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  • The Massacre of Mankind

  • By: Stephen Baxter
  • Narrated by: Nathalie Buscombe
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 314
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 292

It has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on, always watching the skies but content that we know how to defeat the Martian menace. Machinery looted from the abandoned capsules and war machines has led to technological leaps forward. The Martians are vulnerable to earth germs. The army is prepared. So when the signs of launches on Mars are seen, there seems little reason to worry. Unless you listen to one man, Walter Jenkins, the narrator of Wells' book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No one would have believed . . .

  • By Simon on 20-01-17

Lame

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

I was expected great things from this, possibly too much as it turns out. It's woefully bereft of action, and some of the story lines almost seem tangential. It's more a story of life around WW1.
Wasn't a big fan of the narrator either. Most of the characters are male and the narrator can't really do old mens voices. Shame it couldn't have been Richard Burton 😊. The story is about three times longer than it needs to be

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Templar Legacy

  • A Novel
  • By: Steve Berry
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 210
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 172

The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the earth, their hidden riches lost. But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what they thought it was, and its true nature could change the modern world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the new Dan Brown?

  • By Gavin on 14-04-13

An excellent story well told

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

Reviewed: 02-06-15

A very well researched and executed novel, bringing new life to the Templar legacy. The story is written in such a way as to make all quite plausible, without any of the Hollywood nonsense.
I particularly enjoyed the way the life of Christ and the resurrection are portrayed. The writers note at the end was a good addition, as it specified the facts, the inspiration, and the artistic license.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful