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.
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.
I like the fact that you got the viewpoint of one person in what was a logical, reasonable accounting of how the ZA would happen.
I have not. I liked how he didn't make the narration overly dramatic.
No. It was just a great story that was told well.
Better than most zombie books.
It was different that most I have listened to because it was so short. I would put it in the top 20% of the books I have read, although I would have liked to have learned more about a couple of the characters. I like that it takes place during the same time period as the Elantris book.
When Shai changes her characteristics toward the end of the book.
I have not. I enjoyed her performance on this one, though.
The last discussion between Shai and her guard.
It was a very good story, and the narration of the many characters made it more interesting.
Richard Mayhew was a great character and was in the middle of all of the action, so I would have to select him.
Mayhew ... McAvoy did a great job with him.
I really liked the book, but go lost a time or time because I wasn't the story takes a few turns here and there, and it was sometimes hard at first to pick up which (male) actor was speaking. All in all, though, a very enjoyable book.
One of the top 10
There was only one major character ... Watney
Not one particular scene ... loved all the different scenes that focused on how to survive on Mars.
When the people at NASA realized Watney was still alive ...
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but found it totally captivating. It was so creative.
Yes ... it is captivating
BT ... but they all are good. And the characters you are supposed to dislike, you REALLY don't like.
Very easy to listen to. He sounds like "Mike" now.
This is a bit different ... not our normal zombie story.
I love the series from Mark, and Sean does a great job of telling the story ... but it is extremely disappointing that the author would put on a 2.5 short story that only vaguely has anything to do with the larger story of Zombie Fallout and try to sell it for so much. This whole story wasn't necessary, and it didn't do a very good job of setting up the story about Mike and the others.
Give it away from free ... or this could have been condensed into a prologue. It was wasn't worth the effort.
Easy on ears.
Disappointment. A waste. Not necessary. There are only about 5 minutes in the whole thing that really seem to have much to do with the other books. And the premise of how the Spanish Flood was started is just stupid.
I would advise readers to ignore this. Find someone that will tell you .... in 2 or 3 sentences ... they parts that related to the book series. (Hint ... Tommy ...)
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