Loved the book, just thought I'd point out an issue with the recording. Part 2 of the download for me started about 40 minutes from the end of the book! by trial and error I discovered that the part 'begins' about 1 hour and 9 minutes after hitting play. So, if you have no idea what's going on when you start part 2, fast forward and give it another try as this is an excellent series.
If you can make it through the sarcastic and extremely parenthetical first 15 minutes of this book, you will find some solid story telling, and maybe a few genuine laughs. Not that the style changes, but the listener gets used to it fast. Describing it as "king of the hill, of the dead" only refers to the narrator, but yes, it sounds like Hank Hill is telling you a story from the apocalypse. Kind of loved it. Downloading the second book now.
This book is just fine to whittle away the time, and reasonably unique in it's story-line and plot arc. My only complaint is with the narration. The narrator's voice and distinction between characters is just fine, but the editing of the actual recording is full of these sudden changes in tone, and sometimes volume, which seem to have been spliced in from another session. To me it seems as if the audio was also edited to remove all pauses between sections; throwing you into another location and set of characters with a confusing lack of transition.
If you can get over the recording faults, however, this is an entirely enjoyable novel, and I've already bought the sequel.
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