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I thought this short book was pretty good. The main thing I enjoyed about it is that the protagonist is a badass female agent of the UN. So often I read books starring sexually liberated men as the story's hero, but almost never is a female character allowed to be sexually liberated, much less *GASP* promiscuous! It was nice to see a woman behave this way without judgement within the book - it was refreshing for me.
The only minor complaints I have is that, while I found most of the story to feel authentic, they lost me a little when a flight attendant was allowed to, like, work with the police force to save civilians. It also ended quite abruptly. That said, I enjoyed it and I think people who enjoy badass women killing zombies will like it too!
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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This book hit the ground running and passed the finish line with a screech. Everything between was packed with action as well. Karen Bechard is a fabulous lead character, she's smart, focused, and capable, and it's just as well with the situation she;s found herself in,oh my!
Her supporting cast are an interesting group too and the set-up for the rest of the series is done really well.
The story is beautifully written and it has me wanting every book in the series.
The narration is perfect for the book. Great character voices and a style of delivery that help keep me on the edge of my seat.
This book was supplied free by the author/narrator/publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.
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How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?
Not a moment, more the whole concept.
A super talented kick ass female heroine - she shoots straight, flies planes, defies drug addled monsters, loves sex (swing's both ways) and even cooks a good breakfast and no one can outstare her. A super intelligent female adversary, science at her fingertips. A brave, super cutesy and curvaceous feminine side kick, who cries. And there are a few men in it, too. This short book is packed to the brim with action and the wise cracking comments usually reserved for the male of the investigative species.
Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?
The narration, by Lauren Sweet, is excellent. She reads the text at a fast pace and with perfect inflection to suit the context and her character voices are distinctive, individual and, well, just seem to fit. Especially good is the snide Dr.Dorothy Rianders, a deliciously distainful and supercilious rendering. But despite all of her undoubted ability and terrific performance, on a purely personal level, I could not equate the sound of Ms.Sweet's voice with the main character, Karen: for me she was just that little bit too girly. Then again, perhaps that was the whole point.
What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?
Yes, short and sweet: didn't want to lose the momentum.
Do you have any additional comments?
This is a short, fun, over the top action story, perfect for fans of comic book heroes and zombie hunters alike (even though there are no actual zombies!). I was gifted a complimentary copy of Rage, at my request, by the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. Thank you so much. Very enjoyable and, presumably the first book of an ongoing series. I will look out for more books about UN Agent Karen Bernard.