Samuel Todd is a regular guy: ...Failed husband... ...Loving father... ...Dutiful worker... ...Aspiring rockstar. He had no idea if anyone would care, or take the time, to read his daily blog entries about his late night observations. But what started as an open monologue of his day-to-day life became a running journal of the firsthand account detailing the rising of the dead and the downfall and degradation of mankind...
The Zomblog series continues in Zomblog II; Zomblog: The Final Entry and Zomblog: Snoe..
©2009 Todd Brown (P)2013 May December Publications, LLC
Audio quality was VERY bad as the story progressed... Over sampling/dubbing/bad edit-jobs that really made the story hard to follow and understand (and maybe more importantly ruin the climatic building of certain spots)... It started off with only being slightly the case, but from halfway to the end it was too much to forgive... I hope the next installment can get the production quality enhanced or I will have to quit the series... I love TW Brown, too!! It's a shame the recording was as bad as it was...
Drove me crazy. Please learn to pronounce city's and landmarks in the PNW correctly!
I'm a native Oregonian and it was horrible to hear someone butcher our city's and landmarks through out an entire 8 hour book.
The hero from the second part of the book should have been more consistent, at least in her attitude towards death of friends.
It was, even though I find the heroine of the second part dull. The novel, stylized as survivors' journal, is specifically written to avoid heroic stereotypes, to be more "real". I went in expecting and wanting that, and that's what I got. I think it's overdone in the second part, and the heroice is unconvincing - however, not to the point of breaking the book.
The recording does have many flaws, such as some background noise in the first part and unedited takes (!) in the second part. However, the narrators are emotional and confident, and that's everything I need. I would prefer a book like that to a narrator who couldn't be bothered (happens all too often in my native language).
Samuel will always be one of my favorite characters. His love for his daughter and his ex wife, the way his thoughts roll as he is dealing with the walking dead,and the way he has to deal with the loss and future will always hold a special place. The way that Samuel deals with the trauma and yet storms forward is something you should experience with him.
I've read the book on my Kindle and decided to give the audio book a shot. I love how the story is set up in a journal format. It gives you a sense of following along in each day along with the characters. I have also found that is easier to pause at these breaks if you need to run off and do things in the mean time.
Of course the main character Sam was my favorite. A regular Joe who does the best he can despite the world crashing down around him. He is still able to keep his humor and good wits even when his life is in constant danger. A good-guy in a world gone mad.
I am new to the audio book land and have not had the pleasure to hear many voices I could comment on besides this one. Boy was I delighted when I heard the reader's voice. It was exactly how I imagined Sam to be. Boy next door living a plain but fulfilling life; until the zombies. He is down to earth and has the right amount of hesitation and inflection in his voice. Erik makes the story believable and attractive.
The Journal was the constant character in this story. It was amazing how it survived all of the abuse of travelling and I am quite surprised that it was able to continue on even when its original author could not complete it.
I really did like the narration. I think T.W. Brown picked a great reader and hope I get to hear him again soon. This is the first audio book I have been able to sit through. Many others have irked me by some of the voice changes and proved to be a turn off. Erik Byon did a good job!
I'm a Registered Nurse. I've been an avid reader all my life. I love Audible books. I'm able to enjoy books and still keep busy!
I enjoyed the journal type nature of the story
I liked that the character kept a journal and told the story, sometimes in a breathless manner as events occurred
needed an editor. I'm not thrilled with either's ability.
I am glad they got an editor by the second episode.
All of the action that was basically non-stop.
When Sam dies.
The actual excitement that you have to imagine when you're reading the book.
No one is ever safe.
I really enjoyed listening to this book. I had already read the book, but listening to it was more exciting.
About the same. The upside to the audio is hands & eyes free!
Sam is my favorite. Sam's an awesome man & tries his hardest to help others.
The scene where Sam & them save Meredith. It is both the best and the worst scene in the book. I say worst because you have an instant "Oh god no!" moment.
The scene right before Meredith takes over writing. I had tears streaming down my face.
This is one of my favorite books.
"ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC..you must try it.!"
I liked the blog form, and I adored the characters. The story itself is really brilliant. I love the way the world has went, and I love the zombies. They are totally believable.I love how it starts as an online blog..to a journal on the run.And mostly I love when the journal is passed to Meredith...!!
My favourite character is Meredith, because she's a really good survivor..!Sam is a really good guy, he's like a hero because he helps whoever he can..but being a good guy doesn't always get you far..!all the characters are brilliant, even the not_so_nice_ones
No, I haven't..yet. (I've listen to snoe audio..narrated by Laura stahl)But I have read the books, which is why I will be even more excited when I get the next audio..!
Yes, but it would be a spoiler if I said exactly what. I will jus say I was crying...for real crying..
This is one of the best zombie reads/ listens Ever. It's well written, extremely well thought, and I doubt any other author could really touch the heart of readers, as t w Brown does.I have to say that this audio was FAR FROM BORING..and the blog form works a treat. This story is far from a "cliche" (as someone has said)If having read anything like it before..it's amazing
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