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Lycan Fallout is the first book which somewhat continues after Zombie Fallout. If you don’t like zombies but want a fun action book come on down. If you liked the Mike Talbot character from Zombie Fallout then you should probably read this as he’s just as much of smart ass here as he was there. The book has a familiar cast of characters and is good fun. It has a good balance of action and moving the story along and made me laugh in a number of places. I can’t wait to see what happens in book number 2!
Sean Runnette is a great Narrator and he does wonderfully here.
If you watch the show Duck Dynasty you know how ridiculous Uncle Si can be, but some of that fun is in his delivery of his joke or quip. That’s what’s lacking in this book. Some of his stories are interested and funny, but without him and his signature tea glass it seems to be missing something.
The narration was good but not much in the way of different voices since it's pretty much told through Si's eyes.
The next installment in the apocalypse Z series doesn’t disappoint. Starting off which a nice overview of book one to get you caught up to the current happenings, it picks right up where the story left off. This book does a good job with keeping the pace moving and keeping the action coming except for one small section about a quarter of the way in (I can’t tell you why but it makes sense this part is action less from a story perspective). The characters don’t have a whole lot of growth in this book compared to the first but they’re just as likable and engaging. With a bunch of twists and turns you’ll never see coming (OK I didn’t at least) it a fun ride with a cliffhanger to end it all.
Nick Podehl does a great job managing the different voices but all the accents as well. Wonderful narration!
Written as a blog, this “zombie” book doesn’t actually have much in the way of zombies but is entertaining none the less. The story takes you through the early days of the outbreak and beyond as a small group of survivors as they make their way through this word and try to survive. The voice of its young author come through loud and clear in this one and I think anyone from 20-40 will find this book right up their alley. It’s got plenty of action as the group finds itself in trouble more often than not but it’s mostly from other survivors with the undead making an appearance every so often. Other than some blood lust every once and a while the characters are likable and quickly form a bond that makes you feel as if you’re right in there with them. My only real complaint about the story would have to be that since its told through a blog and the way it’s written (the emotions mentioned) tells you that you’re reading a firsthand account not an observation or retelling so you know that she made it out of that alive. I know that comment is probably bit nit-picky since the hero escapes in 95% of books anyways, it’s really the journey that brings the suspense and this one does a good job.
Ms. Goodeve does a good job all around and the cast reading the comments was a nice touch.
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!!!
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