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The final (?) book in the Day by Day series. It’s much like the first two with a mix of zombie action (although it seems a bit slower than the others) and insight from the survivors. It gives some more background on remote 6 and wraps things up rather nicely but leaves the door ajar for a possible follow on. The format is slightly different than in the first two books. The vast majority of the first two books was based on the journal of the main character. While there are some journal entries included in this book since the main characters are spread out in the world, it takes on a more third person view. If you liked the first two books you will like this one.
Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes poignant “The Fault in our Stars” is a great book on love and loss that I think everyone should read. Well written with wonderful characters that make you think and feel along with what they’re going through (which is what a book is supposed to make you do). Yes Hazel and Gus are probably idealized versions of teenagers, but it’s nice to have a young adult character that can make mistakes of their age and add to their character, but at the same time not be winey all the time. I really enjoyed this book!
Kate Rudd does an amazing job with this book, her timing, delivery and voices just add to the enjoyment and really bring the characters to life.
Starting off slow but really brining it home during the second half, Indian Hill is a gory, grown up version of the hunger games with Aliens rather than an oppressive government. Throughout it all Mike Talbot keeps his wise ass cracks and sarcasm as he fights his fellow man and aliens to warn the earth of the coming invasion. If you’re a fan of the characters in the Zombie Fallout series I think you’ll find this series just as engaging.
As always Sean Runnette does a great job of bringing the story to life. From the New England accent to the halting alien speak, he can do it all!
An international version of Forest Gump, this book jumps in place and time taking the reader through the current escapade of Allan and through his 100 years on this earth as he meets up with various historical figures through quirky and flat our ridiculous adventures. The characters were fun and likable, and made for a motley but good crew.
Although not laugh out loud funny, it was witty, well written, entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable.
Mr. Crossley does a great job with the narration switching between the voices and really giving the characters color.
So I really wanted to like this book but I couldn’t get past the characters. They’re all really annoying and winey. I get that the kids are spoiled brats, but do you have to spend half of the book being about them whining? Even their mother is complaining about having to go ask someone a question which she thinks will make her look like a fool, never mind that the question it was totally valid. At that point I couldn’t take any of them and just wanted the book to be over. Then when the story should be getting good and we should be seeing how they’re surviving and building to the crescendo, the author goes on a Christian tangent for about one third of the book. It’s cool if that’s your thing, it’s even cool if that author puts it in the story, but the way she did it made the story fall flat.
On the upside it’s a really good premise which is well written. Something like an EMP (but not) takes out anything electronic and all heck breaks loose. There’s enough action to keep it interesting at times but it’s more based on suspense than action.
Sorry I’m not a Dick Hill fan.
Well written with a great blend of plot development and action, the third book in the “The Perseid Collapse” series offers a glimpse into how the US might try and recover after a significant collapse in infrastructure. Mr. Konkoly does a great job of painting an all too realistic possibility of high amounts of government oversight combined with the lawlessness of a post-apocalyptic world. The story wraps up the series nicely but also leaves room for the author to come back and rejoin the fletchers as some point in the future.
The narrator does a great job bringing all the characters to life and does well with the New England Accent.
Noticeably more intense than the “Jakarta Pandemic” and “The Perseid Collapse”, “Event Horizon” takes you on a wild ride from post-apocalyptic Boston, to the south of Maine. Taking place over only a few days, the book doesn’t move the story along very far in terms of time, but really adds to the overall feel of the series, and best of all it leaves off without a big cliff hanger (one of my pet peeves). We’ll written with great characters I highly enjoyed this book.
Great narration by Mr. Farrell really brings the characters to life. He does a great New England accent!
When I write a review I usually put a blurb about the narration at the end, but this one is so bad that I had to start with it. First, Mr. Kemp is not a narrator, he’s a reader. He’s monotone and don’t try to bring the story to life, he just reads the book (although some if his pronunciations did make me chuckle they were so off). There are several times where there are large pauses where (I assume) he’s flipping the page. Second this recording is horrific. If you listen to the sample the recording sounds fine, but after Mr. Kemp says “Chapter 1” it’s like he put down the microphone and left it on the table. I’m not sure why it goes from a good quality recording to bad but it does. I thought it might be me so I re-downloaded it but it’s the recording. It’s so bad that at some points when he stops I can hear crickets and cicadas. I paid $1.99 for this via Wispersync and I don’t think it’s worth even that much. If you really want this book just go with the Kindle version, I can’t tell you how disappointed I was with this recording.
Warning that this review has some spoilers. I’ll start off by saying that I like the idea of the story but I could never get on board with how the author brings it about. There is a massacre that brings about strict gun laws and the person who perpetrates that action is a government law-enforcement official but he does so on his own in a non-sanctioned activity. As a result of these new laws the people essentially start killing government officials. Other things happen in this book but this is essentially the catalyst of the events. As a result I could never really bring myself to like the “heroes” of the story.
The second issue is that the writing feels amateurish. The author frequently repeats the same phrasing many times throughout the book (I presume trying to get his point across) and the dialog is a bit forced at time.
The book does have some redeeming qualities as it raises the awareness and provokes thoughts about the current high surveillance world that we live in., similar to Orwell’s “1984”.
I thought this book was great. It had some action, great characters and a great story line, everything you want in a good book. Everything from the action, to the interaction of the group to who lives and dies is well throughout and developed. It has something to make you feel annoyed, something to make you feel sad, something to make you feel excited and every range of emotion in between. Highly recommended for everyone!
Julia Whelan does a wonderful job with the narration bringing the characters to life and really adding to the enjoyment of this book.
The author uses the Florida Keys as a wonderful backdrop to this wacky who done it tale. The characters are fun and engaging, and the story is written in a way to keep you guessing who the killer is while the plot thickens. Well written and witty I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
Mr Ellis does a good job with the pace and style of the book helping to bring it to life but some of his voices are fairly similar, but it wasn't enough to reduce my enjoyment of the book!
Another great book in the Ceepak series. The author does a great job of building the story and setting the stage making you feel as if you're right there on the boardwalk with them. As before, you're kept guessing on who the killer is, and with his dry humor and story telling makes for a fun ride.
The narration by Mr Woodman is great, it really brings the characters to life!
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