This book was pretty good and funny- but only because the hero was a dork underdog. Alex, single and trapped in a dead-end job usually spends all of his free time at home, in front of his tv, playing on his game console. But when he gets with a friend and two girls, with hopes of hooking up with the pretty gal Lucy- he finds himself out of his element: Hiking! There's no joystick or head-mic for this trip.
He's out of breath, aching, complaining and behind the rest of his buddies when something blue with yellow eyes attacks him from the woods! Alex escapes and tries to convince his hiking friends they need to leave and that's when the story gets good!
Shaun Harbinger, the author of Rain: A Zombie Novel, gave me a bit to enjoy in this book. First, I loved when there was a phone call or radio broadcast- a tinny voice, with a little static floated into my ears with a British accent- always a positive! Plus, Alex was like, the average, under achiever guy. You wanted to see him living with his mother, he was such a loser sort, but he knew about zombies! He fussed a lot for a while, but he turned out to be cool because of his waste on video games. I liked it, plus Mike got put in his place- some friend he was!
Rain was entertaining but I wasn't crazy about the narrator, Brian Grey wasn't British, let alone Welsh. It would have been much better. Grey was also a bit too dramatic with his Capt. Kirk-like pauses that robbed from the seriousness of the situation. I didn't realize until I'd finished the audio that I also owned the ebook. Had I realized it, I probably would not have listened to Grey read it and may have liked it more Who knows? I also didn't know there was a series of the story! Yeah, I think I'll be getting the rest. On to the next book!📚
Rating: 👓👓👓/5 specs
*Gabriel: Zero Point is next.
**Book is from my own, personal, Audible library.
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