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What would have made Resolution better?
Less trying to force us to believe everyone is stupid. I mean over the series nobody knows what a zombie is, and originally I was okay with this. However, then he started calling them zombies and made movie references, including in this one where a character mentions the movie 28 days later. So if zombies are in this worlds pop culture how come not one person ever says, "it's a zombie, shoot it in the head." or words to that effect.
Same with bites that people get. They would know, or at least have concerns. Heck even if there was no zombie pop culture in this created world you'd think they may think that some virus is spreading and causing the problem, and be worried when people with bites in their group start getting sick.
I just hate every character in a book being made to look like an idiot that can't see what is right in front of their face. If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it is not a moose.
Zombie blood. A bite is fatal, but apparently you can hack a zombie to pieces, get blood and guts all over your face and not have a problem. This makes little sense, no matter how you might try to explain it.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
I'd have change all plot points that cause drama by characters being mind-numbingly stupid. An example of which is when Neil doesn't shoot someone in the head that has just died from a zombie attack. Only reason he doesn't is because some idiot that has not seen any of the zombie outbreak and has no idea what will happen doesn't want him too. Sorry, but in the same spot anyone is shooting the guy, not relating and risking more lives just to appease someone that has no clue what is going on.
Also, how often does one person have to lose people before he realises that constantly wondering off with all the strongest members of his party is just setting up people to die? Repeatedly apparently in the case of Neil.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Daniel May?
Sure, he isn't bad. Not the best I've heard but his character voices fairly good, though his female and children's voice are a little grating.
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Yes it does. Some of the scenes are good, and I largely like the characters.
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Found the story easy to digest. We meet up with another group of survivors and whats cool about that is that we hear about their story from the start of the apocalypse, so its like a whole new book and story. The new group and our old friends do meet up and start doing what they have to do.
A lot of gore, killing and dying. We get to know the people who die just enough to pity them. The bad guys are portrayed in a shade of grey, manage to get depth in almost all the characters.
The narrator is just so comfortable to listen to, not over acting, just enough to sound interesting.
Good story, ending felt like an ending, but maybe more will be coming anyways? Hope so.
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Any additional comments?
One of the things I struggle with when reading multiple books by the same author is a presumed assumption that there will be connections between releases. So I went into Resolution with the hopes that I'd be whisked right back into the Alaskan Undead story and unravel in a linear fashion.
I feared it would be a reluctant read once I realized this was a mix between the original characters a fresh set of tales of the outbreak. But after a short time, I was too engrossed in the vignettes to give it much thought. There's something intriguing in the timeline, as it jumps the track of events between initial outbreak of new characters and still gives glimpses into existing ones.
One of the more successful stories for me is the tale of a cabbie whose fare was bitten prior to hailing the cab. It's tense and fast paced and provides a great amount of depth in characterization.
Another fun perspective was that of couple that met on an online dating site.
"She could guarantee an Alaskan adventure that he wouldn't forget."
Understatement of the decade!
It took me a while to realize there was indeed a connected story to be told, and that the seemingly disjointed vignettes in the beginning were to tie into a bigger story. And after about 20%, the pieces fell into place and I got into rhythm with the story.
I enjoyed the read, but in prefer the format of the first two books. What made those such a standout read was the intimate connection Schubert forged between reader and character. The predominant connection between stories is the setting, and while definitely a cool idea to set it in Alaska, I'd have liked to see the author bring it back more to the earlier story line.
--SHANA FESTA, THE BOOKIE MONSTER & AUTHOR OF TIME OF DEATH
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