Surprising, Real, smooth
I think many zombie Genre Books compare to each other so maybe here I will say where I feel it Differs. Where many Zombie books deal with zombies,Death,chewing,tearing,ripping etc.. this story will also tell you stories inside of stories which will smoothly lead you into stories which all get tied up into a Zombie Tearing and chewing Story.. YA FEeL Me!
Believe it or not Jenny! Probably first Female Character I've been down with! Most end up being the bimbo sexpots who after they are sexed out nobody minds they get eaten (by zombies). Well not here, No Sir!! This young lady is Bad Ass, Kick Ass, Fiercly Loyal & protective of her friends/Family.. And I picture her being very Hott! I actually imagine her looking very much like the author of the book!!
Tag Line..?. I don't get it... If I'm guessing at your meaning correctly I'd have to say
"Trow Em Ova Dat Dere Wall, Make it Known Ya Best Nots Mess wit Texas"
The Little Fingers at the very start of the book.. Uuggghh unless your not human it tugs at you! Hard for any parent to imagine!
Great Start! Can't wait to get more!
The trials and tribulations the main character Faces.
Despite his loses, his personal feelings & whatever urges he may be feeling.. He decides to start down a certain path although he knows that there's no possibility that the end of said rode is far from guaranteed except the knowledge that nothing he personally has lost will be returned to him. He moves forward, driven by unseen forces, things that make a Man.. A Man! I look forward to seeing where this man will end up landing.!
Unsure but I can say this book had me excited from start to finish of this series of books I couldn't stop, always in the edge of my seat, always looking forward to listening time, rooting for my characters & worrying how things will play out.
Seek out a Movie deal! If done correctly.. Allowing no external interference from "Tge Experts" this could be the StarWars of the new millennium if your given the freedoms to create the visual version of the world I'm sure is clear and crisp in your imagination.. I could see this becoming a icon if done right, you'll no doubt need to fight to stay loyal to your story but ask George Lucas what it feels like to have created such a complex universe for his dream to exist?! I'm sure he'll admit how many people wanted to change his story.. "Had great ideas", "Knows what the people want" etc.. Personally I'd rather stand strong behind my work & fail, then sell out to succeed!
Wouldn't suggest you start with this book, after a few chapters I realized this is a story that is well under way and starting here would be like walking into a movie during the last 45 min. And trying to understand what's going on. Sounds like a good story tho!
I wish it was clear where this story actually begins!
Yes!! I'd see the main character react as any normal human being would in similar situations. He had to much restraint for me to be able to believe him to be real! The Pope wouldn't have had such self control as this man showed repeatedly throughout this story! To unbelievable.! As well as many characters throughout doing things that just wouldn't happen in real life.! Sorry not anyone I know..just a for instance: husband goes to check on neighbors.. Wife is supposed to be playing lookout for him. he gets her on walkie talkie & reports the neighbors were All brutally murdered, he's going to the other neighbors house to check on them although he knows they to are dead but he has to be sure! Keep in mind the murders are known to be holding up in a house two doors down.. Upon finding the second family murdered he is leaving the house & runs right into one of the murderers & avoids confrontation & gets home. When he gets home he wonders why his wife didnt warm him the guy was outside the house she apologized stating she went to get another cup of coffee.. Ok your husband is outside, your watching his back, there's a house full of squatting murderers who you've just found out killed your neighbors & you leave your post, leave your husband hanging out there I watched to grab cup of coffee??!? That would constitute a B!/?@ Slap in most households.. Thanks Hun I guess she Was making sure the life insurance policy was paid up.!! Hahaha
I liked it all, the characters, the Attitude, the "in your face" defiance of religious Norms! Pushing the limits, who am I kidding,? Smashing the limits, making new limits & smashing them as well! When a Man becomes the Devil then tricks God into taking over his duties as Lucifer (Hells Paper pushing Mayor of sorts) while he goes back to being a man (somewhat) killing angels, deals with Vampires, pissing off Ghosts, & Demons & ghouls & old Gods... Oh My..! What more could a guy ask for out of one book??
Everything! This story could go on and on & never get boring!
I don't do spoilers!
Laughed a few times out loud.. But crying.?! Nah!
If you listened to the other Sand Man Slim books Im sure you don't need to read a review to know your buying this one too! You won't be disappointed!
Wouldn't know as I've not read the printed version.
Honestly couldn't compare it to any other book for it is unique compared to most books I've read. Outside of books I might say its comparable slightly to the TrueBlood TV series due only to character association. Basically meaning that any mythical creature Vamps, wolves, gods, Druids, witches, demons etc are all alive & well & possibly living right next door to you!
Personal opinion would be Luke Daniels brings life & personality to the characters with his Voices & the way he narrates the story. The Iron Druid is a great idea a well thought out & written series! With that said I believe that Luke Daniels brings a certain something to every book he narrates, his reading style & voice over for Characters allows the listener to easily identify who's speaking, what's going on & makes immersion into the world of the Iron Druid all that much easier.! My applause to Kevin Hearne on a masterpiece of a series as well as a great choice of narrator by choosing Luke Daniels to breathe Life into Mr. Atticus O'Sullivan & The Trusty wise cracking WolfDog By the name of Oberon. I'm sure narrators like artists fetch varied commissions for their work. One one end you may have Myself who would be the equivelant of a child's finger painting, having hard time giving the finished product away all the way up to Luke Daniels being the equivelant of a Picasso or Micheal Angelo capable of a Masterpiece.! I appreciate Hearnes Love of his series & his insistence on having it one of the Best in the Buisness narrate it into a reality.! Bravo!
No spoilers, this series has moved me in many ways as I've finished book 6 prior to writing this, its been a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Happiness, sadness, fear, anticipation, confusion, anger, frustration so on & so on.! The point being this: The pairing Of Hearnes story telling abilities with Daniels Narration Skills allows, NO leaves you helpless to not become emotionally involved with these Charactors, rooting for your favorites & against those you've villianized.! I find myself upset there isn't another book to move onto.!
Said it before & Ill say it once more risking seeming like I have a "Man Crush" or something.! That isn't the case at all...! Hahaha its more that Ive been listening to audio books nonstop since finding Audible some 2 years or so ago. During which time Ive gone through possible close to 400 books. Some have been good, some have been ok.. Some have been bad & then some Horrible. I've heard great stories Butchered by cheap, half effort editing & Narration? then Mediocre stories made much better with Top Notch narration.! Then every once and a while I find the perfect combo of Story writer & Narrator which together creates "The Perfect Storm" & Like Peanut Butter & Jelly when they get together you end up with something Classic.! Something that will never get old no matter how much you have of it.! Its Satisfying & you want more & more, can't get enough.! Thanks to both Hearne & Daniels for a superb job throughout this entire series!
Wolf hound still gets me laughing!
No but bet ya I will be !
Basically did over day & half!
Again, check out this series! I can honestly say this author could go on & on with this series & never have to end it! Coming soon Iron Druid book 28!! Ill still be listening I'm sure!!
Its all good! Comedy, suspense, mystery, magic, gods/goddess of all kinds!! All around great idea!!
Conversations between main character & his hound!
Wolf hound always has me laughing!
I'm not into ruining stories! This is a fun book!
Give this book a shot! I was on fence a long time & bought a few stinkers when Zombie books dried up so I figured why not, I'd been seeing it suggested for some time & so I tried it!! So Happy I did!!
Next Iron Druid book until a new Zombie book comes out by someone I know.! I'm about to give up on new Authors selling Zombie Novels'
The narration was bad! It wouldn't be fair to Blame it fully on the narrator cause its hard to tell if its the story or the narration which really kills it! But its my belief that a Great Narrator can salvage a bad story with his Voices, & the personality he gives the characters just as a great story can make a bad narrator seem better then he is but when you put two negatives together its like a fart in church!
Didn't get far enough to say honestly!
Don't waste your credit or money!!
Can't really put my finger on it, wether it is the narration or the story or the two combined but I just couldn't get through the book! I rise to step away & listened to few other books then went back to give it another shot.. Just a all around stinker! Sorry! I don't like giving bad reviews but I wish if of had one to have warned me prior to wasting a credit!
I enjoyed playing the game, all of them actually & will probable be buying the new one soon. But the book was very disappointing. It basically told the same exact story as the Game does, adding filler between the key points of the game. It does give more insight into the characters but honestly I think because I play the game I can't like the book.?! If that makes sense?! If I never played then Maybe I would have enjoyed this much more because the actual concept is a good one, jut not for me!
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