It's not just another living dead "Zombie" book, he defines a good premise of infection and a believable near human creature.
I would have gave it 4 stars without the lengthy tirades about the evils of current humanity on mother earth.
He covered too much ground, too quickly. I would have enjoyed a bit more character building and situation defining. It felt too much like a race to the open ending.
His differentiating was fine, but his actual reading style took a long while to get used to. It was a lot like a reading from Thurston Howel III from Gilligan's Island, but by the end of the book, I hardly noticed.
Yes, overall I enjoyed it.
I admit to being a closet prepper. That said, I enjoyed this book as both a good story and a "how to" guide to good prepper planning and technique.
I found it a bit dry at times and the characters could have used more depth, but in my opinion, the permise of this story is so possible, I believe it to be a likely outcome of our countries current financial situation. After reading this, you'll see the nightly news in a whole new light and hopefully consider some preparations of your own.
I think the author for his well researched information placed so neatly within an entertaining story.
Very well written and expertly read.
The story intertwines like old ivy, holding you firmly in anticipation of when and how these two timelines will join. The character development is rich and full and the many voices and attitudes of the narrator pull you gently back in time.
The language is at times harsh and vulgar, but such were the times and never seemed inappropriate. Liss effectively shows the prejudice of our forefathers in gender, race and culture, while the brilliance of the characters clearly shows ignorance of these prejudices.
I hope never to have an enemy like Jone Maycott, and for all his unseemly flaws, I would love to buy Capt. Saunders a drink.
It's been many years since I traveled with Roland through Midworld, and I relished the chance to return.
This story ties well with the original series in place and characters, but had a slightly different feel and I say this in a good way. It came across a little more personal as we are treated to a glimpse into Roland's early childhood, his relationship with his parents, and his earliest days as a Gun Slinger.
The layers of stories within a story, blended so perfectly together, again shows the masterful writing of King. Other reviews have found his narration a bit flat, but I found it to add to the more personal feel of this story.
My sincere thanks to the author for his many years of great work and freely admit my selfish enjoyment of it all.
One of the saddest and depressing books I've ever read, yet I'm glad I read it and thank the author for writing it. This book illustrates some of Americas most vulnerable weaknesses, both militarily and psychologically and our lack of preparedness for such a likely attack.
Read, learn, prepare and pray it never happens...
Good book on it's own but even better lead into his next book "Last Light". McNab is a no fluf author and brings a lot of his life experience into his writing. I recommend following both books up with "Firewall", a personal favorite of mine. I only wish Audible would get the rest of McNab's work.
This was the first audiobook I simply could not finish. The ?Lord of the Rings? hook in the description pulled me in, but the story bored me to tears.
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