Jack Walker journeyed halfway around the world and completed his daring rescue. He must now return home, traversing a world filled with endless hordes of night runners; the genetically altered, ferocious species that now inhabit the dark recesses left over from the demise of mankind and now dominate the planet. The only things more dominate are the billions of corpses left to rot where they died. It is through this world that Jack must use his special forces training to lead a small group of survivors back home to where there is the faint hope of sanctuary. His training is pushed to the limits as he is confronted with situation after situation coming face to face with the night runners. He must walk that delicate, fine edge between action and keeping his kids out of harm's way; between taking risks and turning away as he continues his quest for survival. Never having walked away from risky situations, Jack must now carefully weigh his decisions as the stakes are much higher. His kids' very safety hangs in the balance, along with the safety of the few remaining survivors.
This gripping, action-packed tale tells Jack's story of survival in a post-apocalyptic world filled with peril. Safety is the dream. Nightmare is the reality. A nightmare where danger lurks around every corner.
©2011 John O'Brien (P)2013 Cherry Hill Publishing
the story itself was...meh. I usually go through a book every two days but this one has taken me almost a month because the author would basically go into long descriptions and history on miniscule things. I'm expecting the author to go into deep detail on the most minute little things like "The web gear I was wearing was created by Derpy Derp, who was a single male in his 20's, who loved long walks on the beach and always wondered if the barista that made his coffee every day thought aliens would look funny wearing a big Santa Hat." not literally but he would detour from the story to do crap like that. the story itself was pretty good but it could've done without some stuff.
It would not be in first person, present tense. It makes the narration awkward.
The type of zombies. The least interesting, the overkill on the plane procedures, just like the first book. I'm convinced the author had a part in the writing the ACTUAL manual on how to fly the C-130.
The main hero.
Leaves you hanging.
I will probably only get the next book if it's on sale.
I love books. I love the freedom to read books. I love the freedom to say what I want, when I want. If you want that taken, vote DEM.
The fact that John O'Brien seems to have a weird fascination with the operation of the AH-130 airplane. I think I could fly a plane after this book. Its almost like he wanted to brag about his knowledge of planes but didnt think it would sell so he threw in a below par zombie story that, even though fiction, is completely unbelievable. He is an obvious ex military pilot who cant get over the fact that he is no longer in the military.
His Captain Kirk-esque narration makes it hard to follow the story. "The. Plane. Is. Perfect."
No. Unlike other apocalyptic stories I have read, this one doesnt leave anything to wonder. Its easy to predict what is going to happen, then it does.
Any horror/survival/apocalypse authors can take a cue from DJ Molle and his The Remaining Series. Any narrators can learn from Christian Rummel.
narrator not as good as previous books. a lot of mispronounciations especially of technical jargon. overall a good experience but could have been excellent. with a few minor tweaks. Author really needs a "gun guy" on his support team.
great book fun to listen to if you can overlook the military aspects of it that are way off since the first book like officers being called nco's and the fact that they seem to use burst fire all the time as an 11b we are always drilled never to use itand i havent ever srrn anyone ever use it and that includes combat. there are alot of others that military people and enthusiasts will see and are annoying but can be overlooked as the books are a good read so far
"a new world"
im looking forward to the next book so much im starting it streight away.
"Better book than 1 but who narrated it? narration"
yes as i am getting into the story and want to relate to shrouded world.
what happened the narrator was weird..... did not enjoy narration and stupid music, really terrible narration and annoying weird disco between each chapter.
I really enjoyed the story but to be honest this narrator ruined the story quite a lot and then some weirdo disco between chapters was infuriating ..... saying that the book as a whole was good and could have been so much better with the other narrator. I will get book 3 only if narrated by someone else.
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