In this sequel to The Rising, cities are overrun with legions of the undead, intent on destroying what's left of the living. Trapped inside a fortified skyscraper, a handful of survivors prepare to make their last stand against an unstoppable, merciless enemy. With every hour their chances diminish and their numbers dwindle, while the ranks of the dead continue to rise. Because sooner or later, everything dies. And then it comes back, ready to kill.
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By Spooky Mike on 23-01-18
More Than Infinity
Was super excited to get back to this story. With the huge cliff hanger in the last story I really had to know if Jim’s entire journey was worth it. This book starts off with that gun shot heard from outside and sets the stage for a long journey that has a lot of ups and downs. You can’t read this book without reading the first, it is a seamless transition.
This book is very much the same style as the first one. The first story was all about trying to save Danny, this one is all about just trying to survive. We meet some new characters, lose a few characters, Frankie is still hardcore, and pick up a cat named God. I thought that “The Road” painted a very bleak apocalypse, can’t say that this one is much better. Not sure where the story line is going after this book. While the story itself was good, had some crazy moments – zombie sex, the overall tone was more depressing and I honestly am not sure I can handle more of Keene’s world. As others have said, the zombies aren’t your typical lumbering zombies so that story line and explanation is what is going to force me to listen to more.
Joe Hempel is amazing. Really enjoyed his character voices. Think he is continually improving and is already my favorite narrator so he just keeps pulling further away from all the others.
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 19-01-18
Better than the first book.
So book 2 starts straight after the ending of The Rising. We see the group trapped in the house with zombies appearing everywhere. After struggling to escape, they head towards New Jersey. On their journey they see something they haven't seen for a long time, a skyscraper lit up. They decide to avoid that because it's both a beacon for humans and zombies. But things don't work out like that and they find themselves rescued and brought to this skyscraper. This skyscraper was built to withstand basically everything that can be thrown at it. It has become a place for humanity to make their stand. But with the owner of the sky scraper losing his mind and thinking he is God and with Ob taking control of the zombies, this might just be the end.
I have to say, this was a lot better than the first book, The Rising. There is a lot more character development and a lot more action in this one. I was also able to connect more with the characters, even the newer ones we were introduced. I feel like the story really came together, which was awesome.
I absolutely love the zombies in this series. The way they came to be and how they are sentient and able to do everything was truly scary, plus the author doesn't hold back on the gore and horror, which just makes them terrifying. Zombies are bad enough, but when you think of zombie rats and birds, well it just made me shudder!!
In all, this was a fast paced and thrilling read. This book holds nothing back, it is pretty much non stop with the action and I flew through it. The author wraps up everything nicely and I'm glad I read this series.
Joe Hempel is a narrator I know will always deliver a brilliant performance. His tone and cadences always make for effortless listening, because he brings the story to life. I always find that he is able to draw me in to the book and this one is no different. I loved his tone for Ob!! Great performance from an equally great narrator.
I was given this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.
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