• Hollowmen

  • The Hollows, Book 2
  • By: Amanda Hocking
  • Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (263 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Hollowmen - the sequel to Hollowland....

After six months in the quarantine, Remy finds out things are much worse than she feared. Her plans to escape come with a heavy cost, and she realizes that zombies aren't the worst of her problems.

This is a young adult novel with strong language, violence, and sexual situations. Not recommended for listeners under the age of 17.

Also listen to the first book, Hollowland.
©2011 Amanda Hocking (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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As good as Hollowland

I completed Hollowland and Hollowmen in a weekend of housework and errands that would have felt like a wasted weekend without them. I can see why Amanda Hocking has been described as an online phenomenon. Since listening to Hollowland I have searched for everything she has written and she is quite prolific. My wish list looks like her bibiography...and I have yet to be disappointed. I am not her target audience, it's been a long time since I could claim young adulthood but the genre is producing so many excellent books that I just can't resist. I also have a tween who loves to read (and listen!) and I like to know what she is reading and offer suggestions. Every once in awhile I find an author like Hocking and I get to feel like a superhero in my daughters eyes! Thanks to Amanda Hocking I am metaphorically wearing a giant 'S' on my shirt!

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I've never wanted a protaganast to die so much

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Insecure goth teen girls. Hocking attempts to envelop the protaganast, Remey, in the obnoxious, "you go girl" feministic power embodied by the Spice Girls coupled with the dystopian morbidity of Marlyn Manson. But her motivation is completely alien to someone with a fully developed adult brain. Throughout the series, Remey forces herself to be both the martyred motherly protector, responsible for the lives of people who are too stupid to live in a world filled with zombies, and the mauradering woman warrior companion of He-Man, destroying all that is evil - complete with female lion familiar. This wouldn't necessairly be a bad combination, but Hokings depiction of Remey is that of an angsty, coprecious teen girl who simply can't decide which of her impluses to act upon. She faces a constantly repeating story arc, where she sees an obvious danger, decides not to do anything about it for the sake some sort of misplaced feminine reservedness, waits until the problem becomes an emergency, then defeats the threat through some sort of go-girl super power. My guess is that this book might appeal to insecure teen girls who are going though the adolecent process of carving out an adult identity, but the protaganast's motivations are so exagerated that I find it hard to believe that anyone would enjoy listening to a story that is best described as a grossly distorted characture of human behavior.

What could Amanda Hocking have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

One of two things. Either the protaganast could stop her cycle of perpetual self-doubt, and just kill the people who need to be killed as soon as she recognizes the need for killing. Or, the protaganast could be ripped to pieces by zombies in the first 5 minutes because she doubted an obvious instinct she knew to be right, which is a fate she rightly deserves.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene where Remey is strapped to a hospital gurney and is forced to close a surgical opening in her abdomen by herself, without anesthesia. This scene was my favorite because of the unintentional irony of an exceedingly strong woman who consistently makes poor decisions. Hockings was digging so unbelieveably deep to demonstrate Remey's toughness without realizing how the main character's willingness to make self-sacrafices undermines any strength she might posess. It's of no value for a young woman to be so though when she VOLUNTEERED to undergo horrific medical expiriments out of some misplaced sense of motherlyness. Strength gudied by stupidity isn't strength, it's a protracted weakness.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Decent zombie defense fortifications.

Any additional comments?

This is the only book that I stopped listening to so that I could imagine my own ending where the main character dies in the manner that she would actually die if she found herself in the plot line of this book.

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Loved it

I really enjoyed this book...cant wait for others from Amanda Hockings...ive read others of hers. amd I enjoy them..i love her writing

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Entertaining read but could have been better

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

After having read the first book - which I thoroughly enjoyed - I was looking forward to this book. Overall I enjoyed it but it was not as interesting as the first. I also didn't believe some of the decisions the characters made when faced with challenges. They made me feel that the originally strong character that had survived by her wits had turned into an airhead. But overall, a good read that held my interest until the end.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

The ending was realistic but not what I had hoped for, which leaves room for a sequel.

What three words best describe Eileen Stevens???s performance?

Believable, entertaining, good.

Do you think Hollowmen needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Yes; to change the ending of the story and if it makes sense, to pick out and follow other characters once all loose ends are tied up with the originals.

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Why bring in a whole new cast???

I loved the characters of the first book.... and then this book goes and brings in a whole new cast. I held so much resentment that it was really hard for me to like or care about any of the new characters. What was the point of that? So disappointed to be honest... I finished the book but wasn’t happy with it. Character development in the first book was great, but then she knocks out all of those characters I loved within the first hour of this book. Ugh. Performance was great though.

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GO REMY GO !!!

The story was great and the narration was everything a person could want to enjoy a story like this.

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Character driven story during the zombie apocalypse

Hollowmen book 2 of the Hollows series was about a group of survivors surviving the zombie apocalypse. This small group of characters overcame a few dangerous situations gaining and losing members along the way. When the losses kept adding up they continued to move forward doing everything they could to stay alive.

It was a mixture of the Walking Dead and I Am Legend movie.

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Eileen Stevens is the solo performer of this character driven zombie apocalypse story. She had her work cut out for her with voicing all the different male and female characters. Her performance was pretty darn good with good sound quality.
While Eileen didn’t read this book word perfectly she chose to improvise in areas that enhanced the flow and transitions.

“I know you wish things were different, but they aren’t. This is the way things are, Remy. And they’re not going back to the way they used to be, no matter how much you want them to.” This quote summarizes the the dire situation they are in in this new world.

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Loved it!!!

When I started “reading” the first book I thought it wasn’t going to be very interesting but, it totally was! This book was just 10x better!

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loved it

really enjoyed this book, tired of how they leave me hanging after each book... I need more lol

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Overall Nice Short Story

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No

This story needs more meat and potatoes
It makes a great short story, not a full book