The quality of the recording really messes this up. Toward the end of chapters - over and over - (AND over!) the audio just SKIPS. There is no way to tell how many words or sentences or paragraphs might be missing. Otherwise an interesting and exciting story and great narrator.
Intriguing, intelligent, charged
Ash - the emotional and psychological changes he endures creates the character we need for the following installments
Great tone, inflection, pace and pronunciation
I wanted to listen to the entire series in one sitting!!
Don't hesitate! If you enjoy action, strong characters combined with an 'end of world' scenario you must purchase these! You will be glad you did.
This novel needs much better editing
Really bad narration for such a pleasant voice so, No.
irritation as too much attention is drawn by the poor writing and bad narration when the story is so promising
Pretty disappointed all round
Writing, narrator and story. This had to be a first draft - at least I hope so. No editor or even 'intelligent friend' would give an 'OK' to the contents of this effort.
There are hundreds in my library and I often toss a coin. I'm considering James Cook's latest segment of 'Surviving the Dead', titled 'Fire in Winter' as I've enjoyed his efforts.
This effort is not worth narrating.
Based on the prose presented I would delete every one. This title requires a complete re-do, including author's consideration.
Sorry to be so negative but I expect, at the very least, reasonable writing and a narrator who knows how to properly pronounce everyday words.
More feeling, more action, and nearly any reader
Hesitant, unprepared, pausing in the wrong places, no emotion, no flow - complete disappointment and totally distracting from content. I was alternatively irritated and put to sleep.
A poor reader distracts from content and prevents listener from becoming involved in the story. It's tough to say what redeeming characteristics the book actually offered.
Please allow specific reader reviews to prevent this situation. The authors should also be aware of this disservice to their efforts.
Educated narrator, experienced writer, intelligent follow through - any of these would have helped this book. While the concept actually had promise, the author seems to have stopped working beyond this point. The narrator was totally unequipped for reading more than short sentences and completely savaged pronunciation of common words. This premise had possibility. Too bad.
I am currently touring horror, with mighty hopes
There are many terrific narrators out there who could even pull this off - to a point.
I would not recommend this book to anyone. It needs to return to the rejection pile and possibly be pulled apart and completely re-imagined. From there the author could attempt a new effort.
This is a book I would return. I have purchased (thousands?) from Audible and some have been flops while most are terrific 'reads'. I listen to multiple genre but often dip into horror in hopes of finding the rare new book that really chills.
An editor, a plot, anything original and something exciting
Nope. There are many better Zombie novels
Nope. He sounds as if he is seeing the material for the first time and isn't sure where the sentences break or end
Oh my goodness..too many to list
It's not that difficult to write better material. The waste of time saddens me.
Kept getting kicked back
What lengths to hide a town?
Wow! This novel really had me going. I was so angry at one point I put the novel down (overnight). I was completely taken in and I usually work everything out.
Action and character development
Talulla herself, who grows and develops embracing her personal faults and strengths as she continues forward
not my favorite
Mystery surrounding Marco pricks at the memory
How could the monsters be portrayed so clearly without the language, personal desires and actions that some of the previous listeners complain of? We are listening to philosophic ruminations of a monster, after all. This novel is not represented as a fairy tale or a story to make us imagine ourselves transformed. I certainly cringed at some passages but enjoyed the story too much to be sidetracked. I was more disappointed with the faulty pronunciation of certain words. I got used to the reader and have no problem dealing with issues of accents and such when the story is superior.
Long, long, very long reflection.....
I wish the clues to content were more clear to me
Different twist on Zombies with a strong, flawed hero
Excitement and action with unexpected developments
Some scenes were smoking!
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