It was good material but it was written full of dry, dull boring facts. It was not arranged in such a way as to keep the interesty.
It was all gory battles, no real meaty stories about the characters.
I was pretty much never a fan of the zombie genre but thougth because of the reviews this might be one that was different that I would like.
St. George, idealistic and humanistic.
I may try the next book in hopes it moves beyond endless and pointless battles and gore.
I didn’t read the print version.
I liked that it appeared to be one kind of story but as it went along the mystery deepened into more of a supernatural story. It kept me guessing the whole way and I was surprised at the end.
Ray did the voices including the women’s very well. You always knew which character was talking.
Move in and you may never move out again!
I wouldn’t because I found it depressing in a way fiction isn’t. The idea that anyone could be vicious and cold enogh to beat their wife into a miscarriage really bothered me not to mention all the other terrible things this cold blooded man did.
The narrator was too monotone for me.
I might try anther book by Pete Dexter but not the narrator. He was monotone and boring.
It was a toss between how bad the narrator was and how slow the book moved.
Get someone who reads aloud with expression.
Only to stop reading before the book was done.
I know what this author is trying to prove. He wants you to believe that if there isn’t hard scientific and factual proof to back up a belief it can’t be true until there is this proof. He is a scientist and wants that hard proof. The problem is some beliefs are faith based and will likely never have this proof. I finally had to stop listening because while some of the beliefs he picked apart I think are ridiculous too others like God, Heaven and the afterlife are entrely faith based and I got irritated at his insistence that if it can’t be proven it doesn’t exist and I got a feeling of condesention from him. So, if you too believe there has to be hard scientific proof and that softer proof or simply faith based beliefs are bunk then this is the book for you. I feel like I wasted my money.
It is one of my all time favorites. The characters are all very 3 dimensional and you care about them. You hate the villians and love the good guys. This is a post apocalyptic book about what happens after a nuclear strike and reprisal. One of the main characters, Swan, transforms from a girl to a young lady in the book and her protector, a washed up wrestler, is fierce about protecting her. The villians, a psychotic young man who thinks he is in a King’sKnight game protects the King, a washed up former Army Captain. While the story is long it does not drag and will remain one of my favorites. I will read it many more times after this too!
I have been a Stephen King reader since Salem’s Lot and have enjoyed most of his books. My husband and I are particular fans of the Dark Tower series and looked forward to this novel with anticipation. Unfortunately not only is the story not up to par with King doing a story within a story within a story but he narrates himself and shouldn’t. His voice just isn’t suited to it and his inflections and voices are awful! Such a dissappointment!
This was a great book. While the narration wasn’t super special it was adequate and the story was not only informative but interesting and held your attention well. I learned a lot I didn’t know about prohibition and the variety of poisons which were the murder weapon of choice during that era and about the efforts of the fledgling ME’s office to develop ways to identify these poisons. Definitely a great book and well worth the listen.
The author provides case histories of different hoarders which is something I always enjoy in a nonfiction pschological type book. It is well written and yo care about these people as they struggle with the odd form of obsessive/compulsive disorder.
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