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Really a park where you can see zombies and various zombie animals...stuff and nonsense but what a fun read.
Okay you have the mad scientists, power mad military man, gamer geeks and a millionaire knead them all together and you have Zombie Park part one.
Now this isn't a serious zombie/horror read and it's not stuffed with gore and sweary words it's also not the best written or narrated but it is fun and over the top. The plot is stupid and all over the place but it doesn't matter. There are references to Jurassic Park and various Romero films peppered through out which I thought were nicely done.
I read a lot of Zombie stuff and watch it too so I found this a nice distraction which didn't' tax my brain too much. I suppose you could say it's for young adults more than cough##pensioners##cough like me but who cares. Read it and enjoy or not....
Is there anything you would change about this book?
Yes. I was originally attracted to this book because of its original concept--a partnership between a business man and the government to start a zombie zoo used to house accidents gone awry from creating a zombie military. Good concept. Sadly the execution was poor.
First there is the ridiculous beginning where a rich business man offers money for good business ideas. Then he proceeds both to fund the idea, make the creator a partner in the business. Sure, that happens. This book has very basic sentence structure reminiscent of "Dick and Jane" books. The dialogue is odd in places. For instance, when Ben is asking his girlfriend to marry him, he "looks at her eyes." Then he proceeds to ask her if she will "take his hand in marriage."
The author tells rather than shows through the entire book. His characters are based off of stereo-types, and sadly he cannot even keep his stereo-types straight. Donny is a liberal, animal rights protester in the beginning. At the end of the book, he is some kind of fundamentalist religious survivalist freak. Yeah, not even a psychotic break can explain that change.
If you can get past this stuff, the book is entertaining. The concept remains original and the ending is satisfying. The narrator is pretty good.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
In addition to the things discussed above,the addition of one likable character would have helped immensely. There is no clear hero or anti-hero. The story is about a group of characters--none of them particularly likable. The video game playing fast-food worker who comes to the defense of his co-worker while under attack is maybe the closest thing to a likable character in this story.
Have you listened to any of Persephone Rose’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No, I haven't heard any other Persephone Rose's other works. The narrator does a descent job. He has a little trouble maintaining Janice's voice and Billy's voice (toward the end). This is not super noticeable. Otherwise this narrator brings life to what could have been a dull story.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
If this were a movie on Netflix, I would definitely watch it. It has an original take on the zombie theme. I would not pay theater prices to see it, though.
Any additional comments?
I received this book for free from AudioBook Boom in exchange for an honest review from the publisher, narrator, or author.
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What do you get when you take a couple of mad scientists, a power hungry general, a down on his luck dreamer, and a crap ton of money? A zombie filled amusement park. The military wants weaponized zombies, the scientist wants fame, the dreamer just wants to create a cool park make money and be happy. The zombies just want flesh to eat. Get ready for a wild and crazy amusement park
That would make George Romero happy to see. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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