The story was a near perfect setting for the beginning of a zombie apocalyse. It had enough medical information to make it scary and attention grabbing (as if this could happen). It keep the action coming (though it took awhile to get through all the IMs in the first of the book) and you never really knew what was going to happen to a lot of the characters (still surprised that that character was infected and killed). The narrator was good, and he sounded like he did a good job of giving all the characters' different voices (and the accents was excellent). The only problem I thought was that some of the actions by the characters in the story did not make too much sense. Why torture the reporter for information if you had the doctor who told you all you wanted to know? If you did not see a soul alive and moving in a small town during a time of "war", why commit your whole troop to entering the town, going in blind? Why risk trained personel to go and get 3 so-called fugitives when you know the city is over-run with the infected and have a high probability of being noticed by said infected? But other than that, the book was really good and kept me so interested that I bought the next book.
The book was good. It was an interesting story and filled with humor and enough information to be well thought out (but the main character was a bit too air headed for me). And Jim the demon dog was the funniest thing in the book. The hardest thing to get over was the bad narration. The narrator did well in making different voices for the characters and putting some emotion and style in the dialogue (maybe a little too much in several places). But I could barely get through the entire audiobook with all the lip smacking, saliva filled talking. Extremely gross and annoying (Swallow or spit, PLEASE, before you talk). Tried to lower the volume, but most the time I could still hear it even over a tractor/truck engine (That's bad!).
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