Far Rockaway, NY, United States | Member Since 2010
The time spent listening wasn't wasted, but I felt like I was trudging through a sometimes too technical video game.
Less gun tech, less highly improbable "promotions" of the main character. LESS SARAH PALIN.
Good enough. If Jim Dale(?) (my favorite if I have the name correct) from the "Harry Potter" series is a "10" for me, then Clearfield is around 4 or 5. His voices are very similar.
A SyFy channel movie, maybe. Big screen? No way.
This is well constructed book and I enjoyed most of it. It lost me with the eventual lack of any hope that mankind can/could come through horror and maybe end up a little better for it. I have a huge library of Zomb-pocalypse books, but even the "and they were all eaten" ending leaves a better feeling than this book. I probably will not give this one a second listen.
Compared to so many other Zombpacolypse books, this one had a unique start from very different perspectives. In a way it reminded me of World War Z. Numerous points of view are, to me, when well written, great fodder for a Zombie book.
World War Z and Alaskan Undead Apocalypse
It's hard to believe that society could keep "friends" like these on peaceable terms. The two disparate groups, I think, should have separated near the beginning of the book. Also, what was the point of the prison? What would I change? No stereotypical cop. No stereotypical stoners. No stereotypical "successful" guys. A good book, but not quite enough for a second listen.
They made this already, just without the drugs. "Shaun of the Dead" is pretty close, just better written and funnier.
Worth the credit, more or less.
If you are capable of ignoring mispronounced words, the over usage of words, and an inconsistent timeline in a story, then this book is for you.
I need any good zombie book to cleanse my mental palate of this book.
I will read reviews to see if he has come to grips with differing voices and learned to pronounce more words.
ALL of the losers the main character met up with? At the very least the stereotypical senator, the alcoholic jaded police officer and/or the "please save my baby!" female character.
I would recommend this book to someone who is VERY interested in zombies. Anyone marginally interested may find the story interesting, but not enough to take away an enjoyment of the genre. And the feel of the book is that it is building toward a "happy ending" in the final book, which, for me, is NOT what zombie novels are really about.
The narrator does a credible job with both male and female voices. He could be a favorite of mine once I hear more of his work. Three words? Emotive, consistent, likeable.
The unabridged version has some great gap fillers that flesh out other things you hear in the presentation. I have listened to this book a half dozen times and I keep coming back to it.
The voice acting is spot on. The music and sound effects are what I expect and love.
The climax, for this book, for me, was Luke & son figuring their way out of their dilemma. The mines were also excellent.
He mostly narrates, so he fills the visual gaps well.
I don't recall laughing. There were no tearful incidents to induce tears.
Well done. On to book 2!
I LOVE zombie novels. But the zombies must be "Romero" zombies: slow, stupid and silent except for their signature moan. These "zombies" are really demons. Thanks, but no thanks.
Very good book. An excellent start if a little predictable in a spot or two. I will be picking up book two asap.
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