Topeka, Kansas United States | Member Since 2012
This was a hard book to get any enjoyable moment out of for me. More than any zombie apocalypse, One Second After was real. Finding the town survived at the last was a double edged sword. Happy to see the characters make it through the winter and then the realization of what was left took that away.
When John's daughter Jen died! So hard to take still affects me.
When John and town were preparing for an attack, Sargent Washington preparing the students, telling some would die. This was a strong scene much going on, not my favorite for happiness. For the reality of the situation to come.
It would be the title of the book, One Second After. That says so much in itself.
I've read several zombie apocalypse novels over the past years. None of those zombie novels really stick in my mind like One Second After. The reality of this story and the terror within struck me hard. The loss of America, loss of citizens, life all of it. This could happen and probably will in the near future.
I enjoyed the depth and detail of the world. Sometimes too much information is like stuffing you get bloated. Not here the detail brought it alive for me helped me to imagine the world and setting.
Narrator's always make or break a audio book for me. This narrator just nailed the voices and time period. Well at least how I imagine the period. Her accent and voices for the children are awesome.
The detail to the world and characters almost lost me and yet that made it very difficult to stop listening. The world had gone so wrong all because of mankind.
Emiko the windup girl was so real in the story, I had felt sorry for her and her life. Another innocent placed in unacceptable conditions out of her control.
Emiko and Anderson tied for first place.
The treatment of Emiko was very disturbing her programming of reactions sad. No control in her own life.
One of the hardest audio books I've listened to. The depth and detail made everything so real at times I wanted to jump ahead. It was a grind sometimes difficult other times I hated to stop. So glad I listened all the way through well worth my time.
Not sure if I would purchase another book from the author. I did love the narrator, the character accents really made the story.
The ending was good and for me the best part. Not at all being sarcastic here the ending was right on. Listening to a zombie apocalypse based in Spain was interesting, most are based in the U.S. The udder despair of the humans and total power of the zombies, awesome. The main character after months and months remained pretty damn stupid.
Never listened to Nick Podehl before, enjoyed his voice and the story telling. Actually his performance kept me listening.
I got tired of the author needing to describe every human corpse in detail. I get it the world was crap. Things were bad and the main character was having a bad time.
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