Multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry’s Rot & Ruin is his debut work for young readers. Fifteen-year-old Benny Imura lives in a world infested with zombies where, when a kid turns 15, he must get a job to continue receiving food rations. Benny has no interest in the family business of zombie killing, but figures he doesn’t have much of a choice. He’s tried out a bunch of other jobs, and hasn’t found anything he likes. But as Benny starts training with his brother, he learns things about being human that he never expected.
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great take on zombie book. a couple slow parts, but it wasn't something I wanted to stop listening to at any point. I fell in love with the Captain Ledger series, and so far I'm NOT dissapointed with this one.
The author writes mostly for adults but this series works well with the younger audience too. It works out as a Western in most regards, but then again a lot of really well done post apocalypse stories end up being a Western in disguise.
I was thrilled and fascinated by the Joe ledger series so I decided to try another. Benny imura has absolutely lived up to the expectations I have developed in reading Jonathan maberrys other books.
I am an English teacher, a learning addict, and an aspiring writer. I also have a husband and some cats, and I kinda adore them.
One of my 7th grade students recommended this to me, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect since I'm not into zombie fiction. But I was surprised how much I enjoyed it! The plot was well-paced and executed, the characters were well-developed and likable, and the dialogue was perfectly natural and often funny. I can only hope a movie is coming soon!
Starts out slow, but by the end it's a 4/5. The slow start dropped my rating to a 3. I hope the next book in the series keeps running where this one left off instead of having to start at an uphill crawl.
This is not a Joe Ledger type book, or any other Mayberry type book that I have read. It started out slow but it works itself into a great story that had me. I Finished this book in two days, it even had me crying in pain and joy... Jonathan Mayberry proves how incredibly we'll rounded he is with this book. I'm going to read the next in the series and I look forward to reading it again!
I liked the narrator, what I like is that Jonathan Mayberry keeps the same narrator for the whole series. a
Again I would have like to have listen to these three books first since they are the beginning of the series. I listen to out of order. I probably will listen too whole series again they are that good for relisten.
Overall if you like books on how our World might End then these are exciting and excellently written.
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