The first book of Day by Day Armageddon took us deep into the mind of a military officer and survivor as he made a New Year's resolution to start keeping a journal. The man kept his resolution and brought to us the fall of humanity, day by day. We see the man transition from the life that you and I live to the prospect of fighting for his very survival against the overwhelming hordes of the dead. We see him bleed, we see him make mistakes, we witness him evolve. The highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling underground cult classic, Day by Day Armageddon, begins where the first novel left off.
Armies of undead have risen up across the U.S. and around the globe; there is no safe haven from the diseased corpses hungering for human flesh. But in the heat of a Texas wasteland, a small band of survivors attempt to counter the millions closing in around them.
Day by day, the handwritten journal entries of one man caught in a worldwide cataclysm capture the desperation--and the will to survive--as he joins forces with a handful of refugees to battle soulless enemies both human and inhuman from inside an abandoned strategic missile facility. But in the world of the undead, is mere survival enough?
©2010 J.L. Bourne (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
As the author of The Zombie Chapters series, I obviously love zombie fiction. That said, this is one of the best zombie series' I've had the pleasure to read. This book is even better than the first book - that's quite a feat! Some audio books I listen to as I have time, and some I MAKE time to listen to. This series falls into the latter category!
The only potential negative was a lack of character development. The format the author writes in makes this very difficult, and honestly, the event-driven writing style engages the listen anyway, so this isn't much of a negative (in my humble opinion!)
If you want a step by step instruction manual for navigating the demise of humanity due to a zombie invasion, then this is a must-listen. Or, if you, like me, want to drift off to sleep while listening, then download this sleeper.
However, ff you actually enjoying character development - "why oh why did this happen? Why am I still here? Where's God? How can I go on?" - intrigue, mystery, language, and masterful storytelling, you'll want to skip this. It's not even a decent zombie thriller. For that - check out Patient Zero.
Not as good as the first book, but still decent. I was hoping for something a little more exciting.
This book was entertaining enough to keep me listening but it had some problems the first book had and I had less room to forgive this time. Without spoiling anything I will say that the book changed it's format from evading the zombie hordes to hanging onto their new home. But all through the story it would drag on with what felt like filler and whenever it would touch on some interesting crisis or area worth exploring it would swiftly shove it aside and resume. After the book was done I had that "I should read the book." feeling after seeing the movie version of something since it missed so many opportunities to explore. It at least had some closure at the end this time.
Never great, but I thought the performance was fantastic and the book will be good entertainment for any zombie lover. Recommended for zombie aficionados...
For fans of the last book you really won't be disappointed. It picks up exactly where the last one left off. I might as well just be the next paragraph. The topic and the tone are the same as the first book. This isn't a negative thing however as the story still carries on at a good pace. New events and twists. I gave it one less star than the first book simply because it was more of the same. I liked it but I have to say it didn't suprise me anywhere. If you liked the last one then you'll be happy with this one too.
I really tried to like this book, I did. I read all the other reviews about how riveting it was, but it is one of the most boring books I have ever read. I know this is hard to believe for a zombie book but this guy’s plot is plodding, boring and stupid. As an example they go to extremes to acquire A.T. forklifts and flat bed trucks to move freeway concert dividers to reinforce a wire fence, when they could simply get a couple of D-9 cats and build a 30’ high earthen berm and reinforce it with ruble and concert dividers. The main character has absolutely no sense of style or purpose. He has all of the resources of the world at his disposal and people to follow his orders and he does nothing with it. Far from waiting for the next book I sincerely hope that this is the last one. I sincerely hope you do not squander your money on this book.
I read Bourne's first book and wasn't real impressed. I downloaded this one in the hopes of some improvement. I hate to say it, but it feels like a wasted credit.
This book, much the same as the first, details the main character (mostly solo) escaping from zombies again and again and again. I am baffled by this Navy pilot, who seems to have no deep love for friends, family, or country.
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