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!
Yes and yes and yes! Besides its always fun to go back and try to find the missed clues and hints. I would listen to this book again because it was just a fantastic book. Everything about it including the actor, were just amazing.
Besides the butler and his dry sense of humor, something I can relate to. I liked the cop. I forget his name but he is a real world example of what happens when under extreme pressure and stress.
No, I have not. But I will tell you. When his voice came through and I heard it the first time, I fully expected the English accent to be used throughout. Not so, he has very tight control over this own voice. Loved his performance.
Yeah, there was a part in the book that was an obvious distraction. I was screaming in my head, "Stop looking at ***** and pay attention to your surroundings." Very frustrating but in a good way.
I still can't believe this book is free.
I watched the movie when it came out. I began listening to the book with the preconceived expectancy that the book would sort of mirror the movie. I couldn't have been more wrong. This was an amazing book and it all flowed so well. The character did a lot of the same things I would have done had I been in his shoes.
Because of the movie I expected his mom to be someone she wasn't. So everything about his mom was such a nice brand new experience.
Probably the funeral scene. So many problems to deal with but unable to deal with everything all at once.
The scene in which the people who've hurt him are all on the island together and he is just contemplating what he needs vs what he wants to do.
The actor did a great job of voicing this book. Accents and even reproduced the sounds of talking with a runny nose. Emotions were spot on! Epic performance!
Yes, I certainly will. Besides that fact that I reread or relisten to all the book I read and listen to? I liked this story. I would like to do it again so I can see what parts I missed that gave clues to the ending. Very interesting.
The weapons shop, very nail biting.
I like the actors that aren't just flat pancake performances. Accents and expressing some sort of emotion so that I can hear it win big points with me. Andrews really made that happen in this book.
Yes, I can't point to any particular moment in the book but I remember laughing.
I am interested in the sequel to this book. I will definitely be spending money on it.
Hungry For More!
The described horror on Deno's face when...well I'll let you figure that one out for yourselves.
The dump truck and the helicopter.
It was a big big shock when I realized that Mikes world, past and present were colliding. You'll only realize this if you've read Tufo's past books.
I can't wait for the 8th book if there ever is an 8th book.
It was the degradation of society. The world seemed to revert back to its baser instincts. I found that highly interesting.
I liked the interaction of all the characters. Felt natural, not forced.
Not so much and this is where I have a problem with this audio book. The first half was awesome. Nothing wrong with it at all. The second half was so irritating. Duke didn't give a moments pause before switching characters. One moment he is voice Morgan, and I'm listening but somehow I missed the spot where he stops voicing Morgan and now is voicing a different character who is in a completely different situation and then does this once more with a different character who also is in a completly different situation. Plus its not like it happen one or twice, no the whole 5 hours of the second half was just one long chapter. No pause, no indication. Still...the book was great.
I don't know, I'm not very good as making tag lines or one liners.
Actually, today is 10-23-13 and I just finished it for the fourth time. Additionally I will listen to it again, maybe in a year. Why? Despite the fact that this book was originally written in Spanish and translated into English, the Apocalypse Z is a genuinely good book. 99.9% of the book is relateable even through the culture gap.
The book is written in journal form from the prespective of the main protagonist. So much of the story is monologue. The dialog that does exist between other characters is often interrupted and cut short. What I'm saying is that you don't have a choice but to get really cozy with...I can't even think of his name...the antagonist calls him Mr. Lawyer.
Actually I am currently listening to this books sequel. Other than that...no. So I can't give you a comparison.
Yes, this book was engaging to me. I found myself wishing I didn't have to turn it off.
This book translated really well but you'll have to forgive Manel, he tells several jokes that just didn't make sense to me. I blame cultural barriers.
Innocent, curious and resilient.
The Man. Even though he wasn't given a name, and The Man was repeated over and over and over.He's a true to nature kind of guy. Honorable, protective, nurturing, pleasant and caring. The kind of man I aspire to be. Despite the precarious situations he found himself in, "just" about everything he did was done with Joshua's needs in mind.
The Man, the vocals are very well acted. I don't remember any parts that I felt were over dramatized. Very even and consistent.
There is a moment in the story when The Man did put himself before Joshua and tragedy happens. Very sad and heartwarming at the same time.
Try not to be discouraged by the constant referencing of "The Man" it is just a moniker after all.
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.
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