Virus. Chaos. Survival. Alienated in a world where he doesn't fit in, Christian Black survives because he's different. Then the virus came, and made the world turn different, too. Now people are dying by the million. Food supplies are short. Riots are blazing through the streets, and Christian's only goal is to keep his family alive. But safety lies far from the city, and just getting out will be tougher than anyone knows.
©2016 Bobby L. Adair (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
I am not sure how this guy makes a living? This was my third and last try at his writing. He is not awful, he just is not interesting. He takes the most exciting topics and turns them into Meh. The not Zombies don't even eat people, why would you take away the most horrifying thing about zombies? Well, they didn't through the first two hours, I called it quits after that.
This book was very well written. It captured my attention and kept it the end. I really wish it had gone on much longer. I'll definitely be looking for the next book in this series.
I enjoy other books by Bobby Adair. His Slow Burn series really kept me hooked. I can see this one doing the same. The audible rendition most times were good however there were a few where the narrative lacked and seemed a bit monotone. I would still recommend and will listen to it in the future.
Our hero, Christian, is a troubled - perhaps sociopathic - youth who must navigate a viral apocalypse. The author does a good job, but this book is short and leaves you wanting to know the characters better... unfortunately they die. The ending is deeply emotional and a bit disturbing, but powerful. The narrator does a good job, and gets better as the book goes on. I'm looking forward to hearing a sequel... and hoping for a prequel.
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The narration for Black Virus was done by Tristan Morris who does a great job. He moved this already quick story along quite well, allowing the reader to just enjoy this pretty gruesome tale.
Bobby Adair knows how to write a Bio-Thriller (see any of the Ebola K series). But, this (even though the name would suggest it) is NOT like those other books. This is a different take on a zombie/unrelenting force story. While there is nothing wrong with that, I often get really disappointed when I think that a book is going to be more about the virus that takes over then how people are seen from the outside.
Regardless, Black Virus was still an incredibly interesting story. I will warn you, this book is not for the faint of heart. There are some gruesome scenes within it, and I promise it will upset and scare away some readers. But, on the flip side -- Adair wrote a very real, gritty, and just honest rendition of what would happen during an outbreak if someone was forced to survive and endure.
The main character is by the authors own writing -- different. And that makes a unique and interesting point of view for Black Virus.
I just wish the story was more about the virus: where it came from, what it was doing, and what the world was doing to try and stop it. There were glimmers of that here and there, but overall the story was much more about Christian.
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