I probably should not have chosen to listen to this book in the time of COVID-19 as the post-apocalyptic setting was brought on by a mysterious flu that decimated most of humanity, but the story caught my interest early on so I stayed with it. The story is imaginative and complex, and I like the way it eventually coheres into something that's more than the sum of its parts. Excellent narration that doesn't feel at all forced like audiobook readers can often sound to me.
Best book I've read in a decade.
Gorgeous storytelling! In spite of talking about some tragic events, the author keeps it optimistic. I loved every minute of this book.
I loved the story! So creative and original! the narration was quite good too, I just wish there had been more variation in the characters' voices.
It was an interesting story, although the various plot lines did not weave together in a way that felt like it flowed for me, it could be somewhat disjointed.
Such a good read!
A scary read (listen), but it was so well done. She puts you right there with all of the tension and hilarity a scene might bring. You could quibble that Tyler was not well developed, but overall, you got a solid feel for who the key players were in a deeper sense. Some may see a rush to finish the ending, but I felt the pacing was good throughout. I will be ordering her new book for sure.
I was expecting something different based on the description. The beginning of the book was very engaging and kept me awake to find out what would happen next. The middle of the book was a lot of filler and timeline bouncing which made the story a little difficult to follow. Then the ending happened really fast and I'm still not sure why it ended so suddenly. I wanted something more... more of the beginning, more story.
I was really disappointed with this book. The first book I have had to write a bad review. Many of the characters I just didn't even care about. Just as the book started getting better it was over. It ended with too many unanswered questions. I don't know if that was done to make room for a book series or not, but it just left me feeling like I wasted my time.
My first audio book! One narrator, yet so many nuances for each character, and for each mood in the narration.
Excellent story. Refreshing take on the Apocalypse theme. Loved the last line especially.
Interesting ideas and fun to think about. Good descriptive writing
Captivated throughout, but felt a little disappointed by the resolution. I suppose a second reading might change that, but upon first go, just ended up being a so-so book