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Bland

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

Reviewed: 14-10-19

The story sounded interesting, so I thought I'd try the audiobook and see. Sadly, the reality is a somewhat slow moving book, building towards a dramatic climax of nothingness. The back story, of a limited nuclear war, and how the human race got to that point, was a solid foundation that wasn't capitalised on. Also, the narrator, whilst very good, failed to breathe life into the story, and had me fighting to stay awake.

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RC Bray is Epic, story is a little bit sentimental

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

Reviewed: 27-09-19

Good story, but not fantastic - more....casually entertaining. I got a touch restless on the sentimental parts, and felt the story would have been better without them. Generally, though, an entertaining tale.

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 19-07-19

Really enjoyed this story , and it wasnt too silly. I look forward to listening to the sequel.

Very Good, but...

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

Reviewed: 02-06-19

I liked this book, but initially thought it was a by-the-numbers predictable post-apocalyptic survival story. Relatively early in the story it became quite samey, and a touch boring, but it was almost as if the author realised this, and changed things up. The second half took some interesting turns, but some of the characters were hard to identify with, e.g. Jake - I just don't think his personality type would fit his role, or people would have accepted him. A little too sentimental in parts, too. All in all, I did enjoy the book, and RC Bray is my favourite narrator, but I'm in two minds whether to get the latest book.

Bland.

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

The story started well, but quickly faded into tedium. it seemed like nothing really happened for most of the book. I almost gave up on it mid-story, but persevered to the end. Wish I'd just given up, the ending was weaker than the rest of the story. The narrator was ok, but not fantastic. I wont be bothering with the sequel.

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Entertaining and amusing

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

Reviewed: 23-02-19

Really liked this whole series. Sometimes it was far too sentimental, and sometimes the action just got really unbelievable, but, all in all, thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing. Had some good laugh out loud moments in this book, and RC Bray was awesome. Was wondering how they'd close the book out, and it was a little bit weak and sentimental. That aside, recommended.

Silly, but entertaining

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

Reviewed: 08-12-18

I'm really enjoying this series, but some books are better than others. This one did test my ability to immerse myself in the story, as some of the events had me shaking my head and saying 'as if' aloud. That, and the overly sentimental crap, meant this wasn't my favourite in the series, but RC Bray is an excellent narrator, and overall the story was entertaining.

Oh, dear

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

Reviewed: 23-12-17

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Writing like an adult, with adults as the target audience

What could Keith C. Blackmore have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Exercised better control of the English language

Would you be willing to try another one of R. C. Bray’s performances?

No

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disbelief.

Any additional comments?

If this was written by an early teen, I would have been to the expected standard.

A cut above the rest

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

Reviewed: 23-12-17

Would you consider the audio edition of These Dead Lands: Immolation to be better than the print version?

I don't know, I haven't read the print version.

What was one of the most memorable moments of These Dead Lands: Immolation?

Getting to 'The Gap'

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

All his characters sounded different enough to forget it was all one person narrating.

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

In this sleep of death, what dreams may come

Good solid story

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

Reviewed: 28-08-17

Would you listen to Man of War again? Why?

Maybe, in a year or so - story was compelling, and interesting.

What did you like best about this story?

The old ship coming back into the fight, Battlestar Galactica-esque.

Have you listened to any of Jeff Hays’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No.

Any additional comments?

The story was interesting, and not too far-fetched to make immersion possible. Well performed narration, but the southern drawl accent was corny. All in all, recommended.