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Chris F

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Never been a Warhammer fan...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-12-19

Never picked up a model kit, never played the video games, the whole thing completely passed me by as a kid. Now I after listening to this audiobook I want to know everything about it. An absolutely enthralling tale from start to end. The characters are likable, the narrator is excellent and I'm now on the third book of the series. If you're reading this, don't take my word for it, try it!

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Should have been better.

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-19

First let me say this is an excellent performance from the cast, with one glaring exception. Why oh why did they think it would be acceptable for Count Dooku to sound nothing like Count Dooku? Voices aside, this is a mediocre tale for a character who has one of the most intriguing backstories in all of Star Wars. You're hooked at the beginning, but as the story nears an end you realise you're not going to get any particular payoff, nor will you gain significant insight into Dooku's turn to the darkside. Satisfaction denied.

Morbid but interesting.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-19

You'll find a lot of the negative reviews here revolve around the rather depressing nature of this installment. However instead of being put off by the change in tone, I became quite facisnated with the author's depiction of PTSD and post-war society, an angle which I imagine took inspiration from life in America following the Vietnam war. As the book went on I did start feel uncomfortable, especially with Marco's sex addiction, but it didn't spoil the overall story arc. I also would have liked to have seen a more original enemy emerge rather than another insect race, but again it didn't prevent me giving this book 4 out of 5.

Wonderful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-12-18

I was skeptical at first, worried that this would be an unoriginal production, only made to cash in on the franchise. I couldn't have been more wrong. This blends the art of music and story telling excellently and is thrilling from beginning to end. I'm sure it'll get a second listen at some point.

Such a shame.

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

Reviewed: 16-12-18

Unfortunately the third installment of this series was ruined by the introduction of a new and sub-par narrator. Couldn't even finish it.

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A Pleasant Surprise

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-12-18

I hadn't expected to be gripped by a zombie story given how many there are everywhere you turn, but this was different. The plight of Gus is more than just a tale of zombies, it's about a very relatable character who deals with the apocalypse the only way he knows how - with booze! The story becomes a lot more serious as time goes on, and I was surprised at myself for listening to all three books back to back. I'm now about to start the prequal - hooray!

A notch behind book 1

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-18

Admittedly I did have to take a break from listening to this one, mainly after the Americans started mining moon rocks to armour their war machine. Having said that, once I powered through it got back on track and I enjoyed it almost as much as the first book.

Interesting

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-18

I notice some of the more negative reviews are from Americans who feel their country wasn't portrayed strong enough. Try to ignore this. Prelude to War is a well thought out book that kept me gripped until the end. The writing style isn't perfect but it was good enough that I followed on with book 2 immediately.