The main character Mera reacted the way I think most people would in a disaster scenario, and I enjoyed seeing her character develop throughout the story.
There's not a lot of gore, battles with the infected, or underlying love stories compared to other novels. The 'end event' of this book is a mix of natural disasters, mystery illness, and pseudo zombies. The book has a lot of religious undertones, but takes a wacky unexpected turn towards the end, I definitely didn't see it coming.
In the beginning it seemed like the narrator was speaking really fast, but either she slowed down or I got used to it. Overall I really enjoyed the book and look forward to reading the next one.
I only made through about an hour but...
- The narrator isn't consistent, he keeps changing George (the main characters) voice, and can't keep a consistent speed
- It sounds like it was recorded in a basement.
- The narrator sounds young, but the main character is old enough to have 6 kids, maybe he started young, I didn't get far enough to figure out how old the guy was.
- Lack of character building, I didn't care about any of the characters let alone care what happened next
- Lack of description, I've often complained when authors get overly descriptive, now I understand how much WORSE it is when the opposite is true, there is nothing to compel you to invest in the story
It would be a hard sell
Sean Runnette, he's age appropriate, and can pull off the snarky sarcasm I think the author was going for
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This is Audio Theater, so the characters are sometimes over the top, and it is very different from a novel. It also took awhile to get used to all the sound effects.
Overall the story is not anything special or unique, but I enjoy the characters, voice actors, and enough of the plot to have spent the last week listening to all the episodes. I actually enjoyed how naive the writers made the characters, it's a nice injection of humor.
If you're on the fence about it, I suggest going to the website and listening to the first episode.
If you love the Zombie fallout series, this is a must get!
Even though it is supposed to be a standalone series, I'm not sure if you'll appreciate it without having read at least the first zombie fallout book.
Just like Zombie Fallout isn't just about zombies, Lycan Fallout isn't just about Lycans. Mark Tufo does an amazing job with this, and pulls off the break from traditional genres. I can't wait for the next book, and ZF 7 for that matter.
The only complaint I had about the first book was the narrator. He redeemed himself, no more surfer dudes and valley girl voices.
As some others pointed out there was a survival guide feel to it, lots of info on weapons proper preps, and human dynamics.
Although it is not non-stop gore, it is still a zombie story. More information comes to light regarding the outbreak, and you get to hear the story from both Gabe and Erics points of view.
I really enjoyed this book, it's a winner for sure. There are 2 more books in the series, and I hope they come out in English.
I was worried when the story began with the main character having a "Zombie" Plan which she had been preparing for for years, which seemed ridiculous. Luckily it quickly redeemed itself by not focusing on that, and kicking off the nonstop action. This was the first book I had read that did not bother pondering the why or how of the infection, it just went head long into how the characters react and try to survive. It was a refreshing change and a really good listen.
Do you enjoy being screamed at for 13 hours? Then this is the book for you!
Don't dare turn down the volume when the narrators is screaming at you, because the next minute she'll be whispering.
Over all this series took an idiotic turn for the worse. I know to expect some silly love triangle in a teen genre book, and the first book hinted at it, but now our ignorant heroine is shown to be SO incredibly irresistible that even the zombie kid falls for her? Really? Barf.
I really enjoyed the story, the only complaint was the narrator. He wasn't bad enough for me to return it, but he makes a lot of the characters sound like surfers or valley girls, and seeing as the story took place in the south, it was really odd and a bit comical.
I only made it about 10 minutes in before giving up, the narration is terrible.
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