It begins with just a few people falling ill. Another flu virus that spreads around the globe. And then the reports begin that people are dying....
When most of the world's population is wiped out, a handful of survivors are left to pick up the pieces. Cities become graveyards. Technology becomes largely obsolete. Mankind must start again....
1.1: 'Revelation' by Matt Fitton. When people begin to die of a new strain of a flu virus, newspaper journalists Helen Wiseman and Daniel Connor investigate. They uncover a terrifying story - but will anyone ever get to read it?
1.2: 'Exodus' by Jonathan Morris. Billions of people have died across the globe. Cities are rife with secondary diseases, and the survivors attempt to make their way out of London.
1.3: 'Judges' by Andrew Smith. After a storm wipes out much of their community's supplies, Greg and Jenny go in search of new provisions - much to Abby's disapproval.
1.4: 'Esther' by John Dorney. Greg, Jenny and their new friends are trapped. Will they ever make it out alive?
Note: Survivors contains adult material and is not suitable for younger listeners.
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As a kid I watched the 1st Series of Survivors on 70's TV. I only caught up with series 2/3 on DVD in 2016. But now I wish I never bothered. It's actually Big Finish who belatedly carry on Terry Nation's vision. I have series 1 to 5 on CD. But I re-bought Series 1 & 2 of these Big Finish audio's to put on my Kindle. Good writing and production deserve to be rewarded to continue. That's how good, telling and impact memorable this series is to listen too again!
The montage of characters are all great. All having a history to impact into later recordings. Stick with it.
You can't pick one scene when there's a great arc depicting all the Horrors and Honourable Highs of Human Nature.
Morals and Ethics should always Survive!
Terry Nation would have been Proud. Had this remained the tone of the TV series, he would never have left!
As a huge fan of the 70's TV series I was pleased to find this new audiobook series. It's great to hear from Jenny, Abby and Greg. A believable story that ties nicely into the original. As mentioned in at least one review I did have issues hearing certain parts of the audio whilst driving and had to turn the volume up.
Overall I'm more than happy with the story and performance
I remember well the original TV version. Gave up on the remake, but this is excellent Great cast and performance. Dark and a chilling reminder of how fragile our take on civilisation as we know it is.
Overall a medium performance.
The start of the book was very promising but the predictable and mediocre story was a let down after about 1/3 into the book.
Potential buyers should also be aware that the last 35 min is a sort of making off.
The acting ranges from very good to poor. of course it does not help if the actors get stupid lines to read wich does not happen that often but when it does it drags a lot of the story down with it.
With a little more effort and a better,gripping story ( where you would care what happens with the characters) this could have been great. As it stands, it is mediocre at best.
Hard to listen to at times but worth sticking with! Shows how fragile our society is, when things start to happen that we can't control or do anything about! Hopefully we won't have anything like this to deal with ; but they say we are always one day away.....
Unfortunately I made the error of purchasing this book, but instead I have at best what can be called a radio play.
This combined with the dated storyline has made it a 1 * experience for me as an individual
I have become a huge fan of full cast audio productions. So much that now when I look for my next listen, I try to find one with at least multiple narrators if not a full cast. The Survivors series was a great addition to my widening library. Although some of the situations were a bit far fetched, just listening to the production itself made it worthwhile. The voice acting was above par and the added music and sound effects brought it even more to life. I will definitely be continuing the series.
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