Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by J. A. Bayona.
©2006 David Moody; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"The novel moves at a deliberate, relentless pace, feeding readers just enough information to keep them perplexed and paranoid....Moody creates some truly chilling scenes, but there are also flashes of black comedy." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Originally self-published, Moody's nail-biter of a debut plausibly creates a nightmare world....this intelligent, well-written chiller heralds a significant new talent." (Publishers Weekly)
"It's a risky undertaking, giving literary form to a type of story that is traditionally told in pictures, but Moody completely pulls it off." (Booklist)
The lead protagonist is a whiny little brat of a man, so much so that it distracts from the story line. I keep hoping he gets killed off in the next chapter just to shut him up, but alas, it's written in first person so I'm left to assume in stuck with him.
I like memoirs and zombies; funny and scary stories... I smell a book!
I liked the beginning... I wasn't real into the narrators voice... then I was disappointed in the end....
Like Michael Caine... I felt like the story portrayed a younger couple but the narrators voice made me feel like I was listening to a grandfather type figure.
NOT listen to the sequel...
I went off of reviews on this one and I think it started off good... maybe if someone wanted to power on to the next book they'd find their questions answered but... I'm good :(
What first started out as what I could only assume would be a zombie apocalypse novel, quickly changed into something more...likely that could happen. While i went in expecting zombies, I was presently surprised! I enjoyed the book, and liked how it was a very personal first person point of view story. I'd recommend to anyone who wants an interested thriller with a twist. I look forward to book 2!
Love this story. The narrater is great and the story is beyond. Imagine if someone you love and trust suddenly turned on you? Or if suddenly you felt threatened by someone you loved and felt you must kill them or they'd kill you?
Great idea for an even better story. Thanks David Moody.
I don't give spoilers
Hater, Dog blood and Them or us
I found it a entertaining series, generally I dislike British accents but this narrator didn't bug me.
The story goes maybe a third or more of the population succumb to some change that makes them incredibly violent and kill anyone who hasn't changed.
Really enjoy listening to these books sure am glad I was introduced to Audible. Best dollar I've ever spent.
This has got to be the poorest written book and poorest performed book that I've ever gotten from Audible. I can not understand how it even got printed to begin with.
The story line is weak at best the narrator does such a poor job of reading it that I truly did waste my money.
This is the first book out of all the ones I've gotten that I am saying this, usually I give the benefit of the doubt but not on this one.
Best thing, don't buy it, shoot I wouldn't even take it as a free download.
Well the book leaves a lot for your mind to play with. I like the audio book more just because it saves me time that i dont always have when it comes to sitting down and reading.
Obviously it was the main character. I wont say why because i will be giving away to much.
At first it threw me off, but i had no info on the book and had no idea it took place in Great Britain. Once i realized that it was fine. He did a very very good job.
It would also be the main character. I would have a lot of ?'s for him.
Yes but only a friend with a tast for lengthy backstory and non-traditional narrative
Mr. Doyle's performance is simple, direct, and solid. He portrayal of the protagonist is pitch perfect. He renders a vivid portrayal of each character in the same fashion. Male, female, child, adult, working class British or politician, each character is spacific and fully realized.
This is not a book with Heros. There is no ex cop who holds a ragtag band of survivors together. No military man with quiet strength and combat expertise. No beautiful woman fighting Her way through a post Apocalyptic landscape. In fact the protagonist is not somone you like very much. You do however understand him. You empathize with him. That is the authors great accomplishment. The central crisis of this story unfolds in a believable fashion. The horrifying events of this story happen to ordinary people. this is a story about what happens to a society when we view our neighbors as
Read this if you ever want to know what Milton Waddams (the guy with the stapler in "Office Space") would do if put into a life or death, end of the world situation. Nothing, lock himself in a house and pray noone look him in the eye, and wait for the mob to kill him and his family. I haven't finished the book, don't know if I will.
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