It's the last weekend of summer break in the small town of Castor, and four teenage friends are about to attend the most popular end-of-summer high-school party in town… with a massive wave of mutated undead about to crash the party. It's The Breakfast Club meets Resident Evil as the teens of Castor fight to stay alive.
BONUS SHORT STORY: Hissers includes "Confidentiality", one of four interlocking stories from The Junkie Quatrain by Peter Clines.
©2010 Ryan C. Thomas (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
I like history and biography, novels too. I do have a thing for zombie books as well. I need crappy thrillers now and then.
HISSERS is full of action, and not entirely predictable; that's refreshing in the Teen medium. There's profanity and heavy violence, but it's a fun ride. And in between attacks kids talk out their angst and desires. But I liked it much more than THE HUNGER GAMES.
the narrator was OK
I would,t know where to start
Kids with foul language ..high school bathroom humor..wasted my money.on this one.
Zombies Books in order: 1. We're Alive 2. Day By Day Armageddon 3. Roads Less Traveled Series 4. Alaskan Undead Apocalypse 5. World War Z 6. The Walking Dead 7. Rise Again 8. As the World Dies 9. Zombie Fallout
A plane with the zombie virus on board crashes and rapidly infects the town of castor, with new zombies rising seconds after death. These are fast zombies and the twist here is that the zombies can attach limbs of their victims on themselves. Thats not as silly as it sounds and there is a background reason to why and neither does it play a large part in the story.
The story plays out from the perspective of 4 14 year olds, Connor, his fat side kick Seth, Nicole and her slutty friend Amanita. If you are around that age, this is the zombie book for you and you can add on two extra stars to this review.
For adults, there isn't much to relate to since they are kids and the few adults in the book are otherwise disconnected from the reality of the unreal situation and very brief in appearance. The slow parts in the story are like the slow parts in regular stories but the character development segments can be difficult to bear when it deals with teen age anxiety or even awkward when you listen in on their sexual thought processes. All the same, the kids are fairly mature and make just a few stupid decisions.
Being kids they first try to get home to their parents, then they try to drive out this way, then that way then the military wants to firebomb the place. The story is a lot of trying to escape and not about scavenging or planning other ways to survive.
Its a great book, but I would rather have had adult characters. The end is set up to continue although I couldn't google any indication it will. Should it do so I would be tempted to pick it up as the "kids" have so matured I don't think of them as such anymore although being a certain age will set limits on what they can do.
I didn't care for the falling action and resolution of the story. It left me questioning what the author wanted me to take away from the story. Was this a teenage angst novel or a horror story or a comedy or zombie apocalypse? Pick one and stick with it.
There were several plot holes that I couldn't get over. Early in the story the main character's leg is injured pretty badly and in the rest of the story he is running around with no impediment. At one point a police officer basically just abandons a group of minors, with a really weak explanation.
The author gives us a lot of information about some of the characters, which in the end was apparently for little or no reason.
The chapters were broken up in a way that felt like we were going to change points of view or change between story lines but then the main story line would just continue.
He did a great job sticking with his voice imitations of each character and making the dialog sound legitimate.
In this case, it's more about what characters would you keep. Or what background information was irrelevant for characters.
No, the writing is pedestrian, perhaps aimed at teens, but over the top gore makes it slightly too graphic for that age group.
No, just this author.
waste of talent
this book was a great reminder not to squander credits
I love a good zombie tale, this unfortunately was not one... the overly simplistic writing and plot never made me care or feel anything for the protagonists, who seemed cardboard cutouts of teen cliches. I have certainly downloaded worse, thus the 2 stars, but I encourage you to listen to a sample before buying.
I bought this one on sell a few months back and stocked pilled for when I got low on credits. And for that reason only I gave it 3 stars. It is a predictable book with nothing innovative coming out for me. I love zombies but this came up a little short me.
I grew up with books....not television.
I thought this book had everything a zombie enthusiast enjoys - desperation, hopelessness and the mad fight to stay alive against ridiculous odds. Although our main characters are teens, it's a thoroughly enjoyable read for adults. The whole spin on how the zombies "transform" in this story is wickedly gruesome and just plain cool. The ending is surprising and not your typical closing to a zombie apocalypse. Anyone loving this genre will enjoy this story. Worth a credit imo.
Teenagers in the zombie apocolyps?? Nope - Teenagers with a bio-chemical not real zombie apololyps is more like it - this book was pretty decent but its not like the morning star strain etc, not my favorite but its ok -
I didn't realize it was and therefore it does not entertain me. However, the reader was very good. The content was very grafic.
If you like SciFI and to be scared, go for it.
Andrews was great.
Not for me, but it was personal taste
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