©2005 Darrell Bain; (P)2009 Action Audio
I would like to say that this book is a good concept that was well executed, but the only execution that I could think of that the author did to this book was like the electrocution scene from the Green Mile. The idea, the concept of this book is good and is frightening. Beyond that it sucks. The details were poorly researched, the scenarios are unbelievable. There are three characters in the book: the good guys, the bad guys, and the victims. The good guys are all shallow and alcoholic. The bad guys are pathetically stereotyped and very unbelievable. The victims are stereotypes drawn from the streets of the LA riots, or from Uncle Tom's Cabin. The dialogue is, well I don't know for sure what the dialogue is but it sucks too. When I read the blurb I thought that this book would hold a lot of promise to be a good read/listen, in the same vein as Herbert's The White Plague (not at all a racial thing) and Forsythes' One Second After. After the first chapter I fully accepted my error and nearly did not finish this work. I sort of wish that I hadn't, I will never be able to get those minutes back.
I hate to be so negative , but this is by far the worst reader I have ever heard. The pace he reads and the monotone voice along with the numerous mispronounced words make it unbearable. The book itself is not all that great either, but then again, it's hard to get past the narration.
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