I have been reading the whole series of these books and am currently on the third book. This is a well written and narrated series. This is not your t..Show More »ypical zombie book that is all about killing zombies. In fact the zombie part is only half the story. The other half of the story is about creating a society that will function within the dire circumstances and building new relationships.
This is the last book in the series and it does not disappoint! This was my first zombie series and now I am hooked. I normally listen to vampire stor..Show More »ies but the reviews on this series got me interested and all it took was the first book in this series! I cried and smiled and cried some more! It has action that you can just see in your mind like a movie as it is being read! And that being said this would be one GREAT movie! Do your self a favor and read the full 3 book series, you will not regret it! I'm just sad because it's over but this is one I will listen to over and over!
WE'VE GOT GUNS AND BALLS. I am writing this as someone who has not read, the As The World Dies series. This is the first volume in the Untold Tale..Show More »s, not the actual series. As I understand it, this is more background on the lesser characters. I did enjoy it, I did not think it was great, but it was enjoyable. I do believe you will enjoy it more if you have read at least one of the books in the actual series.
If you have only read one or two Zombie books, or you just want a Zombie fix this is pretty good. You will not find anything new or different , this is pretty much your vanilla, everyday zombie book. It's not too gory or dark, it's even a little sweet at times. It is supposedly three stories, but the first two or done in less then an hour and the last story is over four hours long. Matter of fact the first story is more just a tidbit of action, not story.
For me it did not get the fifth star for the following reasons. 1. There was never an explanation for why we have Zombies. That is often the best part of these books, was it a mad scientist, our own government, aliens, etc... Perhaps it is explained in the actual series. 2. The book is very predictable. It needs something to make it stand out from the crowd. 3. If you are going to try and be funny, then be funny not punny. I also found it pretty poor taste that a woman would be making jokes, just minutes after she shoots her twin brother in the face. Not counting the fact that she lost her dad, just a few hours before that.
Those little things aside, I did find myself warming up to all the characters. The characters are all regular people, some stupid, some smart, but not super in any way.
One reviewer was worried about the production. I had no sound quality problems. There was twice when a couple of lines where repeated, but it was not enough to ruin the listening experience.
This volume is comprised of three separate stories of survivors during the zombie apocalypse. Katarina, a waitress forced into the apocalypse when a d..Show More »ying man comes through the café door. Ken and Lenore, stylists at the local beauty salon who are introduced to the apocalypse via a car accident at their front door. And a family trapped in their home who realize that the zombies are not the only danger facing them. Semi-interesting without much character background. A decent listen, but not much new here. Three.point.five for the effort.