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  • Fight to Live: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller

  • After the Outbreak, Book 2
  • By: Dave Bowman
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 3

Two weeks after the virus outbreak, the trouble is just beginning. Nick, Jessa, and the rest of the group defended their home against a vicious attack. But the worst is yet to come. When Nick is forced to venture into new territory, he discovers just how deadly the world is now. With modern society in ruins, criminal elements are organizing and trying to take control. An alliance brings hope, but not even new friends can help Nick and the others when disaster strikes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Getting good.

  • By Ostfeld on 05-03-18

Going in the right direction

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

Reviewed: 13-03-18

Would you try another book written by Dave Bowman or narrated by Andrew Tell?

After the first book in this series, I wasn't convinced I would continue with it. However, when it popped up on my list as available I was between books so thought why not and I was pleasantly surprised by it. It's certainly changed my mind about the series and whilst it won't be something I'll be pre-ordering or have an antagonising wait for, I'll certainly see this series through as long as it continues to get better.

Would you recommend Fight to Live: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller to your friends? Why or why not?

I guess I already have, I talked to someone about it and they decided to read it and they enjoyed the first book and will be reading the second soon.

The story continues along its storyline of the good and innocent doing what they can to survive against those with lesser morals which isn't anything new for the genre but it was much better written than the first so absolutely worth a shot if you're stuck for something new to read.

What does Andrew Tell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Andrew continues to bring unique and recognisable voices to all the characters, there are some characters that I find difficult to listen too and a little frustrating. I'm not sure if Andrew changed something between books 1 and 2 with the way he did those voices but those frustrations seemed to be far less of an issue so I was able to enjoy this more.

Did Fight to Live: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller inspire you to do anything?

I wouldn't say it inspired me in anyway, no.

  • Fight to Survive

  • After the Outbreak, Book 1
  • By: Dave Bowman
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

After the deadliest virus known to man, law and order have collapsed. The surviving few are left to find their way among the ashes of civilization. Chaos reigns. Nick thought he was ready. He has a lodge in the mountains in New Mexico, packed full of supplies and ammo. He thought he could protect his family, but the virus took them anyway. Soon, he finds others that rely on him. With everything lost, can he find the strength in himself to go on?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pure fun!

  • By Ostfeld on 05-03-18

An Average Post-Apocalyptic Survival Story

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

Reviewed: 11-12-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Unfortunately, not.

The Story was OK but a little predictable and felt like many other end of the world survival story, nothing new seemed to be brought to the table here to make it feel original. I was glad this was a short book and was tempted to stop reading part way through.

What will your next listen be?

The Rage War Series by Tim Lebbon and John Chancer after a recommendation.

Would you be willing to try another one of Andrew Tell’s performances?

Again, unfortunately not.

Andrew managed to make each character individual and voices could be easily decerned as to which character was supposed to be speaking but there was something in the way he read I just couldn't get on. It kind of felt like a surprised Captain Kirk was narrating this and I found it distracting.

Did Fight to Survive inspire you to do anything?

I'm afraid not.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 17,150
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,147
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16,116

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exhilarating adventure. Brilliantly executed.

  • By Kaggy on 30-08-14

A book that makes you care

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

Would you listen to The Martian again? Why?

Yes and I actually can't wait to listen again. I don't think I've cared about a protagonists well being this much since I read the Harry Potter Series. I also can't think of a book that made me laugh so much, I have gotten some very strange looks in the street when I'm walking to work with the biggest grin on my face.

What other book might you compare The Martian to, and why?

Weirdly enough Harry Potter, although in theme these two could not get any further apart, the feeling you get for the main character and the hope you have that they will make it through!

What about R. C. Bray’s performance did you like?

I can't quite put my finger on why I enjoyed his narration but after finishing this I immediately looked for and read another 4 books narrated by R.C.Bray and hope to find more that he's worked on.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

What's the worst that can happen!?

Any additional comments?

Great book, cannot recommend this book enough to all my friends!