Start intercept: Sporadic reports indicate chaos and violence spreading through U.S. cities. An unknown evil is sweeping the planet. The dead are rising to claim the Earth as the new dominant species in the food chain. Intercept complete.
In your hands is the handwritten journal depicting one man's struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions; choices that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them. Enter, if you will, into the world of the undead.
©2009 J.L. Bourne; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
"There is zombie fiction and then there is crawl-out-of-the-grave-and-drag-you-to-hell zombie fiction. Day by Day Armageddon is hands down the best zombie book I have ever read. Dawn of the Dead meets 28 Days Later doesn't even come close to describing how fantastic this thriller is. It is so real, so terrifying, and so well written that I slept with not one, but two loaded Glocks under my pillow for weeks afterwards. J. L. Bourne is the new king of hardcore zombie action!" (Brad Thor, New York Times #1 best-selling author)
I love zombie books, and Day By Day Armageddon is the best one Ive read so far. Feels much more "real" than most other zombie books. It is written in a different format- all individual journal entrys. At first I thought it was a tad disjointed, but I really came to like it. The book does really leave off in the middle of the story (certainty waiting for a sequel) - but didn't leave me feeling dissatisfied as many books awaiting a sequel do.
This is my first review though i have listened to hundreds of books from audible. This story is well writtened and quite entertaining but what a weak ending. There is obviously a sequel coming Perhaps someone lost the last few pages during production it just seemed to end mid sentenance. Sort of like
I enjoyed this book, I like new zombie/vampire/end-of-the-world offerings from various authors and this book filled my need to have yet another book in my collection offering this type of fare. I liked the journal style of writing the author used and found he had some ideas about the end of civilization that I hadn't thought about. The reader also did a very good job.
However, I only gave it 3 stars because it was way too short; I think the author must have written it on a napkin while eating dinner. I feel like I wasted a credit and should have waited for one of Audible's promotions. For this reason, I can't recommend the book. I do have the sequel on my wish list and will wait for the right opportunity to buy it.
The only con about this read is that it does stop way too soon, thus the 3 star rating, but picks up right where it stopped in the next story. The story format is different but very well paced. I did read the second in the series and was not disappointed, and will be waiting for the next!
I love the genre so I managed to get through it. pretty good storyline, but the diary like flow was distracting and mono-tone. It also ended two quickly, almost as if the author lost interest halfway through a book.
I am an entertainer...so I spend a lot of time on the road. I take my audio seriously. I appreciate great writing and outstanding narration.
I like end of the world books. Seriously. But this one? It's the ONLY audiobook I have ever simply stopped listening to midway through. An uninteresting hero does very little of interest in a world that should be full of things for him to do!
The plot plods as the hero attempts to isolate himself from anything that might be dangerous...and us from any possible reason to continue listening.
Wooden narration completes the totally uninteresting package.
Easily one of the top three worst audiobooks of all time.
Idiots, that's who will enjoy this book. If you think you enjoyed it, ask yourself: was it the predictability of the story; the broadly drawn and ill-defined characters; the absolutely 'go nowhere' pointlessness of the book; or was it just the stupid poor writing? Seriously, this book is meant to be in diary form, and we have entries that go like "My Mother called to talk about my Stepfather..." Really? If it's YOUR OWN DIARY it would read "Mom called to talk about Gary".
Well no, because there is always Max Brooks' sublime World War Z, which I hold is the finest piece of Zombie Fiction of all time, truly masterful in every way. Actually, now I think of it - you know you would rate Day By Day Armagedon? The same idiots that rate the film version of World War Z
He pronounces 'vehicle' as two words. Look, he's ok - it's the source material that's rubbish. I quite like Mr Snyder in Peter Clines' 'Ex' series.
The main character, and John. What do we know about John anyway? Nothing, that's what. A main character that is so broadly written that we don't know anything other than he makes a slingshot on his roof.
The internet is a great leveler.
It was hard to listen to when every few sentences the time was given. If I was reading it I would have been able to skip over it.
I'm an avid reader since childhood. I'm a retired science teacher, retired nuclear plant worker and grandmother of three. I love mysteries.
I listened to this book, almost from start to finish, without break. I've never actually read a Zombie book before but I'm pretty sure this is the best one written anyway. I'm not saying I think everything in the book was the most logical or scientific but it was very entertaining. It is written in journal fashion and always telling the time he starts writing (24 hour clock) is a very minor annoyance. If that bothers you subtract twelve... It does end suddenly but it had to end sometime and that was a pretty good place to stop. I'd read another Bourne book and I love Jay Snyder's voice. I feel really good about this dail deal purchase but would love it even if I had paid full price.
A fantastic peice really cant wait for more of this story (it leaves things hanging in not exactly a cliffhanger but not far off). Really do reccomend this one for fans of this genre.
"A absolute must for all Zombie fans"
I've had this book on my wish list for months, I always chose another and keep this on the back burner just in case I couldn't find something I liked the look of. So the day finally came last week and WOW. This book is one of the best I've listened too so far, so much so I almost finished it in one sitting. There was even a point one night why in bed I had to turn it off because it made me feel so unsettled and on edge. having said that I've immediately downloaded the 2nd book and can't wait to be re-submerged back into every desperate, horrifying, life threatening moment, and even at times laughing out loud?
Man I hope this guy is around when the apocalypse comes!!!!
"Slow to start, but utterly gripping!"
I downloaded this as part of a my free Audible trial, but I was hooked from about 30 minutes in. Well written, the story descends into the chaos and horror when civilisation melts away beneath us. When I got to the end, I couldn't wait to get online to sign up to Audible as full member and grab the second book in the series (which is also gripping!).
A brilliantly realised book. Didnt think at first the diary layout would work but it did especially when narrated as it really is only one voice that describes the story. The diary format also kept the story moving at a very fast rate as a lot happens in this book.
I have listen to this twice now this month. The story is writen as if from a diary. Very well writen. I think this would be better if read from a book rather than in audio form. If you enjoyed this i would recommend "We're alive!" a full cast zombie production. But I cant wait until the next installment
I made the mistake of listening to this story before going to sleep, and had to stay awake most of the night as I really got involved and anxious about the protagonists. You have been warned!
"Day by Day, what a good listen"
What a listen! Only downloaded this story as I hadn't ordered a read to go on hols. A really good story and people will make comparisions with I am Legend. This is very different and I felt I was part of the charaters physi. His journey was realistic and delt with the emotion of an individualin such a situation,how the human 'form' will try to survive (even when dead)and how humans revert to various tribal and governmental organisations. I was disapointed when the story ended as I needed to know more. I am glad to see that there is a second book out, Beyond. Exile
"A great zombie fest."
I really liked this book, not a five star but then a book has to be convincingly ahead of the rest or come up with something different for me to rate it that way. Excellent oratory and an intriguing story line. If you like this genre you'll love this.
"Day By Day Armageddon"
Great Great book, I loved the story the lay out everthing. We all know it's not Shakespeare, but it not meant to be. Can't wait for the follw up which is out in paperback in June/July 2010. I hope and pray that the audible copy is up here soon.
"Awesome. Nuff said."
I have listened to this book more than once already. As a big zombie fan it is hard to find a really good zombie tale. There is some real tosh out there. Just because you put zombies in a story does not mean its good. You can't just tap into the cash cow of a genre that is zombies and hope that will carry it. This book on the other hand is a hoot all the way through. Great story and it is very detailed in things that happen and the people involved.
I'm not sure i could compare this book to any others i have read. If i had to i would say it is a as good a read as World War Z. (Book not film)
Does the other books from Day by Day count? i would listen to other books read by Jay Snyder because he does a really good job.
I could easily listen to this in one sitting.
if i could say anything to the author if would be "Keep up the good work and do more".
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