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 didn't find this book to have that many scary or action filled parts but instead it had an ongoing feeling of tension and suspense which I thoroughly enjoyed. The characters are hiding and sneaking from the hordes of zombies rather than fighting their way through (or back) which gave it a brilliant "cat and mouse" feel to the whole story.
My only gripes are that aside from some basic information there wasn't that much character development even for the physical appearance for some of the characters. You meet the characters and get some tidbits about them then it won't elaborate that much and I really did want to get to know them. It made for generic feeling characters.
Also, the story felt repetitive as it pretty much was: move, scavenge, repeat. Now, this wouldn't be a problem except that even though they went to unique locations it felt like they just did the same thing over again. They could have brought some unique elements at each location but moving to another place just felt like filler since nothing particularly interesting about the area was used. This included events, the carnage you'd expect in a zombie apocalypse just wasn't there, If they were escaping or trying to survive, you'd expect more raiders, other people trying to survive, or people trying to fight zombies but the vast majority of it was just somewhat eventful scavenging.
BUT having said all of that, it still managed to keep me going and wanting to get the next installment ASAP. This is definitely worth your time.
This book is so good I could not stop listening to it. The night I finished it I had two hours left and i just could not stop listening I just kept telling myself one more chapter and i would stop.
This was a very exciting read. The narrator was perfect. I hated every time I had to stop it. I hesitated forever getting the book and wish i had gotten it much sooner.
A lot ghoulish if you like that type of zombie thing. I did and listened in record time, couldnt turn it off. Be aware its only the first book and the second follows directly on.
I picked this up on a whim and really wasn't putting much weight in it. I was extremely surprised and very pleased at what I heard! I think the narration is terrific, I enjoyed the story line, and I think the author does a fine job of setting the tone/feel of what the characters are experiencing.
I didn't care for the abrupt ending. In fact, I thought I might have missed a chapter or inadvertantly stopped the audio that I went back to the last chapter and listened to it again to make sure I didn't miss something. I'm glad there is a second book to this one and will pick it up shortly.
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!
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