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.
I've always enjoyed this series... with one exception. The narration of the main character, Joe Ledger, is nauseating. If anyone talked like that in real life you'd call him a drama queen. It makes him sound like he believes everything he says is witty and really important but everyone else thinks he's a self-absorbed idiot. It's strange b/c Ray Porter does a good job with the other characters but for Joe Ledger he comes off as someone who needs to take a bullet to the voice box.
I enjoyed this book. It took a little while to understand what was going on but if I had to do it again I'd wait until the other books in this trilogy are out before listening. It's a long book that throws a lot of names and characters at you. As the story develops you forgot who some of these people were or what their roles are when they're mentioned later.
More importantly, but the time Book 2 is out there's no way I'm going to remember the relevant details in Book 1 to understand what's going on. I'll have to go back an re-listen to it.
Okay, first you have to ignore the cover on the book. Not sure if the author lost a bet or something but it's best to just push play.
It took me FOREVER to understand what was happening in this story. Several times I thought there was no way this was the first book in the series because I couldn't grasp any context. Once I accepted it I just moved on and the story got better. It does keep you guessing and the characters are great. I'll give the next one a shot and see what happens.
Enjoyed the narration as well. Not sure if I've listened to Rudnicki before but he really helped make the difference at the beginning when I was trying to decide if I should keep going.
Literally stumbled across this book. I had read Correia's other books/series but wasn't aware of this one. Even though the book is longer (which I like b/c you get more bang for your buck), it doesn't drag on. I could've kept listening so I'm glad there's a sequel. The story keeps you guessing and takes you down several twists/turns as you try to figure out the bigger picture. Plenty of action and emotion is delivered throughout the book as well.
Enjoyed the narration and have listened to Pinchot in Correia's other series so I knew the quality would be great. He does an excellent job of managing multiple characters, personalities, and genders which is not an easy thing to do.
On to the sequel!
Stumbled across this book and based on the reviews I gave it a shot. REALLY had a great time listening to this. I enjoy books that keep you engaged and this one had suspense, humor, and emotion wrapped into it. Bray as the narrator did an excellent job and brought out elements of the characters that I'm sure I wouldn't have found by just reading this book.
I wish more time was devoted to wrapping up the book with the ending but that's mainly because I didn't want the story to end. Too bad there aren't other books by Weir, I'd enjoy listening to them.
It's books like this when I really miss Mitch Rapp. There were so many scenes in the story that were just so unrealistic and unbelievable, it really was a chore to finish the book. The battle in the end was the worst and I just rolled my eyes while listening to it.
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.
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