Watertown, MA, United States | Member Since 2009
This book is about what is wrong with us as humans. The beginning of the book is very interesting as the main character, drives around the country to see what is left in the aftermath of the disease that has wiped out most of the population. After that the book goes downhill. The characters are not that likable. The children are brats, and the adults lack the conviction to make them better people. The items which are in the story aren’t realistic (it is very unlikely that gas would not be usable after 20+ years even if stored well), and overall the story just wasn’t very interesting to me. If this is who’s left after then I hope I don’t make it.
A bit of a sad story where Walter goes from day dream to day dream to escape his real life. This really could be a great book expanding on each story in more details.
Power Down” is more of an action adventure book than what I would call a thriller. The book goes into a lot of background and plot development which is nice but it’s at the expense of some action. When the fights on, it’s good but when it’s not, the can drone on for a little bit.
The writing is excellent and the plot is interesting but it can be a bit silly at times. For example near the end the terrorist goes on and one about why he’s doing what he is. Year of conviction and teachings engrained into him and then Dewy says one hokey line and all of a sudden the terrorist completely changes his mind.
If you’re looking for a page turning thrill a minute where the hero is constantly under the gun (more of what I was looking for) you might want to look elsewhere but if you’re looking for something a bit more balanced with a lot of (right leaning) back room political dealing I’d recommend that you give this a try.
“This shattered land” picks up a while after the first book “No Easy Hope” ends. The book stands alone so you don’t have to read the first one but it’s helpful if you do. The story and the writing are very good, but this book is much slower than the first. The zombies aren’t as present as they were in the first book although they’re around a lot, but I found the story to be very interesting. If you’re looking for a mile a minute zombie thriller this probably isn’t the book for you, but if you like the PA genre and want a well told story immersing you in this tough as nails world with some action mixed in I highly recommend this book.
Narration was pretty good. Not the best but certainly not the worst!
I really like Zombie books and love Mark Tufo’s writing but this was just too out there for me. This book from the point of view of a zombie that happened to keep some of his self-awareness is kind of disturbing. There is more blood and gore than normal and in a bit too much detail. Seriously, this book is like swimming; don’t eat a half hour before you start reading it. In addition Timothy wasn’t a good person in life so you can just imagine how that goes. Too dark and far down the rabbit hole for my tastes.
As always Sean Runnette does a wonderful job narrating.
Ex-Patriots continues the story of the survivors from the mount. Written in the same style as the first book in the series, book 2 adds some additional characters and villains as well. The book offers a good amount of action without any character development, essentially when you want to be a mindless reader reading about mindless zombies this is your book.
The multiple narrators made this a great audio book!
An interesting take on the current zombie craze. Not only are there zombies, but there are super heroes in our world, and they’re working to help keep the world alive. The book probably falls into a more guilty pleasure type since there really isn’t much character development just a lot of fun zombie action. The author jumps back and forth from before the outbreak to the current post apocalypse time. By doing this he gives a good back story on each of the heroes and how the current predicament came to be. The story’s fun and interesting with enough action to really make it a good ride.
The sharing of Narration by two people made it that much more fun and interesting!
The Perseid Collapse is the start to a great post-apocalyptic series. We join the fletcher family (and friends) a couple of years after the Jakarta Pandemic (if you haven’t read the book before this one it’s OK it’s helpful to get some background on who people are but certainly isn’t needed to enjoy this book) has passed and now are faced with a new issue (more on that a bit later). The book does a great job of mixing a bit of humor, lots of action and character development. The action scenes do a good job of keeping you on edge while keeping the action moving. There were a couple of nights where I had to pry myself away to go to bed. There are a couple of parts where the author goes into a bit too much detail of locations street names etc, but it’s nothing that takes away from the story nor does it go on too long to make any part boring.
Now for the issue that I have with the book, it resolves NOTHING!!! I’m sitting here wondering what happened to the kids? What’s up with Kate? I don’t even know for sure what caused all this. AHHHHH I have a problem with books that are part of a series that don’t stand on their own and leave you in a cliff hanger. The first book in the Author’s Black Flagged series is a perfect example of what I’m looking for, a book which resolves the issues and stands alone but allows for more to go on. This might be more of a personal preference but it drives me nuts. Either way I’ll be on the prowl for the next book when it comes out. I may complain a bit much about the cliff hanger but I really did enjoy this book and highly recommend it. Mr. Konkoly hurry up with number 2 please!!!
A cautionary tale to be taken to heart but it was a dreadful book. The story doesn’t go anywhere, the characters aren’t likable and at points it just drags on. I get it question everything, but wasn’t there an interesting way that the author could convey it? At one point Winston is reading a book about the current socio-economic which added nothing to the story. If you’re looking for an indictment of war, communism or the man this is your book. If you want something interesting just pass on this one.
In “The Spirit Clearing” Mark Tufo plays the part of O Henry by taking us to an alternate universe for Mike Talbot with a twist at the end. The story is a bit slower than from an action standpoint than some of his other works starting Mike, but tells an interesting story. Appearances by Jed, Durgen and others put a unique spin to this tale. If you like the humor and packing in the other Talbot books you’ll probably like this one as well.
As always Sean Runnette does a wonderful job with the narration.
“A World Made By Hand” paints a vivid picture of what life could be like when all of the modern world’s conveniences are gone through lack of oil. If you’re looking for an action packed post apocalypse thriller this probably isn’t for you, but what it lacks in action it more than makes up for in storytelling. Everything from what has happened to make the world this way to the everyday actions of the characters are painted so vividly that you could practically be there. The characters are liable well thought out and the story is so interesting compared to other post-apocalyptic novels. While other novels are almost exclusively small groups or individuals trying to stay alive this book focuses on a whole community. I can’t wait to get into the other books in the series.
The narrator was great with the different characters and really brought the story to life.
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