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Pure escapism

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Reviewed: 09-04-2020

Long weekend, 4 days in Oz, wanted something familiar, something enjoyable and well it's Black Tide Rising series to the rescue.

Enjoyed every minute of it! Come on sequel!

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Reviewed: 12-08-2019

Plausible, consistent pace, interesting normal characters brought to life by a great narrator. Great listen, firstly, because Rupert can do a female voice, thank you Rupert for working it out, not all narrators do. Great, secondly, because it was a variation on today going into tomorrow. No world building, no having to memorise planets and places, just taking a walk in one of my days with John. Lastly, I'm in tech and this was scary realistic, scary real, could be tomorrows headlines, gulp.

I was very shocked when Rupert said "Epilogue" yikes 12+ hours gone already. Then the realisation that it will be a while before the sequel, SO disappointed, Sigh,,,,,,,,

Well worth the time, plausible and consistent.

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Reviewed: 12-08-2019

I was looking for a box set which would carry me over a recent long weekend and I liked the synopsis so in my library it went. AND I've very glad I went with Steven's books.
Thoroughly enjoyed the characters, brought to life by the narrator, as they seemed to be folk that I am friends with, their interactions were so normal to me.
The evolution of the disasters was plausible and although Alex has just a bit of the Superman gene in him it didn't suspend belief. This is a keeper to listen to again at some point.
Thanks for the story Steven. Cheers

Enjoyable on all levels

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Reviewed: 10-05-2019

When I needed a "gentle" listen to assist in an illness recovery, I chose The Help as I enjoyed the movie. This audio recording had me laughing, angry, crying and joyful and was a tonic to "my" ills as they seemed so pitiful and puny in comparison to the lives described. The narration was performed by actors from the movie so it was an extension of that. Worth the time and I'm it's such a clear time capsule of what "used to be", I'm glad I live now.

Well worth the time,

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Reviewed: 22-02-2019

This sequel, again, taught me a thing or two and I really enjoyed all the narrators, wonderful to listen too.

Continued enjoying this episode.

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Reviewed: 14-11-2017

Started getting lost with all the characters, but the branching of the story into new problems and pockets of resistance went well.

Under a Tell-Tale Sky cover art

Enjoyed to the end

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Reviewed: 14-11-2017

This established the premise of the book well and carried you along enjoyably right to the end.

Battle book

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Reviewed: 14-11-2017

After having enjoyed to previous two episodes immensely I felt that this episode got stuck in a battle scene, The preparation of the protagonists, the setting the scene, the back and forth of one battle seemed to go on for hours.

Once finished immediately purchased book 2.

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Reviewed: 16-04-2017

I found this a very enjoyable listening experience.
Immediately bought the second book and look forward to the third.
Interesting story, very plausible and well researched and taught me a thing or two. Great multiple narrators whose narration gave me quite a few laughs.

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Writing style and audio style are perfectly suited

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Reviewed: 24-11-2014

The style of the book, multiple 1st persons, is so complimented by having the multiple and varied narrators represent.
I had previously read this book and hesitated to purchase this audio version but was very pleasantly surprised when it turned out "BETTER" than reading the book.