*an Audiobook review
Any time I am offered an audiobook for FREE, I am over it like bees and pollen! Yesterday I was offered the audio version of Perrin Briar's Z-Minus: A Zombie Novella. It is the start of a zombie series concerning a father, Chris and his daughter, Maisie. As a natural lover of the Z-pocalypse, I felt it my duty to listen to the three hour tale.
I was walking when I listened to this audio, around 7am. I had to admit, I probably surprised people with the faces I made while listening. There were so many things wrong with this book, I wasn't sure if I was going to finish it or just delete it from Audible library! No joke, there are so many things wrong with our lead protagonist alone, that I was disgusted! Is this a sign of a horrible story, or a great storyteller?
I won't offer up any SPOILERS, but I can say that I don't believe I'll be reading the rest of the books in this series. There's a handful of issues. First one was the reader, Kenneth Toles. I found several people under this name, so I couldn't place a link, but he was a cool narrator, just NOT for this book! It took place in London and the narrator had no accent! What's with that?! Then, there's the lead character, Chris.
He wasn't real enough for me to enjoy. It may be the author's writing technique, but he carried no real emotions. He didn't panic when he saw his daughter dead and even talked to his dead wife about sleeping all day, though he clearly saw the gaping wound on the back of her neck! "Oh no, I've said too much- I set it up!" Okay, the thing is, there's a lot not quite right with this novella and it prevented me from enjoying it. I have to be real about it. I don't even know how to rate it. It wasn't scary. It wasn't horrifying and it wasn't gross, but there was a bit of funny.
I guess I'll leave you with this: There's something that takes place that's worse than a British tale with no British accent! I"m off to my next read! 📚
Rating: 👓out of 5 specs
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**Audiobook available on Audible.com and published by PErrin.
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