Jack, a sometimes humorous, sometimes philosophical ex-special operations pilot and soldier is one of the few left to struggle through the desolation left in the aftermath; seeking to survive as a new ferocious species emerges from the rubble, hungry and unrelenting. Will his special forces training be enough? Will he be able to keep his children safe and guide the few survivors through perils that now roam the world they once knew? Or will the hordes that now own the night prevail, forever removing the last of mankind from existence? Humankind was once at the top of the food chain. But that has now changed.
©2011 John O'Brien (P)2014 Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC
"THIS IS MAKING MY BRAIN HURT"
Well, numb at least
Reaching down with my right hand, I grasped the tab on the zipper pocket of my Bass Pro duffle bag. I dragged the zipper to my right, opening the pocket. Reaching into the pocket (side remark), I pulled out the Zip Lock Container with the four tabs. (semi-funny side remark to myself) Putting the container in my lap with both hands I undid the four tabs. My mp3 SanDisk player was laying on top of the black co-axel cable with the brass fittings. Taking the player out, I hit the blue button with my right thumb, (side remark). etc...
If you were enthralled with that rendition, than you will love this book. I bought this book, thinking it was about Zombies, even though Audible has not included it among their 15 books in the Zombie section which you have to sneak your way into since, you can't get their through browsing Science Fiction/Fantasy. In the first four hours, I heard two Zombies shuffling around. One was upstairs and another outside a house. I never got to actually see a Zombie. I did get to see some of the carnage, but not the actual taking place of such disasters. After four hours I started skipping through the book and evidently skipped over a horde of Zombies, which I don't think ever reappeared.
I did like the main character. He seems to be a good father and it is cool to have that evident in a Zombie book, if you can call this a zombie book. Most of the story takes place in the United States with this father and his kids. Some of the story takes place in Kuwait, where the mother is stationed with the army.
Sammy Davis Jr. once said, the when he gave a concert, he had to sing Candy Man fairly early, since it was his only hit. It is the same when you write a Zombie book. If you write a book about Zombies, you need to have some zombies fairly early, it is why the reader bought the book. If you want to write a book about a father and his kids, great, but don't call it Chaos, A New World and don't have a macho gravely narrator.
"Good story, terribad narration"
I decided to try this book after listening to A shrouded world. I love Mark Tufo and enjoyed the collaboration. Let me start by saying that the story is good, it has potential to be a good audiobook. Unfortunately, the narration ruined it for me. The narrator emphasized every other word, it sounded like a professional wrestler was reading.
"My lowest rating ever"
I think this book would have received much better rating if it weren't for the narrator – Oh My Giggles! He sounds like The “Macho Man” Randy Savage meets Hulk Hogan every time a character has an internal monologue. It drove me crazy! I’d rather receive a figure-four-leg-lock than listen to another one of these books – “OH YEAH!!!”.
Worth a listen if your into the whole z genre. If for no other reason, he co wrote a book with mark tufo and it's excellent. The co written book is a sideline to this and zombie fallout and it's great! Check out both!
great story and a different turn of the apocalypse. if you can get past the "Batman" voice, it is an enjoyable listen. the narator does settle down a bit into the book.
"REPLACE THE NARRATOR"
I had to listen to this in increments due to how bad the narrator is. I can only compare it to the guy who does the voice over for cops.
Story was good tho...
"I feel 1 of the best series audible has to offer."
Absolutely one of the best series on audible. Well narrated and keeps you on the edge of your seat all the time. You'll laugh out loud often and you feel as if you are right there with the characters. Every detail is explained and described in great detail. . you can imagine everything so clearly. Which is the mark of a good book in my eyes. Thank You John O'Brein for countless great hours of entertainment!
"Narration is killing the story for me"
I would try more/different books from the author.
The narrator really needs to stop using the stupid deep "manly" voice the entire time
A new slant on the zombie genre which is refreshing
You know the deep, deep voice they use to announce new movies, he narrates in that voice.. the entire freaking book
It was already done by Will Smith in, I Am Legend
Please have a new narrator read these so I can try others, please!
"Too many details, not enough story..."
If you are a type C personality that enjoys the zombie genre, then this is the book for you. If you're not, then you might be put to sleep by the minute details.
The story has some interesting elements, but they come after long drawn out segments detailing the technical aspects of whatever situation the character is currently in. I like technical things, but if I want to learn the finer points of flying a C130, I'll probably choose another resource over a zombie book.
The narrator is a little over the top - everything is way too dramatic and 'let me impress you with my manly voice'.
I've listened to 2 books in the series, and the story line is intriguing, just not sure it's good enough to overcome the drawbacks.
"Narrator is 1 dimensional"
The story is interesting. But the narrator is very annoying and has no personality to the characters. Even its a women thinking he makes her sound like a man. Very annoying! But, the story is good. I just can't listen to the narrator. It's too bad.
"Really, really, awful."
Bad story, worse vocalisation. Only managed first 15 minutes and had to turn it off.
Anger that I had wasted a credit on it.
"A book for juniors"
A bit lovey dovey and seemingly writen with teens in mind.
will still get thr sequel when I am in that frame of mind.
Its well told story and gripping atmosphere
I like Lynne as she don't take any nonsense and is a good partner for Jack
Jack is a Favourite of mine and also Lynne
Day of the Night Runners ???
brilliant to listen to and cant wait to see what happens next , super super story
Really good listening can't wait to get the rest, I quite liked the night runners
Well worth getting this book
"Ok took a long time to get going"
not too bad
I had shrouded world and enjoyed it but expected to because of Mark Tufo so i got this one and although for me it took a long time to get going it really got much better 1/2 to 2/3 of the way through and from there it was engrossing and very enjoyable.
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