I would definitely recommend this book to a friend. I thought the little accounts were fascinating. I could have listened to much more.
The most memorable parts to me are those that talk about the amazing accomplishments of the CIA when I've never heard of most of these stories before.
I thought the narrator was solid but not outstanding.
Its a little long to listen to this in one sitting but maybe three or four.
I would recommend this story to friends who were interested in the NFL.
The personal accounts of players were fascinating and bone-chilling, particularly the Troy Aikman story.
I listened to this book a little at a time because parts were fascinating and other parts were very heavy on medical or people I didn't care about so I needed to break things up.
I enjoyed the book but they could have cut it down by a couple hours.
I would recommend this to a friend because it is a solid and entertaining book. I especially enjoyed that the characters thought they had done something good in the first book resulted in terrible consequences here in the second book.
I would compare this book to Warbreaker only to the extent that Sanderson always uses different and interesting magic systems.
This is another great performance by Michael Kramer.
I did want to listen to the entire book in one sitting but it was far too long to do so in less than several days.
I enjoyed the development and evolution of the characters and the game of cat and mouse between Vin and Ruin.
The fight between Vin and Ruin as well as the fight between Marsh and Elend
Another great performance.
Not likely because the pace was slow bordering on monotonous.
I was pleased with the ending.
This wasn't my favorite Michael Kramer performance. He is a great voice actor but none of the characters were great in this book.
I suppose the main character because he is one of the few people that makes it through the book.
I wanted to enjoy the book but I had a hard time getting into it. As the book progressed it felt like a series of unrelated events loosely tied together by flat characters until they die off. I think the author is talented and he is very detailed in many of his descriptions, but the timeline of the book seems to be about 12 hours and the audio book is close to 10? I got a little bored despite the action.
I think the thing I liked the best was the brutal honesty. Kyle seemed to tell things as he saw it, for better or worse. He didn't pull any punches and doesn't always paint himself in the best light. I also like the parts of Kyle's wife and the perspective she adds.
The thing I liked least was the constant rah-rah attitude toward fighting and killing.
On the whole I did enjoy the book but it is way down my list.
I didn't enjoy the narrator very much, I felt like he was over-playing the southern accent.
I would have enjoyed hearing more about the people Kyle served with, especially from the perspective of other soldiers.
Not read print version
I really enjoyed several parts including the larger part B.T. has in the story, and threads from the first book that Tufo brings into the second. I always love Tommy and the moments he spends with Mike.
When I started the last book I thought Sean Runnette was just ok as the narrator. By the end of the second book I couldn't imagine anyone else or anyone more perfect. The way he dryly delivers all of the sarcastic inner-monologue is perfect. I think he's great.
This really wasn't a book I wanted to read in one sitting. Unlike the first book it took me a while to get into the second book. This book is depressing because of the splitting of the group.
I think Mark Tufo is one of the most clever writers I've ever read. I love the character development, the interplay, and how it feels like Tufo has a vision of where the story is going.
Doesn't end asexpected.
This question is like asking which is your favorite child. I'm not going to answer.
I think my strongest reaction was sadness to the deaths of so many characters and I also appreciated how Jordan/Sanderson treated everyone. Some authors seem to kill characters because they can but Jordan/Sanderson do so very sparingly. Ironically several characters survive the last battle that i thought would not.
I never really gave much thought to how I thought the books would end, I was just along for the ride. That said, this book was totally unpredictable and I never thought the last battle would progress the way it did. I was terribly sad to see some characters die but I was happy to see good kicking ass. I cannot imagine how hard it must be to wrap up a series this big, Sanderson did a good job.
The only thing missing is an epilogue to lay out where everyone is going and what they are all going to do. There is an epilogue but just shorter than I expected.
I have already recommended this book. I recommended it because it is smart, funny, well written.
One of the most memorable moments to me was when the zombie figures out how to use the fence cutter, talk about an oh-crap moment.
I thought the narrator was ok, he has a very dry delivery. At first I found him a little annoying but he grew on me as the book went on.
I laughed out loud at several points during this book. The scene where the boys thought to drag beer up to the roof of Wal-Mart had me laughing so hard my dog wondered what was wrong with me. I laughed again when the boy is playing with the "UFO", etc. The only scene I wish was edited out of the book was the bit with Fritz and his raping of female zombies, it just didn't fit in with the spirit of the rest of the book. It did not advance the story line and if it had been edited out, the story would not have been impacted.
The author paints such a vivid picture as the characters progress through the book. Everything from the puss and goo to the smells to the nonsensical thoughts we all have when under pressure. This book was so much fun, I'll listen to it again some day.
Didn't read the print version.
I enjoyed this book a lot because I bought it based only upon audible recommendations. I didn't read the description and had no idea it was a zombie novel. After figuring out what the book was about I loved the character development, the idea of super heros fighting off zombies in Los Angeles and making a fortress out of a movie studio. My favorite though is their celebrity game where they get points for killing zombie celebrities. Very fun quick read.
I liked that a man did the male voices and a woman do the female voices because sometimes a narrator trying to do the opposite sex sounds goofy. Both narrators did a good job.
This was a fast paced book and really didn't have any fat to cut out. I tried to listen to it in one sitting but couldn't. I would love for the author to expand on the world.
Had I known the book was about super heros dealing with a zombie apocalypse, I never would have bought the book. It just sounds too weird... And it totally works.
Last thought, I think of St. George as Superman. Stealth as Batman. Cerberus as Iron Man.
I'd be happy to recommend this book to others, I thoroughly enjoyed the whole series.
I think the closest thing right now is the walking dead series by AMC. Both are zombie series wherein a small group of survivors is fighting against the infection and sometimes other people to survive.
First off, Oliver Wyman is my favorite narrator of any book, period. His range of voices borders on freakish. He's amazing. I love all the voices he does but my favorite is Mobutu Nagassi, the African air traffic controller.
A group of survivors thrown together and headed to hell - Omaha, Nebraska.
Some people DO survive all the way to the end, for a while I wasn't sure. the end feels a little wierd and I found out after reading that Z. A. Recht died and it was completed by someone else. It is still good, loved it.
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