I was skeptical about this. Turns out it was a pretty good listen. It's not the typical zombie tale. It's not filled with mindless gore. It has quite of bit of mystery as Edward tries to figure out what the heck is going on, what he is and who he used to be as well as what happened to his loved ones. I made a few predictions and I'm happy to say they didn't turn out to be true which is also a nice change.
Another story to add to the small group of books that tell the zombie tale from a different perspective and that's why I liked it. Not overwhelmingly good but if you need a little change from the typical stuff you've read in the genre give it a try.
I love this entire series and have listened to each of them with my family. Each of the stories mature, you just can't help following this family along through all of their trials. Finally in book 3, they continue their journey to finally find their home land. Great for all ages. It's something you will put in that special place for all-time favorites.
Yes, it's about zombies, but even they won't feel familiar to you in this story. The entire take on the genre, the perspective, the main character are so A typical, you are going to be begging for more by the end of it. The character development, is quite wonderful. Angel is a character you want to get to know. The beauty of it is that, there's so much potential for her to grow and mature and that equals so much material for a long and lovely friendship between this character and the reader. Loved it.
It's very easy for me to get interested in anything narrated by R.C. Bray which is really the only reason I decided to check this out. I've read the sequels to this and I am glad I did. What I can tell you is that, it's a creepy little story, but it's a very nice introduction to a great character. I like Gus and I'm sure that you're going to want more than the little tidbit The Hospital will provide. So carry on when done. The Mountain Man awaits.
I read this because I read the short story, The Hospital and became interested in the main character, Gus. This was a nice little guilty pleasure. Gus is such an interesting character that I found myself imagining his full back story, only a small portion of which we get in the book. He's a good guy, but not in a typical way. Yes, there are zombies in this book, but the live people are what make it so interesting. It's rare that I find a character that I become quite this invested in. I don't think you'll be disappointed here.
Well, you're in for a lot of cursing, that's for sure. BUT, it didn't deter me from enjoying this story, which goes back and forth between before the zombie outbreak and quite some time after it. I feel like almost anything I say will be a spoiler so I have to be careful, but I liked the narration and I liked the way the stories happening at two different points in time came together. The main character tells half of the story though an interview. If you like the zombie genre and you want to read something different from the norm, this is for you. Sequel, sequel, sequel. Please!
There are a couple of interesting twists tucked in to this story and you don't have to wait too long to find out what the first one is (I guessed it). The narrator does a decent job with the various voices. Some of the characters worked my nerves but it wouldn't be a good book if everyone made sense. Of course, there are a couple of moments where you think, "that would never work", etc, but the good action outweighs the bad. It wasn't a bad way to spend an afternoon and I will likely listen to the sequel when it becomes available.
If you think this is going to be your typical post apocalyptic zombie tale, you're wrong. It's mostly a collection of memories and events that happened prior to the outbreak. With well over 100 chapters in this title, there is surprisingly very little zombie action. If you are looking for lots of action and gore, look on. This listen was just ok for me. The narrator does an adequate job, but for the most part, these people go about life in a fairly normal way and are not bothered by zombies most of the time. I found it kind of dull, no idea where the "wow's" are coming from.
I listened to this with my 11 year old son. We both enjoyed this and in this current societal environment, it's a good lesson about understanding differences, empathy and acceptance. I'm glad we were introduced to August.
I was excited to hear this after The Jakarta Pandemic, which I firmly believe is one of the best stories of the genre. I was glad to be back with these characters and hear how things continue after the pandemic. For the most part, I wasn't disappointed, the story was pretty engaging. The only issue is that it ended too abruptly and it seems they really could have continued on and found a better point to leave off until the next installment. That said, I will be anticipating the 2nd and I do recommend this one, especially if you were left wanting more after Jakarta.
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