Ray Porter did an excellent job of narrating, as usual. He's the only reason I was able to finish. He can make even a bad book into a tolerable story it seems. The book got more and more ridiculous as it went on. Rather than get climactic, it got outrageous in an attempt at climax. The story had potential, but never really lived up to it. I can't say I'd recommend spending nearly a day of your life on this book.
I'm halfway through it. Considering returning it. The first half has been an anti-government rant focused on blaming Democrats. The author paints them as evil and as being the reason for big government without even acknowledging any programs that came under Republican administrations such as the Patriot Act. I'm not a fan of either party or politicians in general. I think the majority are corrupt. It becomes propaganda when you focus on one to blame, though. He even uses one guy as an example saying something like, "I've been a Democrat all this time and so are all my friends. How could so many people be so wrong?"
It gets worse. The first part of the book is an intro from an author trying to come off as reasonable and not some nutjob extremist. But, in addition to the above, his lead character has a come to Jesus moment and suddenly (I kid you not) starts hearing a guiding "outside voice". So, we are to believe that he is not a nutjob, but he hears voices telling him to do these things?
I'm a prepper. The intro made me think that we'd finally have a reasonable book that wouldn't make us all sound like paranoid super religious crazy people that think God is directly talking to them. . . literally. Instead, the book seems to work to cement the stereotype in place. I could have dealt with the Right Winger thinking the Left is evil part considering that just because he left out the bad things on the Right doesn't mean he was far off the mark with the Left. Adding in the hearing voices aspect turned the main character from far Right Winger to paranoid schizophrenic.
I was very surprised by this one. I bought it as a daily deal and found it to be very good. The performance was perfect for the book and it was well paced. I definitely recommend this series.
The narration is horrible. The guy isn't just boring me, but sounds like he's bored with reading the book. There were a couple of lines so far that I found myself realizing were funny if I said them in my own voice. He just completely ruins it. I'm going to read the book and maybe give it more stars on story and overall, but too high a rating will encourage someone to waste money on the audible version. Do not buy this book in audio unless you are really good at ignoring tone and misplaced emphasis.
This story is not an apocalyptic novel or supernatural. It revolves around anti-terrorism and is almost believable. Maberry does a great job making it seem scientifically plausible to the average reader. I like that. Ray porter does a magnificent job telling the story. His Jack Ledger is awesome and much better than I was reading him when I started reading it on my own on the Kindle. I highly recommend this series. Later books aren't quite as good, but Ray Porter's delivery saves the day.
The story is really good. I like the whole progression on the infected and the different types. I believe that such an infection would have varying results, as well. The story really builds the characters in a realistic way. The people change and have internal conflicts that I'm sure we would all have.
The narrator is awesome. I found myself searching for more stories he narrates. I just wish A. American's "Survivalist" stories were narrated by him.
I ended up listening to the entire series. I normally only listen in my car on long drives for work. I listened to these every chance I got. Great listen. You should buy these.
The story was engaging.
He was incredibly monotone and the little emotion he puts behind his voice at times is completely misplaced. He also makes no pause between sections to let you know the story has shifted to a different group. I often found myself realizing a few paragraphs in that we were no longer hearing about the character we were moments ago.
Not here to spoil anything. What's up with these stupid questions?
The story jumped from first to third person annoyingly. The narrator made it worse by not making appropriate pauses or shifts in his voice. He has a good voice. He just needs to learn to use it.
Nelson Demille books.
They guy sounds like a college professor that doesn't care if he puts the listener to sleep or not. Doesn't fit the genre.
Couldn't get through it since the narration was so bad.
I wasn't disappointed by Zombie Fallout. I was annoyed with the reader. He didn't fit the character and the timbre of his voice wasn't right for the type of book.
The story was good enough to lead me to buy the books. I read all of them. Couldn't listen to half the audiobook, though.
Doubtful. I debated on whether to buy the book or not and am now glad I did. However, I realize it was Runnette's reading that nearly kept me from enjoying a good series. I just don't think this genre is his niche.
There were several, but not always for the same characters. It was distracting. The Chinese accents were as bad as black face on a white actor. The melodrama of the females was horrible.
The story wasn't bad. I feel that with better performances, I would love it.
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