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Just another army book.

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

Reviewed: 04-04-2020

As I have previously mentioned. Dystopian genres should be about prepping (or maybe not) and survival. In Australia we have strict gun laws. After reading The Jakarta Pandemic, this book was so disappointing. This could have been any scenario which involved the army and mates of mates in the service, with access to unlimited supply of guns and ammo and vehicles. Every time a situation evolves, they just grab a few guns and shoot the shit out of each other. A American series is a good read, because people just had a grab bad, a lever action and their wits. Much more believable survival situation.

Repeat

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

Reviewed: 20-11-2019

I stopped half way. This book is an exact repeat of his book "The Postman" Little has obviously ran out of material. Also the fact that no one seems to have any balls in both stories is irritating. Win or lose, ALWAYS stand up to bullies. The people cow towing in his book is unbearable.

Realistic

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

Reviewed: 24-06-2019

This book starts of slow, but is something Ive wanted to read for a long time. Its not the usual American story where masses of fire power and Humber's are available and every body is ex military and bumps into and bonds with army buddies. In Australia we have different gun laws and not every body is going to pull out an M5 and shoot each other. This book is written by an Australian, in Australia. Looking forward to reading the rest.

Lasted 5 minutes

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-2019

Had to strain to hear the narrators voice. Soft, feminine and quick little bursts. I couldn't handle it after the first 5 minutes. May have been a good book if a Jack Reacher type narrator was behind the wheel.

Stop already

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

Reviewed: 18-04-2019

To slow, no story. 5 hours latter and still describing the website. We get it already. Move on with the story.

Too much going on

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

Reviewed: 10-02-2019

I think this is a book that needs to be listened to in one sitting. If you miss a line you lose your spot. Every time I had a minor distraction I had to rewind it. I listen to Audible while I'm doing things. This is a book that needs concentration, and I cant just sit down for 11 hours...unless I'm reading a book. If I was still driving a truck, it may have been better for me.

Army

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

Reviewed: 09-01-2019

A bit too 'army' orientated for me. I would love to hear a post apocalyptic book set in Australia with roos and sheep to hunt and as our gun laws are very restricted, survival with hunting rifles. The fire power in the US just make it a 'He who has the biggest gun, wins' story. I mean Night vision goggles and machine guns?..who has those?

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Long

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

Reviewed: 21-11-2018

Slow to start with but had to stick it out as I had already bought the whole trilogy. Picked up around ch 30 and glad I didn't put it away. Looking forward to the rest. A few people complained about monotone. I loved the voice. It is a serious book, not a famous 5 mystery. I think the narrators voice did it justice.

1 person found this helpful

To slow

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

Reviewed: 10-10-2018

Has potential for a good story, but just rattles on and on. Too slow. Had to stop half way through. I dont know how the author can stick it out, just thinking about "nothingness" to write, just to make up space for a longer book. Sorry. It was gruelling.

3 people found this helpful

Just in time.

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

Reviewed: 04-07-2018

A good read for fast paced action and light entertainment, but 'someone coming in..just as she is about to get killed' is becoming a bit repetitive. I think this scenario has been milked enough. 3 books is enough. I prob wont read a fourth, if one is forth coming.