I would pay for the notes Thom Brannan used (supposedly) from Recht to finish the book. In fact, I bet a lot of fans would be willing. I just can't believe that the book followed the plotline that Recht envisioned.
It may be a small detail, but one of the characters was from Australia and had an Aussie accent. He carried the accent through the second book. In this book, the character spoke with an American accent. Couldn't Wyman review his earlier work to maintain some of the character's voice?
I had read several disappointed reviews of this book, but because I enjoyed the first two books, I felt compelled to see it through. Overall, many of the characters did not mesh up. they were lacking something of the original spark. Also, Sawyer made no sense at all. His character could have been shown to have been "the living bad guy," in so many different possible plot twists. In Survivor, it felt contrived. No natural flow.
If the author would have stayed with the former books format, I would have enjoyed the book.
Yes, I believe he has talent, but I believe he slacked on his last book. Didn't put the effort into it.
He did a great job on the first two stories, but because they were journal style, he had only a few voices to develop. Not a strong development in the third.
HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. Waited what seemed like ages for this book to come out.
Very little storyline about the main character. It seemed like he didn't know where to go with plot so he added three subgroups in order to bulk up content. Also the ending was so pat and lame. It didn't make any sense to me, but then most of the story went that way.
Sharp, witty, habit-forming
Can't really compare it to one author or book. Tufo is a hybrid. One part King; one part Patrick McManus. Maybe, "The Stand" and "If You Didn't Bring Jerky What Did I Just Eat."
Love Sean's take on all of the characters in Tufo's books; however he really brings Michael Talibot to life. Not only does Sean do a wonderful job on each of the characters--he keeps the characterization true from one book to the next. Takes skill.
Can't say I cried, but I had many a good laugh.
I enjoy Tufo, because first of all, He realizes that "scary/horror/things that go bump in the night" needs to have balance. Humor in this genre is not superfluous--it's mandatory. Also Tufo writes for both genders. Not too sour; Not too sweet. Let's face it guys and gals, it makes good financial sense to not exclude the other-half in your writing style.
This book might appeal to someone--just not sure who. It seems to be written more for the male zombie fan then a general audience.
I am so disappointed with this audio book; I believe it will be a while before I choose a new author. I have over fifty audio books on my computer--this is the first one I will not finish. The combination of lack of apeal in the main character and the fingernails on chalkboard voice of the narrator stopped me in under an hour.
Wow, this guy was so irritating to listen to. He draws out his words constently and adds a whine to nearly every sentence. I found myself hoping a zombie would get him after 15 minutes. I am not sure who I would prefer, maybe Scott Brick or Jay Snyder. Both have an understanding that the voice must be flexible to create all of the characters within the story, yet be overall pleasant enough to listen to for the length of the book.
I am afraid I would start at the first paragraph and cut to the end. Actually I was able to sort of listen until he reached the "I am cutting in line--cuz I can--cuz we all should" scene. I am basically a very cheap person. The audiobook I get each month is a huge treat for me. For me to not finish this story or actually write a review is a first. Which lets you know how bad I think this story is.
Can I get my credit back, Please?
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