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I hate to say this but I didn't finish this book and I returned it. I stopped reading about 3/4 through during the 3rd unnecessary sex scene. This is a relatively entertaining novel of you like crude humor and detailed unrealistic sex thrown in just for filler.
This is a simile idea to the books written by Mark Tufo, except his books are hilarious, relevant, and entertaining. If you like the post apocalyptic zombie stuff you will be better off with Mark Tufo or Ted Dekker if you don't want zombies.
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What disappointed you about The Purge of Babylon: A Novel of Survival?
First, let's address the narrator. He read a book. It's as simple as that. He just opened the book and read it. A good narrator tells a story. You get lost in the story, the fluctuation of voices, the rise and drop of excitement, sorrow, etc. This guy....he just read a book. Listen to the sample and you'll know what I mean. Now try listening to that for over 14 hours. It was a true struggle.
Second, the book was such a disappointment. It started out with promise, but got too repetitive and cliche quickly. The men were male chauvinists and the women were just written into the book for the men to have someone to have sex with and make inappropriate comments about in private (and often right to their faces, which they just laughed off.) There was no character development and a lot of scenes never ended before a new one began.
Third.....there were a few phrases, like "dead, not stupid" that were repeated an annoying amount of times. No exaggeration, this particular phrase was probably mentioned 100 times. Combine that with the annoying narration, doesn't make for an enjoyable book.
I will not continue this series. I would like to have quit this book, but since I paid for it, I felt I had to finish......ya know, to get my money's worth.
What do you think your next listen will be?
I've already started listening to The 5th Wave.
Would you be willing to try another one of Adam Danoff’s performances?
What character would you cut from The Purge of Babylon: A Novel of Survival?
Hmm. There's so many to choose from.
15 of 20 people found this review helpful
Fast paced funny and dramatic will listen to again where's the next one can't wait
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Any additional comments?
This was so disappointing. It started off well, in fact I enjoyed the first half of the book for the most part, but then it became unbelievably dull and formulaic.
The dialogue between the characters is appalling. I'm not sure whether Sisaveth was aiming for a bit of comedy with the dialogue, but he's certainly no comedian and it comes across as forced.
The characters are ridiculous and I hated them all. There's the typical macho men who do all the fighting, spend far too long talking about different types of guns, spend far too long talking about sex (which is not sexy btw, if that was the aim, failed miserably), and are basically your typical arsehole. The women are all portrayed as pathetic wrecks who can only survive with the help of a man. Talk about your gender bias.
The ghouls are just weird. There's no definitive explanation of what they actually are (if there was I missed it in the tedium of the prose); they seem to be a cross between a fast, intelligent zombie, and a feral, stupid vampire with telepathic powers.
First half of the book was decent and seemed like a new take on the apocalyptic genre, but unfortunately this falls flat in so many places.