even in that time period I'm sure they had thoughts, opinions and feelings. None of that came out. Don't waste your credit.
I don't get the 5 star ratings. I'm sorry, but this was really bad. This was not scary. creepy or even interesting. The characters were weak, unlikable and downright stupid. Who brings a gun to a house full of spirits? What good would that do? There are much better haunted house stories out there.
The narrator ruined this one for me. I really wanted to like it, but I can't get passed the over dramatic narration. It was like she was reading it to a group of children.
I thought it would be funnier. I love memoirs but this one didn't do it for me. It wasn't awful, just OK.
It was not as compelling as others in this genre (Alas, Babylon, The Stand). The only character the author developed was Ish. I found him weak and not very likable. I don't understand why he didn't make better use of the university library and insist on education for the survivors. I found it depressing that in 2 generations mankind would revert to basically cave men.
I love Molly Harper's heroines - witty, intelligent and snarky. I can't wait for the next one.
Definitely a good vs evil. There were too many characters with little character development. I had trouble keeping them all straight. SK did it so much better in The Stand.
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