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Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 06-09-2017

I found this disappointing. The contrast between the two narrators is stark, too stark. Listening to Kovacs read is like hearing the story being read by a 25 year old Em to a 12 year old child. I found it almost boring. When listening to Emma Galvin's version of Em you feel like the story is unfolding before your eyes (or ears). You are there with Em, in the moment, in middle of the action and it's intense. Everything that happened in the final book felt like it was happening to someone else - another Em and not the Em I grow to know from the first two books. I found it hard to care for her in the same way. If you liked the series it's worth getting to the end. However I think I would have enjoyed it more if I'd just read it.

I'm not sure what others have seen in this book.

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

Reviewed: 31-05-2017

So downloaded this book because it kept coming up in my "recommend for you" list. I read some reviews all pretty positive. I read the blurb and it sounded like an interesting concept. I didn't listen to a sample though. It was a mistake. I honestly found the narration boring. Why? Because the narrator sounded like she was bored. There was basically no emotion in this narration and some of the phasing was down right strange like a mature sounding primary schooler trying really hard to observe all the grammatical inflections. As this book had a director, I imagine that it was intentional and not necessarily a reflection on the narrator herself. It was so, so hard to keep engaged with the story. I was also waiting for something to happen in the story that wasn't just happenstance. Nothing happens as a result of the main character making strong choices. To me the main character came off as selfish and uninteresting but who knows how I'd feel if the read was more engaging. I also thought the all characters responses were unrealistic. If you like zombies and teen love stories and don't mind the style of the narration give it I go. I shall be returning this one.

Not my cup of tea.

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

Reviewed: 01-11-2016

If you like books where the main character spends majority of the time recounting the story of a fabricated historical person and not telling their own story then go ahead and read this book. It was not my cup of tea.