I loved the intermingling of Blair Brown and Stephen King as narrators. I am more difficult to please when novels contain ultradimensional elements, but the balance between reality and dreamworld worked for me. One among many that are waiting for "The Stand" on audible....
I was optimistic based upon the reviews and the premise, but the writing was too simple for my taste, and I just couldn't continue the book. The story was cliche' ridden and the characters (not the zombies) were one-dimensional. For ex., I have seen the character that sacrifices himself for his brethren so often in movies/books, but it still can be originally written/portrayed with skill. This books fails to do this. For apocalyptic novels, I would recommend Stephen King's "Cell" McCarthy's "The Road", or Matheson's "I am Legend" to name a few that were so much more satisfying. thanks for letting me share my opinion
I was looking forward to this book based upon the prior reviews, but I had so little sympathy for the characters that I was rooting for the antagonist to finish them off (and the book). The narration may have contributed to this wish (especially the southern female characters). Several eye-rolling moments. I probably would have given up on the book had I been reading, and not multi-tasking during the listen.
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