Perth, Australia | Member Since 2013
If that friend was a fan of pulpy, pop-corn zombie horror with gore, action and a cast of generally troubled high schoolers then yes,
Hissers is fairly standard within the zombie/survival horror subgenre with enough cliches and tropes to be farmiliar along side some interesting new takes and a genuinely engaging cast of characters (though they do get a little whiny and annoying at times throughout)
It is also a lot of fun to listen to. If you are already a fan of the genre you will like Hissers, but it probably wont convert you if you aren't already itching for some bloodthirsty zombie action.
Hissers also feels geared more towards a teenage/young adult audience than a straight up adult horror but it doesn't lack for want of gore, violence and horror
Yes - I have a lot of friends who are horror/zombie fans
There were times when his readings of various characters was a little flat and homogenized and could have done with a little more variation, but was fine overall.
absolutely, though visually I can't help but think hunger-games vs lord of the flies...
Hissers was fun, comfortably farmiliar zombie horror with enough turns and departures from the standards to keep it interesting and entertaining.
Yes - while year zero has a very specific kind of humour to it, relating to a particular sub-set of tech/nerd culture it wont appeal to everyone - but it really did to me.
If you appreciate the likes of hitchhikers guide to the galaxy and absurd premises that happen to include a great deal of focus on actual copyright law and music piracy then Year Zero is both entertaining and a little informative.
Yes - his humour is dry, intelligent and more than a little silly and as such enough to make me interested to read/listen to more of his books
While I enjoyed the narrators portrayal of Nick, the central characer, I also really enjoyed his readings of Carly and Frampton and a number of the books smaller, outlandish characters. Hodgman is a great performer and had brought a wide range of characters to life.
Yes- a relaxed, easy listen with plenty of humour and amusing characters who make up for the occasionally wavering plot. Year Zero is a genuinely fun listen that got me through a number of long commutes to and from work. Would definitely reccomend
Year Zero is the kind of book that will appeal to a specific group of people, and while not everyone will appreciate the subject matter and humour, those who do will get a great deal of enjoyment out of it. Year Zero is easy to listen to tech/nerd/sci fi humour
a great performance by the narrator
yes, I enjoyed Origin - his writing style is laid back and easy to listen to.
Better the Devil you know
Orign really was a lot of fun to listen to. I bought it after a quick look at the title and synopsis, and I am glad I did. It is a simple enough story with hints at a larger mythology. It is (and I mean this in a good way) a popcorn creature feature technothriller. Its central character is both likable and easy to empathise with, if not a little too 'all around nice guy'.
The creature in question 'Bub' is a great, menacing creation. Origin has some great horror moments balanced by relatively fast-paced action and storytelling.
Though the story pans out more or less as you'd expect (and yes, a few moments of predictability and genre cliches), Origin is genuinely a fun listen with interesting characters and good imagery. It even takes a couple of unexpected turns, and delves into some interesting pholisophical subject matter.
Konrath reads a little like Lincon Child (particuarly the Relic) story wise, and shades of a simpler Chriton... it isn't perfect, but it really is entertaining.
Short version;If you enjoy occult/creature feature horror with a dash of sci-fi - you will enjoy Origin. And it's begging to be made into a movie.
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