When the end finally occurred, everything about it was cinematic. The dead came back and ate people, civilization collapsed, and no one could do a thing. But Cyrus V. Sinclair couldn’t care less; he’s a sociopath.
Amidst the chaos, Cyrus sits back and contemplates the gore stained streets and screams of his fellow man with little more emotion than one of the walking corpses. With his cache of guns and MREs, he rather likes the idea of hunkering down in his Seattle apartment while the world ends outside.
All is well and good for Cyrus… until he meets up with Gabe, a belligerent annoyance, and the other inconvenient survivors who cramp his style and force him to re-evaluate his outlook on life. It’s Armageddon, and things will definitely get messy.
BONUS SHORT STORY: The Undead Situation includes "Strictly Professional", one of four interlocking stories from The Junkie Quatrain by Peter Clines.
©2010 Eloise J. Knapp (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
I spend about 55 hours a week driving and really enjoy having a good book to pass the miles.
As zombie books go this one was just ok for me. The performance was good but the story was kind of week and had a lot of loose ends that never get tied together. Just an average story with a good narrator.
I purchased this book because the premise sounded fascinating -- a sociopath in a zombie world. But Cyrus was not much of a sociopath. He was terribly boring, childish, and surprisingly normal. I found Blaze way more interesting than Cyrus. I thought Cyrus would be this killing machine with absolutely no conscience or remorse, but, well, sadly that was not the case. Blaze was the real sociopath here, not Cyrus. The other thing that I found annoying was that the situations kept repeating themselves. The group makes a stupid decision, comes upon danger, fights their way out, moves on, makes a stupid decision, comes upon danger, fights their way out, moves on, rinse and repeat. The only saving grace of this book was that the author is a very good writer and the reader was also very good. The story was fun enough. The character of Blaze was also pretty fascinating - I would love to read a book about her backstory.
Cyrus's transformation from a sociopath to a somewhat caring person during the Zombie Apocalypse! The action and pace of the story.
Eloise Knapps take on what a Zombie Apocalypse would be like.
Cyrus V. Sinclair
I'm what some folks call, "extremely average."
People who enjoy books sympathetic to sociopaths.
The story didn't pull me in and make me understand why Cyrus felt the way he did. I'm not sure if the idea behind the story was to make the reader hope the main character dies a horrible death or to create sympathy for him, but I kind of wanted him dead. I wasn't sure who to root for. I think the emphasis was too heavy establishing Cyrus was 'different'.
I decided to pick this book up after reading the reviews, and listening to the sample. It sounded like a unique perspective on the zombie genre, and I was excited to give it a try.
Unfortunately, it seemed right away that I had made a mistake. Shortly after beginning to listen, I got the impression that this story was written by someone who an amateur. I forced myself to go on, but the story was basically about some psychotic guy setting in his apartment thinking weird and crazy thoughts as the zombies walked around outside. When finally another character shows up in the story, the guy sits around and ignores her until after awhile he decides to beat her up and torture her.
At this point I decided to give up on this book. The zombies aren't even really a part of the story, and listening to a book about a crazy guy thinking to himself for hours on end became extremely boring.
narrator sounded like christian slater lol - book was ok - but it wasn't gory zombie guys n blood - it was more about a sociopath who learned he can love.... very little zombie action
a book to listen to if you have nothing better to listen to.....narration scetchie on a few words, well i've never heard them said that way anyway....
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