Several months have passed since the dead began to walk. The first winter has taken its toll in more ways than one as humanity continues to struggle to survive. Not every threat to humanity comes form the undead as so many have discovered man's ability to sink into depravity with the absence of law and order. Time and again survivors have fought, run, and regrouped. Yet, there seems to be no respite, and as winter draws on...things become more and more difficult to endure. A new threat seems to materialize even before the last can be dealt with. And if the physical toll was not enough, the hours of isolation and the time left with one's thoughts can become just as destructive. How much more can you take?
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Not what I've come to expect
To make this story better, I would've concentrated on the story at hand...too much going back to the beginning of the event caused me to tire and in some cases fall asleep.
I will continue to listen to the series; however, if the next book starts out about with Kevin and the days leading up to the event, I may have to give it up.
Narrator was outstanding.
The redeeming qualities of the book was the end when TW Brown again had me waiting in anticipation on what will happen next...
- Shelton Becknel
Yes, I would listen to the series again, but instead I've gotten the Kindle version and am now reading the whole series again. The author is an excellent story teller!
At first I wasn't sure if I'd like the approach of different stories for the same catastrophe that hit the whole world, especially the vignettes. As I started listening to the first book and really got into the story I got used to the different story lines, and the many different characters. It is a very addicting series.
I wish I knew how he did it, but he gives each character life, and even while I'm re-reading the series, I try to do the same thing, have each of the characters come out exactly like he protrays them. He is an excellent narrator, and has become one of my favorites.
In these books you get used to each of the characters and you feel a certain way about each one. Like when something bad happens to Steven's group, you really feel the pain and sadness that the group feels when they loose one of their own. And I feel the same when something happens to Kevin and his band of survivors.
Remember, the Dead series is a zombie apocalypse story, but it's a bunch of different story lines that continue in each of the books. Sometimes some of the vignettes stories either end, or they continue on and you start to feel for the characters in those mini stories. The author doesn't candy coat anything and there is as much despair as there is happiness in these stories. I really can't see how the author keeps them all straight in his head.
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