As the dead prey on the living…
The end of the world has come not with a bang or a whimper, but with the guttural snarl of walking corpses hungry for human flesh. The "lucky" survivors flee an unstoppable virus spreading death and societal collapse across the globe.
The living prey on one another….
As the rules of civilization crumble, a lawyer, a pilot, and a nurse become comrades-in-arms in the fight against extinction. But not every enemy wears a rotting face, and anyone who doesn’t have your back just might have your head. Humankind’s twilight is at hand, and these are indeed...dark days.
©2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc. (P)2010 Manel Loureiro
"evil wins when good men do nothing "quote
A vulnerability about this character, where his friend is more the strong silent type.The narrator brings all the book to life.he was excellent. I highly recommend no1 and 2 in this series. Although it follows the theme every zombie book has. It has a slightly different flavor. Full of action, adventure and has a good ending which to me is most important.
I don't understand some of the harsh negative reviews of part 2, from readers of part 1. It felt to me like a fitting continuation of part 1, and nearly as enjoyable. I think the whole trilogy will probably fit better read as a whole. This is really just the middle portion of a book. So it doesn't feel complete in itself.
And I really hope the negative reviews don't stop them bothering releasing part 3 in English...
I do admit, it wasn't quite as good as part 1, and had issues I feel:
- The whole side story of Prit being accused of a crime was just silly, and poorly handled. I mean the author himself is a lawyer, the character a lawyer, but even though the real culprit was known, nothing was ever really mentioned or done about it. It was kind of used just as a poor contrivance for them getting involved in the military.
- The last chapter. I don't like how the last chapter was left though, and I am going to keep thinking about it until part 3 is released. Part 1 at least ended on a note of hope, not a cliffhanger. I really don't appreciate books ending on cliffhangers...
But, that aside, the rest of the story was great.
Long live Lucullus! And bring on part 3
I really enjoy the books I read and hear!
Not very good. The sophomoric attempt is really weak and not the lest bit listenable! Can I have my money back!
The first book was fantastic, this was an okay book but not the same drive and ambiance compared to the first
The narrator excelled with the larger cast of multi-cultural characters and with his gift for suspense made a decent story very enjoyable.
Yes, but probably only as an audiobook. Enjoy the first book, Apocalypse Z, and hope that the third book is better.
Totally engrossed to narrative performance.
Nick Podehl is on my list of narrators to seek out. I didn't know he performed Patrick Rothfuss's books.
Or a nice television mini-series. Excellent writing, story, performance. I listened to most of this book in one setting. If it were reading it, I'd be calling it a page-turner. Really loved this second in the series. Luculus continues!!!
The ending. What happened? It's like a TV show that, due to either waning viewership, competition in time slot or both, has the rug pulled out from under it. Think Jericho: Amazing show, great execution, but due to being opposite American Idol, it was dropped. The writers had to come up with an ending, and fast. That's AFTER the first season ended on a MAJOR cliffhanger without any plans to continue the show by the network.
In any case, Apocalypse Z: Dark Days does this very thing. Manel Loureiro seems to have had a deadline waggled about threateningly by a publisher, and the ending was thrown in with all the grace of an egg hitting a car windshield. That's literally my only complaint.
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As a reader/listener, nothing is more satisfying than when the author chooses to illuminate the WHY behind all the questions, especially ones left unanswered by book #1.
The scene where the nun is murdered seems to be sort of arbitrary and ill-placed, if even necessary. I understand that with the hastened ending, this loose end had to be tied up, but the reader feels little sympathy for the character being in a coma for most of the second book.
The first book was actually pretty awesome. The second left me wondering how the author could have allowed a story this nicely written to fall apart. There's no sense of completion, resolution or advancement. Still, it's a good story overall, despite the holes in book 2.
Good time. The story picks up immediately where it left off and goes into a different writing approach. It was a good read not great.
Added more elements of sole survival which made the first book so intense.
Great work to bring realism to the listening experience.
Survive the apocalypse with a Garfield. Stupid Cat!
Good book, but doesn't measure up to the first book. After reading the second I still have more vivid memories of the first one.
Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant
The next installment in the apocalypse Z series doesn’t disappoint. Starting off which a nice overview of book one to get you caught up to the current happenings, it picks right up where the story left off. This book does a good job with keeping the pace moving and keeping the action coming except for one small section about a quarter of the way in (I can’t tell you why but it makes sense this part is action less from a story perspective). The characters don’t have a whole lot of growth in this book compared to the first but they’re just as likable and engaging. With a bunch of twists and turns you’ll never see coming (OK I didn’t at least) it a fun ride with a cliffhanger to end it all.
Nick Podehl does a great job managing the different voices but all the accents as well. Wonderful narration!
I am a pod-head. Which means I am addicted to audio books and podcasts. I work nights 6 days a week and listen to them every night.
and very well done. Narration was excellent and the story itself comes from a different viewpoint making it both interesting and addictive.
Bought the second book because this was so good.
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