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By Mike Naka on 02-08-13
series gets even better!
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
yes, to all zombie book and dystopian future fans.this story is one of the most realistic depictions of what would happen to people in a small town when civilization is wiped away.
What about Scott Aiello’s performance did you like?
scott's narration is easy on the ears and pulls you into the story. it is easy to distinguish all of the characters he voices. he never stretches nor over reaches. scott's tones match the emotions of the characters.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
actually...the title of the book! when you finish listening to the story you realize, on different levels, that "all that i see," is the perfect title for this.
Any additional comments?
the story gets even better! shane gregory believably crafts scenarios that cause his characters to question who they are becoming in this "new world." yes, there are similarities to characters in other zombie novels, but shane's characters come to life. they have depth of thought and emotion.
the writing is tight and concise yet the author's depictions of the characters and the world around them are wonderfully rendered. add the excellent narration, and you easily get lost in this story.
after i finished listening, i couldn't believe how much happened! to me, this is a short story, coming in at just over 8 hours.this story is action-packed! the author truly knows how to pace the story he's telling. you never get the feeling that the author is rushing. the plot transitions are smooth and believable. nothing feels contrived.
if you liked the first book, then you'll really enjoy how the story continues. if you're hesitant b/c there wasn't a lot of zombie action in the first book, then have no fear! you know "why" the zombies coming and boy do they come. that's the only thing i'll reveal about the plot b/c i don't want to spoil your listening experience!
it's rare when a zombie story can actually leave you feeling "loss."
overall, an excellent follow-up.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Tilo on 12-08-13
There are a some things which didn't make sense and forced me deduct a star for book two of this series. For example, the protagonist has this thing for seeds because he is such a long term thinker. I agree with the other group who thought this was a bit nutty. Way too early to risk life and limb for seeds. I also didn't find it realistic that people would risk their lives in armed confrontation with each other, even if they are thugs. Thugs pick on the helpless. Not those that can shoot back. Another thing was why he didn't go to the helpful group directly after he got out of the nasty "trap". He just does a few things which, I think at least, don't make much sense.
On the other hand many other things he does are great, like satisfyingly punching that you'll-know-who in the face. On the whole, its positive that some things he manages to pull off, but others just don't go as planned.
There is a lot more human conflict and an interesting grey zone of ethics. Remember him bursting through the compound in the first book? Its like the game Fallout, some things will give you bad karma and reputation.
The book has a great climax; but unsatisfying resolution. Shane Gregory better hurry up with the next book because I just gotta know what happens!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful