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?
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Beyond exile is a continuation to Day by Day Armageddon. It kept me interested and wanting to hear what would happen next. It did get a little too mental sometimes in that it would get too engrossed in character thought process. With that, I do look forward to book 3.
Great overall story
Saving the two people at the airport
The main character
Wish I would have realized this was the 2nd book in the series. Even though I read this one first, I never got lost. When he was on his own and trying to get back to the compound....it dragged on a little long.
I have never had a reaction to a book before, but i found myself "cheering" on the characters.
I can believe i am saying this, but this one was better then the first. The ending was insane, and i can wait for the third!
Well...behind Joe Mckinny and Max Brooks, J.L. Bourne has done a great great job with Day by Day. I truely enjoyed this book.
The entire book was great!! What I remember most from this book is how i felt like i was the main character. The story, the format of the story, is so well done that its hard to stop listening.
This is my first of a Jay Snyder read book. He did a awesome job.
"With every tomorrow brings a new level of fear".
This is a must for any zombie enthusiast. This is a must for any military veteran who is a zombie enthusiast. The story is good and the main character is very well done. I dont see how you cant like it.
The first book ended and the second book picked right up as though it was the next page in the book. Surprisingly the action increased with this book while building the character at the same time. The narrator has a fantastic grip on the lead character and really brings him and the story to life. I have listened to both books twice and can't wait for third!
title says it all, story was good, narration done well, it was just the ending. it seemed he ran out of time and did a quick ending..sad, as the story was enjoyable.-
I will have to, because of the pace and the underlaying stories. The pace is fast and action packed, and if you were there, you would sometimes yell and scream at the characters.. DO SOMETHING... and its great.
Well.. The narrator of the story
Hard to say... I am still waiting for the grand plan, and looking forward to it. At this pace he can do 10 more books, and I will take them all on.
Don't want to say anything and risk giving anything away, you need to hear this!
I don’t have a lot of time for reading, but Audible allows me to listen to all the great books that I thought I would never get to read.
I did like this book and I would recommend reading it to a friend. I just feel like the way the book was written got old fast. I am not a big fan of journal entries being how a story is told. Still the pluses of the book out way the negatives and it is worth the time and credit.
"Good but not as good as the first"
I am a great fan of the first book in this series, it literally picks up the moment the first book ends and continues in a similar vein. After the first quarter or so of the story it moves of in different directions, our band of survivors from the first book become somewhat secondary to another developing storyline, for me this was a problem as I wasn't really interested enough in the new paths the story takes and (as John states in his review) once the "shark has been jumped" our hero is no longer the lone survivalist but apart of a bigger story line....there is a big section about 2/3rds of the way through where we get right back back to basics tho' which was enjoyable....you will know what I mean when you get to it!
Reviews are very personal and subjective but this did not reach the heights of the first book, I had really got involved in the characters and their stories and could not wait to see what happened next for them all but this second book did not fully satisfy my expectations. That said I still enjoyed it, just not as much!
The story ends with a terrific senario for a third installment....I can't wait for it to be written and narrated.
"Jumping the shark..."
The first half of this story is very good, the second, well, not so much.
The first half is a very detailed and "realistic" account of survival in an undead world. Gritty, in-depth and with few of the "why the hell did you do that?" moments which seem to afflict this kind of fiction.
There are two fundamental problems within the second half as far as I'm concerned.
Firstly, it jumps the shark. For those not sure what this means it refers to an episode of Happy Days in which the Fonz literally jumps a shark on a surf board. The phrase has now become synonymous with the idea of going past the point of no return as far as realism is concerned. As soon as this jump occurs 2/3rds of the way through a lot of the tension is lost because you know there's no real danger anymore.
Secondly, this jump opens up an entirely separate, potentially crucial story thread which is just ignored. It may be addressed in the planned sequel but the lack of focus on it seemed strange within this novel.
Worth reading but a bit of a let down.
easily top 25% of the books I have listened. narrator does a good job and is fundamental for a good audibook.
other factions with different agendas
Yes. Good as ever
Very exciting , can't wait to start the third audiobook . First book was
Highly recommend this book .
"brilliant this series if the best i have heard it"
from start to finish you are engrossed within the survival of the maine characters.
jay Snyder's story telling keeps you engrossed
day by day the whole story blends well and once you start on the ride you have to carry on until the end.
buy it now.
"Excellently developed sequel."
I figured it would be more of the same but he developed and threw in plot directions that I didn't expect and have never experienced in post-apocalypse fiction.
This is a journal account from one person's perspective. So I cant comment on character as the driving force of this book... and what makes it so very different from other zombie books... is the journal entry format which places greater emphasis on survival, preparation and the world its takes place in.
Yes - Hyperion. Think he was the soldier Fedmon if memory serves. This performance is excellent and does the story justice.
This takes the original and adds totally new and creative aspects. As said in my review of the first, if you like post-apocalypse fiction, doomsday preppers and found footage movies you'll love this.
Well I loved the first book, and could not wait for this one to come on-line. It started o.k, although I felt it was more of the same from book 1. How wrong I was ! The story takes you down different avenues and leaves you wanting more. One point I think you should know, this is a follow up from book 1 and if you have not read that one first you may not fully get what's going on or who's who. This book talks about alot of what went on in the first. Enjoy, it's Great.
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