LISTENER

MM

  • 13
  • reviews
  • 8
  • helpful votes
  • 18
  • ratings

Very bland and simple.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-2021

A non event. Narration is meh, and does not have anything that makes me want to get the next book. I regret the hours wasted. Don't waste your time.

Good escape for a couple of weeks

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-2021

The Narration was first class from Phil Thron. He does the voices of the individual Characters very well but very occasionally he slips and forgets to change to the next character. Just an observation but doesn't happen often enough to be a problem. Bobby Adair puts together an excellent story and has the knack of getting you hooked. I listened to his "We are Bob" series a couple of months ago, same thing, I got hooked. The writing isn't very complex, quite basic actually, but the strength of the story itself definitely holds my interest through the whole 9 books. To a large degree the story is very believable because it does not rely on the premise of reanimated dead people but a society that is infected. A bit like what we are going through at the moment with COVID. This could have been reduced to 3 or 4 longer books. I purchased it as a bundled series so it did not effect my cost, however, if I needed to purchase it book by book as they were released, I can imagine myself being a bit annoyed. All in all, well worth it as a bundle, I expect you love it.

Will he going through withdrawal till the next one

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-03-2021

Oustanding performance from RC Bray as usual. I have become thoroughly addicted to this series. I'll be going through withdrawals until the release of the next book.

Although very enjoyable, also Very disturbing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-01-2021

Discribes the current situation on this planet accurately, and how the socialist, fascists are making huge strides in controlling everyone's lives while they erode liberties.
Sounds very much like the great reset that the elite are pushing for right now.
Unfortunately we do not have a "Bright Shore" to escape to.

Didn't really get the point of the story.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-2021

RC Bray did his usual good work.
Some sections were quite funny and others tended to drag out a bit. Neverthess, an easy listen to fill the time whilst recovering from surgery.

Refreshing Aussie story. Nice change

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-2021

Usually exclusively a scifi reader but thought I'd try something different.
Being an Aussie i related to the characters and found the Aussie accent of the narrator refreshing. Notwithstanding it was a superb effort changing from the various characters without sounding silly.
Very much enjoyed this complex multifaceted story that held my interest all the way through.
It has motivated me to rwad Hammer's sequel to this and also try and dig up other Australian works.

Nice to find something original

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-12-2020

Original and interesting, although it took a few chapters to settle into. I was having my doubts at the start of this book.
I expect that the use of the two separate narators was to discern between the two main characters, unfortunately, although both did a good job, it was a fail as to me they sounded too simmillar to achieve what was intended.

Very listenable

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-2020

RC Bray was the usual solid performance and dragged it up to 4 Stars. Having said that as a first book for the author it is a very polished effort. looking forward to reading more to see the author, Christopher Hopper, as well as the story develop and mature.

A wonderful escape

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-11-2020

A very enjoyable escape. Fast paced and well written story. Not particularly complex and not pretentious as some writers tend to be, easy to follow a listen to. Sometimes I like that, and don't want something overly deep and meaningful.
Sean Runnette is his usual superb self, with excellent voices for the characters and generally an outstanding performance.
I highly recommend this series, but make sure you read or listen to "Last Survivors " series first.

QUALITY +

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-11-2020

Not my usual choice of sci fi as I usually am drawn towards more scientific and/or philosophical premise. This is my first experience with Adrian Tchaikovsky.
Excellent author though. Uses very interesting language that makes your mind work a little. However this does not make it an easy read/listen and takes some concentration.
The narrator is outstanding, seems natural and has obviously put the work into this brilliant performance. The gestalt of the narrator, including accents, pitch, pronunciation, style is superb for this story. I will look into more of David Thorpe work.
It takes several chapters to immerse yourself in this world, not like the more obvious, predictable and bland, but be patient and put the work into it, it's worth it.
It is also refreshing that the author has published this fairly lengthy work as a single book. To often I have seen, what should be a single volume split apart into multiple books. It is all too obvious that it was done purely as a marketing exercise to extract more money from the reader. My thanks to the author, this did not go unnoticed.

3 people found this helpful