The Yellowstone super volcano has begun to erupt, sending North America into chaos and the rest of the world into panic. People are dangerous and desperate to escape the oncoming mega-eruption, knowing it will plunge the continent, and the world, into a perpetual ashen winter. But no matter how ready humanity is, nothing can prepare them for what comes out of the ash: Kaiju!
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This was really good book but the guy narrating wasn't good.At times it sounded mechanical and took away from the greatness of the characters as well the story....Not sure if there's a book 2 but I won't be getting it if he's the narrator...
The characters were so interesting, I almost forgot it was a monster book... that is until the end. Then it reminded me of the kind of monster I wanted to see the whole time. Guess I'll need to buy the second book.
Teacher and family man.
As someone who is just beginning a voiceover career myself, particularly with the intention of narrating audiobooks, I am hesitant to be harsh in my criticism of others. However, in this case it cannot be helped. This performance was not good. Perhaps the most damning, though completely honest and accurate, statement I can make is that the reading stole my enjoyment of the book. Imagine watching Forrest Gump, but with Jean Claude Van Damm cast as Forrest. Yeah, it was THAT bad!
Jake Bible's Z-Burbia series is a hilarious, yet intense, read. Andrew B. Wehrlen did a fabulous job narrating those books. Between the writing and the reading I LOVE those books! Sadly, this book didn't have a chance to make that same connection for me. That said, the fault is not solely the narrator's.
This story took a little long to really develop. There was so much innuendo and deception that I couldn't invest myself in any of the characters, for fear that they would soon be removed. Also, some of the characters who stuck around were a bit annoying early on. Even with that, once the plot got moving I definitely enjoyed it. I am just certain that I would have enjoyed it more, and much earlier, if it had a better narrator.
I am hoping the next book will have a different narrator, as I will not purchase it, or anything else, read by DeMaster. Sorry, but I am just being honest.
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