Zombie Theorem

The Culling, Book 1
Narrated by: Michael Jameson
Series: Zombie Theorem, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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Dan, a middle manager working in San Francisco, is thrust into a fight for his life. He must overcome who he is and learn to fight for his life and lead those around him. While surviving, he finds the real reason for the zombie outbreak and is pulled into a whole new fight, this time against a shadowy power calling themselves the Culling Initiative.

©2016 James Wallace (P)2016 James Wallace

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WELLL....

Would you try another book from James Wallace and/or Michael Jameson?

THE NARRATOR WAS SO AWFUL! I THINK THE STORY WAS PROBABLY GOOD BUT WAS SO DISTRACTED BY THE NARRATION I CAN'T SAY FOR SURE. DARN SHAME. THESE AUTHORS SHOULD REALLY CHECK OUT THE NARRATORS BETTER!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Michael Jameson?

PROBABLY ANYONE ELSE!!!!!!

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May Have been a good story

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

well spent but way too fast.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I think i liked the hero.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Now here's the problem. In this story the hero is telling his story to someone else. I don't think I've ever heard a story told so fast and with so totally flat intonation in my life. I tried slowing it down to 0.75 but that just made him sound drunk. I really wanted to like this and I really wanted to hear what happened. However, it sounded exactly as it was, a man reading a script who apparently was on a tight schedule. His voice was fine, if he had just slowed down and put some emotion in it I could really have enjoyed it.

Could you see Zombie Theorem being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

no

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I don't think this narrator ever took a breath!

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This is the worst narrator I've ever listen too. He never takes a breath and just keeps rambling on in his horrible monotone! He made what could be a good Zombie series into unlistenable trash!

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it was a fine zombie story.

The story in itself was good. just a regular zombie story, and i like zombie stories. nothing new or interesting.

But the narrator was absolutely the worst ive ever heard. he was just monotonous. He just read the book in a flat voice the same for all the characters and every scene. in an action packed zombie book. the book would probably be alot better if the narrator was better. ill read the next book to see what happens, but ill just read it on kindle. if its on kindle unlimited.

i wont get another audible book read by Michael Jameson.

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worth a listen had a enjoyable story

I enjoyed the story, the narrator reads a bit quick,but overall good stuff give it a listen.

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Great Story

Would you listen to Zombie Theorem again? Why?

Yes. It's a good story with action and good character development. A very exciting listen.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dan: he was given a bad situation and tried to make the best of it by helping and leading those around him.

What about Michael Jameson’s performance did you like?

He could use different tones for the different characters and slow down a bit. It seemed sometimes if he was running sentences together due to reading so fast.

If you could take any character from Zombie Theorem out to dinner, who would it be and why?

n/a

Any additional comments?

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Awful Narration!

From what I heard the story would have been good if not for the Narration. He read the story like a drone. I tried to speed it up and it just got worse. Needless to say I only got about an hour in and could not handle it any more.

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A little different

This doesn’t start as your normal ZA story, and that’s a good thing! Interesting story line and a hero who’s not sure that’s the role he wants to take. The narrator speaks quickly, but it’s something that I didn’t really find to be a problem. (I also know that he was replaced after book 2). I would love to write more, but I need to go start book 2 so I can find out what happens next!

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Refreshing take on the Zombie Apocalypse

This first book in James Wallace's Zombie Theorem series is a fresh take on the Zombie Apocalypse. Written from the viewpoint of a survivor trapped with co-workers in a skyscraper when the first signs of a pandemic surface, Mr. Wallace's story aptly captures the confusion, terror, and ultimate awakening of a survivor that results from the experience. I look forward to seeing where character development with Dan, Brian and the Crew goes and exactly what twists and turns Zombie Theorem has in store for me. Definitely looking forward to the rest of the series.

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Not bad

Yea there are some places where the writing isn’t perfect and the narrator doesn’t take breaths between chapters, but it’s still pretty good. Almost non-stop action. Evil entity starts the infection to, as in the title, cull the people. Question is what people. MC is truly an average dude surrounded by some of the best. So far his thinking is what is his talent. On to the next.

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  • 06-15-18

Read really well! Not a great book

It was read brilliantly with each completely different, so very easy to tell apart.
The book wasn’t great, the first third of the book was very enticing but after that turned very far fetched and a bit silly.
Unfortunately I will not be listening to the following books as I do not care to hear about “Dan/Boss” and his gang. Michael Jameson did a fantastic job and I feel bad that the book wasn’t captivating enough for my to continue to listen to.