This is a clever retelling of parts of the book of prophet Jeremiah with the undead acting as the result of depravity in Jerusalem during the reign of King Zedekiah (before the Babylonian exile). The justice theology is spot on with some (obviously) free literary embellishments included for narrative purposes (for example, God in the story is cast as feminine, which according to the author's website is to reflect the shekinah -- i.e., the feminine presence of God beyond the Temple veil).
If you're looking for a traditional rough and tumble zombie adventure, then you may be disappointed because zombies are not the main focus of this novel. If you'd like to listen to a tragic religious story with some good horror thrown in and delivered by an excellent narrator, then you should find this book delightful like I did.
So much suspense you can't put it down. Very good technical stuff. Amazing resourcefulness. I think this could really happen some day.
I was living in those days and it was interesting to hear what really happened during the war and afterwards. Well done.
I haven't tried the print edition, but I don't have time to read a book. I can fit an audio book into the many dead periods of the day that wouldn't be possible to read a print book. That is especially true of the unabridged books. The only problem is turning off a great book like the WEB Griffin books.
The Greek adventure.
He does a great job of making you feel like you are there while things are going on. He is a great reader.
I just couldn't stop reading it, or should I say listening to it. What a great story teller he is.
Can't wait to read the next one.
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