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PC makes it’s appearance

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-01-2020

The first book was great hence my purchase of Book 2 same great characters, fantastic narration, but unfortunately the authors PC makes it’s appearance the story revolves in significant part around the characters in book 1 and their experiences in trying to survive. The author is very talented so it’s unlikely the fact that all the despicable people our resolute characters encounter as we follow them in the story are “White” yep Caucasians, “ Spoiler Alert: Bikies ( Motorcycle outlaws) the bad guys in so many of these end of days stories. Then there is the Pedophile Cannibals: Caucasians. Yet African Americans nearly 50% of the Maximum Security Prison Inmates get no mention, no African drug cartels, no gang bangers, no drive by shooters, gun crimes, they get no mention. Just the done to death outlaw motorcycle gangs; and let’s face it think Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs it’s bearded tattooed white men. So......do I or don’t I purchase book 3 Note sure yet...

The End: Domino’s are falling

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-01-2020

Looking for a realistic, complex end of days scenario this book delivers, excellent believable chain of events, set in motion by China, I don’t like to give spoilers in my review so there are none. The narration is first class.

Excellent Soldier Poor Author

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-2019

The Author was a fine soldier a gentleman who by the age of 24 had served 6 years in the German Army as a junior Officer, for the first half as a soldier on the Russian front for the second half as a P.O.W. Of the Soviets. The author writes in a clinical unemotional manner if you could imagine John Cleese from Monty Python sketch of the English Officer in battle with the Zulu clinical, reserved and gentlemanly the narrator delivered in the same manner. Yes a professional account but entertaining listening no, could send you to sleep.

Walked in his shoes

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-2019

Gripping, how does a author tell a story like this, has he walked in his lead characters shoes experiencing the fear, trauma and mental defence to survive it, or is it research and or experience dealing with others who have shared their experiences. Either way the power of a great story teller, wow...highly recommend I’m looking for opportunities to expand my listening menu, this book succeeded in that.

Dark interesting painting hung with a Leftie Frame.

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-04-2019

This is not a D.I.Y book on safe use of social media, it is however a timely reminder that there are people out there “Trolling” for Many reasons, some to alleviate boredom others to reach out inflict anger and pain. So be careful, don’t take the bait, move on, don’t be the next troll snack. Ginger Gorman sets the scene on the catalyst for the vitriolic Troll attacks. As a journalist of Australia’s Free to Air ABC A Left Wing Biased Tax Payer funded broadcaster she met and did an article of two homosexual men that acquired a child from a Russian mother. She visited them them and thought these two “ Dads” and the little boy was just a picture perfect. Turned out the men paid the Russian Women $8000.00 for the boy and they were part of a international Pedophile ring. The boy was subjected to unspeakable depravity. The two men received 40 and 30 year prison sentences. This was sequence of events that attracted the “Vitriolic Trollers” my response as a reader was “Ya Think” It is a in-depth thought full book with the self confessed feelings of guilt and took Ginger on a dark dark journey. Also ( from memory ) Ginger admits journalists like any one else are subjective, within that subjectivity the Left view of the World comes out in her presentation. The words White Men, Far Right, Alt Right, Right Wing Social Media personalities etc even The POTUS Donald Trump is refereed to as the “Troll in Chief” Jordan Peterson gets a mention with the word “controversial” tagged. There is that indignation that Social Media gives to much voice to as Hillary Clinton called them “The Deplorable’s” and as such “ Free Speech “ should be within limits Merkel’s censorship of German Social Media is used as an example. So would I recommend this book yes Lefties will love it, Righties (like myself) well get through the early snipes at Trump and the other biases and you will glean a good insight not only to what’s out there tapping on the keyboards, but also in my view a naive clever western women with her heart in the right place.

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2/3rds through yet ordering the next. That’s good really good!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-2019

Holds your attention, when you are waving at the characters, grimacing and swearing all whilst driving then you are captivated. Good really good. Believable characters and not to many , so that you don’t get lost. If you like: After it Happened, The Borrowed World, Mountain Man I recommend it. Well done to the author, thank you, had to search a few hay stacks to find another needle.

Dreadful

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-2019

Drink a 1/2 bottle of bourbon watch Tom Petty’s great song on video Don’t Come Around Here No More with the sound replaced by The Beatles Lucy in The Sky of Diamonds and you would get a feel for this story. If you are a Fan of Books- series like The Borrowed World, Mountain Man, After it Happened, Etc then this book is not for you. I got through 11 hours of a 15 hour book like watching a really bad movie thinking it can’t get any worse then the credits come up. This may be the first bad review I have written normally I go by the adage : if you don’t have anything good to say then don’t say it. This is an exception.

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Days of series Books 1-4 overview

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-2019

First from a value perspective this series would have been better a 3 book series of 8+ hours each rather than 4 books of 6+ hours each. Book 1 excellent start and introduction of great characters, got me in for more... 4.5 star Book 2 continuation holding interest ...4 star Book 3 starting to rewind as beginning to keep attention.3.5 star purchased next book to complete story Book 4 rewind after rewind failed to keep my attention. To many characters. 3 star Started strong but got tired at the half way mark and fell way back in the field towards the finish line, in comparison to the many Apocalyptic Books listened to.

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Reality check for those seeking a better understanding.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-11-2018

This book would appeal to those with a strong interest in the European theatre of World War Two. Especially those that wish to dig deeper, and get a clearer understanding of how and what took place, how much help did Stalin receive in the form of munitions from USA, England. Background deficiencies and strengths. What were tipping points. It is framed to give a clearer account, rather than accounts framed by popular historians/authors to provide product for Publishing houses with a set menu on historical commentary. There are some minor auditory/ volume issues in the recording but they are minor .All in all for those with more than a casual interest. This is an excellent historical account. Highly recommend.

Realistic day by day week by week account of life in the Eastern Front

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-09-2018

This book is suited to the WW2 buff wanting a realistic account of trying to survive the Eastern Front. It makes it clear wits and courage are very important however the randomness of surviving is what is so apparent. The book would suite those with more than a passing interest in the conflict. What I find distracting is not using a German narrator speaking English. The talented narrator of this book I would suggest is upper middle class English, so narrating a book about the British in WW2 or the Zulu wars would to me be a better match. Please Audible take this into consideration to make it more authentic. Like Tiger Tracks and The Last Panther. I would have rated it higher if not for this.

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