Watertown, MA, United States | Member Since 2012
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.
“The New Madrid Run” is a giant change of pace from the authors other books. Seeing as I like his other stuff and post-apocalyptic books I thought this one would be right up my alley. It starts off a bit slow (after the catastrophe) so I was having a bit of a hard time getting into it, but about a third of the way through I really got into the story. It’s well written with some interesting main characters that have their faults, quirks and strengths, which is a big contrast to the villains who are a bit static. The plot moves nicely with a good mix of action (after you get through the first part) and is a ton of fun, but I have to say the main set of characters continuous lack of situational awareness drove me crazy (rule one of the apocalypse do not let the hot woman walk around by herself). In the end it’s a fun ride with a little of everything.
There were some things I liked and didn’t like about the narrator. On the down side his narration is slow! I normally find that if I listen to a book at 1.5X that it either sounds like it’s being rushed or I can’t follow along because it’s going too fast. This was not the case with this book. Also the narrator is good but sometime he’s a bit too cheery which didn’t really fit with this book (but would go so well with his road to Key West books). On upside the accents and voices for the various characters were amazing! He really did a good job capturing them and bringing them to life.
I didn’t love this book but I didn’t hate it. The language (especially some of the dialog) is a bit stiff which make it a bit hard to get into. The plot is a bit out there but comes together in the end. The characters are likable if a bit broken, which helps make them a bit more believable. I’m not running out to get the next book in the series but I’m not opposed to moving on either.
Mr de Golia does a good job with the narration of this story. His pacing is good but his female voices need a little work. Also I’m wondering if he’s the correct narrator for this book. He sounds a bit cheery at times where I think this kind of story would have benefited from someone a bit more sinister sounding
“The Killing Floor” is a vivid look at this brutal post-apocalyptic world. The story picks up where “The Infection” leaves off following the remaining groups of survivors. In this book no one is safe and anyone can be killed at any time. What makes this story so gripping (besides the action) is the connections between the characters and their families. The interpersonal connections really help bring the characters to life and make you easily empathize with them. This book really pulls you in and drags you along for the ride. I can’t wait for the next book to come out to see where the story goes.
Mr. Ganim does a great job bringing the characters to life and telling this story!
For a long time I was torn on how to rate this book. It was good but it didn’t really grab me, but then the end made it for me. The book shows a harsh unforgiving world where survival is a daily battle. A lot of people classify this book as a zombie book but the ghouls here aren't zombies. They can be killed just like any man and they’re not dead but something more sinister and horrific. With brutal action and realistic characters “The Infection” delivers on many levels.
Mr Ganim does a very good job a the narration!
I never really got into “Track of the Cat”. The story is well written but it never really transported me there. The descriptions and explanations never made me feel as if I was actually there. I never felt a connection with the main character and the overall story left me wanting more. There wasn’t enough clues or even investigating to get me really invested and the ending really left something to be desired.
The narration was very slow and being a bit older the quality isn’t bad but not up to the standard of something recorded today.
Fans of Stephen King’s “The Stand” will enjoy “Breakers”. I found there to be some similarities in the two, but not so much as to call it a copycat, but there was dome of that dejevu when reading it. The plot is interesting and well thought out. The characters are engaging and dynamic and there is enough action to go around. A highly entertaining read for the post-apocalyptic and horror fans on your list!
Mr Chase does a good job with the narration, but at times I thought Walt and Ray sounded a lot alike.
A good short story that sets the scene nicely for breakers (although through half of breakers they don’t make an appearance so I hope we hear what happens to the characters at some point). It is a short story so you don’t get the full picture, but if you liked Stephen King’s “The Stand” I would suggest you pick this up as well.
Mr. Chase does a great job with the narration.
A little bit hard to classify. It starts off as a spy thriller with action coming a mile a minute, then it slows in the middle as you’re given the back story resulting in some alternate history but very interesting. Lastly it ends up with more of a sci-fi type ending. Overall it’s very interesting and well written with engaging characters who dynamic. Add a bunch of “I didn’t see that coming” moments and you have yourself a good book!
Mr. Davies does a great job with the narration and differentiating all of the characters!
I wavered between 4 and 5 stars. While I was in the middle of it I enjoyed the book. It had interesting characters, a good story and a nice mix of development and action, but it never really grabbed me and I had it all figured out. Then the last 10% turned everything on its head. Everything I thought I had figured out I was wrong and the story came to a great crescendo forcing my hand into 5.
Mr. Andrew’s narration is great! He does a great job of differentiating the characters and bringing them to life, and his voice of David really makes you feel his youth.
This book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review and I’m very glad I jumped on the change to get it. The book is listed as a thriller but I’m not sure it’s true in the traditional sense. If you’re looking for non-stop action and fight scenes this probably isn’t your book. In “The Lupane Legacy” the author builds intrigue throughout the book only to bring it to a crescendo near the end.
What the author does really well is telling the story so thoroughly that it makes the reader feel as if they are actually there. He is able to describe the scenery and surroundings vividly without clichés. In addition he gives great background on the characters in a succinct way so that you know there history and what they’re thinking, without it being too long winded and boring. This really brings the story to life and is right up there with some of the best story telling out there.
Mr. Heitsch does a great job will all of the accents and characters. His narration is well done and well timed which really helps bring the story and characters to life!
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