A father and daughter try to survive the steady decline of all they know in this haunting thriller from award-winning author Ronald Malfi.
First the birds disappeared.
Then the insects took over.
Then the madness began.
They call it Wanderer's Folly - a disease of delusions, of daydreams and nightmares. A plague threatening to wipe out the human race.
After two years of creeping decay, David Arlen woke up one morning thinking that the worst was over. By midnight, he's bleeding and terrified, his wife is dead, and he's on the run in a stolen car with his eight-year-old daughter, who may be the key to a cure.
Ellie is a special girl - deep, insightful - and she knows David is lying to her. Lying about her mother. Lying about what they're running from. And lying about what he sees when he takes his eyes off the road.
©2016 Ronald Malfi (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The ending was absolutely cliched and incredibly stupid. It ruined an otherwise good book that for whatever reason touched me and kept my interest. How could and author who could create the feeling in this loving relationship be so trite in the end.
Still worth reading but......
Another mixed review. Good voices and characterizations.
Sloppy edits at the end. Demonstrates the narrator's distain for the reader. If he had a sense of craft he would have re-narrated the whole chapter, instead of the intrusive edits if he weren't so lazy.
Nice plot, satisfying ending. Lacking a little in the "Why?" department but still a delicious read and Malfis' most polished work.
Sci-Fi/Horror lover, going through a Zombie book phase due to my life long love for George Romero movies.
I Don't Know.
If they're interested in medium pace, low action... then yes.
David.Tom Taylorson does a great job with the characters. He actually made the story ok to listen too.
Not really. Actually, I stopped 3/4's the way through, and may finish it sometime in the future, probably. I mean, I just became bored with it . The story does not have enough action, or any scare factor to it. It reminds me a little bit of Stephen Kings's "Fire Starter", just with a lot less impact, and story telling style.
If you looking for a fast paced, Horror/Action story, then try another audio book. The story isn't bad, it just didn't hold me. To be fair, it wasn't a style for my taste.
The story kept repeating itself. By halfway through it I was just ready for the story to be over. Had to return it.
This is my second book by Malfi. I enjoyed the last. This was a major disappointment. It can be summed up easily: man with daughter possessing special abilities eludes bad guys in a pre apocalyptic world. Natural phenomena plagues them and is never explained away. Then the story ends.
I kept waiting for something to happen. At hour ten I had the sinking feeling this was it, but hung in their for the surprise twist/ending. Nada. I can only believe this is the beginning of a series. Because the only other reason the book would end so quickly is the author had to escape a burning building.
Save your money. Even the bugs were bad. Take half of the story star away above.
I have an eclectic taste in books. I move from Jodi Picoult to Gillian Flynn. From Ken Kesey to Janet Evanovich. If it is good, I'll read it
I found myself incorporating the listening of Night Parade into every single thing I did (except sleeping) until I finished this book. This book is quite simply Blake Crouch at his finest! I highly recommend this book!
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