I am a big fan of the Jack Reacher books ... but man, is this one boring or what. Virtually nothing happens for the majority of the book. Anyone giving this a 5 star must be a relative of Mr. Child, or must work for the publisher. Or perhaps they just like the Reacher series enough to forgive so a slow book.
I would only because I like the Reacher books. But come on, Mr. Child, don't dial in the next one.
Reacher has a broken nose ... so much of the narration sounds like it done with the narrator holding his nose.
Seriously? You could cut out most of them and it wouldn't make any difference. Slow, slow, slow.
Sometimes with Neil Gaiman I get the feeling that his writing is witty to be witty, not so much to move the story alone. I suppose that is what I felt in this book. The story just didn't move along as smoothly as I would like.
Love the basic idea of the story. Just had a tough time with consistent story-telling.
Yes. Find a better book.
I would, but I also know not everyone would "get" this book. It is a bit hard to follow, and the characters are a bit confusing at times, but I loved the idea of the story.
The buildup to the 15th life was good.
Well, I suppose it would have to be Harry since he was the dominant character through the whole thing.
Life doesn't always end the way you expect.
Very enjoyable. More so for the story than the characters.
I have probably read about a dozen Mark Tufo books, and in general I like them very much. For this one, where the major story is an alien invasion, we seem to talk about most everything OTHER than the aliens. This reads more like Zombie Fallout then it does a book about aliens. I mean, seriously, do we have to have the "humans turn crazy and mean" and then spend half the book on that?
I won't read the rest of this serious. I am a big Mike Talbot fan, but this series is just silly.
Great narration. Love his voice. He IS Mike Talbot. Just give him a better script.
Great narration. Mike Talbot is great. Too bad this book didn't have very much Michael Talbot.
Mr. Tufo, I think one reason so many of the scenes in this book sound like the scenes in your other books is because you have too many series going on and can't keep them all straight. Quality, not quantity.
Western Rides Again
Very much like a traditional western where the good guys always follow their own morals, and bad guys have none.
The too-perfect kid
I like the simple approach of this series. The good guys stay good guys, and you know the bad guys stay bad. Not as good as the first book, though.
No. These books always have a "twist" so knowing the twist makes the story not as interesting.
Not sure this is an "edge of your seat" but it is told well. I like the way everything is so easy to follow.
The last scene when the defendant things everything is going great.
Defendants always lie!
It is one of the easiest to listen to because the dialogue is verily simple and most of it is written first person.
Very similar to the first two Mickey Haller books.
Not sure. The nice thing about reading a book is you create your own image of what is going on. Giles does a good job, though.
Not really. I don't this is an overly emotional book. It is just told well and is easy to follow.
Fun, Thrilling, Fiction. I was really engrossed in the book, but it did jump the shark a few times.
Why, the Lincoln Lawyer, of course. (Mickey)
It has already been made into a book ...
There were parts of the book that had me rolling my eyes. Beyond that, though, I greatly enjoyed the book.
I read the reviews and this sounded like an interesting story, but it was so inconsistent and so poorly done that I totally lost interest in it. As several people noted, this was obviously written someone who (1) is into the whole survivalist thing, (2) doesn't think too highly of the government, and (3) really doesn't know how to put aside his/her biases in order to write a good story. Very, very disappointing.
Certainly not the next book in this series.
It was just kinda flat ... but then again the dialogue was so predictable and flat that the narrator probably didn't have much to work with.
"What a waste of time."
I can see why the author used the name 'A American' because I wouldn't have put my real name on this, either. This read more like a really long propaganda piece for the militia then it did anything else. But hey, this will be good to hand out to new recruits who want to create their own 'new world order'.
Yes. It was a nice, short, concise conclusion to an interesting series. I like how J.L. Bourne pulled everything together and gave us a vision of what comes next.
I don't know of any. I liked that it was indeed a summary that showed life after the zombie apocalypse.
I have only listened to Jay Snyder in this series. Thought he was very good in books 1 and 2, and this one. I didn't like book 3, but that had more to do with the silly military jargon, bs, lingo than the narrator.
I did listen to it all in one session.
This book was a return to the format and approach used in the first two books, and I like that. I don't know what happened to book 3. Either J.L. Bourne didn't have time to write book and had some hack do it, or he decided to forego the format of the first two books and do a military shoot-em-up, lingo filled, junior high humor filled book. Not good.
This book restored my faith in the series. It was still too expensive, though, for such a short audio book.
I was very surprised when I listened to this book because it was SOOOOO different than the first two. I kept checking to see if I was listening to the wrong book. I like the one-person point of view of the first two books. This book is much more of the "military shoot-em-up" books that others write about zombies. I don't enjoy those very much because the "everybody has a nickname like Razor, Doc, Kill, etc. and there is the constant college 'in your mouth' kind of humor."
Don't get me wrong. This book wasn't bad, but it is NOT consistent with the Day by Day Armageddon style of the first too books. If I hadn't already purchased the next book I would probably stop listening to this. If I wanted a military shoot-em-up book I would have purchased one.
Not well. See the above comment. Did J. L. Bourne really write this?
Yes, but at times the dialogue was so mad I just had to roll my eyes. Many of the military characters were not well defined and came across as overly dramatic.
Not this one.
I hope the last book is closer to the first two than this one.
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