If the author had written a new, fresh novel that didn't bore me to tears. It was as if there was some preset guidelines that instructed "Insert royal jerk here" and "Place handsome brooding he-man there" or "This is where the emotional unattainable beautiful woman suddenly realizes that perhaps she could fall in love, but of course it will be with the last guy she thought possible." Sort of a mad libs feel.
I'll admit. I'm not a romance fan. I find them insipid and silly. I THOUGHT this book was going to be more of an action/adventure flavored by an unexpected romance, but boy was I wrong! The supposed action was only there to bring two unlikely characters together who could then have lots of "Oh why doesn't he LISTEN to me!" and "I'll show her how awesome Navy Seals are" moments.
It was fine.
I really liked the premise of this book. I love that the main characters are a struggling couple who don't have it all together. It made me laugh when they discover their marriage therapist eating the couple who keeps the weekly appointment before them, and who, incidentally, they can't stand. Despite the zombie mayhem, this book made me often laugh out loud. I can't wait to get the next in the series.
The humor coupled with zombie destruction.
She did a great job reading the story and really brings the characters to life.
This is my favorite genre, but this story just wasn't worth listening to. Not only did the story drag and seem to follow pre-fab predictable story lines, but I also did not like the graphic depiction of homosexual sex. Those things, combined with the over-the-top reading, made me finally turn the book off. I just don't even care what happens next.
Maybe if I had read this book myself instead of listening to it, I would have enjoyed it more.
At this point, no. The reading of this story was the thing that drove me the most crazy. Have you ever watched The Chronicles of Riddick with Vin Diesel? It's like Scott Brick is consciously copying Vin Diesel's manner of speaking in that movie. It's all drawled out and presented in an "I'm too cool for my vampire teeth" kind of way. Oh wait. Except apparently these vampires don't have vampire teeth. They draw blood the old-fashioned way- with a needle.
Uhm..... Nothing that jumps out at me.
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