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I selected this book because it sounded cool and a little cheesy. I love cheesy sometimes. This was not cheesy at all! It was awesome!
I love how the story is told from the perspective of the Bigfoot as well as the humans. Sullivan also incorporates Native American lore into this story as well which I think is great!
The characters in the story are very likable, especially the Bigfoot. (not zombie Bigfoot) The relationship Sullivan builds between the Bigfoot and Dr Bishop, then later his daughter, is very touching. Dr Bishop made quite an impact on the young Bigfoot and helped with communication between the two species by teaching it sign language.
This is NOT the typical zombie book. SPOILER ALERT! A group of geologists happen to come across a strange green meteorite that seems to be emitting a humming noise. After the meteorite changes them into zombies, they encounter a Bigfoot! The Bigfoot, only trying to protect his pack, rips the zombies to shreds, but is unfortunately bitten in the process. You know what happens next. ZOMBIE BIGFOOT!
I usually don't like books narrated by the author. Very few authors can pull it off. Turns out, Nick Sullivan was a narrator first and an author second. He's an excellent narrator!
I really hope he continues the Creature Quest Series! There is no cliffhanger at the end of this book, but it certainly leaves the possibility of a 2nd book! I'm certainly looking forward to it!
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I am willing to bet that most people, after reading the title of this book, will have a certain pre-conceptualised notion of what this book will be about. I know that I did. That was a campy monster fueled undead romp through the woods. With everybody terrified and fleeing from undead bigfoots or is it bigfeet? (I looked it up, it is Bigfoot for singular and plural.)
Well, it was kind of like that, but so, so much more.
Zombie Bigfoot is told from two main storylines, err, perspectives. The humans and the Bigfoot. With more points of view within each.
Sullivan was able to create his bigfoot characters and make them so remarkable and almost believable. And definitely more likable than the humans.
Here is the long and short of it. Years ago a scientist found Skunk Apes in the wild, was able to make contact with them, gain their trust, and ultimately teach them how to communicate. Years later another expedition is sent to find the bigfeet, to prove their existence and other sinister plans. Then there is the alien meteorite that turns living things into zombie-like creatures. Because they can still think and have thoughts.
For a zombie story, it was incredibly dynamic. Sullivan put a lot of thought into every twist and turn of the story. Full of action, mystic, mythology, action, a little bit of love. Listeners will be completely swept away to the Florida swamps and by the end, they will believe that Sasquatches are real.
There was a nice no cliffhanger ending that started the ball rolling for another book, yet also would be a fine standalone story.
Unless you are new to my audiobook reviews, you know my general initial feeling towards author narrators. However, Nick Sullivan, being a narrator first and an author second, was able to pull it off very well. Because of his intimacy with the story, you could tell that he was emotionally tied to every nuance within.
Incredibly entertaining because of Sullivan's words, both written and spoken.
Audiobook was provided for review by the author.
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