Not only would I but before I even got through a quarter of this book i was almost begging my mother in law to read it.
So many...sooo many! My mind immediately jumps to Grandmother. Yet I'd have to say my favorite is Maggie! Great sense of humor.
The tomb! Thats all I'm gonna say. Powerful and emotional.
Tony, I can some what relate to him.
What a world shaker! The foundation of my life has shifted because of this book. I cannot thank the author and the narrator enough for allowing me to be a part of Tonys world. I am a melody!
I would if they had read the first book "The Maze Runner". This book cannot hold up unless you know what happened in the previous story. If you have listened/read it then yes, I would recommend it. I fear the author would try to send them back to a make of a controlled environment. Not the case. If you read my review on "The Maze Runner" then this is a nice follow up if again you are looking for a book that won't force you to think too hard or focus too much.
There are 3 conclusions to this story. I didn't expect the first 2, but the last I fully expected.
Again, he was great. Gave every character a voice and even some personality. He is gifted.
Don't trust anybody. Including yourself.
A few grammatical errors, much better than the first.
I hope that this doesn't mean I am easily entertained but this story felt like putting on an old jacket. The premise is familiar. The characters are flat. The maze seems cliche. Only one enemy. Yet I liked this book a lot. Maybe its just satisfied a need to just listen to a book that didn't have deep plot twists with multi dimensional personalities. A good book to listen to if you just need a break from the ones that force you to think and focus.
If you were to mix that Jim Henson movie "The Labyrinth" with "The Hunger Games", you would have "The Maze Runner".
I've never had the pleasure, but I think he did a decent job. Not every character had the same voice. One even had an accent which he pulled off convincingly.
Get ready, get set, GO!
I think this book was written for young teens simply because I keep getting hung up on grammatical errors. I can't be specific but they are there and are distracting.
The narrator, its not like she was a flat computer syntax voice but she didn't put the flair and emotion in the characters voices. How does Anne Twomey expect one to believe the boy is crying when he talks like he is having a normal conversation.
I'm drawing a blank on comparisons.
Put a little emotion into it. That's about it.
No, I don't think I would.
I found the idea of a little girl who was not only smart, but street wise, able to interpret adult innuendos and understand and manipulate an adult on the psychological sub-conscience level not only repulsive but for me it almost tanked the entire book. She knows what a child diddler is but she can't get away from her step father.
I actually loved that this wasn't just a time travel book. There is a good chunk of it that takes place in interstellar space. That learning is done by memory shots. That even in millions of years cars will still be an accepted form of transportation. I love Peerssa for some reason. I love the cat tails. I loved that despite this book being written in the 70s, it is still a brilliant piece of fiction.
I have only listened to 3 other time travel books, "The Time Travelers Wife", and "Times Eye", both of which are nothing like this book. If I had to make a comparison to anything, it would be the Blockbuster movie, "The Time Machine".
Everything, every voice was distinct and separate. Mirelly-Lyra even had that old crony sound. Tom was awesome!
I didn't laugh or cry but I had an acute interest in getting to the next chapter.
Got to ask yourself...would you ever take a one way trip 3 million years into the future?
Yes, because the first book really sucked me in.
I don't know, it was the book. It didn't have the gravity of the first book.
Perhaps, but I'm not sure if I would give it my time.
I expect the book to return us to Sarge but instead almost right from the get go, introduced us to new characters. Ray in the first book seemed like a much more amiable guy.
When I listen to a Zombie book I pay careful attention to 3 things the author must include in his book. 1. Children must die. 2. Zombies in general are an illogical fascination but the ebb and flow of the situation must be logical. 3. Nobody is immortal, there is no home base and no olly olly oxen free. Clines pulls this off this tasty meal of death and Apocalypse with just a few stains on his shirt. Super Heroes...not logical but compelling. St. George isn't immortal but neither can he be infected. All in all, wonderful book and easy to follow with the dual narrators.
Since it is a Zombie book, I guess I'd compare it to the rest of them, but each one I've listened to has its own feel. Ex-Heroes is no exception but is not like any other Zombie book I've ever had the pleasure of listening to, and I have listen to just about all that Audible has to offer.
The one scene that wouldn't let me go was the Zombie mom who had her kid on one of those controversial child leashes and had been dragging it. I kept imagining everytime the mom stopped the child must have attempted to stand just to be pulled off its feet in a never ending cycle of drag, stop, stand, yank and drag.
I have to know from other readers of this book and fans of Star Trek Voyager. Are Stealth and 7 of 9 practically the same character. Should this ever be made into a movie, I don't think I would be happy with it unless Jerry Ryan was cast as Stealth.
I love that Frater was not intimidated to write about child casualties. Also the level of detail through her words made it seem as if she were really there. I did not however like the inconsistencies that existed in the book. Such as the woman in the managers office was alive but completely emaciated and near death from starvation yet the time frame wold not allow for such a scenario. The Z-Day happened only weeks before finding this woman. Details like that and more, distracted me from getting wrapped up in the story.
Yes, but with a disclaimer.
Katie, she seem the most real. Had real fears and real emotions. I took a personal interest in her safety and actions.
No, this book had to much estrogen in it. Too much feeling and not enough fight or flight. I would think in a disaster such as a Zombie Apocalypse, people wouldn't have time for love. Its a matter of survival. Especially when the bulk of this story takes place a few weeks to a couple months after Z-Day. It would be emotional whiplash to get jerked in so many directions. Jenny lost 2 kids and an abusive husband. Where is the time allowed for healing. Not to mention love would be too delicate and leave a person emotionally vulnerable and thereby allowing one the false sense of tranquility thus causing that person to drop their guard. Love strings cause pain because death is always right around the corner.
This book felt too much like a soap opera that just so happens to be about Zombies. Not a Zombie story that just so happens to deal with the prospect of love.
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