Is off for the weekend visiting her long time and serious boyfriend on shore leave from the NavyPerspective is mostly from John s viewpoint although it does hop around a bit so that the reader can get the feel of looming disaster As the story advances it jumps to a pilot on a runway in Chicago a father who is stranded at a Chicago baseball game and a man doing a delivery run to a country club As the epidemic spreads we witness various characters become victims in the plagueThe virus spreads shockingly fast and within a week or two of discovery it s sweeping the nation Those bitten or killed when not eaten I suppose transform into eually hungry mindless beings so it s an
EXPONENTIAL GROWTH PATTERN ALL IS STANDARD growth pattern All is standard fare until the dead start becoming a bit extra special including being able to crawl along ceiling and being capable of actively hunting their preyIf one can ignore this extra ordinary zombie on steroids aspect I d say it s a solidly written book The military detail feels real clearly the author either knows or interviewed a variety of military personnel to get the diverse cross section of armed forces personnel we meet in the course of the story The California scrub mountain foothills also feels uite real There s a few details that seems a bit unbelievable for the set up besides zombies duh when it becomes obvious that the zombies can use brute force at the country club to break through doors and into cars why is John allowing people to stay in tents and why are they letting the twins stay together even after one is bit Action is fast paced and there s a nice variety The actual word choice and story telling is decent I d say it was surprisingly well done for the genre I was initially lured by the sciencey angle but that s a total bust There s nothing science about this set up and in this scenario I fail to even understand how it could be science based Browning is telling a survival story with military overtones in the type of people and their approach to problem solving That said it s well done and appealing than I would have expected Three female characters come to mind but one is largely girl friend role one mother role and one a oung sassy woman who takes a fair amount of initiative A friend and #co worker of the mother seems to be acting with stereotypical #worker of the mother seems to be acting with stereotypical behaviors I could be wrong I m not even sure why it mattered Ah diversity To be inclusive or not amIright Especially when almost all the characters are stereotypes except John So would I buy I probably would have if I hadn t gotten this during my Kindle Unlimited membership and I wouldn t have regretted it Just go in with normal genre expectations and ou ll probably be pleasantly surprised Just for heaven s sake do NOT go on to the next book Leave it alon. Idly consuming the worldSet in the world of Nicholas Sansbury Smith's bestselling Extinction Cycle Lost Valley takes the listener through the first months of the apocalypse that threatens all of humanity. .
Myself i can not wait for THE NEXT BOOKI WILL BE READING next bookI will be reading The book isn t badWhy I gave it only two starsFirstly it is too short to properly get into the story and connect with the charactersIf ou wouldn t have read the series extinction cyclesSansbury Smith beforehand this book would be a disaster It lacked a proper background despite piggy backing off an awesome seriesWhich brings me to my next point there were little inconsistencies I normally would overlook but not when ou place this book in a world already created by another author That is just negligenceDo people hear explosions on a regular basis that they just ignore itDo people hav A good zombie book very classic but well done even if the end is a bit steepIt s nice to read the characters are correct but relatively bland the most interesting of them being the dogIt lacks originality although the peculiarities of the zombie infection are rather well foundFans of such universes will not be disappointed NotesI snagged this book because Bronson Pinchot is the narrator and I knew what kind of story I would be getting This world was already established and all I had to do was get to know the new charactersvictims Zombie plague It was fun That s all I needed Not so goodReally nothing different here There are a bunch of idiots running around and dying Even the main chara Every so often say after I ve read about the latest Climate Summit I get an urge to read about the end of the world Zombies are a particularly solid way to end it something like a visual disease state and an antagonistic threat all rolled up into one happy disaster Lost Valley is apparently based on a shared world and the hook at least according to Browning is that the zombies are science based Well no unless ou also consider claims of crystals preventing influenza to be science based But I m not really expecting that in a zombie book Just don t claim it okay The set up is a retired SEAL and his war dog Shrek and one of the things that truly does set this book apart is the occasional chapter from his dog Much like the cougar in Faith Hunter s Skinwalker series the dog perspective is fairly limited and tries to stick fairly close to what an animal range of perception and thought might be Perhaps Anyway John Carver and his dog Shrek have a remote ranch in California They occasionally visit the nearby Boy Scout camp helping out the retired #Marine Who Works There #who works there does a nice job of building a sense of normalcy of giving the reader the feel of the remote California environment the kind of life John and his dog are living and the easy camaraderie with the camp staff A cute single mom and her teenage son live nearby and the son s been helping John on his ranch The director of the camp is a woman Jen and. Had moved to But a mutated virus changes everything Taking refuge in a nearby Boy Scout camp John leads a group of teens and their parents as they are forced to deal with infected creatures that are rap. .
Yeah some silly stuffThe book has some great characters and could have #been an awesome zombie apocalypse storyBut that is only if ou skip #an awesome zombie apocalypse storyBut that is only if ou skip the parts and chapters written for and from the mind of his war dog and a coyote Its like reading a violent red rover story where red rovers thoughtsfeelings and story is toldHad the author stuck to the humans and not gibberish from an animal I would have given starsNot reading further to find out if infected cowscats or parrotts have emotions and can be infected and voice their bloodlustDumbest shite ever I m probably in a minority in this genre where zombies are not my favorite theme That is because the science for a lot of zombie types is just not believable There is no science that would change the facesmouths etc of people like in the story I realize that for a lot of fiction of this type Die Magie Der Elben you have to suspend belief a bit That being said the writing style and flow is very good though the dog and coyote dialogue was a bit much My initial review is really 2 stars but the writing and Shrek bumped that up Be prepared for anything and everythingUpfront This is the first book in a series that is part of the Extinction Cycle Universe created by Nicholas Sansbury Smith I highly recommend thatou read the Extinction Cycle series before reading this so ou have a better background and understanding of the triggering events There is violence as well as adult language Lost Valley is the name of a Boy Scout camp near to former Navy SEAL John Carver He and his canine companion and trained war dog Shrek are helping out there when news of an incident arrives Fearing the worst John and Shrek make it their mission to protect those who are close to them I really enjoyed how the author shared not only the humans viewpoints but those #of Shrek and another canine as well Wow I can t believe this new bookThis book is # Shrek and another canine as well Wow I can t believe this new bookThis book is good I love that ou get to see inside the thoughts of all of the main characters including the dog Such an interesting way to write a book I love love love this book and I can t wait to read the next one A Seal and a GhostWow I picked up this book at the behest of a another author who had read it He told me that I might like it Might I freaking loved it It is set in the Extinction Cycle Universe by Nicholas Sansbury Smith a Universe I happen to just like uite a lot Walt Browning tells his story and if Polestar Business Agenda 2020 you closeour eyes
a moment The Interfaith Family Journal you will feel ifou are actually there with Carver and Ghost Sneaking through the halls of the hospital Knowing that every breath may be our last Telling the story through Ghost s eyes is so awesome I can believe that is what the war dog is thinking I was unable to put down the book for one minute as the author had me hanging on every word and action For. John Eric Carver and Shrek are a retired Navy SEAL war dog team now living in the mountains outside of San Diego Both man and dog thought their life was settled finding peace on the forty acre ranch they.FOR A MOMENT YOU WILL FEEL