Audiobook Review

Positive

By
David Wellington
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Performance
Overall
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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

If the TV show Prison Break was set twenty years after a zombie apocalypse.

THE BIRDICT

🧡 There’s a lot of good stuff here. The idea that the zombie virus can be dormant is a good one. I also liked the ways in which the younger generation couldn’t imagine life “before” the apocalypse.

💜 I’m about to say some stuff. Stuff that makes it sound like I didn’t like this. As a hardcore zombie-ista, I did. If you like zombie apocalypses, I recommend this, if only for its inventiveness.

🧡 Main character Finnegan starts off a bit too naïve, but I liked him, especially as he progressed. However, he’s the only character I really came to know. There are supposedly strong bonds formed in the course of his journey, but there wasn’t enough development of them.

💚 The tone and action in this were neither extremely dark (Wool by Hugh Howey) nor contained a spark of joy (All the Stars In the Sky by Sarah Lyons Fleming). I felt like it needed a nudge in one or other direction. I especially found the section in the camp a bit flat.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

🎧 Thoroughly enjoyable narration by Nick Podehl. He has a relatable, conversational style that makes for easy listening. And, for the most part, this was an easy listen. I never had to relisten to any parts and the production was great.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER: SIMILAR AUDIOBOOKS

No spoilers for this one. Maybe next time!
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Positive

THE BLURB

Anyone can be positive...

The tattooed plus sign on Finnegan's hand marks him as a Positive. At any time, the zombie virus could explode in his body, turning him from a rational human into a ravenous monster. His only chance of a normal life is to survive the last two years of the potential incubation period. If he reaches his 21st birthday without an incident, he'll be cleared.

Until then, Finn must go to a special facility for positives, segregated from society to keep the healthy population safe. But when the military caravan transporting him is attacked, Finn becomes separated. To make it to safety, he must embark on a perilous cross-country journey across an America transformed - a dark and dangerous land populated with heroes, villains, madmen, and hordes of zombies. And though the zombies are everywhere, Finn discovers that the real danger may be his fellow humans.