It made me laugh a couple of times but mostly just tense thanks to the different voices and sounds.
Since I've already read the books, I usually like to listen to them because you can hear so much that might have been missed while reading. This was no different. I loved the story line already and I was very surprised to hear the different noises and the sounds/screech and the voices of the players. It made it very realistic and kept me wanting more. The Story itself is post apocalyptic but instead of the usual zombies plot, this has a twist.
Once again the Flu Virus and Vaccine are the culprits but instead of it creating Zombies, it creates a mutated form of human that is faster, stronger and deadlier than anything anyone has ever encountered. And Mankind is their primary source of food. But their one advantage is daylight... the creatures are deathly allergic to sunlight.
But all Jack wants is to rescue his kids then find a way to cross the ocean to bring Lynn, his soldier girlfriend home. He has given his word and will not let her down. His sense of duty and high morals have him at odds because he wants above all else find a safe place for his family, Lynn, and anyone else that has come under the protection of his umbrella
But the creatures rule the night and they must survive every night, praying for daylight so they can begin planning on surviving another night... a vicious cycle that has only just begun.
Ranks almost at the top
While I like the narrator, it has taken me a while to get used to him. Perhaps because he also narrated the first 3. He has gotten better.
I loved the storyline because there is so much going on between characters and the decisions and choices they make that will affect them and those around them. Angela has grown stronger since Lee found her and her daughter and a bit more confident although trapped and friendless among people she never believed would turn against her. She has become a stronger personality because she has no choice. Lee although betrayed and severely injured refuses to give up on himself and his mission perhaps because now he has a new charge, Deuce, that he feels responsible for. Harper is quite the leader but LaRouche although appearing strong is essentially a very weak personality, fighting against the leadership position he did not want. Jerry has shown his true scumbag colors and is far, far worse than anyone could imagine. Kidnappings, murder, treachery and unbelievable action taking place in the span of 3 maybe 4 days. And once Lee learns of Jerry's coup the fight for Camp Ryder becomes an all out war not just between the people but the infected. That is what kept me interested especially when you do realize all the action took place in such a short amount of time. Listening to it just brought the characters to life and Mr. Rummel appears to be more comfortable with the characters. In all, a great book that I would listen to again and recommend to others.
It was a different take on the Zombie genre and something that I never considered.
DEAD Series by T.W. Brown only better when it comes to the characters and their development.
This is the first time I've heard Mr. Perry.
I actually liked the southern accent that John Perry portrays since the main character is from Georgia. A couple of sections where a child was killed and he had to bury her and when he had to bury the child's mother were emotional and I could hear it in his voice. It was like he was actually there and had me in tears while he was reading those emotional scenes. I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline as well as the different take on the Zombies. The why it happened is not their foremost concern although they do learn a few things about the Zombies that is unsettling and got my attention. The narration by Mr. Perry kept me glued to the story line and the southern accent he had for Flex Sheridan made perfect sense to me since different parts of the country would have different accents and this in no way takes away or detracts from the horrific situation the character finds himself in. In all, I felt it was very well read. I hope Mr. Perry continues to narrate the Dead Hunger Series for he brings more character and emotion to the protagonist, Flex Sheridan, than I've heard from other narrators.
Report Inappropriate Content