The only thing that could be better was if this novel was twice as long. I just hate it when a Mitch Rapp novel ends.
Had my reservations with the first book and should have saved myself a credit with the sequel. The main character makes idiotic decisions that no one would make in these situations. I'm not giving away any spoilers since anyone who listened to the first book knows that the main character decides to go get supplies from his bunker while everyone in the camp is starving and on their last meal. So what does he do once he gets a truck load of food, medicine and weapons? Any other person would return back to camp but no, not this guy. He decides to drive said truck full of supplies to a city that's known to be infested with zombies and see if anyone is still alive. Really? I won't give away any details but this stupid decision is what leads to all the problems that occurs in the story.
There were so many times I just wanted the main character to get bitten, shot, stabbed, or just die a quick death so the book would end.
Having just finished the latest Zombie Fallout book I was looking for something to help cope with the withdrawal symptoms. Gave "The Remaining" a shot and it was okay. As others have commented, the book starts somewhat slow which is too bad b/c it's pretty short overall. The main character made some stupid decisions which doesn't seem representative of someone who's highly trained in his area of expertise. I'm guessing the author did this to create conflict but it just didn't make sense to me.
What disappointed me the most was the ending. It just stops at a decent place in the story but certainly not at a point where you have any sense of closure. The next thing you know the narrator is telling you the book is finished but you get to listen to the first chapter of the next book "for free".
I wish the author would've combined both "The Remaining" and "The Remaining: Aftermath" into one book. Would have made more sense instead of just having the first book end.
Ever since Vince Flynn died I've been looking for a series to somehow replace Mitch Rapp (probably not going to happen). Gave Rain Fall a shot and it was okay but then again it was the first in the series so it's not unusual to see a slow start.
The narration was pretty decent, liked out Nishii would interchange English with Japanese. The story line held up and the ending sets the stage for the series so I'll get the next one and keep my fingers crossed.
it ends. Now I'm going through ZF withdrawal again and trying to pass time with other books that just don't stack up. ZF7 takes up where 6 left off and it was a great listen. I genuinely enjoy the interaction and dialogue between the characters and no one could ever narrate this series better than Runnette.
My only disappointment is that ZF7 just sort of ends without any logical break in the storyline. One minute I'm listening to the current scene and the next I'm in the epilogues. I even hit the back button on my mp3 player to see if I had missed something. God I hope Tufo has ZF8 ready to go soon.
Gotta admit I like ZF much better than Lycan Fallout. The dynamic relationships between the characters in ZF is half the enjoyment and with LF it's all gone. I often smile and chuckle with the banter in ZF but this doesn't exist in LF and I really missed it. Just makes me appreciate the ZF even more now.
If there's a plus side to listening to this then at least I didn't lose a credit in the end. Twenty minutes into it and I'm shaking my head as to why Sanderson wrote the first book in the Stormlight series OVER 3 YEARS AGO and then starts something else. If Steelheart would've sounded more original and less tweenish I may have given the full book a chance but c'mon this is pretty disappointing.
If you want to read a much better series with a similar spin on the magical powers then go with the Grimnoir Chronicles by Larry Correia.
Had forgotten all about this series until Warbound came out. Had to go re-listen to the first two books b/c it had been a while. Really enjoyed the series and Pinchot as the narrator was fantastic. He does such a great job with voices that you forget it's just one person narrating.
Now I'm looking forward to Correia adding to the Monster Hunter series.
Stumbled across this book and based on the reviews I took a chance. Really enjoyed the book even though I wished it was longer. The narration was well done and given that I'm a dog lover I could really relate to the story line.
Be forewarned, if you've never listened to Dick Hill portray female characters it's worse than having bad dental work. Every female voice is the same, nasally, weak sounding voice that you hear from actors imitating bimbos. What's worse is that one of the main character was a 12-yr old girl so there was no break from it. Two hours into the book I was hoping the girl would be kidnapped and halfway through I was praying she'd just be killed off so I wouldn't have to listen to that voice.
The story started off okay but gradually began to drag on. I'm sure the narration had something to do with it but this will most likely be my last Nathan McBride book. I know I won't be listening to anything else by Dick Hill unless the producers hire a separate actor to read the female parts.
Enjoyed the story but it's one of the few that would have worked better for me if I had read it via listening to it. It took me a while before I started to get the gist of what was happening and by then it would have been nice to "flip back" into the book and reference some of the earlier parts of the story.
Great narration though, top notch performances.
On an aside, the book convinced me NOT to pay money to watch the movie in the theater. I don't see how they can capture of book of this length and depth into a single movie. I'll wait for the DVD but to plan on watching it.
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