IS IT EBOLA? When this first started out, I thought it was going to be real good. We were even going to get to see what drives a person to become ..Show More »a terrorist. Then after the first six chapters we start getting all these lectures. We learn all the stats on deaths in Africa. Very detailed stats. Americans take a real big hit. We have no worries, especially compared to Africans. We have telethons and think all is well.
Talk about it, Talk About it, Talk About it. This is advertised as a thriller. I have read a lot of thrillers and this is not a thriller. This almost belongs in Great Courses. The main characters spend a lot to time talking about things. They do a lot more talking then doing. The reader knows that they are dealing with Ebola, yet the characters can't make up there minds. The reader knows it is airborne, but that is also debated by several different people in several different locations. Adair keeps acting like he is building suspense, yet the readers already know, so what is suspenseful? This is more documentary then novel. It is not bad it is just not what I thought I was buying.
The narrator is okay, but the more bored I got with the lack of story, the more the narrator started to get on my nerves. He started to sound very condescending.
If you haven’t read the first book, there are a few spoilers within this, due to the presence of characters that are in peril within the first book. ..Show More »I try my hardest to keep my reviews clear of spoilers, but couldn’t write a good review/synopsis without some small ones.
Follow Austin, his prepper dad, step-mom, his government employed sister, and one of the terrorists from the first Ebola K book on a roller coaster through emotions, feelings, and pure craziness. These characters that Bobby Adair developed in the first book will be pushed to their limits in this story, and you as the reader/listener will be taken along for the ride. This fast-paced thriller is the sequel to Ebola K, and is like reading/listening to three or four books-in-one following each characters story line.
Adam Verner voices the narration for this sequel to the first book. As with the first, the narration was perfect. No issue with pacing, enunciation, or style. He is incredibly easy to listen to and adds a “feeling” to this book that I don’t think you would get reading it on your own. Verner’s narration really does add something and if you are on the fence of whether to grab the book or audiobook—I would lean towards the audio. His reading adds to the fast pacing already in the book and make you feel like you are there in the action.
The second book is almost twice as long as the first, and I’m really happy about that. Bobby Adair writes from the point of view of 3 or 4 different people, and you feel for each one of them. I like a book that’s written this way because I feel it allows the reader to feel the story from different angles. Adair did his research for this book. Not a moment passed where I thought “no way” or “that couldn’t happen.” I’m happy to read a bio-thriller from someone who isn’t a doctor but is well researched and feels legitimate. The science scenes were informative, not boring. The action scenes felt out of a movie, and the thriller scenes made me gasp for breath a few times. I was actually holding my breath until the characters were okay or at least out of danger for the present moment.
When I finish an Adair book, I’m usually gasping for breath trying to figure out what just happened while dealing with the fact that the story just ended. This was similar, but had a nice ending in comparison to typical Adair books (see my reviews for both Ebola K and Slow Burn). I’m usually upset the books are over (and more upset that they ended so quickly), but I am ALWAYS glad that I read another Bobby Adair book.
The final installation of the Ebola K series, Ebola K (Book 3) continues where books one and two left off. Find out what Austin will do to survive and..Show More » what his dad will do to keep on living in this action packed conclusion.
Adam Verner narrates Book 3 and does a great job with it. He narrated the entire series and I was glad to see that Adair and Verner teamed up to do the final book. Verner has a really great voice for this type of fiction and really makes each second fly by.
Ebola K (Book 3) is the final book in this series and it felt like it. Not in a tired a worn down way, but Adair did a great job finishing up his story kind of way. I never know how much I am signing up for with some of these series, sometimes it’s 2 books and sometimes its many, many more. Thankfully, Ebola K had a nice 3 book cap on it and I don’t think the series could have warranted any more books. The series was incredibly well thought out and the disease was perfectly described.
The book opens with some “previously in Ebola K” scenes which were a nice way to jump back into the story. A lot of people get to read these books in a row, but many others skip around because they weren’t finished or had other books in their to-read piles. Adair allowed the readers to jump back in without feeling lost.
The action was there and there was a lot of it. Adair didn’t shy away from anything in this final installation. The whole series was a nice mixture of action and actual science. Not too much action to exhaust the readers and not too much science to lose people.
Overall, Ebola K (Book 3) felt like such a wonderful conclusion to everything that was going on in the other two books. Adair didn’t finish with a bang or a whimper. He finished in a way that was incredibly believable and really put the nail in the coffin of this story.