I was hesitant & skeptical at first because the main character is so hard to like. However, if you keep listening and can get past some of the crude humor, the book has some hilarious parts. The author does a great job of putting Marty through the ringer without going too far. The ending is sad, happy and has a nice twist (I had my suspicions but the author did a great job of throwing me off.)
It's in "journal" format, so you are basically listening to someone read a journal out loud. It's so boring. The character development isn't there. The story line just drags on and on. I love zombie novels, but this one falls so far short in my opinion.
He sounded depressed and his tone was monotonous.
I wanted to like this book, and some parts weren't bad, but... I was disappointed. I love his blog, so I was so excited and hopeful he would bring an amazing TEOTWAWKI scenario to fiction. I thought it would be similar to "One second after" (fantastic book!) except with more prepared characters. This was not the case. The book drags and drags with explanations of guns, weapons, gear etc. (I did a lot of fast forwarding)
His character development wasn't done through story-line character interaction, but through paragraphs of explanation. Therefore, I never got attached to any of the characters.
I'm christian but wow, he really lets his religious beliefs flare up like a bad case of shingles. It was even off putting for me.
His treatment of woman and "wives" in the book is borderline offensive, especially for the non-bible versed woman. I am well-versed in the bible so I understood where he was coming from, but strongly disagreed with his approach.
I did learn a lot about survivalist techniques, weapons, battle strategies, and a lot more.
Overall, I'm glad I bought the book and will probably refer to it many times in the future as a reference guide.
The story line and the characters! Z.A. Recht was an amazing writer! (i say was because sadly he passed away in 2009)
The first two books in the Morning Star Saga are amazing, I highly recommend them!
I'm totally disappointed. I bought the first 2 books in the series through audible and LOVED THEM!
I listened to the first part of the 3ard book and LOVED it, but then, it got weird. I couldn't put my finger on it but it was all wrong. It was so wrong that I did some checking online and found that Recht had passed away in 2009. Come to find out, another writer (unknown) had finished the 3ard book. I was devastated. I knew it wasn't going to end well... and it didn't.
Don't get me wrong, the person who took on the task of finishing the 3ard book took on a near impossible task. However, in my personal opinion, the unknown author strayed far from Rechts direction and maimed the story unrecognizable. The ending was beyond disappointing. Rechts masterpiece of genius was destroyed.
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