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  • All Clear

  • By: Connie Willis
  • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren, Connie Willis (introduction)
  • Length: 23 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Three time-traveling historians are visiting World War II England: Michael Davies, intent on observing heroism during the Miracle of Dunkirk; Merope Ward, studying children evacuated from London; and Polly Churchill, posing as a shopgirl in the middle of the Blitz. But when the three become unexpectedly trapped in 1940, they struggle not only to find their way home but to survive as Hitler's bombers attempt to pummel London into submission.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent story and brilliant performance

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-05-18

A good story, but repeats its self

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

Reviewed: 05-01-14

Would you listen to All Clear again? Why?

This is my second time listening to both Blackout and All Clear. I really like both books because I like the premise and setting. London during the blitz is well portrayed and Connie Willis can really make you feel like you are there with the characters.

My only problem with the book, and probably the reason it took me almost a year to to read it again, was its repetitive nature. The only suspense comes from the characters inner monogamous. They spend so much time beating them self's down and second guessing everything they do it makes it hard to read.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Half the time I'm rooting for them the other half I'm shouting at them. All the main characters repeatedly take an action then spend the next chapter going over all the consequences and over thinking that 'might' happen as a result. Then the next time they are in a similar situation they do it all over again, followed by the same second guessing.

Any additional comments?

All the above said, I will read both books again and recommend them both