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  • The Fall

  • Burning Skies Series, Book 1
  • By: Devon C. Ford
  • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

Cal's "honeymoon" didn't start off quite how he'd planned. For starters, he was heading somewhere he didn't actually want to go. And secondly, he was going alone and unmarried. He had no idea that his first visit to New York City would also land him in the middle of a domestic terror attack, forcing him to flee Manhattan in a desperate bid to survive. This was no ordinary terror attack. The Movement, in a misguided attempt to seize political control of the USA, unwittingly invited the destruction of their homeland.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • US centric view of the world - predictable

  • By andy on 15-02-2019

The makings of a classic

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

Reviewed: 27-03-2019

Detail, realism, pace, characters. This story, so far, has the makings of a classic on par with 'one second after'.

  • The Last Town

  • A Novel of the Zombie Apocalypse
  • By: Stephen Knight
  • Narrated by: Lee Alan
  • Length: 24 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

It started in the Middle East. A flu-like plague that infected thousands and killed roughly 10 percent of its victims. Those who died awoke once again, but they were no longer among the living - they came back as soulless, carnivorous corpses who desired only one thing: to feed on living human flesh. The citizens of Single Tree, California, want the stenches and those fleeing them to ignore the town long enough for it to be transformed.... But time is not on their side.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Last Town

  • By John on 10-08-2018

Political agenda gets in way of possible story

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

Reviewed: 04-10-2018

Only made it 1/3 of the way through. All the "right-wingers" are inclusive, virtuous, industrious heroes and all the prominent left-wingers (for example, Sinclair) are racist, sociopathic, serpentine villains. The heroes love good ol' American guns and cars, the villains are foreigners are anti-gun nuts who drive foreign cars. I'm a centrist, don't believe in the left/right dicotomy, but this stuck in my craw so badly that i couldn't see myself being able to get into the potentially excellent zombie story. I'm sure this book will find an audience, though. Book returned for refund.

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