Expected more from this story. I enjoy Neil Gaiman's books and was expecting a little more of the quirky humor and imagination related to the minatours existence. Basicall he's a shy line cook with a speech impedimant and the story goes through 2 weeks of his life and him dealing with being awkward in relationships.
I was hoping for a Calvin Trillin type of listen, dry humor and observations. This was not it, came off to me in the beginning as a tired diatribe of someone talking/whining about their life to an uninterested person whom was just being polite while they continued,wishing they could be engulfed in flames to escape the one sided conversation. I could not finish.
I am a big fan of the zombie/apocalypse themed stories.This one, while I was able to finish it, just did not have the vibe to it. It lacked detail, basically a bunch of young stereotypes hanging out at a ranch having high school drama with the occasional zombies showing up.
I was not sure what to expect.I did not care for the narrator, almost made me stop listening in the beginning until the story picked up. The narrator read characters well and intoned, he just had a very classical high pitched haughty accent that I found annoying and will avoid in the future. The story itself was an interesting shift to the traditional Robin Hood stories I have heard in the past. Traditional characters were woven the story creatively providing some "aha" moments when their names are revealed. While I did enjoy the story I am not sure I will go on to the next one if it is the same narrator.
story built up pretty well, felt like the author had some Stephen King influence in his imagination, not saying it read like a Stephen King book just in his grand scale of imagination for what was behind 14
Interesting story line, entertaining though some of the story has a few holes in it, it was still good enough to go on to the second one.
Was hoping for a good series to get into- this was not it. I found the story lacking, could not get a hold of me and the overly dramatic narration was a little distracting as well. Did not finish
Having read/listened to many zombie/apocalypse stories this is good enjoyable zombie fun, with some good twists in the story and narrated well.
I was a little skeptical on the premise but this was a good fun read. A little predictable in the plot line but also imaginative and interesting in the story telling.
Read gray man and was looking forward to a sequel. Seems a general formula to go through long list of technical equipmnt preparations only to lose all his equipment as soon as the action starts. A little sterotyping and over macho un realistic with some characters, and again with the unrealistic escapes, reminds me of the old movies where the good guys six gun had way more than six bullets in it. Still a good fun listen, not sure if i will go in for the third one in the series or not without a long break in between.
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