If you are a zombie fan at all, then you definitely need to check out Adrian's Undead Diary. Dark Recollections is the first book in the series and Ja..Show More »mes Foster has done a WONDERFUL job at bringing Adrian to life for his listeners.
This is a review of the fourth book in a series, please check out the first three before reading this. As it could contain spoilers for those books...Show More »r/> For three books I have raved about how much I love this series. It is the depth to the characters, particularly Adrian, that makes it such a wonderful story. Typically I want zombie gore and more actions scenes than you can shake a stick at. This is not what you get from Philbrook in Adrian’s Undead Diary. What you get is a heart wrenching, tense and adrenaline pumping chronicle of how one band of survivors eek out their day to day lives that just happens to involve zombies wandering about.
The Failed Coward seemed to suffer from what often happens in a series, you know the transitional book that has to written and read. Pretty much all character development. But if it were up to me, I might have skipped this fourth book and jump to the fifth.
With the way the third book ended I expected a long drawn out defense of the school right of the bat. This was cut short with very little drama. Then right in to continuing to build their surplus of supplies.
The best part, again it seemed to have been cut short and I hope it is revisited, was Adrian’s feeling of failure to protect the ones that he loved the most, when he found his military buddy. Adrian is clearly damaged goods and I await the moment where this takes center stage.
Even though this book was not the best in the series, I will not let it sway me from continuing on with the rest of the books. I am all in a this point and I need to know how this series will wrap up as I am sure bad thing are to come for out lovable survivors.
I cannot think of anything new to say about James Foster’s performance. He has been able to keep the exact same tone and feeling to every single audiobook so far. If your main enjoyment from audiobooks come from a solid, unwavering performance, than he is a great go to narrator to choose from.
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I love this series, each one continues to improve. 'Wrath' in my view is the stand out in the series, it moves a lot faster, and it ties a lot of the ..Show More »story line together. The use of ‘one liners’ which relate to earlier story lines just brings back the story fresh to mind. For example, ‘hurting my big toe’ is meant to help you recall the great pushing poo down the drain story!
Other characters play a far more important role than they did in the earlier books. The way some of the detail with the back story comes together is brilliant. We really are heading for a great climax in the series.
The narration is good, I only sped this one up a tad to 1.25x Which means you could, if you tried fit this one into one day of listening pleasure.
After the last in the series I was scared the supernatural good/evil God/Satan thing was going to ruin this series. But no it certainly did not. I just loved the interaction between the characters and the spiritual/supernatural (whatever you want to call it).
I do find it strange writing a review for a 5th in a series, because if you have made it through all 4 than you know how good the series is, you don’t need a review. If you haven’t listened to the earlier one’s you normally wouldn’t just read the review of the 5th book. But if by some chance you haven’t listened to the series you could just purchase this one (it is that good). But you would be missing out on so much, do yourself a favour purchase them all and set yourself a week to do nothing but listen to this series and then do what I will have to do rock back and forth in the corner and wait for the next!
If the next book in this series isn't out on Audible soon I will be forced... gasp... to READ it. It's THAT good. It's taking all of my self control n..Show More »ot to "read' the next book in this series. These are THE best book about the apocalypse I have read. I can't get enough of them.
Getting this freebie was a dirty rotten trick! Now I want to get more of each series! There are two shorts: one is a paramilitary teased at in th..Show More »e publisher's blurb, and the second is an excerpt from the sci-fi series of Elmoryn with lethal trees. James Foster, the audio performer, continues to amaze me with his scope of dramatis personae and ability to pace perfectly. "This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."