Series: Newsflesh #2
Published by Orbit on 2011-06-01
Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
Genres: Action & Adventure, Dystopian, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction
Source: AudioBook Reviewer
Shaun Mason is a man without a mission. Not even running the news organization he built with his sister has the same urgency as it used to. Playing with dead things just doesn't seem as fun when you've lost as much as he has.But when a CDC researcher fakes her own death and appears on his doorstep with a ravenous pack of zombies in tow, Shaun has a newfound interest in life. Because she brings news-he may have put down the monster who attacked them, but the conspiracy is far from dead.Now, Shaun hits the road to find what truth can be found at the end of a shotgun.
The audio was awesome! I love the narration and could easily listen to this over and over! I’ve actually heard Chris Patton before in Yesterday’s Gone so I knew I would like him. Although I’ve never heard Nellshe was perfect! The audio was actually so good that I think I’ll just listen to this over and over instead of picking up my copy. It’s fantastic. Both voices are soft but have a way of getting to the core of the story and really exacerbating the horror behind this!
Much like the first this book is full of zombies and also like the first, it’s also full of emotional turmoil. We’ve come to know and love the characters, to feel empathy for their pain and Shaun is in a lot of pain. What this book gives us is a look at how it feels to be put into situation after situation of absolute horror. He has to be strong for the others on his team, he still wants to find who was in charge of the entire conspiracy and it seems that it’s rearing it’s ugly head again.
The latest literature said to call them Post Kellis Amerberly Amplification Manifestation Syndrome Humans but fu** that! If they really wanted some fancy new term for zombie to catch on they should have made it easy to shout out at the top of your lungs or at least made sure it formed a catchy acronym. They’re zombies. they’re brainless meat puppets controlled by a virus and driven by the endless need to spread their infection.
Although all three books have quite a bit about conspiracy and politics I loved them! As I said, the characters are well fleshed out (ahhaha pun intended) and you fall in love with them instantly knowing what they would do in certain situations. And then there’s the completely believable way Mira Grant introduces the virus to the world. It totally works but I think that’s the scariest thing of all. You have empathy for the characters while looking over your own shoulder! Brilliant!
The first was my favorite so far but as a sequel goes this doesn’t slow down. The plot stays on a roller coaster ride and just as you think things are starting to smooth out, we get another curve ball!