Atypical of genre.
There is a scene in which the main character accompanies his older brother to "quiet" a zombie. It is a pivotal moment in their relationship and in the book. The moments just prior are full of suspense and the scene itself is intensely emotional.
I think my favorite would have to be the main character's older brother, Tom. He's got so many admirable qualities. He is an honorable man who has taken over the care of his younger brother since the death of their parents 8 years prior to the start of the book. The more that is revealed about him during the course of the book, the more I grew to like him. The narration in general, while not bad, was not great either and I listened to it at 1.5x normal speed.
I would have but it was too long to hear all at once.
I'm a huge horror fan and have many zombie books. My 13 year old daughter also loves all things spooky and I got this for her as her first zombie book. It's perfect for her. The young characters are well-written and their dialogue, thoughts and emotions are believable. The book is more about the relationships between the characters, the difference between living and survival and morality than about zombies. While there are some suspenseful scenes and violence, there isn't the graphic violence and gore typical of the genre. Since I bought this for my daughter, I'm not complaining.
I can't say this is a terrible book or that the narrator did an awful job. Certainly there are many people who loved and highly recommended it. It's just not something that held my interest, which surprised me. I love horror/comedy and have a twisted, irreverent sense of humor. I think I was hoping for something that was a little more thrilling, like Mark Tufo's "Zombie Fallout" series. I'm not sure if it was the writing or narration but it seemed like the characters in the book had such subdued reactions to everything.
Not sure.....maybe Bill the Vampire.
Phil Gigante, Holter Graham, Oliver Wyman or Craig Wasson...there are a number of excellent narrators. Again, I can't say that the book or narrator was awful. It simply wasn't my style.
In all honesty, I can't answer this fairly because I couldn't listen longer than an hour without falling asleep.
The combination of an intense story, detailed, believable characters and great narration transported me to Scotland as a silent witness to each scene. I was hooked from start to finish.
Without question the lead character, Toni Gallo, was my favorite. She is smart, vulnerable, dedicated, strong and determined.
She does a good job with the narration and I love her accent, especially given the book's setting.
There are several but describing them would be giving away information that could spoil someone's enjoyment of the book.
What a surprise!
Definitely the lead character, Angel. She is spunky, strong, smart, flawed, vulnerable and determined. I should note that anyone who has a problem with excessive profanity should probably skip this series. While it didn't bother me, the lead character talks like a trucker raised in a bordello.
Hmmm....I wouldn't want to describe it and give away any spoilers.
That's a tough question. While the title may turn some potential buyers away, I've got to admit that it gets one's attention.
I purchased this one by accident and considered returning it without listening to it but decided to at least give it a chance first. I'm so glad I did! It's entertaining and funny with a very likable main character.
Definitely. I was completely engrossed from the very beginning. I couldn't wait to see what would happen next and was constantly on the edge of my seat for the last half of the book. I couldn't wait for the next piece of the mystery to be discovered and, with new piece of the puzzle, I was more intrigued then chilled as the truth was finally revealed.
I couldn't choose a specific character as a favorite. All of the primary characters were well-written and voiced.
The narrator did a great job voicing all of the different characters although I did listen to it at 1.5 speed.
It was too long to hear in one sitting but I would have liked to if it were possible.
Mystery, suspense, romance and horror...hurrah!
Entertaining, amazing and utterly delightful!
From the fantastic story, excellent narration, engaging characters and the inclusion of subtle sound effects and music, this audio book has too many great features to choose one and say it was better than the others. They all combined to capture me from the very beginning, and never let me go. I didn't listen to this book; I experienced it. There aren't enough stars to accurately rate this one.
While I loved the two main characters, my favorite is bad girl, Ridley. It's easy to root for the good guys and against the bad in most stories. There are a few characters in this book that aren't easily pigeonholed. Ridley's definitely dark with a sassy and saucy "since I'm headed to hell I might as well enjoy the ride down" attitude. Her cheeky humor and trademark lollipop cracked me up and the glimpses of girl she used to be made me feel for her.
It's too long to listen to in one sitting but I would have loved to. This was one of those "listen to in the car, while making dinner, doing housework and ANY you can until it's done" books.
I have an extensive collection of audio books in a variety of different genres and this is my absolute favorite. The movie didn't do it any justice.
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