The dead rise…
A mysterious incident in Russia, a blip buried in the news - it’s the only warning humanity receives that civilization will soon be destroyed by a single, voracious virus that creates monsters of men.
A lawyer, still grieving over the death of his young wife, begins to write as a form of therapy. But he never expected that his anonymous blog and journal would ultimately record humanity’s last days.
The end of the world has begun…
Governments scramble to stop the zombie virus, people panic, so-called Safe Havens are established, the world erupts into chaos; soon it’s every man, woman, and child for themselves. Armed only with makeshift weapons and the will to live, this survivor will give mankind one last chance against…Apocalypse Z.
©2012 Manel Loureiro (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I like a good zombie story as much as the next person, but with the sheer number of books in the genre these days, the bar is set pretty high.
-I liked the fact that it took place in Spain, I found that to be a refreshing change of pace.
-The narration was pretty good overall, although a few times I think he kind of over-acted it.
-The ending leaves you somewhat with a sense of hope, purpose, and sets the stage for the next book.
-The dialogue I felt was very repetitive, at times almost to the point of being annoying. Example...the phrase "I shuddered at the thought" or some variant involving the word "shuddered" came up time after time.
-The writing style (that of journal entries), while different, I think hinders some of the story. For example, it would have been interesting to see how the boat captain's reaction to getting the wrong briefcase would have played out, but because there are only journal entries the reader never gets this satisfaction.
Overall I thought the book to be middle-of-the-road average and I'm just not interested enough in the characters to continue the series.
the plot is excellent and with very good flow and it's not about some superman or guy with super powers just a normal man with brains defeating the dead!!!
Lots of action and a really well written story in the walking dead (zombie) genre. I really enjoyed this first entry of the series and can't wait to read the next entry.
Nothing new here really. You know what to expect going in and the story delivers. Characters were OK and the narrator does a fine job. Story wise, we've heard it all before but I still enjoyed.
It is by far the best of the trilogy. The idea of the story is great. The beginning of the story is great. I've felt that it slowly fades away the further you go along, though.
The main character of this book was just so incredibly unbelievable. He just happens to be buying all this survival gear, lives in a walled compound like home and is just always "wondering what the hell is happening?" he's just really dumb. the narration just added to my exasperation, it's read quite slowly, i had to turn it up to 1.5X and it was still pretty slow.
he could have given his himbo of a character more of a rational thought pattern. he also could have left out about 1000 "MY GOD!'s". there must have been at least two a minute. it made me want to punch on.
i think i pretty much just thought it was pretty bad. in the speakers defence, he didn't have much to work with.
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this was my first audiobook experience. it was pretty appalling but I've moved on to greener pastures. It was so bad, i couldnt finish listening to it.
A refreshing look at the zombie stories from Spain. It was a bit slow and lots of gory details which got boring after a while. Loved the translation.
I really enjoyed this story. I just finished Until the End of The World series by Sarah Lyon Fleming and was looking for something along those lines to read next. While I'm not a big zombie fan I am a big end of the world survival fan and this story was just the right mix. It takes place in Spain and is a diary of a young lawyer who survives and his struggle to stay alive and keep his only friend, his cat, alive too. It is very fast passed and not overly gory or vulgar. His adventures trying to save his cat add a bit of comical relief that had me laughing at times.
This book is similar to Day by Day Armageddon book 1 and 2. The Sarah Lyon Fleming series is still my favorite, but this book is just as enjoyable.
The narrator does an excellent job with all the characters. Very easy voice to listen too.
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