Could'nt turn it off! One second I was totally exasperated with the author for putting up with the ^*&%$ she put up with, the next second I was feeling her pain and could understand. My only criticism was that I would have liked to have heard more---like what was going on with the other wives. The book was very detailed about the first half of her life, and then kind of sped through the second half.Definately facsinating and enjoyable to listen to.
I'm with the other one star reviewer from Texas on this one...I'm not sensitive when it comes to movie or book gore and I'm fine with hardcore violence, but there was nothing good or redeeming about Timothy. It was a very interesting, imaginative story, and certainly I think Tufo did a really excellent (and probably accurate to be honest) job of telling a story from the perspective of the zombie. It was really just too incessantly and unrelentingly nasty for me to enjoy (as pointed out by the other reviewer, non-zombie murder, animal abuse, lots of rape, etc.). I also am of the ilk that the fun/appeal of zombie/apocalypse stories is the survival and/or human aspect---if that's you as well, you probably wont enjoy this book.
Yes-just not the sequel to this book.
He did an excellent job.
That the author has a super disgusting mind (I don't mean that as an insult) and it's a good thing he's got writing as an outlet.
Almost perfect except for his pronunciation of "nuclear" as "nucular." Mysteriously, he fixed his pronunciation at some point.
I'm only half way done with this book (I guess I didn't realize it was 23 hours long when I bought it). It's truly excellent. When I'm not listening to it, I miss it. The story telling is just really good and it's humorous, sad, it just has everything. Just so you know, I usually like zombie/apocalypse/mysteries. This is definitely none of those (not really sure what it is...self-awakening?). I readily recommend this book to anyone.
I would check Audible every month to see when the third book came out. Finally got it. Bummer. I listened to the entire thing, but forced myself. It was not journal style and I personally thought is was so confusing. There's no refresher from where the last book left off and there are all sorts of new people and six different stories going on, it was just so hard to tell who was what and where they were doing it. And honestly, I just thought it was boring. Oh---and it seemed like it was written for military people. Just so much military jargon. Might be nice for people that know the lingo, but just annoying to me. Don't think I'll be watching out for the next one.
Hard to say...loved the first two, but definitely not going to be watching for the fourth book.
I don't know...but the narrator was lovely.
This whole series could have just been done in one book. I liked the first book, but after that, the last two books were just sort of drawing out the first. The stories could have just been compressed because they really added nothing (and mind you...I actullay like long stories like some from Steven King). Bleh.
Glenn---the substory of Glenn just fizzled out.
Some reviews have complained about the ending and kind of a cheesy story line. But, this book is pretty typical Stephen King---I'm a huge fan, but think his stories are always a little cooky and I never read/listen to figure out how it's going to end because it's always something wierd or improbable. I read/listen because during the story he takes me somewhere and introduces me to all sorts of different people. I liked it, thought it was well written and got exactly what I expected.
Hmmm...it was interesting. I am a fan of gore, and I did'nt mind the humans as meat theme, but I was for some reason bothered by what seemed to be totally gratuitous misery, violence and torture. I'm sure there was some great meaning behind it and I admit I'm not one to figure out deeper messages. For me there were lots of holes in the plot, too. For example (I don't think I'm spoiling anything with this comment): the story more than implied there was some important meaning behind the relationship with "Blue402" and the cow (I don't remember her identifying number), but that meaning was never expanded upon or came to fruition. Also, after a while, I just found it distracting that whatever happened to the rest of the world was never explained or that none of the characters ever contemplated anything outside of this town. I also found it distracting that, even in a world where there is only one society left, (outside of the sanctioned slaughter of meat humans), there was apparently no law and anyone could just murder anyone else.
Maybe my criticism says more about me and my inability to wrap my head around certain things, but really I found all of these holes made the story to implausible and distracting.
I would have preferred to skip it.
Which is perfect for those who like that genre. I don't. What I like about zombie stories is the struggle of ordinary people agaisnt horrible odds (not a bad a** who never hesitates and never is in any real danger, like the protaganist in this story). What I don't like about political/military thrillers is the complexity and politics. This book was just a political thriller with the subject of the doomsday plot the release of a zombie plague. It really lacked zombie fighting scenes, too. I gave up with about three hours left. It's just not a good zombie book, but I gave it three stars because I'm sure it's a good political thriller so lots of people will like it.
Oh yeah, and why is it that in so many books the characters wont call them "zombies?" They call them "walkers," or something else, like in this book. I find that really annoying. Everyone knows what a zombie is and that's what people will be calling them if they ever show up!
This was a fun book...but I had just finished listening to "Infected" and I thought, "wow, besides the Star Trek stuff, this sounds awfully familar." I guess authors are probably inspired by books they've read themselves, but it was kind of annoying.
I believed the reviews that said it was like Harry Potter, but I didn't last three hours. Hokey and not very original.
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