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Novella which sets the stage nicely for the newsflesh trilogy. Not a lot of action and not a lot of plot but it gives the readers a bit more information of what happened to cause the rising.
As I sat down to write my review of “Wool” I found it hard to write. I liked the premise of the story, it’s well written and the characters were interesting, but at the same time I never felt as if I connected to them.
The gem of this story though, is in the telling of how it this society came to be and what their lives are like on a daily basis. Yes this leads to the story dragging along at time, but it helps paint a more vivid picture and gives some more background on the transformation of the characters.
The narration was middle of the road. A lot of the IT people (aside from Lukas) are very nasally, but other than that there was good character differentiation and the timing was a bit slow.
A great book for the lover of Space Sci-fi. It doesn’t have a lot of the futuristic technologies that some sci-fi books have, but what it lacks there it more than makes up for in action both on earth and in space.
The characters are likable and easy to connect with making this story feel very real. It’s well written overall a fun trip. It also gets points for being the first in a series, but wrapping up the story to leave the listener fulfilled and not just feeling like it was written to sell books 2 plus. I highly recommend this book!
The narration was very good by Mr Daniels.
This whole series (so far) has been wonderful. It has some fun characters (stereotypical Jersey folks too), in a great setting, the beach, and keeps me guessing on who done it until the end.
From the start the author puts out an easy suspect but then starts to sprinkle in more to make it interesting, then when you think you’ve figured it out it’s time for one last turn. “Wack A Mole” is a well written ride for the mystery lover who likes to laugh!
Jeff Woodman does a great job from the accents to Danny's sense of humor to the dry no nonsense Ceepak. Close your eyes and you can almost taste the curley fries..
A wonderful story about how Meb and his family came to be in America and journey to become an elite marathoner. He takes you through his early days in Eritrean, immigrating to Italy and then the United States. From there he goes into how he became interested in running and through his progression from High School all the way through his 2009 NYC Marathon win. The book is filled with inspirational stories which are sure to help motivate any runner or just anyone who might need a little encouragement. I think this book should be required reading for every American.
I enjoyed this book much more than the first, primarily because Benny and his crew are a little more mature and not nearly as whiny as before as he’s been strengthened by what he’s gone through before. Well written with a great amount of action with a few twists and turns mixed in. “Dust and Decay” does a great job of immersing you in this world while bringing the characters to life so that you feel a real connection. A must read for any zombie lover.
Mr. Hutchinson does a great job with the narration and differentiation between all of the characters!
“The Passenger” is a great bridge story as part of the “Surviving the Dead” series. It doesn’t move the plot along, but it allows the reader to see some extra world in which this series takes place (and a few of the people who live in it). It’s told form a variety of viewpoints one of which is (implied by the title) a zombie. If you’re looking for a short-ish zombie novel this fun stand alone or with the series!
I rated this story 3 stars because it has a lot to like and dislike about it. I’ll start off with the negatives because I always like to end on a positive note. The characters are hot and cold, Tom is great, Ellie is annoying (even for an 8 year-old) and Alex while fine seems to also go from one extreme to the other in her thinking. The plot can seem to drag at points. No action, no real character development just there. Finally it ends without any real resolution so if you want to find out what happens you need to keep going in the story.
Now for the good! I love the whole premise and story. It’s well written with interesting scenarios (even if they’re a bit predictable at some points) which can really draw you in. The ending (see what I mean about liking and disliking) although it ends with no resolution give you this giant wow moment that left me say “I can’t believe you’re ending it there”. So while I’m not running to grab the next in the series it’s definitely on the lists of things to read in the future.
The narration was pretty good. She did a great job differentiating the characters and adding depth, but she doesn’t really do a great job with the male voices sounding like actual men.
The fourth story in the “Ex-Heroes” series differs a bit from the rest as it takes may (or may not I don’t want to spoil things for you) place in an alternate universe where the heroes are regular people trying to get back to their real lives. Because of this situation, the story has a bit more mystery and less action than previous additions. Still it’s a solid addition to the overall story.
The narration again is great with the multiple people really bringing it to life.
This book has a good story that is engaging but is slow in points. The main issue I have is parts of this book resemble more of a survival checklist rather than a story. In more places than I could count the author lists parts or components or things found. Lists for the sake of lists, that don’t do anything to more the story along. At these points in the story it felt more like I was reading his blog than a story. To a lesser extent I found the talk of Christian values by the characters at the same time as they had no remorse for killing very cold. Even if it’s in self defense, you just killed a man. I would expect more thoughts from someone than he’s “well ventilated”. I really like these, it could happen soon how we are going to survive type books, so I found the premise to my liking and enjoy the same genre I think you will too.
Not a Dick Hill fan he sounds like he's a bit herky-jerky and all the women sound the same.
The heroes are back fighting a new threat to The Mount this time. Part supernatural, part zombie, part superhero book “Ex-Communication” delivers on all three fronts. I’ll be honest, if you’re looking for a literary classic keep looking but if you’re looking for a story full of action and adventure and some witty banter this is a good choice.
The narration is great the production and multiple voices really help bring the story to life.
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