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Nine days after a virus has turned most of humanity into zombies -- Cade Grayson and crew are attempting to get a handle on what is going on just outside their base. All the while, the "New American's" are trying to do the same thing in their fortified small town Jackson Hole. Follow characters you're familiar with and new ones as they continue to fight to survive the zombie apocalypse.
Shawn Patton has done the narration for all four installations of this series. Patton just has one of those voices that really bring a story alive. He's able to be a hard-assed special ops man one moment and then that spec-ops guys wife in the next. It's amazing to listen along as he brings Chesser's words alive. I'm always excited when I get an email saying that the next book is out and to see that Chesser and Patton have teamed up again. Even though the books have already been written -- it feels like the words were written for Patton to speak.
Very rarely does a series surprise me. Even less often does a series surprise me in the fourth installment. Usually, by this point, I understand the characters and the way that each person is going to deal with new situations. No, not in A Pound of Flesh. Chesser takes what I thought I knew and threw it out the window. That doesn't mean that Cade isn't in it -- or his wife and child, they're all present and accounted for. Chesser just decided to finally dive into what was happening in some of the rest of the surrounding area around Cade.
With this expansion of space, he also expands into some new characters, both good and bad. In the fourth installment of surviving the zombie apocalypse we meet the radical New American movement who are currently holed up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Just their story is fascinating -- and Chesser gives you much more.
Like I mentioned earlier, I'm rarely surprised by a series -- especially one that I've enjoyed as much as I've enjoyed this series so far. But the new directions that Chesser is taking the characters and the story is perfect in my opinion. I really enjoyed finding out more and more about the US in the last 9 days since the outbreak started. I feel like the author is slowly pulling the blindfold off of the readers eyes -- not allowing them to see too much too soon, but giving them enough to keep them coming back and back.
With the narration done by Chris Patton continuing for the series (as far as I know) I will follow Cade into any adventure he finds himself in the middle of. Well, I know what I'll be doing for the next month or two... I'll be eagerly awaiting the next installment from Chesser & Patton.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Cannot believe the time and money wasted!
I can tolerate a repetition of zombie apocalypse storylines. What I loathe is an author who not only seems incapable of creating likable protagonists - but has me shouting "What a bitch!" I shocked disbelief at the behavior and dialogue of said supposed lead ish character.
So hate most characters, what else? Needless and disgustingly descriptive passages of gore, feces and other assorted bodily fluids produced by the living and the dead. Young females from adolescent to teen are all pop up characters and really really stupid.
To spend more time is wasting mine. Just don't waste yours. And audible?.... $13.95 is a typical charge for a 10-14 hour listen. This authors first book was that EXCEPT it was 6 hours. The next was the same price at 8 hours. And as the hours move up -you increased the price? This ain't Tolstoy, Koontz, or JK Rowling.
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If you could sum up A Pound of Flesh in three words, what would they be?
dead versus living.
What was one of the most memorable moments of A Pound of Flesh?
Its the MR Murphy factor to survival that reflects real life.
Have you listened to any of Chris Patton’s other performances? How does this one compare?
No I have not.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, I always need finality to the story as it unfolds.
Any additional comments?
Finish the audible expanse of this series.