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Condescending

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

Reviewed: 25-01-2021

I couldn’t finish this. Fry’s style is somewhat condescending and juvenile and he includes footnotes in the narrative that are irrelevant to the story.

Helpful but poor production

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

Reviewed: 31-12-2020

I found this a helpful introduction to CRT - exactly what I was after. I remain unconvinced of it but it does offer some helpful insights. This recording was let down by sound engineering - evident corrections were inserted awkwardly into the otherwise good narration - and the ponderous citing of references in full.

Great Retelling

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

Reviewed: 26-06-2018

I wasn’t familiar with the Norse myths. Gaiman’s retelling is entertaining, as is his narration.

A “Page” Turner

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

Reviewed: 13-05-2018

I tried the book because of the TV series. The book has seriously damaged the show for me! Can’t wait for my next credit to get the next in the series.

It took some getting used to the narrator for me. Not bad, just different. But as the story progressed the narration got out of the way, which I suppose a good narrator is meant to do.

Great Performance, Poor Format

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-2017

I could listen to David Sutchett all day, but the chapter headings really need to have the Bible references for this to be useful.

15 people found this helpful

Great story and narration, average writing

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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: 02-05-2016

Where does Fear the Survivors rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In terms of plot, concept and narration, this is a great book. Original and gripping. But Moss's writing style is weak, which is probably why it wasn't picked up by a publisher. I'm not sure I'd enjoy reading it so much.

What other book might you compare Fear the Survivors to, and why?

This series is similar to The Looking Glass series by John Ringo - it's military sci fi but with more politics and better character development.

Have you listened to any of R. C. Bray’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is as good as any of R.C. Bray's other performances, in my opinion. A brilliant narrator.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and no. It's quite intense so I simply couldn't. And at 20 hours you've got to be pretty dedicated.

Any additional comments?

I've listened to the whole series and this review pretty much goes for the other books as well. An enjoyable listen.

4 people found this helpful

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 14-04-2016

Edge of the seat stuff. The writing and narration are excellent. couldn't put it down.

Fun

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

Reviewed: 28-02-2016

The authors obviously had a lot of tongue in cheek fun with this book. An enjoyable listen.