I bought this audio recording because it was recommended by Audible or Amazon's search engine bots for me. Why - I don't know.I'd recently read the ex..Show More »citing and enthralling Robo-apocalyse and Amped by Daniel Wilson and also, Daemon and Kill List by Daniel Suarez.
My true interest is in the coming of a Robot/AI age and how we get on with that. This book was poorly written, written by numbers horror/end of the world schtick. Think "I am Legend" with a woman instead of Will Smith and red goo aliens instead of the rabid, vampire monsters.
Why on earth she chooses a bicycle instead of a car is a mystery. The endless descriptions of clothing and "I think this" "I decided that" were tedious.
It did keep me reading, so it wasn't appalling, but really not very good. Especially as I just re-read Hyperion by Dan Simmons and Player of Games by Iain Banks. I suppose comparing it against them is not fair, but there are a number of modern authors who write exciting and more contemporary stories. This just isn't one of them.
Good story. Narration good for first two books but the last book was painful to listen to ! The attempt at Scottish accent was truly dreadful an..Show More »d spoiled a good little story . I ended up giving up the audio and reading last book on my kindle.
I have enjoyed this series by Paul Antony Jones. He has written some of the most imaginative and clever and compelling sci fi I have come across. Howe..Show More »ver the fourth in the series has felt a little overplayed and it would be good to see some other main character development as it is beginning to resemble groundhog day (albeit a red one). Narration is still an issue with Emily Berrisford's awful british/scottish accents but not as much as in book 3 as these characters not around as much. A real shame as she is very good apart from that