A prison doctor injects a condemned serial killer with a formula designed to keep his consciousness awake while his body rots in the grave. But all drugs have unforeseen side-effects. Before he can be buried, the killer wakes up. Hungry. Infected. Contagious. This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang… but a bite.
©2011 Jonathan Maberry (P)2011 Macmillan Audio
I liked the story for the most part. The female lead was a touch over the top at times. But that could also be due to the acting choices as well. It was really hard to get past the reading. The DRAMA of the reading. Whenever any character was stressed - the narrator went every dang time to the moan groan and cry for mama interpretation. Highly irritating and truly boring as the characters were in stressed situations A LOT. Every time. I almost had to stop listening and I really like Maberry's writings.
Note for narration - just because a character is literally crying for mama does NOT mean they have to be sobbing and out-moaning the infected to the point where you want them bitten just so the moaning decibel will go down. Please try to make some more interesting choices.
I've read a great number of Jonathan Maberry books and this is the weakest.
The narrator is absolutely terrible, I'm not sure that I've actually heard one worse. Given the bad performance, it makes the annoyance of Desdemona Fox that much more pronounced.
Moreno, the majority of Mr. Mayberry's books am to be set in the same universe but there are a lot of inconsistencies between them. I love the crossovers between the Joe Ledger books and the Rot and Ruin books but there needs to be more adhesion.
I'm no writer but the narrator was terrific and brought this story to life and I am so excited that I can hardly wait to listen to part 2...
I think the story was written well. It has a good story line that keeps you interested and characters you care about. The narration on the other hand was very hard to listen to, maybe if the guy was acting out a love story or some kind of romantic nonsense he would be ok. But not a zombie story or anything like it.
it's a good story cause the author is awesome at story telling but after the Joe Ledger stories I've heard with Ray Porter as the narrator, I don't know if any other narrator will ever get my interests as much even though this one was ok..
The story was interesting...I would like to find out what happens next. However, the narrator was awful. He made the women in the story sound pathetic and helpless. He overdid it at times. The voice he used was the same voice I used when I read to my son when he was a toddler.
Like I said, I'd like to find out what happens, but I'm tempted to just buy the book and actually read it myself.
I loved this book. I've just finished my second listen and will probably move into a second listen from the sequel. I'm eagerly waiting for the next book in the series.
Officer Desdemona Fox is the most frustrating hero ever, but I love her. Jonathan Maberry does the most amazing job at giving a character life, motivations, hopes and dreams. But he also managed to give them flaws that are complex, frustrating and endearing.
The narrator William Dufris brings you into the story so we'll that when he tells you someone screams, you feel the throat burning vibration of that character's vocal chords.
If Zombie fiction is your thing, this is a slice of heaven. Sit down, curl up in a ball and listen to your nightmares unfold.
well written with enough character building to make you know the players. I liked the fact that it isn't all of the sudden the whole world is infected. very believable infection idea
I like history and biography, novels too. I do have a thing for zombie books as well. I need crappy thrillers now and then.
I liked Maberry's Patient Zero. This one gets stuck in character development. I'm a few hours into the audio book and I just haven't seen enough zombies. I doubt I ca finish this.
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