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  • Chuck Wendig
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  • 05 August 2017
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  1. says:

    This audiobook is 32h long 32 HOURSNow let's see how the world ends


  2. says:

    This reminds me a lot of The Stand In fact the author admits to it within the novel What Wendig doesn’t do is veer off into the cartoonish which King at times has a tendency to do Don’t let its length deter you It reads uickly and I finished it within three days Wendig wrestles with potent uestions here including the power of technology extreme prejudice the religious façade and violence of the Christian right morality and the crumbling of society What’s he is able to inject into it both humor and the uirkiness of mankind If you liked The Stand I’ll go out on a limb here you’ll like this even


  3. says:

    This fucking book I love long end of the world books How it ends doesn't matter to me This book has many comparisons to other books Please let that go The Stand and Swan Song are different animals If you compare Stand to Swan then you're a fucking idiot This story This fucking tale was bullshit I absolutely despised this crap I loved the rock star Arock star I have been bored for 2 months now I uit Take this boring crap and Actually I really don't believe that this fucking book will be one of those who last This story doesn't have the staying powernot the character development to stand the test of time This shit was a bore I need massive amounts of humor on my end of world books Duh ofcourse the gay rocker was funny That was how it was meant to be I hated this fucking book I still keep looking back and trying to find something There is nothing I willsayit againI hate this book


  4. says:

    It's the end of the world and I feel uuurkkkLet me tell you something my fine folks I think I had fun reading this book than I have for ANY apocalypse book That's including the Stand Lucifer's Hammer or The Power And perhaps a few others that I rank higher than the restBut let me be clear I had the most fun with this I'm not saying it has MORE to gloam onto than the Stand but I had myself a few issues with the Stand The whole moralistic good vs evil for example And I had a bit of a rough time with some of the 70's sexism in Lucifer's HammerWanderers however is leagues above most of the current runs of epic dystopias No it's not a zombie apocalypse or a big meteorite spoiling everyone's day or the ultimate reversal of the sexes It is however uite free of rampant female humiliation gratuitous rape and violence in general This book is full of heart even while it DOES have a rather usual trope of religious nutters white supremacists and NRA hotheads They're uite happy to be all opportunistic on humanity's assWhat sets this above all the rest? Clever fundamental choices and trope inclusions baby Very strong science too And delightfully complex charactersBut for me? I love the pop culture references Wendig is like some kind of master with pop trivia and really sharp maybe bloody wit His Miriam Black novels left me bloody with words In Wanderers he tones it down a LOT and he tames it for the sake of this story So what that means is we'll be seeing some REALLY cool crap popping up subtly in the tiny spaces Like Fallout? Check Like Matrix? Check Like brilliantly chosen musical references strange ass details that HAVE to be memes that haven't happened yet or setting choices that wind up being fantastic in jokes for you modern pop reference junkies? CHECKAnd in the end I remained excited exhilarated throughout this read Sometimes a book will sap my energy Other times rarely a book will just pour it into me This is one of those books Am I super happy to have read this? You betcha I feel almost like I was watching the first season of Walking Dead the first time Before it got all you know


  5. says:

    Take a walk on the long sideThe premise of this book immediately grabbed my attention a teenager Shana wakes up to find her younger sister Nessie in trance walking out of their home and along the road She does not respond she does not blink just keeps putting one foot in front of the other hmmmmSoon Shana's sister is joined by walkers who will soon become a flock Interesting things happen needles cannot pierce their skin they shake violently when grabbed and let's not forget the gore fest when one was grabbed and the cop did not let goEvery flock needs a shepherd and soon this ever growing flock of walkers has family and friends called Shepherds following them trying to keep them safe etcSo why are they walking? What has happened to them? Is this an epidemic? Is this the end of the world? No one knows So a disgraced doctor and members of the CDC attempt to find out just what is going on and how to stoptreat this issue or shall I say these walkerserrr I mean members of the flock Then there is Black Swannot going to say about thatThis is a long book and it felt long to me especially in the middle I really think this book could use a little editing Be warned there are some scenes in this book which might serve as triggers Plus the author is not shy about sharing his political beliefs and viewpointsWhile reading this book I couldn't help but think about The Stand The Passage and even to a small degree the walking dead TV show sorry never read the comics But let's face it King and Cronin wrote better books This book is not bad but at the same time it didn't really wow me It's one I won’t remember It took me almost a month to read since I wasn't engaged enough to want to pick it up and keep reading But I finally finished and I'm not sure how I feel about the ending with the five year jump I can see why some are loving this book For me it was okay but not greatI received a copy of this book from Random House Publishing Group Ballantine and NetGalley The thoughts and opinions are my own


  6. says:

    If you're reading this review it means that you're interested in my individual experience with this book WANDERERS I think it's safe to say that this is a highly anticipated release this year and it's certainly getting a ton of coverage So I'm going to honor the fact that you're taking a moment to see what I have to say about it among the countless other reviews out there available to you There won't be any plot details here just my reading experiences and feelingsI want to leave all your own discoveries with this book intact should you choose to go on this epic journey for yourself You'll find this book being compared to iconic apocalyptic novels such as SWAN SONG by Robert McCammon and THE STAND by Stephen King People will want to know Is it as good asI'd like to say that I will happily shelve this book right next to those two books as my favorite apocalyptic horror novels And I will recommend all three of them as suchIt's impossible to compare them I think it's ridiculous to even try They are all totally different and evoke different emotions as they are all written by talented individuals who express themselves in vastly different waysStephen King released THE STAND in the Fall of '78 I would say that THE STAND is a character driven story focusing on individual trials tribulations as protagonists and antagonists navigate through a post apocalyptic landscape Heavy themes of Good vs Evil with elements of fantasy horror Agent Bioterrorism gone awrySWAN SONG like 10 years later Robert McCammon uses nuclear war as a catalyst for destruction Also character driven as readers get to follow several different groups of protagonists and antagonists as they navigate through a post apocalyptic landscape Also heavy themes of Good vs Evil and like King McCammon utilizes elements of fantasy and horrorWANDERERS is 2019 like 30 years after both of those books It's the epic apocalyptic story of this generation of our time Sure generation after generation will enjoy this book just like we enjoyed King and McCammon's offerings so many years after their release but WANDERERS is only going to be THIS relevant right NOWSo it's exciting to weigh in on it as the intended audienceUnlike King and McCammon Wendig's agent of destruction is a total mystery for most of the book The jury is out so to speak on just how catastrophic things will get so this isn't a post apocalyptic story it's a real time chain of events leading up to what could be See why the comparisons are already sort of a misleading?? Big difference between Pre and Post apocalypseAlso Wendig doesn't employ any fantasy elements here This is where the rubber meets the road style realism Everything feels extremely authentic and plausible right down to each chapter having these social media blurbs in different formats that feel so real I actually wondered a few times if Wendig ripped them from his own Twitter feedLet me just pause for a second to highlight the fact that Chuck Wendig is a prolific social media guru and his knowledge of how the world utilizes and empowers social media enhances the authenticity of this novel in a powerful way I felt like everything was not only possible but probably actually HAPPENING in some ways; lending itself to the credibility and believability If you're at all familiar with Chuck's writing I strongly recommend the Miriam Black series you already know that Wendig writes in a compelling style that feels addictive Once you're hooked the pages don't stop turning and you'll be hard pressed to find a good place to drop that bookmark In a book as thick as this one the pace is a welcomed delight nobody wants to slog through hundreds of pagesRight around the halfway point I wondered if Chuck was going to deliver some horror or if this was going to rest comfortably as a solid apocalyptic sci fi urban thriller and I will say that Chuck's antagonist delivers This book explores a horror that lingers around the edges of our modern times that if left unchecked presents a very serious and dangerous threat We face manifestations of this threat every day Chuck's antagonist personifies our political climate in a plethora of ugly shocking ways Terrifying to say the leastLastly there is one common thread one valid comparison besides genre and SIZE that I found runs through this book SWAN SONG and THE STAND religion faithI love the way King and McCammon wove it through their stories and I also really enjoyed Wendig's use of it too The chapters with the Preacher were some of my favorites his character arc and evolution is powerful storytelling I appreciate what Wendig did thereSo there you have it My uniue and individual thoughts among the fray I applaud everything Chuck set out to do with this book it's a treasure and I thank him for itI loved my time with WANDERERS and I'm sad it's over


  7. says:

    This was a mammoth book and I feel a sincere sense of satisfaction for finishing I delayed reviewing because I needed some time to wrap my head around ALL THOSE WORDSHere goes ★★ Two guilty stars because I invested over a week into Wanderers and I have no OMG I HAVE TO TALK TO EVERYONE ABOUT THIS BOOK compulsion to show for my commitment to this huge and wandering novelI don't uite know how to characterize my experience reading Wanderers The first two thirds of the book 500 pages feels like setup for the story This is a LONG preface to the real action and could probably be reduced to several chapters in a much desired for this reader anyway abridged versionWe meet the Walkers who are basically regular people who hear some kind of calling drop their lives and in a zombie like trance begin a walking journey as a flock to an unknown destination west We also meet1 their Shepherds familyfriends who volunteer to care for the walkers2 the CDC scientists studying the walker phenomenon3 the fear mongering religious zealots some if not most are not religious just evil fckers preying on fearful worshipers4 a sentient piece of software known as Black Swan that predicted a global plague resulting basically from humans trashing the planetWe uickly find that the Walkers are somehow immune to a uickly spreading fungus that promises to all but extinguish humanity and many people fear the Walkers' immunity as much as their predicament The disease known as White Mask caused by a fungal pathogen Rhizopus destructans is going to decimate the global population But we the flock are protected by the grace of Black Swan an artificial intelligence inhabiting our bodies and brains with a connected swarm of infinitesimal machines existing in nano scale RobotsSo if you're patient enough to get this far around 70% in we FINALLY get inside the Walkers' heads We find out the members of The Flock are telepathically connected in a simulated shared reality This view is WAY interesting than all the fearful and head scratching hubbub going on around the phenomenon and particularly satisfying because we had to wait so long for it Things ramp up a bit and no spoilers but be prepared to get stiffed on firm resolution of all the uestions dangling out there for the full 800 pagesI'll be the first to admit the delay in getting to the meat of the story was difficult to suffer And the constant religious references and uestions were annoying enough so that I would almost classify this as Christian fiction which I would have avoided had I been forewarned Note I am not a Christian but I heard enough preaching and religious bigotry and then speculation about angels demons the Christian God heaven faith the divine etc to assume a believer would have a much easier time than I did with the rural American culture as portrayed by Chuck Wendig Can I recommend this as a thriller? No This slow tedious build up is the exact opposite of thrillingAs an apocalyptic epic to go next to The Stand Swan Song or The Passage trilogy? Ehh that's a huge stretch unless you're willing to go purely based upon word countAs a sci fi novel? Absolutely not because there's not a lot of science to it and it doesn't go out there enough to ualify Maybe as a speculative study of the human condition? Okay sure Why the heck not?If you've read this far in my wandering review tell me what you loved about it so maybe I can move my mind into loving it too Or if you could take it or leave it tell me this too because I want to know I'm not sitting alone on this fence


  8. says:

    DNF page 300 Yes I’m still rating this book I slogged through a third of it — I’ve earned the right to give it my ratingWhat I need you the reader of this review to know is this book isn’t bad Chuck Wendig has crossed his ’s and dotted his t’s The writing is fine Many of my friends have given Wanderers a perfect score and I can understand why If you’re a fan of big apocalyptic? novels in which the author seems to jerk off to some sort of uasi Springsteenian sense of America—you know where most of the people who dot the landscape are white moderate liberals and the only thing you have to fear is cornfed hicks in MAGA hats—then maybe this will work for you As for me I’m done Chuck Wendig seems to play dress up here he’s trying to look a little like Stephen King a bit like Robert McCammon maybe a touch like Michael Crichton But in the end he looks like a big goof What is this book trying to say? I made it three hundred pages and I still don’t know The “epidemic”—the cause of the “apocalypse” uotation marks used to indicate there’s really a whole lotta nothin’ going on here in this lard ass story—is a bunch of characters one day begin sleepwalking together As a group The group grows by day and scientists are stunned Is it a disease? Group hypnosis? I’m a patient reader but I can take only so much of a bunch of paper thin disease control specialists sitting around and spitballing theories As for the “Walkers” themselves the reader gets to know none of them None Why should I care what befalls them? The head “Walker” is the little sister of a main character another cardboard cutout and two of the main characters briefly interview the wife of another Walker Out of a group of hundreds the reader is aware at all of only two The author failed to make me connect with these characters and he failed to bring to life this outbreak this apparent tragedy And c’mon—a sleepwalking epidemic is no nuclear war or superflu And this is Chuck Wendig so of course there’s politics and apparently this guy doesn’t know satire because Ed Creel is Donald Trump and Nora Hunt is Hillary Clinton and it’s painfully obvious but Wendig seems to think he’s clever Of course Hunt the current President sits on her hands and and fails to act but is generally given leeway by the characters despite doing well nothing meaningful At least in the first few hundred pages Meanwhile all Creel supporters are written as backwoods know nothing rednecks Yawn The politics—like most everything else in this novel—comes off as shallow easy snappy This is fodder for your airplane ride at best I’m tired of some mainstream male “horror” writers writing only in black and white This shit is why I muted Chuck Wendig on Twitter long ago This book is a big nothing Whatever It didn’t work for me If it works for you fantastic I’m glad—sincerely I’m just let down


  9. says:

    thiswas arcstack before i got this beautiful 800 page beast in a slipcase no less fancy ARC why you so fancy? about a mysterious epidemic societal breakdown post event survival journeys across a shattered american landscape ie ALL OF MY JAMS sorry arcstack i think we have to have a talk


  10. says:

    I received a free copy of this form NetGalley for reviewI’m generally rooting for the end of humanity these days but if the apocalypse is gonna involve this much walking then I’ll be pretty angry about it because I’d much rather sit on my ass while the asteroid hits or the nukes fly or the zombies start gnawing on meA small group of people in rural Pennsylvania start walking in a trance like state one day They can’t be snapped out of it needles for sedatives won’t penetrate their skin and if you try to physically stop one of them things get awfully messy They don’t need food or water and they absolutely will not stop As they move across the country and people start joining them The public gets increasingly freaked out by these walkers and a variety of people get pulled into the situation A tough teenager frantically tries to take care of her younger sister who was the first to start walking A former CDC doctor who trashed his career for a noble lie tries to learn the cause of the sleepwalking An aging rock star runs away from his messy life to join the people shepherding the walkers A preacher begins publicly painting the walkers as harbingers of the apocalypse and he’s handsomely rewarded for his efforts by a pack of right wing conspiracy theorists who are backing a lying sack of shit for president Behind it all is a secret that is either the salvation of humanity or its dooooooommI’ve got very mixed feelings on this one There’s a lot of stuff I liked particularly some of the core idea of what’s behind the sleepwalkers once it all gets revealed There was a pretty cool and clever story to all of that Wendig also has a readable style that keeps you turning pages and he’s built up an intriguing scenario here that really held my interest for the first couple of hundred pages But then the problems started creeping inFirst off this is way too long I’m glad I got an e copy because it’s gotta be a real kitten suisher in print form And it just doesn’t seem that necessary There are big swaths of the story where not that much happens Yeah some of that was trying to develop characters but it really doesn’t matter though because for the most part these people are still exactly who I thought they were the entire time Unfortunately that means that they’re all jerks or pushovers from start to finishEven the ones you’re supposed to sympathize with the most I found irritating and weak Shana the older sister of one of the first walkers is supposed to the tough teenager with a chip on her shoulder but it all seems like posturing because all she ever really does is be snarky to people Benjy the disgraced CDC doctor should be our hero but he seems so naïve helpless and completely overwhelmed at all times that there’s nothing there to root for And some of that would make sense in a book like this where people would feel insignificant when faced with something like this but the structure of the scenario leaves them so little to actually do that they feel completely pointless In fact this entire novel is incredibly passive and the people in it really don’t matter that much at the end of the day There’s a few minor things they try to accomplish here and there but usually they even screw that up You could take every single other character out of this book and just make it about the sleepwalkers while eventually revealing what’s behind them and the entire story pretty much ends up exactly where it eventually does I also didn’t care for what seems like a seuel set up in the end I’m not sure if that’s the case but Wendig left plenty of room to return I’d be interested in that if I thought that any characters in the book might actually be able to impact the storyOverall I didn’t hate this one but the potential it had early on seems to just fade away as the book goes on and on


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A decadent rock star A deeply religious radio host A disgraced scientist And a teenage girl who may be the world's last hopeShana wakes up one morning to discover her little sister in the grip of a strange malady She appears to be sleepwalking She cannot talk and cannot be woken up And she is heading with inexorable determination to a destination that only she knows This audiobook is 32h long 32 HOURSNow let's see how the world ends

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But Shana and her sister are not alone Soon they are joined by a flock of sleepwalkers from across America on the same mysterious journey And like Shana there are other “shepherds” who follow the flock to protect their friends and family on the long dark road aheadFor on their journey they will discover an America convulsed with terror and violence where this apo Take a walk on the long sideThe premise of this book immediately grabbed my attention a teenager Shana wakes up to find her younger sister Nessie in trance walking out of their home and along the road She does not respond she does not blink just keeps putting one foot in front of the other hmmmmSoon Shana's sister is joined by walkers who will soon become a flock Interesting things happen needles cannot pierce their skin they shake violently when grabbed and let's not forget the gore fest when one was grabbed and the cop did not let goEvery flock needs a shepherd and soon this ever growing flock of walkers has family and friends called Shepherds following them trying to keep them safe etcSo why are they walking? What has happened to them? Is this an epidemic? Is this the end of the world? No one knows So a disgraced doctor and members of the CDC attempt to find out just what is going on and how to stoptreat this issue or shall I say these walkerserrr I mean members of the flock Then there is Black Swannot going to say about thatThis is a long book and it felt long to me especially in the middle I really think this book could use a little editing Be warned there are some scenes in this book which might serve as triggers Plus the author is not shy about sharing his political beliefs and viewpointsWhile reading this book I couldn't help but think about The Stand The Passage and even to a small degree the walking dead TV show sorry never read the comics But let's face it King and Cronin wrote better books This book is not bad but at the same time it didn't really wow me It's one I won’t remember It took me almost a month to read since I wasn't engaged enough to want to pick it up and keep reading But I finally finished and I'm not sure how I feel about the ending with the five year jump I can see why some are loving this book For me it was okay but not greatI received a copy of this book from Random House Publishing Group Ballantine and NetGalley The thoughts and opinions are my own

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Calyptic epidemic proves less dangerous than the fear of it As the rest of society collapses all around them–and an ultraviolent militia threatens to exterminate them–the fate of the sleepwalkers depends on unraveling the mystery behind the epidemic The terrifying secret will either tear the nation apart–or bring the survivors together to remake a shattered wor thiswas arcstack before i got this beautiful 800 page beast in a slipcase no less fancy ARC why you so fancy? about a mysterious epidemic societal breakdown post event survival journeys across a shattered american landscape ie ALL OF MY JAMS sorry arcstack i think we have to have a talk


About the Author: Chuck Wendig

Chuck Wendig is a novelist a screenwriter and a freelance penmonkeyHe has contributed over two million words to the roleplaying game industry and was the developer of the popular Hunter The Vigil game line White Wolf Game Studios CCPHe along with writing partner Lance Weiler is a fellow of the Sundance Film Festival Screenwriter's Lab Their short film Pandemic will show at th.