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Commune: Book Four

Commune Series, Book 4
Narrated by: R.C. Bray
Series: Commune Series, Book 4
Length: 22 hrs and 7 mins
5 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The philosopher asks: "Faced with the mutually exclusive choice between moral principle and the survival of your family, which is the correct path?"

Philosophers love to pose such questions, and in the day-to-day struggle, such thinkers rarely attain to a level of relevance rivaling that of the simple hunger pang. Their careful considerations dissipate under the leveled gun.

We do not feel their disapproving gaze when The Others draw near.

When the world sends doom, the survivors do not hesitate.

The survivors do what is necessary.

©2018 Joshua Gayou and Blue Heron Audio (P)2019 Joshua Gayou

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Unenjoyable and disapointing

I really liked the first 3 books in this series, however this book is not of the same standard. Too often I found myself saying 'just get on with it' as it seems to drag on with endless profanity laden dialogue used as story filler.

This book really needs a strong edit to smooth things along. Again I will criticise the extreme over use of swearing - awww hell, if you have read the first 3, chances are you will read this one also - and you will see what I mean.

I seriously doubt I will read another book from this author as this story really lost me as a follower.

Like the other negative reviews of this book I have to agree that the character arcs within this book seem so very different from those established within the first three volumes. Its as if the author forgot who his characters are and what they stand for. I had previously admired how not all situations ended in violence - but alas, this book reverts to base human violence and revenge fantasy. Its rather unpleasant and unenjoyable and in no way entertaining or uplifting.

Bad ending to a great series.

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Brilliant!

Great series! human conflict at it's raw core.
RC Bray could read a recipe book and I'd be entertained! Josh Gayou, keep up the great works man, haha it's getting me through my nightshifts out in the remote mines of Western Australia!

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Wow

Great listen!

RC Bray as good as usual.

Well written and very entertaining.

Confronting at times but wonderful

Loved it

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  • Bill
  • 09-05-2019

Disappointed

First three books were great and when I heard book four was coming I thought, awesome were gonna get some closure and answers with certain characters. But sadly the story seemed drained and predictable in some aspects and in some ways no sense in others. R.C. Bray's performance really kept me pushing through. Overall a good story and worth keeping in your library...if not just to hear Gibbs.

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  • Mike
  • 09-05-2019

Not a good way to end the series

I really enjoyed this series including this book until about 60% of the way through it. Nearly everyone of the protagonists became extremely unlikeable and the antagonists in my view became the more compelling of the two groups.

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  • Eric
  • 16-05-2019

never been so dissapointed

I loved the first books. I loved the dilemas and growth kf the characters. If this has been the first book i would not have finished it.

I felt dissapointed at the end. If thats what the author wanted then success.

It was kind of like building a house of cards and then go to sleep the next day theres a photo of your card house completed but instead its fallen apart. I don't believe that the book would have played out this way.

it was like every character was a different person than in book 3.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-05-2019

So much potential....

What the heck. First 3 were awesome and a great build up. This one did not follow thru on promises. Characters made no sense. No wrap up. Nothing.

RC crushed it like always.

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  • Aerindel
  • 11-05-2019

I wanted to like it....

I loved the first three books.

This one.....was not the same...all the characters took a very ugly and dark turn. Think Game of thrones where everybody you like is also a monster.....and then they simply get killed or kill each other in unsatisfying ways. It makes you realize that all the character building and story build up was for nothing. All the subtly and interesting survivalist planning from the first three books was gone in this one in favor of characters accidentally getting in huge battles nobody wanted.

Yeah...I love action, violence, etc in books....thats not the problem. The problem is that all that in these books was just an accident by people who didn't want to actually fight each other. You just have to watch as all your favorite characters murder each other (and I mean murder) over miscommunication and mistaken identity.

I guess if you like Shakespearean tragedy you would like this book. Personally, I was really disappointed after the first three, although I kept hoping right up to the final chapter it would somehow all come together. Spoiler alert, it doesn't.

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  • Lisa Jordan
  • 17-05-2019

A bit of a let-down (spoilers)

As many others have said, the ultimate conclusion was disappointing at best. It felt slapped together and rushed, like the author was up against the publishing deadline and still had no idea how to wrap things up. Actually, the whole book felt different than the others. Unnecessarily long stretches seemed devoted to channeling as much "Negan" into Clay as possible, particularly the flowery/vulgar pontification. I honestly kept hoping that Otter & Co. was going to show up. There was a missed opportunity for a huge set-piece battle there that would have been an epic ending. What we got felt less intense than some earlier skirmishes. And Jake? Well Jake turned out to be the biggest disappointment of all.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-05-2019

eh

really didn't tie up any loose ends about Jake. very disappointing ending. very predictable and unexpectedly boring

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  • Sirma M. Tzoutzova
  • 11-05-2019

Not the same as the previous books

a little too much rambling from just a few of the characters and not enough insight into what others were thinking

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  • Matthew Willis
  • 17-05-2019

WTH Happened?

I was completely emersed in the story and expected a truly epic ending based on the author's commentary after book 3. Instead, there were so many lose ends and such a lackluster ending, I was reminded of so many TV series that had to end abruptly because they were cancelled. Please tell me you decided to write in a book 5 in order to execute an ending to the awesomeness of the previous 4 books' story lines!

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  • GregOn2Wheels
  • 12-05-2019

The Joke Is On The Listener

I haven’t felt as betrayed by an author since Thomas Harris turned Clarice into a cannibal in Hannibal.

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  • Jez Jerome
  • 16-05-2019

Outstanding

A great conclusion to a complex story arc, wrapping up a lot but leaving a few tantalising pieces left to the imagination. Will go back to book 1 and start over with a fresh perspective soon

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  • Barry Byrne
  • 15-05-2019

10/10

great book well writen.Rc bray nailed every character.i would recommend that this series to everyone

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  • matthew
  • 15-05-2019

Book 5?

Perfect ending. the opportunity for a 5th has been left which I would absolutely love

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  • Matthew Wilson
  • 15-05-2019

Blinking Awesome

A great finish to the series, and fantastic narration from the one and only R.C Bray

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-05-2019

Goose bumps

I can't get enough of this series, felt a deep sadness when it finished. More please.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-05-2019

Wow!

There was a lot of hype before this book was released and by thunder it’s lived up to it!!

There are a lot of ups and down in this book and in deed, a few complete spins. I would recommend the series to anyone!

As usual, Mr R.C. Bray delivers an exceptional performance making you believe it’s a cast rather then one man.

Hats of to Joshua Gayou and R.C. Bray. A team made in audio heaven!