I found this book lacking, I love Maya Banks, but sometimes she really WOW's me, and this left me hanging.
I won't recommend this book. For one they didn't advertize it as a 2 part series, so it ended abruptly. And second, it wasnt that I had a hard time believe a woman can recover from what she went through. Its the how that bothered me. She is shacked up with an MMA fighter and not once does she ask or does he offer some self defense training!
Thats hard for me, they all sounded a lot alike.
I wouldn't suggest a film for this book
This isn't your normal love story, the main character was brutalized before being almost murdered. Just know that before making the leap.
A definitive plot would have helped. Its like the writer couldn't decide what he wanted the story to be about.
A good direction would have been nice. I thought we would eventually get some sort of actual description of the CONTAGION! People we're infected and we saw resulting behavior, but not a clear picture. Even when, for some unknown reason, we started following characters who were responsible for the spread of the disease.
I have definitely heard worse performers, and I'm sure my frustration with the source material didn't help. But I had to keep rewinding 30 seconds to see what character was saying what. He didn't have a clear inflection of voices between characters, even with the females. I definitely wont seek him out, but I wont NOT buy a book because he narrated it.
Well... since I didn't finish it this will be a biased choice. But Delta. They started with a semi strong female character and proceeded to make her useless. Completely dependent on male characters for help.
Frustrated doesn't begin to describe my experience with this book. I tried to finish it, I got a good 6 hours in until I literally screamed and deleted it from my library. There is a scene with 1 of the only 2 female characters in the book. She has a gun and a clear advantage over her would be attacker. Her partner is down, she then wallows about how she would love the downed partner to get up and save her. Then gets overrun by 4 men, all unarmed. While she still has a loaded pistol in her hands. WHAT?!?! I get wanting a different scenario for your characters, but seriously? I can stand drivel like this. She literally let herself be overrun while wishing her male friend would come and save her. I just... can't.
The narrators performance adds just the right element to this truely amazing story. I was on the fence for the first book and got it in a 2 for 1 credit special. I fell in love instantly. Khristine's voice is perfect as is her accents for the characters. You always know who is talking and she really brings the pages to life.
Its so in depth without being overly graphic in its attention to detail. The story has a wonderful flow that isn't broken up by too descriptive landscapes.
No, this is a first and I will jump on the chance to listen to her again.
"Loose yourself in the world of Angels and Monsters"
Wonderful synergy of writing and performance! A perfect blend.
Absolutely, I already have. Its a refreshing take on the zombie genre, if the dead can walk why wouldn't ghosts be real as well?
The honest look into the root of humanity, and what a cataclysmic event would do to people.
This was the second, the first being the First Days. I would listen to her again for sure.
There are too many to count and would definitely be spoilers.
This was an intense and gratifying listen
Absolutely, and I plan on it. I loved that they didn't shy away from the fact there would be child zombies, lots of them. Most books/movies gloss over that fact. It makes for a more terrifying realistic view.
Katie for sure, I related to her more. She was such a strong character, even in her vulnerable moments, she was never ashamed of she she was, and she loved unconditionally.
This was the first time I have heard one of her narrations, but I def will again.
The first chapter was heartbreaking and real and hooked me from the get go. I was completely invested and so glad I picked up this book.
Take a chance on this series, you wont be disappointed.
This wasn't a nice happy perfect end to the series, but an appropriate one. It was as action packed as the other two but still gave you the completion you wanted.
The best part of these books was how real they were. I know thats funny since its a zombie story. But they didn't shy away from the thinks a lot of books in this genre do, like the fact there are, or would be, child zombies.
That's hard to say without giving away spoilers.
"Your Loco, Loco!"
These books would make a fantastic movie. I hope they will be picked up.
It was an interesting start to the series. I liked the unique take on Vampire mythologies, incorporating magic was a great touch.
I'd have to say the interactions with each vampire, I wanted to know more of how their power worked.
My problem with this book was the narrator. How do I explain this, Anthony put a definite pause/punctuation at the end of every sentence. So instead of it sounding like a continuous story it sounded more like bad slam poetry. It made it so very difficult to get into the story, I KNOW I would have liked it more if someone else was reading it. And since he is narrating all of them I'll have to read them instead. I can't bring myself to pay money for that experience again.
I just wish someone else had read these books, someone else could have made them great. As is, it was more of a chore to get through.
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