First I will start by stating I am a avid Zombie fan. If a Zombie story was written, read, or made into a movie I have seen and heard it. I am very pi..Show More »cky and selective on what I consider to be a "good" Zombie story. Rot and Ruin is, in fact, in my top 10 favorite Zombie stories. Sometimes the scariest thing about Zombies in the apocalypse is just surviving. Sometimes identifying the enemy is not always black and white. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the words and into the Ruin.........Beware!
“Sometimes shame is a more powerful engine than rage.” ~Jonathan Maberry
DUST & DECAY (Benny Imura #2) is even better than the captivating RO..Show More »T & RUIN! It’s rare to come across a sequel that is as good as it predecessor and even more rare for one to surpass the original, but Jonathan Maberry does just that with DUST & DECAY. In this thrilling second installment, Mayberry gives us even more emotion, more danger, more action, more zoms and more death. Yes some major beloved characters do die… it’s all very shocking really and a read not to be missed! I cannot wait till the release of book #3 FLESH & BONE; which promises to be another gripping journey in the highly addictive Benny Imura zombie series.
Read/Listened for Fun (Hardcover/Audible) Overall Rating: 4.25 Story Rating: 4.50 Character Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 4.00 (not ..Show More »part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Dang that epilogue--Flesh and Bone by Jonathan Maberry made me cry---AGAIN!
Overall Thoughts:Jonathan Maberry is one of those writers that I adore. He writes stories that make you scream, laugh, and cry. Even though this is a YA series, the teenagers seem to have a better world view than the adults. There is a little angst but overall this is a world where you have people to root for. I would never survive the Zombie Apocalypse.
Narrated By Brian Hutchinson / Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
I really enjoy Brian's narration of this series. He is great at hitting all the different emotions and character moments.
Read/Listened for Fun (Audible/Library) Overall Rating: 4.00 Story Rating: 3.75 Character Rating:..Show More » 4.25
Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished: Oh Benny so sad to see you go! Fire and Ash by Jonathan Maberry was a good ending to a great series!
Overall Thoughts: 1: Why did it have to end! I am going to miss little Benny Imura who ended up not so little and really a good man! 2: When a certain character is in the book--I get giddy. Which is awesome cause I was worried when reading another book then remember yeah he makes it! 3: The gals really kicked ass and have to say they were the true saviors of the day. 4: Those kids from book 1 are more grounded, well-thought, and observant than many of the adults. I could live in a world where they were our future. 5: Jonathan Maberry simply knows how to write a good story. *hat off to you sir*
Narrated by: Brian Hutchison /Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins / Publisher: Recorded Books
Brian really does a great job with this series. Through no fault of his own (blame Ray Porter) there was just one voice I was like---nooooooo! However, he still did a great job with it. I highly recommend this on audio!