Someone who is looking for more of a drama with almost no science, technology, or futuristic fantasy.
Something from my library that I enjoyed... I usually fall back to something good after I listen to a dud.
The voice actor didn't do accents very well and there wasn't a lot of differentiation between one person and the next. It made it challenging to identify with the characters
The few technical props used by the author dated this book back to the 70's. People living on the moon faxing information back to Earth.. that kind of thing. There are many books written even before this one that are relavant well past 40 years later because there was a forward imagining of future technology in the book.
Some of the book was written from the Moon, and even though the author did recognize that the moon has far less gravity, his characters didn't seem to get it. There's a fight scene (one of the very few action sequences in the book) where the reduction in gravity wasn't taken into account. Even in the 70's it was well known that gravity is less on the moon, right?
All things considered, based on the afterward, I really liked the author. He seemed to have written this book early in his professional career, and I can't help but wonder if later books might be a little more science (or at lest accurate science) and a little less drama. Having said that, I don't think I can stomach another one like this to find out if book five is better.
Yes... but just barely. I love audiobooks, especially zombie audio books. This one seems to be a very short story stretched out to novel length by interjecting an endless flow of remarks and comments that at best do not contribute to the story or depth of "Mike", the main character. On a more personal note, the author uses one of my least favorite techniques - he tells the exact same time frame as viewed by three different people. Due to the audio format I'm not sure if they were individual chapters, though they seemed to be. In a book that is already so slow, it is frustrating to realize you have to endure that same day once again through someone else's eyes. It is made even worse that it is through the eyes of characters that I know little about and care nothing about.
No way! There are many wonderful zombie books and audiobooks.
The only character that is interesting or that I'd like to know is "Tommy". The main character is so poorly constructed and written that I kept hoping he would exit the story somehow so someone else can take the center stage.
I picked up this audiobook in part because it was a series and would offer more than just one book. There's no way I'll pay for another book in this series, so a lesson learned and a credit lost. Heed other reviewer's warnings: The main character's (MIke's) unending useless irrelevant thoughts do not in any way add to the story or improve him as a character. His apologizing for those thoughts every single time he has one is even more annoying.
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