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  • Zoe's Tale

  • Old Man's War, Book 4
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

"I'm Zoe Boutin Perry: A colonist stranded on a deadly pioneer world. Holy icon to a race of aliens. A player in a interstellar chess match to save humanity. Seventeen years old. Everyone on Earth knows the tale I am part of. But you don't know my tale: I'm going to tell it to you now, the only way I know how: not straight but true, the whole thing, to try make you feel what I felt: the joy and terror and uncertainty, panic and wonder, despair and hope."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Teenage Star Trek Story

  • By Nicola on 19-05-17

A repeatition which adds little

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

Reviewed: 07-04-19

A repetition of Book 3 from Zoe's first person perspective which adds little to the previous book.

  • My Outdoor Life

  • By: Ray Mears
  • Narrated by: Ray Mears, Simon Shepherd
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270

Ray Mears is a household name through his television series Tracks, World of Survival, Bushcraft Survival, The Real Heroes of Telemark, and many more.

He is a private individual who shuns publicity whenever possible and would prefer to let his many skills tell their own tale - until now. In My Outdoor Life, Ray tells of his childhood and the formative years when he first developed a passion for both bushcraft and the martial arts skills that are central to his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book ... But

  • By Matthew on 29-09-16

Excellent insight to Ray the man.

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

Reviewed: 30-04-18

This book is excellent and really gives an insight to Ray Mears rarely seen in his TV shows. However I was disappointed that Ray's reading ended after the Prologue and felt that some of the story telling was lost in Simon's interpretation.