Yes, due to the way Christian Rummel reads the story, he has done an excellent job of playing the characters and keeping the voices consistent through the series.
For me, the most memorable moment is when Lee recognizes the value of a good dog. His continued fight to keep his partner, Duece alive, and Duece's commitment to him.
Christian has done an excellent job of bringing the characters to life. The shouting of the fight, the quite whispers of stalking through the forest.....He has done a really amazing job.
Fractured, as the title indicates.
This book had me on the edge of my car seat, literally. I had a very hard time putting it down after my commute. I often found myself listening to the book while i was working in the garage, when I should have been paying more attention to my work. The way this book ended was certainly a twist, and a twist for the good of humanity. I absolutely can't wait for the next book!
The story was good, but the performance was not so good.
Good story line.
stunted. The editing of this novel left a lot to be desired. For example, there were no gaps between changes in the characters. One second the narrator is talking about Sarge, and the very next second, the scene has shifted to an entirely different set of characters. I had to back up the book several times to get my mind to shift to the different set of characters.
There are always two sides to a story, and this story was no different. You have people who want to have a better life, and then there are people who want to rule everybody else on their terms, making themselves gods. I was surprised to learn about how some of the good people were secretly enjoying the bad side of the world, and even making profits from other people's pain. Interesting twist to the story.
Tom, definitely. He as a really good guy who was sincerely interested in the best for people, despite what people did to him and the people he loved.
ehhh. Brain sounded like he was sorta going through the motions. There didn't seem to be a real interest in the story by Brian. Based on other readers, I think he could have done much better
Tom's standoff with the dark characters, shaping his hand into a pistol, and shooting one of the bad guys. The looks on the bad guys faces.....priceless
For me, I think Brian could have done a much better job. It just "sounded" like he was reading a story, not really participating in the story.
This Pendergast book didn't start off in the normal fashion of Pendergast taking the reins of a case, but with a sidekick from the distant past. I thoroughly enjoyed how Pendergast was dragged out of his isolated mindset to assist his sidekick. Pendergast's dramatic entry into the town-hall meeting was something no town member would ever forget.
Again, Pendergast. He is smooth, calculating, precise and very generous to those who are on the right track. Those who would seek to harm others for their own gain, should be wary of Pendergast.
He brings the characters to life, and separates the characters with distinct intonations. Rene has done a fabulous job of bringing inflection and therefore life to the scenes and ensuring that the listener is immersed in that scene.
When Pendergast dropped to his knees in sorrow......knowing Pendergast's history, there is very little that moves him. To see him in great sorrow over what is perceived to be his self-appointed charge, was indeed quite moving.
As is the standard with the Pendergast series, he does NOT fail to impress. Over the years I've come to know Pendergast as a character who does care about people and situations, but maintains the most superb poker-face in light of these emotional events. To see him show grief in the most profound way, shows the fatherly emotions he has for his charge. Despite his desire to balance the scales of evil and good, Pendergast knew that the dark characters were not acting in their right mind. Because of this knowledge, he still showed mercy to the dark character, even to the point of his own self destruction.
Another great book in the Pendergast series!
ehhhh, she is a tough broad who can handle herself.
no I haven't listened to any of her books
I would ask her to get a little deeper for the guys, sorta make a better distinction between the gals and guys.
the "beast" was, in my opinion, very limited in logic. For this kind of story, I think there should have been more intelligence on the "beasts" part. I tried, but could only get through the second transformation of the "beast", and that was all I could take of this "skin walker".
This story definitely has some twist and turns. I figured there was going to be something really scary in room 14, but the story turns out to be even better than just room 14. The Cast of characters is what really makes this a great story, they all do what has to be done in order to help each other.
Tim was definitely my favorite character. This was a level headed guy who knew how to handle situations. Excellent friend.
Ray is a MASTER reader. He read the Joe Ledger series, and really gave Ledger some depth and character. Roy knows how to bring any story to life!
YUP, most definitely. However, I have to force myself to not listen to it when I'm not commuting so that I have something great to listen to while I'm commuting.
Great book by a GREAT reader.
Well.......the story was pretty good.....actually, that was pretty much the only thing that was ok about this book. I've read a LOT of zombie books, and none of them had me rolling my eyes as much as this one. Talk about Drama! Man! The personality of the main characters Michael and Angel are FULL of drama. These guys are constantly snapping at each other and other people as they are trying to get things done. They should be working with their people to understand their strengths and utilized those strengths to maximize their survival. All too often they get too dramatic about one thing or another.......sheesh....Amateur hour throughout the entire book....
I would have to Say that Burt, who was an older retired Marine, and was full of spit fire was my favorite character. He had his head on straight, but Angel, Michael and others were so full of themselves they couldn't listen to him.....nearly cost them everything.
I don't know. The sound effects were ok, but w-a-y too often the voices were too soft or too darned loud. Ya know, there is software that will bring it all to a nice medium...... I found myself rewinding the book several times and having to turn up the volume to hear what somebody said, then turning it back down to hear what the next person was saying..... too inconsistent.
NO, God no, please no more...... I couldn't take Skittles running off with Sal's socks....I just know that character would find his way back into the the second book.....
Great opening to the story, and great read throughout the book
The beginning where he was taking on the Wolf
Great story from beginning to end
Good Zombie book with a few twists
at this point, none. With the mutant superheros, such as Zap, there doesn't seem to be much of a comparison. However, I really did like the fact that St. George was holding back on the soldiers....that was cool when he really let em have it.
Yup. In fact, I found myself wanting to listen to it while I was working on my car in the garage. Which is normally a distraction for me, but I was so into the book I needed to know what was happening next.
Great Zombie book with a few twists of the mutant population. The background on each mutant in the story was a little excessive, but you got a good idea of the characters personality, and how they ended up fulfilling their role in the story. At first the story is a little slow to catch on, but about half way through, it picks up and gets pretty darned exciting.
This book was written from the perspective of a lawyer in Europe. While lawyers are sharks in the court room, they are pansies in the wilderness. This guy is a first rate pansy. If you’ve read ANY other zombie books, this one (in my opinion) makes the main character seem like a real wimp. Buck up man! These things are out to kill you! Sheesh, snap out of this fairy tale land of thinking people are going to come to your rescue (as the character so aptly thought, on many occasions)…. Essentially, the main character is a wimp.
The most interesting aspect of the story was the fact that this guy cried a lot about how he was alone.......Common, really. Oh, and before people start thinking that I'm being too hard on the guy....I'm a combat vet who has see the bodies torn to pieces and I've been alone before in a war. Did I cry, no. I bucked up and figured out a what to do about it.
Overall, Nick did a good job of getting into the character's state of mind.
NO....well, actually. It did inspire me to write a review about this lame book. Again, I must state, that if anybody has already listened to any other Zombie book, this one will bore you right out of your mind. It was actually quite sad.
If you want a real thriller, listen to some REALLY great zombie books; listen to these: Beyond Exile, then Day By Day (author J.L.Bourne). Another series that has some wild events is the Joe Ledger series by Jonathan Maberry. I must state that if you listen to these, be sure and listen to them in sequence, book 1 and on.
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