I really did like this book, but I thought the first book was better. The entire plotline with the VP in the first 1/2 of the book was a distraction and totally not necessary.
Really like Joe and the other core characters.
As a side note, too many people have posted reviews with spoilers to this book, and Audible needs a way to flag or hide them.
I was really hoping to read a MHI story, but this was really a Franks story. In fact MHI has only a very small part in the entire book, which was a disappointment. Overall this really was a "back story" book.
The book did grow on me and I was pretty happy with it overall.
The 1st half of the book is really some of the best and most unique science fiction I have read in a really long time. The 2nd half of the book gets a little confusing and I found myself a little lost. 5 starts for the 1st half and 3.5 stars for the second half. Outstanding performance.
Wow. This is not only the best book in the series but it is one of the best books I have read in a year.
It was non stop suspense and action. I couldn't stop listening. I don't want to say more, otherwise I will spill key plot points.
The reading by Ray Porter was amazing as always. This reading should be award winning.
Looking forward to the next book.
This Zombie story really is different from all the others I have read. The book has a feeling of optimism throughout as you see the country rebuilding.
Yes the book has an bad guy throughout but it felt really different. It wasn't some crazy person trying to take over the world for no reason with a bunch of dumb followers. This bad guy had a goal and I could sympathize with him.
I really enjoyed all of the characters. The performance was outstanding. Could not have been a better voice for the characters.
Wish the book was longer. I would love to read a follow-up book about the same "world".
A story about very screwed up people doing a lot of really screwed up things.
From cutting to statutory rape to drinking blood. A story about horrible people doing dumb and bad things. I never really found any point to the story.
Well read, that is about it.
I really didn't like the first 1/4 of the book. I thought it was slow and I couldn't figure out the plot. As the book went on it really got much better. Really enjoyed the characters and story. Well read.
I rated the 1st book as being ok and decided to try the 2nd book based on reviews, since I did like the concepts of this futuristic world. This 2nd book was horrible. I couldn't follow the story and had a hard time connecting to any characters. Almost no action compared to the 1st book.
I liked the other Joe Hill books, but I couldn't get through this one.
Between the really bad music between chapters and the ultra slow talking narration, I couldn't finish this book. Didn't like anything about the main character. I ended up listening at 2x speed just because the book was being read so slowly.
Really a great story. Holds up against any Stephen King story. A bad guy that is just as creepy and evil as Pennywise the Clown. Cops that are actually smart and do what you would expect from cops. Really liked all of the characters. Everything was original and well thought out. I think he could do a great prequel story as a 2nd chapter.
Great reading also. Lots of emotion. Brings the story to life (and death). One of the best readings since the Joe Ledger series. I expect this reading to win awards.
The story was pretty boring as far as Zombie books go and the toilet humor was non stop. Didn't smile once. The attempt at being a zombie comedy was relentless and just not well done. Won't be reading the rest of the series.
Thought the narrator didn't have a voice that matched an ex-marine.
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