No Easy Hope : Surviving the Dead

  • by James N. Cook
  • Narrated by Guy Williams
  • Series: Surviving the Dead
  • 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Eric Riordan was once a wealthy man leading a comfortable, easy life. Until one day Gabriel, his oldest friend, Marine Corps veteran, and a former mercenary, told him how the world was going to end.
He did his best to prepare. He thought he was ready for anything.
He was wrong.
As the dead rise up to devour the living, one man finds himself struggling to survive in the ruins of a shattered world. Alone, isolated, and facing starvation, his only chance is to flee to the Appalachians and join forces with Gabriel. But the journey will not be easy, and along the way his humanity, his will to live, and his very soul will be tested.
This is the beginning. This is his story.

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Oh God - This is TRIPE!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This book really is an appalling load of tripe and falls into the familiar trap of forgetting it's a zombie novel in favour of what sounds like the classified section of Guns 'n' Ammo. It veers horribly from pages of boring, stilted dialogue to tooth-grindingly dull prose which sees our office worker hero selecting and loading, unloading, shooting, discussing, cleaning, and strapping-to-his-manly-chest various forms of gun, rocket launcher, grenade etc. Over and over and over again. The zombies barely get a look-in. Add to this the fact that the only female characters are cooking, having sex or looking after babies and you have a novel that bites in all the wrong ways!


Has No Easy Hope put you off other books in this genre?

No, but will listen to a sample first next time.


What three words best describe Guy Williams’s voice?

Narrator was OK. Made Gabriel sound like an even bigger jerk than he actually was - which demonstrates some talent.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

All of the above!


Any additional comments?

Really, if you enjoyed World War Z, Zone One etc don't buy this - it's not fit to sit in the same genre with them.

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- Cylestra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-03-2013
  • Publisher: James N. Cook