Overall this is an awesome book. I thought the first chapter was VERY slow but man am I glad I stuck it out. I finished it and immediately downloaded the second book. I'm a big fan of Correia but have never had the pleasure of listening to Bronson before. Now I know what all the fuss is about. This man doesn't just "read" the book he ACTS it out! If he narrated the telephone book I'd buy it. Between the author & the narrator this series is definitely in my top three. Great character development (though it took me a bit to get everyone straight) and Pinchot does an amazing job. He even manages to have brothers sound like brothers but still slightly different. Women sound like women & geez the animation really brings the story to life. I can't say enough about Pinchot. Best there is. I typically steer away from stories about "magic" and fantasy and lean more towards zombies but this was really good. Great steampunk story. It's what "might have been". Jake Sullivan is our hero and like many others has a specific magic ability. There's a secret society - the Grimnoir that strives to protect those that cannot protect themselves. The supporting characters are just as colorful and developed as our hero. Also, each of them has a unique and interesting story. I swear Correia could take any one of them and create a new series. The bad guys aren't just evil men/monsters out to destroy the world but complex characters with many levels of evil! Multiple bad guys as well! I've never caught myself envisioning a book as the narrator reads it before. I've always listened and enjoyed but couldn't "visualize" what was happening. Not so with this book. Just as colorful as if I was watching a movie. Pinchot is THAT good and L.C.'s writing that creative. In one "scene" an "active (someone with magical abilities) can persuade people with his voice and a southern colleague asked if he tawked to him or taawwwked to him. Another cute scene was about a dirigible when an active appeared out of nowhere and can be seen by bad guys from another ship. He waves and one tentatively raises his hand (during battle) to wave back in confusion. Pinchot delivers that scene so well I laughed hysterically for five minutes. There's two more planned in the series and I will purchase them without even reading a review. No need. They will be wonderful (and hopefully my new favorite narrator will be my guide!) Don't hesitate to purchase this book - you will NOT regret it!
boring, dry, VERY hard to follow, all the characters seem exactly alike to me. The "bad guy" is not scary just annoying. Stopped after a few chapters.
OMG OMG OMG. Best one yet! I really think I like the Elizaless story much better. Mike & Family set out looking for Dr. Baker thinking he can cure BT & Mike's son. Both had been infected but not yet turned. BUT not only does the Talbot caravan provide awesome entertainment - Tufo gives us the back story of Mrs. D. and it is a doozy! Better yet...........TRIPP is back! Gotta love the stoner with a big personality. It seems Mike & Company aren't the only ones looking for Dr. Baker. A military group with connections to Mrs. D. is also interested in the Doc. Everyone ends up in the same place and we learn more about what started this whole zombie apocalypse.
Mike & the group start to ponder on whether or not GOD is steering the group together & somewhere since there are allot of events that they had been chalking up to coincidences or fate that now seem outrageously unlikely. I don't mind the religious aspect of 7 at all but I hope, are you listening TUFO?, the author doesn't turn this whole series into a Lost finale and the Talbot party is in purgatory. That would not fly with us loyal fans. GOD helping out, fine, Mike waking up in the shower and this is all a bad dream, Mike being in a psych ward & slowly coming out of his stupor and purgatory/hell would be an insult to those of us who love this series!!!! I don't know if that's where he is going but I hope not. The book kind of ends abruptly but I don't have a problem with it at all. It simply means there's a book 8!!!
Zombie Fallout 7 is the best yet! WOW
Our hero, Emily, was likable yet flawed (really ride a bike from NY to Alaska instead of learning to drive quickly? puleez). I love a story that has "monsters" (monsters & zombies - Christmas Day) and I liked how these were portrayed. A nice premise and I think book two will be even better than the first. There were a few cliches that I could have lived without but for the most part interesting and entertaining.
Red rain begins falling & people die. Aliens? Terrorists? Monsters appear that may or may not be Aliens but definitely scary. Emily doesn't see a single soul but is lucky enough to find a well trained and protected malamute. They journey north towards Jacob & his group of scientist hoping the cold will stave off the effects of the "red rain". Along the way she meets a surviving family and they join her on her trek. Emily runs into lots of problems along the way but triumphs!
looking forward to book 2.
I did NOT like this one! Boring boring boring. The characters were a cliche, the story was predictable and the "blog" just didn't work.
OMG I absolutely loved this last (sadly) chapter in Deuce's adventure. The story picked up with just as much action as it left off with. I love how the author has invented the "freaks" (humans mutated from biological weapons, testing and evolution). Deuce & Fade are a great believable couple. I'm in my 40's and I enjoyed this"young adult" couple.
Ok, Salvation is surrounded & attacked, Deuce creates her own army/resistance, there are unexpected allies and finally Deuce has a family and a real home. She and Fade and her new found family live happily ever after (some are not so lucky) in a place they can finally call home...........and safe!
Get it you won't regret it. I really hate that the series has ended. .
I'll admit, I only purchased this because it was the deal of the day. Otherwise it would have sat in my wish list. Man am I glad I did! It's nice to see Appalachian (I grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky) people portrayed in a positive light. The author did a great job - though no one I grew up spoke so "proper" lol.The narrator needed to give it a bit more hillbilly twang. I won't hold it against him since I love Guidall. What a great premise. Not to give too much away..............a small community in West Virginia is suddenly uprooted and thrown into Germany in the 1600's. The author set it up cleverly to get a mixture of people into the town. The hero of the story is attending his sister's wedding along with several out of town guests and pretty much the rest of the town. History is changed. I am off to purchase the other books in the series right now! Great listen. LOVED it!!!
I'm either the only person who hated this story or the only horror/fantasy fan that purchased it! I liked The Terror and the title and description is hinting towards a "creature" making an appearance so I gave it a try. why oh why did I give it a try. If you are a climber or have an interest in it then definitely you'd like this book. If you're a horror/supernatural/fantasy fan don't waste you're time. He just goes on and on and on and on with details. If he wrote a description of how to boil an egg it would go like this.......walk with one foot in front of the other. Cautiously so you do not fall. Concentrate on this task and do not get distracted. If you hear a noise for example, perhaps a doorbell it is best to wait until you've reached your destination to investigate the sound. You then lift your right hand, unless you are left handed in which case you would lift the left hand and grasp the refrigerator door firmly. If you don't grasp it firmly you will not have enough momentum to actually open the door. Once the door is opened search diligently and methodically through the contents looking for the egg carton...........you get the idea. By the time you learn how to boil an egg you've lost interest and anything he has to say is so boring you really just don't care anymore, assume the boiled egg would be just as boring and would grab a bag of chips. Off to get a bag of chips and look for another book!
What a waste of time & credit. It really had potential too. The author spends WAY too much time on developing secondary characters that all die. Why bother. Slow, no horror here. Next...................
Dry, monotone almost embarrassing american accents
maybe if you can get past the narrator you MIGHT enjoy the book.
Classic case of narrator ruining the book
LOVE love love these two together. They could write & read a phone book and it would be a hit. THANK YOU AUDIBLE for your new Daily Deal!!!
This one is a little more gory that the usual Tufo fare but the humor, great characters and phenomenal story are all there.
Even though the sale is over don't hesitate to get it. You'll love it.
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