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Another great read

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Reviewed: 16-08-2020

I love the way Kowal writes and her narration is excellent too, I even like the way she reads the male characters because she does it in a way that isn’t a put on voice, yet you forget it’s a woman’s voice some how. The characters real very real and I love the focus on strong women. Kowal somehow gives them deep flaws without making them look weak, which is so much more common for female characters. I hope this series has several more books to come.

Should be depressing but it had the opposite effect

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Reviewed: 31-07-2020

You would think that reading about a virus that kills so many people would be a depressing read given the current Covid situation but really, this made me feel like we’re getting off lightly at the moment! I liked listening to this guy’s voice

Not really sure what this was about

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 18-07-2020

If you ignore the fact that this story just doesn’t make any sense, it has good characters and a nice weaving of friendship and struggles through adversity. But, it is hard to ignore the implausibility of it all.

Gut wrenching story

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Reviewed: 12-07-2020

I cried a lot during this book. They do warn you in advance but the performances are so good that it really wringes you out

I wanted it to be true

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Reviewed: 03-07-2020

The book was great. Great story line and interesting characters. The narration was exceptional, with a great variety of accents and clear pronunciation of foreign words. Very likable all around

Pure love

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Reviewed: 01-03-2020

This is the sort of book where you feel like you should clutch your chest when you hear about love so fierce and pure and sweet. I nearly quit listening after 5 minutes of listening to that guy’s voice but it kind of grows on you.

Looking for more from this author

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Reviewed: 24-02-2020

What great characters this guy writes. The main character is everything a lazy father and rubbish husband should be and he takes forever to wake up to himself. Loved the Harvey character too. Typical Aussie bloke and acts just the way I’d expect. The narrator does a brilliant job too, from Aussie accent to whining child. Loved him!

Enjoyable series

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 24-01-2020

Good series of books. I found some parts a little pointless, like the inclusion of the astronauts but I suppose people do wonder what happens to people stuck in space during such an event. Good range of characters involved and the narrator was pretty good except for the whining children’s voices.

Nice to read something Australian

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Reviewed: 21-12-2019

I get bored with American fiction that is overly-dramatic. This book is well written and it makes a nice change to hear an Australian accent and hear about the Australian landscape. Well thought out storyline

Good story but not a massive fan of the narrator

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Reviewed: 13-12-2019

Good characters in this story, though I did just finish listening to Sarah Fleming’s series so I found it hard to love these characters as much as the ones that Fleming writes. I liked the narrator’s voice for the main character - Clayton but I loathed all the other voices he does. The women all sound like whinging children and Jake Watson’s accent is really aggravating. I also like stories that explain more about how things happen, where as this author skips most of the details of the way the world has collapsed.