First book, Ray Bradbury collection of short stories. First series, Dune. Favorite series, Thomas Covenent
I get the interview concept of telling a story but where is the suspense, the build up, the climax? Story was just flat.
No. The audio version has wonderful voices, but the book has a better story, and that's what I listen for. So much of the book was taken out I felt robbed.
Allowing some hack to carve away his most powerful chapters.
All the voice talent is superb.
The sequence where the pilot is shot down in the swamp and has to make it to safety. Also, that someone would destroy a wonderful book by essentially censoring it, that moved me.
Don't listen to it. Read it. NBA - Never Buy Abridged!
This is my first audiobook and I really enjoyed it. I think the story is perfectly suited to the audio format, considering that the book is basically a series of interviews with different survivors of the zombie war. I recognized a number of well-known voices and I thought all of the performances were quite good. I would definitely recommend this.
Due to my Loud job occupation I would listen to again, just to feel in the parts i've missed and to fully understand the book better.
There was few parts and characters that really grabbed me and as I said will have to listen to again.
Spoke very clear, had passion in what the situation called for.
I would not.
Great audio book. Just wish it was longer. At first it is hard to grasp that we were almost annihilated. To pick up where the stories start and run with it. To me some were easier than others and can visually see myself in a couple circumstances. Great audio book and hope to listen to again soon.
The performances are are good but some of the actors gave the impression it was their first time seeing the text (Alan Alda was the worst for this although it may just be he was the most recognizable voice for me). They did not seem to put a lot of effort into their readings. John Turturro's reading was probably one of the better ones.
The story didn't keep my attention. I realize it was abridged and the premise is based on interviews of survivors but I was hoping the people were going to be tied together in some way at the end. It had a fragmented feel for me. This may have been one those books better read. It did not make me anxious to see the coming movie adaptation.
Was mildly entertaining. I have not read the book but the audio version left me asking
Yes, I did enjoy how the story was presented by the author.
Can't see it.
I wasn't careful when I purchased this, and didn't realize that it was abridged. Performances were excellent, the book is pretty novel in concept, but I feel like it was missing something. Perhaps this was because it was abridged.
I loved the interview format.
Although it wasn't the best written piece of sci-fi, it was very thought provoking.
Probably one of the soldiers to hear the stories of taking the planet back.
Very cool, very fun story. I enjoyed it very much. I wish it was unabridged. Can't wait for the movie.
Yes, the narrators were excellent. I couldn't even recognize some of the more famous voices.
I didn't really have a favorite. Each one was excellent in their own way.
Again, I didn't really have a favorite. The narrators did an excellent job.
I loved the concept of telling the story through interviews put in chronological order. I never really have thought about this approach to telling a story other than in court room, and I feel the author did an awesome job in finding a type of person that fit almost every sort of niche of differing personalities in the world.
While everything is a secondhand account, the personal level that is reached through out each interview takes the story way past being just about the living dead. In fact, I found there to be a lack of zombies at certain points, but the way the politics are portrayed, and all of the varying emotions about the war make some of those portions of the story more indulging than the constant fear aspect that a zombie apocalypse setting usually brings.
No, I have not.
This is an audio that I could not turn off. Every moment that I could be listening to it, I did. However, while taking it all in one sitting is what I desired, in the end it only made me realize how short the story ends up being. Because it is only roughly six hours of audio, I found that I wished I had spaced it out more so I could have had more of the initial enjoyment you get when hearing a story for the first time and not knowing what happens next. I can appreciate its length, though, from a standpoint that I can go back and easily listen to the entire story in a fairly shorter amount of time that it would take other books, allowing me to easily get more than one listen out of it.
The way this book was set up, you would almost have to think that it was more designed to be listened to rather than read. The change of pace between the different interviews, and constant introduction of new voices make this book really easy to stay focused on. I also really enjoyed the voice actors. They took the book to a whole new level of realism, and I think did the story even more justice than just the text alone. I highly recommend giving this book a listen through, because even if it doesn't entertain you the way it has for me, it's short enough that you won't feel you've wasted a bunch of time trying to get involved in the narrative.