Too many stories about zombies living AMONG us. Really? Never got the story all zombie fans like--surviving the madness at the beginning and so on. This is the kind of book that tries to win awards.
don't have one
If I were the editor, I would have asked for different stories.
Orson Scott Card once again shows he knows nothing of religion outside his own. What kind of research does this man do? The first story was creepy and I thought it was going to get even better. It was not to be. Stories about zombies need to have some sort of survival element to them, not just, let's see how weird we can make these stories. I forced myself to finish it, hoping the next story was better. A few were interesting, the father/son story was good, but left you hanging. If you want some weird zombie stories, try it, but otherwise, find another.
Will to survive.
The scene where he wandered the forest.
I did cringe when he...did something to himself. Ugh. Won't give it away.
Not sure if it was worth a credit since it wasn't a very long book, but on the same note, I won't soon forget it.
It would not be in first person, present tense. It makes the narration awkward.
The type of zombies. The least interesting, the overkill on the plane procedures, just like the first book. I'm convinced the author had a part in the writing the ACTUAL manual on how to fly the C-130.
The main hero.
Leaves you hanging.
I will probably only get the next book if it's on sale.
Lots of zombies. Some zombie books forget to put zombies in their stories. What I liked least was the first person present tense. Books in this format drive me nuts. Also, I think I can now fly that plane...overkill on the plane procedures.
You have to get used to it, but after a while I didn't mind it much. But you if you're going to put other voice characters in it, they should probably be pros. The ones they had were not and it didn't help the flow of the story, especially with a present tense story.
There's a lot of complaining about the sound effects by other reviewers, but I didn't mind it. It was the characters that distracted from the flow of the book. No more first person present tense novels please.
It's in the top 20.
The history of Tombstone and its growth. You really get a good history lesson.
Several, too many to pick just one.
Forget what you think you know, it's not true.
I really enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it. I do agree with one of the reviewers who said the author assumed a little too much when no records were available. But it wasn't too bad. Loved the history of Arizona and how it grew and the real Earps. Hollywood paints them as cleaner than wind-driven snow. You'll get a different picture by the end of the book.
Sure, it was interesting enough, though I took a few days to finish it as I was going to other books in order to take a break from this one. Felt very long, like the previous sentence I just wrote.
The history of the race to the pole. I've read several north pole books and didn't know much about this one. I was surprised by what happened.
The Scott party...what a disaster.
Very easily, if they haven't already. Anyone, but Clooney.
You get the feel of how important these things were back then. The whole world was watching.
Probably, it was easier to get through the stats at the beginning of the story, how much gear planes held, distance they traveled, etc.
The will to survive. It was unbelievable what these guys went through. It reminded me of "Coming out of the Ice," in terms of amazing survival stories.
He did a fine job with all of it.
The punches. I thought, no way could anyone survive that. Several scenes really, but I don't want to give away much more though.
Once you get to the raft in the story, it's hard to stop listening.
Not really. It was a bit too slow.
It was as I expected.
Perhaps the coming out of the "human shell" for one of the characters. Made for a good visual.
That's an odd question, but maybe kill robots?
I never fully got into this sequel. I wanted to, because I loved the first one and gave it as gifts to family members who also loved it. This may be sacrilege, but the story dragged. And the reason, I thought, was because it was...too descriptive. Not every noun needs an adjective in front of it. My mind kept screaming "Strunk and White" as a scene dragged because of so much description and the need to always go back to the first war. We went back to the first war way too much. Each scene was difficult to maneuver through because there were just too many words on top of each other. Several times I kept thinking, get to the main point! Spit it out. It was distracting. But, maybe it was just me, I don't know.
Yes, it kept me interested for the most part.
Blaaaaaahhhhhh and whaaaaaaaaaaaa?
Fine with me.
I'd wait for Netflix.
Needed more interaction between the living and the dead. They rarely left the building so all we got was...man, there's a lot of zombies down there. I did like the characters though. The story was part mystery, part zombie, part terrible ending. I literally said, "Aw, come on!" at the end. But it was an okay ride until then.
Hm, nah. Not enough there. I'd recommend The Infection or The Remaining first.
Sure. Free is always good and it's about zombies.
Sure, but needed more emotion.
I'd wait for it to come out on Netflix.
I don't think I'll be getting the rest of the series. I didn't mind the story as much as some of the other reviewers. It was fine, except I agree, where did the farmers come from? Across the bay? Also, if you're going to have an ending like that, write it in third person, otherwise, that's REALLY annoying. That turned me off the story.
The city street scene was very cool. Enjoyed that.
Continues to keep me buying the series. This one slowed down but with a purpose, just keep listening and then your brain will literally explode. I'm a mailman and it did. I had to pick up a lot of mail afterwards.
I did find some small things that always bug me about zombie books though. It's a zombie apocalypse not a nuclear holocaust, so why are they living in old wooden shacks with only tarps for roofs? If they're scavenging, hit a motor home dealership for Pete's sake. I mean really. It's like in the walking dead when they were driving around in the oldest RV on the planet. Come on. Sewing clothes? It's been what, 3-4 months and they're sewing? You can't find a Kohls, a walmart, a...any of a about a billion stores that sell clothes? And why were they using and reusing plastic silverware until they fell apart? Again, anyone scavenging could easily find enough silverware in homes for 60 people.
And then my old least favorite cliche...the nutter religious folks. See my review for "14." I was really disappointed knowing they were the ones "killing for god." Bah. Still, can't put series down though. The narrator is perfect.
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