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Marie Smith

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Nostalgia from younger days

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Reviewed: 08-01-2021

We read this in school, many moons ago. I suppose you'll either remember it fondly or you don't but you have to admit, it's a classic and still one that leaves you with many a deep thought..

Beautiful rendition of a classic tale

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Reviewed: 30-12-2020

Pleased to see this was almost exactly as my favourite rendition, in movie form, with Patrick Stewart. Told so beautifully, even though I've seen the movie countless times, it was a pleasure to listen to as an audio book.

Gripping and insightful

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Reviewed: 15-10-2020

Very gripping, captures the sheer strength of those serving their country, in other ways, during war.

Grips you when you least expect it

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 22-07-2020

I wouldn't have chosen this book but, it was free and I was looking for something to listen to. At first, I wasn't impressed by Will Wheaton's narration but then, as the story progressed I really started to get into it. It gripped me and I just had to keep listening.
It's both serious, yet has some great humour, which, given the circumstances, is only natural. Human nature being what it is, the book wouldn't be as believable without it.
Essentially it's about an Astronaut, thought dead, and thus stranded on Mars and his fight to survive and get back to Earth. It really does show you how strong our survival instincts can be.

A pleasure to listen too

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-07-2020

Read extremely well, the speaker is a pleasure to listen to. You can easily tell the different characters as they feature.

The story itself is complex and does jump about somewhat but, nevertheless is enjoyable and one I feel deserves listening to more than once. It is one that you will learn more and increase your understanding as you given it a second or third play. However, the story is very descriptive allowing you to visualise what is being described.