Beyond Exile: Day by Day Armageddon
After having listened to the first book in this series, Day by Day Armageddon, the narration style was not a surprise. It was more of a comfort, knowing that JL Bourne had the sense to keep the format of the 2 books in the series the same. I give everyone involved props for keeping the same narrator as well. Things like this have been overlooked in many audiobook series that I have listened to in the past.
This book picks up right where the first book left off. Being a sequel book, I often expect less from the sequels, I am pleased to say that this book holds up to the hype and praise that the first book received. Again written in the journal style, still never knowing the main military man’s name. I really enjoy the tension that this style brings to the story.
My main criticism is that JL Bourne seems like he could have gotten lost with where he wanted to take this book. That being said I can see a part 3 in the future and would buy and listen to it immediately.
Jay Snyder again does a great job with the narration. His voice injects the perfect amount of emotions, fear, surprise, pride, military-ness, needed to make the main military man’s personality come to life. There where a few moments where I couldn’t understand what was being said because of an accent and the like, but I accept that as part of the audiobook experience.
The first book of Day by Day Armageddon took us deep into the mind of a military officer and survivor as he made a New Year’s resolution to start keeping a journal. The man kept his resolution and brought to us the fall of humanity, day by day. We see the man transition from the life that you and I live to the prospect of fighting for his very survival against the overwhelming hordes of the dead. We see him bleed, we see him make mistakes, we witness him evolve. The highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling underground cult classic, Day by Day Armageddon, begins where the first novel left off.
Armies of undead have risen up across the U.S. and around the globe; there is no safe haven from the diseased corpses hungering for human flesh. But in the heat of a Texas wasteland, a small band of survivors attempt to counter the millions closing in around them.
Day by day, the handwritten journal entries of one man caught in a worldwide cataclysm capture the desperation–and the will to survive–as he joins forces with a handful of refugees to battle soulless enemies both human and inhuman from inside an abandoned strategic missile facility. But in the world of the undead, is mere survival enough?
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