After the collapse of civilization, when the social fabric of America has come apart in bloody rags, when every man's hand is raised against another, and only the strong survive. "Jeebee" Walther was a scientist, a student of human behavior, who saw the Collapse of the world economy coming, but could do nothing to stop it. Now he must make his way across a violent and lawless America, in search of a refuge where he can keep the spark of knowledge alive in the coming Dark Age. He could never make it on his own, but he has found a companion who can teach him how to survive on instinct and will. Jeebee has been adopted by a great Gray Wolf.
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"Do what you can with what you have, wherever you are."
I now know more about wolves than I ever really wanted to. Don't get me wrong, the story has its moments but those moments were usually embedded among long monologs from the main character constantly speculating about the wolf's motivation for doing ANYTHING. It became very distracting through in a 19 hour listen, and gave me the impression it was mostly filler as it had little bearing on the plot. Mr. Collin's style was fitting for the main character, but his idiosyncratic way of narrating always made everyone seem agitated and out of breath. I finished the book not really caring about the characters or whether there would be a sequel.
Say something about yourself!
This is a sort of coming of age novel. The narrator, an introverted social scientist, is transformed by the world around him. As society crumbles around him he rises to the challenge. Really good story. Great characters. Terrific character development.
There are lessons here, in how to prepare and in how to be human.
It took awhile to become accustomed to the cadence and intensity of the narrator. The story was ok, very descriptive but not that complex in plot. The ending was abrupt and unfulfilling. Overall I am glad with the purchase, but would not listen to it again.
This book had a different feel to it than most of the 'World breaks down and goes to S*it' Books that Iv'e listen to, "and I have listen/read a couple dozen of them!". I'm giving 4 stars for the story for one reason; I believe this book is a great start to the beginning of a series. There wasn't as much action or Wolf in the book that I had hoped for but a great foundation has been set for more in a possible series.
OK - The world goes to hell in a hand basket. A smart kid bolts out of a town he's not wanted in, bumps into a wolf along the way and the two of them "kinda sorta" start a partnership. Boy and Wolf meet girl, boy and Wolf leave girl, girl goes looking for boy.
Narrator - Kevin T. Collins is not my favorite. His mellow voice took a little to get use too but I warmed up to him a quarter of the way into the book.
Would I listen to the book again? NO. Would I purchase book two? Absolutely!
My hopes are that book two comes out and I get to write a review stating that the book takes off and grabs me right from the beginning.
We shall See. :-)
it's edible not eatable. There are a few more that will drive you nuts. I loved the book. lots of details.
Having read this book a few times previously, I had gotten the audible version to enjoy it again. However, the narration was off. It was as if the narrator was reading a children's book. The character voices were fine, but the inflection was very off from how I had read it. This detracted from the overall experience, for me.
I'm not sure if it was the narrator, or if I had forgotten about this aspect of the book, but there were many passages where there were too many mundane details. Perhaps I skimmed over them when I read.
"Hated the female. Disliked the narration."
Better character decisions and the lead female being less of a selfish bitch.
Fear the Future: The Fear Saga, Book 3 (not that it has much integrity but it is easy listening)
Less annoying accent.
Not enough characters to cut any out.
As far as post-apocalyptic goes this was a weak effort.
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