A very well written story for someone new to this zombie genre it is perfect. To the seasoned Zombie reader you will find the pace a bit slow and draw..Show More »n out. Is it worth the credit , sure but you've been warned :)
The ending was so ridiculous, way too Jonestown, and really? when does freakin' pervy pedofile behavior fit into a zombie book?.....NEVER...Felt like ..Show More »the author was reaching and not grasping.
(mild spoiler warning!)
I've listened to almost all of the zombie novels available here. This book started out as what I thought was going to be..Show More » the best written among them, going the extra step in character development where the other stories failed to do. The horror depicted with the aftermath of a series of Katrina-like storms was terrifying enough to stand on its own, even without the zombies! The big failing of the story comes when main character, a kind of dumpy middle-aged female patrol officer, in the midst of what is probably a world ending apocalypse, decides to risk the lives of herself and her surviving family members to take on some veteran hardcore seasoned SWAT team members that she believes looted some money from a submerged/ruined bank! There are mountains of drowned dead, disease, starvation, rioting, the cannibalistic zombies are running amok but unbelievably in the midst of this she gets a bee in her bonnet that 'stealing is just wrong!'
She instantly develops a skill set (along with unbelievable strokes of luck time after time) to take on the SWAT team (John McClane would be envious!) and it just really goes downhill from there. The ending was so ludicrous and out of left field that it ruined what was otherwise turning out to be my favorite zombie story from audible. Very disappointing. The narrator could have been a lot better too, because he really has no skill in portraying the female character voices.
This author really knows how to frustrate me. Last book was weak because of the big deal about money and how wrong it is to steal paper money in a zom..Show More »bie apocalypse. This time, I don't like anything in the story. At all. Its really dumb. And the characters really do stupid things. But the writing itself is pretty talented, and the narration really good.
Seriously, a red, smart Zombie? Oh, he's not just a regular smart kind that can nudge a door open or climb in a window...this is a double-tapping ipad-using zombie GOD with the tactical genius of Napoleon Bonaparte. Com'on, whats the point of it being a zombie story at all? Oh, and he's also horny and likes sodomy. Apparently getting sodomized by a zombie doesn't infect you. But he's not gay, his sexual preference is also intact.
And ofcourse he leads an army of zombies. The kicker is that he leads an army of humans too. Yeah, he conquers human compounds, slaughters their families and friends, and then they join him, with gusto. Not one human thinks of putting a bullet in his brain when he turns his back. And why the heck is he red for? Who painted his back for him?
Its ridiculous is what it is.
There are so many frustratingly stupid situations in this book. Run Ben Richardson Run! Isn't it Ben? Blurb says Bob. I don't know, but when someone tells you to run three times, maybe you should when surrounded by zombies rather than babbling and playing "roving camera" and eventually losing both your machete and rifle. I almost fast forwarded just to get to the part where he started running. If he was barely smarter than a zombie he should have shot the red zombie ordering humans about when he first saw him.
Nate ends up the hero. Yeah, that lucky, psychotic, dumb and murderously horny guy that is the salvation for humanity. Nate was actually portrayed well in this book, not like the other book. He is clumsy, but not frustratingly so this time. The characters were generally well portrayed, just the things they did were stupid.
Sheesh, its just one red zombie. How hard is it to get a sniper rifle and shoot him.
This is less a zombie book and more a Lord of the USB (zombie cure) stick, with a band of heroes traveling to the land of Mordor.
Like a singer needs a song writer, McKinney needs a ..uhm..plot generator. Just come up with a better idea next time! Doesn't need to be over the top.