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Fun journey, reminiscent of DnD

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

Reviewed: 10-06-2019

Really enjoyed the story, I did get a little sick of the repetitive nature of hearing the stats. However, overall great character development, building of relationships and great story continuity.

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Interesting story, disappointing progression.

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

Reviewed: 31-05-2019

I wasn’t sure I would enjoy the story as it was very slow to start and had a lot of scientific jargon.

However, after listening for a time I found the story very interesting.

The use of real world setting and some real world scientific principles was very interesting. A great way to get a reader immersed.
Whilst I did have some issues with character development the author did stick to the minds of college students and what they would be focused on. I find some authors in this genre do not think clearly about what their characters perspectives would be. In this case I applaud the author.

There was a lack in character development, consistency in using scientific narrative and some issues that could have been solved with a little research.
It did feel like the author got lazy as he wrote the story. The beginning had a lot of research and thought put into it. Then as I progressed further it felt cliched and lazy. It could have been the over use of movie puns and lack of character development.
It’s really important to keep the reader immersed, and due to these issues I found the immersion frequently broken.

This is not to say the author has not put research into the book. It just feels like they have researched and been picky about what they want to include in the story.
Which ordinarily would have been fine. But as major parts of the story are so well researched and detailed it is easy to see the plot holes as a result.

After some personal research I found out the book was written in 2015 and the author has had other titles published outside of this series.
I would be interested in a second book in the series. Partially to see the growth of the author, and partly because the story itself was truly a wonderful concept.
I hope they have improved their work as I see huge potential with a little effort.

Good story, a little too preachy

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

Reviewed: 03-05-2019

I nearly automatically returned the book due to the preword. Not that I have any negativity towards preppers, I returned it because I felt like I was being preached at whilst trying to enjoy a fiction novel.

After listening to the entire book, I believe this could just be due to the authors voice as it does come across during the story. Perhaps the preword would have worked better as a note at the end of the story?

Overall, well developed characters and good progression.
Some parts feel a little too in-depth. Which at the end of the day can be better than not enough depth.

Also, the switch between voice actors does take you out of the story. I would have preferred just one voice actor.

Honest survival

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

Reviewed: 27-02-2019

This book was amazing, I kept guessing at every turn. I felt like I was always on my toes. I felt the heartbreak, the urgency and the desperation as though I was there.

A calm storm

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

Reviewed: 29-01-2019

The story is a nice mellow survival story.
If you’re looking for wholesome characters, people making the best of bad situations whilst still being in an post apocalyptic world.
This is your read.

If you’re looking for something to keep you on your toes I suggest another book.

Scott Bricks voice is gorgeous along side this story. His strong calm voice accompanied the rhythm of the story perfectly.

Do be aware- this is a calm book. A break from post apocalyptic novels where everyone dies and there is something bad around every corner.