I can't believe that this story---zombie apocalypse, of all things---was so boring! I gave up 3/4 of the way through. The writing is stilted and the author makes very awkward and obvious attempts to use "big words" to make the writing seem more literary. I felt kind of sorry for the narrator having to read this, but his performance was also stilted and fairly monotone.
The author drags the story on and on with overly verbose descriptions of each zombie the main character sees. Okay, okay---black vomit, missing limbs, head twisted around---we got it! Enough already!
Perhaps it wouldn't have been such a bad story if there were other narratives braided in, such as what the wife and kids were doing at home, what the fate of the dispatch center was, how his cop friend survived/didn't, etc.
If you want a good ZomPoc story, 'Day By Day Armageddon' is a thousand times better.
Awful start to what I'd hoped would be a good follow up to Seaon #1. Right off the starting line, the story was atrocious and ridiculous---and the narration over the top/over-emoted. Enough is enough! Very disappointed. I had looked forward to the continuation of a really interesting story premise. Bombed it.
Sincery reiterates a lot of the self-help genre's methods, and madness, but seemingly with a fresh voice. She's witty, self-referential, admits her failings and is very, very human. Put in her voice, many of the activities/behaviors/ideas take on a new meaning.
Definitely enjoyed it.
Also---really appreciated her talking about the energy and vibrations of the world within us and between us. Call it God, call it the Force; I got it.
It's a relief to find a zombie book that isn't all about death, destruction and gore. Sure, that's what the genre is all about, but this new take on it is really refreshing. The narrator did a brilliant job with accent and attitude and the story line just rollicks along. Thoroughly enjoyable.
I really enjoyed Jakarta Pandemic, so jumped on this audio book as soon as it came out. I'm glad he's continuing the story of the same family.
Good pacing, solid writing, interesting scenarios. The writing is straightforward, and perhaps a little too much, but it gets the job done.
Agree with so many other reviewers---the cliffhanger ending really catches you up! Ouch! Can't wait to hear more of the story.
The story kept my attention even though the writing has some glaringly obvious flaws. (Did this not go through an editor, I wonder?) As part of the post-apocalypse fiction genre, it's a good story line, however. The pace, action and development is pretty good---but not great.
Once again, though, yet another survivalist tale where women are utterly untrained and nearly helpless. (Aggravating! Capable females do exist, you know!) There is a lot of attention paid to the gear, brand names, and uses of items in his survival pack, which didn't bore me, as it sounds like it did other readers.
The writer seems utterly in love with describing the interactions, dialogue and behavior of the soldiers and men when they're all together. It got a little old---and also unnecessary for the plot.
One surprise is that the narrator mispronounces words quite a few times in this audio book. Other reviewers have commented on this as well. Audio didn't get edited, either?
Another rollicking storyline and more masterful, entertaining and fantastic narration by Ray Porter. Love it when the voice *is* the character. No one else could do Joe Ledger like this! Really enjoying this series. Action, good story building, good characters and some gore---but nothing you have to take too seriously.
A good narrator but a story that couldn't quite keep me engaged---despite this being one of my favorite genres.
Despite glowing reviews, I found this story to be very tedious. It's perfectly in the genre that I enjoy and the story line was very promising. The writing, however, was clunky to the point of distracting. There were endless repetitive sentence structures and a very annoying repeat of 'he said, she said, he exclaimed' etc, after every single thing that every character spoke.
Also, Wil Wheaton's narration was very same throughout with very little difference in inflection, tone and characterization.
Sadly....a promising listen, but disappointing.
The story never lags and the story line is very approachable. A lot of thriller/espionage/terrorism stories are bleak and pretty cold and clinical. The personality given the main character Joe Ledger skips over all of that and makes this story (and all the Joe Ledger books) fun, fascinating, and entertaining.
Ray Porter is THE PERFECT reader for this series!! He's like Richard Ferrone for the John Sandford 'Prey' series or Oliver Wyman for Correia's 'Moster Hunter' series. PERFECT. I totally love it when a narrator can become a character for a whole series.
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