Someone who is looking for more of a drama with almost no science, technology, or futuristic fantasy.
Something from my library that I enjoyed... I usually fall back to something good after I listen to a dud.
The voice actor didn't do accents very well and there wasn't a lot of differentiation between one person and the next. It made it challenging to identify with the characters
The few technical props used by the author dated this book back to the 70's. People living on the moon faxing information back to Earth.. that kind of thing. There are many books written even before this one that are relavant well past 40 years later because there was a forward imagining of future technology in the book.
Some of the book was written from the Moon, and even though the author did recognize that the moon has far less gravity, his characters didn't seem to get it. There's a fight scene (one of the very few action sequences in the book) where the reduction in gravity wasn't taken into account. Even in the 70's it was well known that gravity is less on the moon, right?
All things considered, based on the afterward, I really liked the author. He seemed to have written this book early in his professional career, and I can't help but wonder if later books might be a little more science (or at lest accurate science) and a little less drama. Having said that, I don't think I can stomach another one like this to find out if book five is better.
A more entertaining story, not so many mistakes in the writing, and not so much exaggerated drama in the telling.
A little... I'll need to be a little more careful when selecting from this genre.
The reader would need to be able to convey a lot of drama, though Mr. Dufris went a bit overboard.
There was a very interesting and more realistic idea of how the "zombies" were made. There was some real potential there.
This is one of the very few books that I've just had to stop listening to. While many authors make mistakes now and then, this one was particularly bad. I finally gave up after the "cordite smell" in the air after a gun was discharged. Cordite hasn't been used for a very, very, long time. Expert marksmen who were supposed to be intelligent were "double tapping, one to the body, one to the head" zombies long after they knew that body shots were useless. Safety glass can't cut you after it is broken. The list goes on and on....Toward the end of the book I just didn't care about a single stereotypical character. They were predictable and shallow. They all annoyed me.The entire story was uneventful, poorly written, and the narrator's over the top dramatic voice was just too much.
Yes... but just barely. I love audiobooks, especially zombie audio books. This one seems to be a very short story stretched out to novel length by interjecting an endless flow of remarks and comments that at best do not contribute to the story or depth of "Mike", the main character. On a more personal note, the author uses one of my least favorite techniques - he tells the exact same time frame as viewed by three different people. Due to the audio format I'm not sure if they were individual chapters, though they seemed to be. In a book that is already so slow, it is frustrating to realize you have to endure that same day once again through someone else's eyes. It is made even worse that it is through the eyes of characters that I know little about and care nothing about.
No way! There are many wonderful zombie books and audiobooks.
The only character that is interesting or that I'd like to know is "Tommy". The main character is so poorly constructed and written that I kept hoping he would exit the story somehow so someone else can take the center stage.
I picked up this audiobook in part because it was a series and would offer more than just one book. There's no way I'll pay for another book in this series, so a lesson learned and a credit lost. Heed other reviewer's warnings: The main character's (MIke's) unending useless irrelevant thoughts do not in any way add to the story or improve him as a character. His apologizing for those thoughts every single time he has one is even more annoying.
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