I really enjoy these type of stories of survival and this one started out pretty good. I had a huge issue with the main character though, who is quick to figure out what kind of disaster he's faced with and get into action to prepare for the survival of his family and then his community. What was difficult to accept is that he warns everyone of the lawlessness to come, like stealing and murder, but then he contributes to it and I guess the reader should think it is justified because he's trying to survive. So the character kind of rubs me the wrong way at times. If not for that, I could have rated it a bit higher. If you've gone thought most of the rest of what's out there, this will give you something to chew on. I really enjoyed the Jakarta Pandemic, so I'd recommend that before The End if you have not yet read it.
I really liked the first story in this series. However, it almost felt like this one was written by someone else. I was not a huge fan of the narration either. I didn't like Sandra Wolfe as a character and overall, just don't like the direction that this 2nd book is taking the story. Unsure if I will continue to the 3rd or not. I didn't think this was a good follow up to Edward's story and was disappointed overall.
I had to stop listening to this again and again because I felt like I was missing something. But no, I verified that this is the first book in the series. These characters must have come from elsewhere, they have a history because there is too much happening or too much that has happened that I do not understand for this to be book 1. The other very difficult thing with this listen is that Mike and Jack, sound exactly the same. The only differentiated voice is Trip's. Not a favorite. Might actually return it.
I've enjoyed this series, however, after three listens I have just a bit of an issue with the main character, Lance. I don't understand how he can still, three books in, be so stupid. He's a very like able character, but he's gotten no smarter as this saga continues and I really struggle with that. It's like the author has to keep him pretty dense in order to create drama. I also have to mention that I am so confused that Cass is always reflected on the cover for these books. She's not the main character and the story is not told from her perspective. Those are just my petty gripes. Overall, it's a good listen and the characters are enjoyable. A little over 6 hours each so they're pretty quick hits as well.
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.
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