I think this book would be enjoyed by pre-teens or teenage girls as the authors writing has a "juvenile" tone. Definitely not worth listening to unless you enjoy banal conversations about hooking up with "hot" construction workers while zombies moan in the background. The author tries to show the emotional struggle of one of the main characters between staying faithful to her now dead wife or hooking up with the hot guy she's just met a couple of weeks ago and it falls flat. The other female character constantly goes between clutching at her female friend for comfort, to jealous cow and then to zombie killing b*tch in an unrealistic manor.
I enjoy post-apocalypse novels of all types (nuclear, zombie, disease etc) so no this book didn't turn me off the genre as a whole but I certainly will read a few more reviews before buying again. If you're looking for some good post-apocalypse novels try "Cell" (kind zombie-esque), "The Road", "Swan Song", "The Stand", "The Hunger Games Trilogy", "The Long Walk", or "The Children of Men".
The only redeeming quality is the general premise of the story and that's about it.
I think I might have liked this book better had it not been for the Narrator. I understand the idea of having different voices for all the characters but these were poorly done. Everyone sounded like a burnt out surfer dude or a stoned teenager. Makes it hard to get into the story when you can't believe the character due to the voice it's given.
Overall the story was only OK. It's definitely not one of Stephen Kings better books.
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