I've never read anything by Wayne Simmons before, however, after struggling to get 1/4 through this book, and finally giving up, I don't think I'll ever read anything by him again. I finally just gave up and called it unreadable.
I've yet to figure out who the main char. is, or what the story is about - it starts off as a typical Zombie story, people turning undead, then wanders off into some girl that's being held captive by some guy. From there it only got worse.
I hope this isn't the last book because the series is so good.
I'm not going to give any of the story away, however, if you've listened to the previous books, your going to enjoy this one.
The story seemed to jump around and not flow properly. The performance was good, however, the story wasn't.
By starting a "new" series with "The Perseid Collapse" Steven Konkoly didn't even try to "up sell" you on this book.
If you listened to the Jakarta Pandemic this series ties in quite well, however, if you didn't listen to JP, then you don't feel like you missed the start of the series.
I'm now waiting for Book 3 :)
There's "hole" in the recording at 6:13:37, it seems to skip a few seconds - by no means does it hurt the story, or even detract. Just an error in the recording.
With that out of the way, this is a REALLY good book and can't wait for Book 3. Like book 1 it leaves you hanging and wanting more. If you liked Book 1 you'll like Book 2
I re-listened to book 1 before this book, and book 2 just seemed disjointed. Kristen Potter really did a great performance - I think you could read a dictionary and still make it sound interesting.
Lots of technical information, and lays it out like it would happen. If you like SHTF books, this is one for you.
Hacker isn't my favorite narrator, however, he didn't bore me. He does read the story and try to keep you entertained - I just don't like it when narrators try and do accents.
If you're looking for more technical data like was in the first Distant Eden, then this book is not for you. It's a follow-on story of Adrian; one of the characters from the first book. It has very little of the technical stuff you got from the first book.
The book leaves the door open for a 3rd book.
While this is a backend story to Patriots, you don't need to listen to Patriots before this book - Rawles says this at the start of the book.
Dick Hill did a much better job reading the book, no lame New York accents.
Just like the Zombie Apocalypse Manual shouldn't be an audiobook, this also shouldn't be. This book more of a referance manual, not a story - it's just not a good fit for an audiobook.
The detail in the story was great, I've never read a book so well researched.
When the M1 Ambrams tank was described it felt like you where sitting inside of it looking around.
Sorry Dick Hill, but you almost ruined the story for me. I don't like to listen to a story about a bunch of people, and they all sound like they are from Upstate New York. Just like I wouldn't like to listen to a story and everyone in it sounded like they where Surfer Chicks - I almost stoped listening and returned the book.
I'll try anything from Rawles now. I'm hooked
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