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the story is good but the narrator ruins the scene the author is trying to set. it's a zombie apocalypse, things should feel intense. the way the narrator talks is very light hearted even when characters had just engaged in combat with a zombie, she makes them sound calm and almost happy. also the way she emphasizes certain words ruins what mood I think the author is trying to convey. and for some reason a normal conversation between 2 guys she makes sound sexual as if there is this insinuated sexual tension between them when all they are literally talking about is getting this drunk girl home. I might read the book rather since I do like where the story is going, it's just this narrator is terrible at conveying the appropriate mood. narrator's are a big part of making audio books good and they did not pick a good one for a zombie apocalypse.
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I'm 35, female, and I read a lot of horror, thriller, psychological, mystery, etc. I'm educated but I prefer books that entertain without getting too caught up in symbolism and that stuff. I hope that gives you a good basis for understanding my review. I really liked this story. I listened via audible (which makes my 1.5 hour commute to work tolerable) and I was hesitant about this book at first. I'll start with the two things i DIDN'T like (NO SPOILERS!) 1. Considering the two main narrators are men, I don't know why they picked a woman to narrate. It's kind of annoying. 2. I wish I had known that this was going to be a series. All of a sudden the book ended and I was like, "WTF?!" Particularly because I don't care for series. Moving on... I saw a lot of people post that the book was juvenile. I don't agree. It's not trying to be a literary masterpiece and I think it has a lot of adult situations. It just doesn't graphically describe sex scenes and it doesn't try to make you feel stupid (like a lot of "new classics" I've read). The style is unique, at least to me. It's well written and appropriately descriptive. And the story is definitely engaging! If you just want to be entertained and escape into fiction, this is a great choice. If you want to feel like you have a better understanding of the meaning of life... maybe go with something else. Overall, a solid zombie read and I'm definitely impatient for the second book.