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Its a pretty well written book and good narration, I just had difficulty with the story. I had some difficulty with the "hero" because he has anger issues and doesn't seem to be very thoughtful, but that's because hes just a kid. I don't like kids in stories, but they weren't terribly annoying.
As you read in the blurb, his base got run over and he's trying to find his brother, along with an even younger side kick he feels obligated to protect. So typically, on his way there, he meets up with one group after the other...
Soon after the fall of the base, two brothers save his life and rather than being thankful this silly alpha dominance struggle ensues. I don't think he said thanks, just got all angry, literally the second after they shot the zombies about to eat him. Same thing happens later on, he gets "caught" twice by quirky groups. They have their "issues", but its not like they want to put him in a pot and eat him. They give him a safe place to sleep, eat and rest and he just gets all up in their face. Amazingly they try to placate him, except the one time where one in their group ran off and got himself killed and they were all put in "jail". I was like uh? They didn't do anything, the one who did something stupid died, why jail the rest?
I can't think of any "twist" in this book, kinda standard fare, but thats ok, most "twists" are pretty dumb.
I liked the narrator for the most part, but two of the characters were similar, sounding kinda dopey and one was the voice of Xanders brother but didn't sound like family at all.
Still, the actual writing is pretty good and I'll invest in the next book in the series. Maybe Xander will grow up and use his anger only when he needs to. And the authors already jammed all the zombie cliches in this book, so maybe he can focus more on just one good story.
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This was rated as four stars by someone so i was expecting a decent book. This is not it. It is unoriginal and boring. It seems to have copied most pieces of dialog and plot from other books. If there's an original thought I didn't find it.
7 of 13 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed the book reason being it was full off mystery and suspense almost every chapter was something different.
totally wasting time and money to listen this story. main character acting like 12 yrs old boy and try to rescue people without plan, experience and purely rely on luck as his is main character so he won't die and all enemies are stupid enough to let him live.
Sure, he is main character, so pretty girl has to love him. Group leader has to sacrifice everything to recruit him because he has "leadership quality" and enemy who hold gun won't kill him but listen to whatever he has to offer and accept.
Not even remotely close to reality.
overall, it's just okay. but there 1/3 time the narrator's voice is so low and you can't hear it at all. I have to turn volume up to crazy level and turn it down when I switch to different book later.
Wasting time and money. If you just like drama like daily soap-op back in 80's, maybe give it go.