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Alexander Sutherland

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Really entertaining... but

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

Reviewed: 12-09-19

Overall, great story, great narration and I quite liked the 3 part plot.
The ending was a bit rubbish and somewhat childish... "and then they all woke up and it was a dream" and was too disconnected from the rest of the plot - I think it was done this way in order to get a sequel. Overall however an entertaining listen.

Pretty disappointing

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-08-19

The main character is one big cliché. The "vulnerable, far too clever but plucky heroine" who despite the odds braves the aliens while having flashbacks about abandonment "Mommy... noooo..." got tedious really quickly. This is just lazy writing.
The narration on the other hand was ok - Sarah did a pretty good job given the terrible material she had to work with.

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Loved the first half!

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

On the whole a very entertaining listen. Half way through though, I kind a felt the author lost the plot a bit... and the proposed solution to the double slit test conscience thing in the first half was such total nonsense it did bring down the tone a bit. Otherwise, with Mr RC Bray at the helm it's always a good listen.

Excellent sequel

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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: 24-05-19

I loved the first book - I found it very clever and engaging; one of the best books I've ever listened to on Audible. The sequel is also excellent - fantastic narration, nail biting suspense and characters you feel for. It's not quite as good as the original, but it's still worthwhile.

Terrible

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

I've really enjoyed some of Harper Fox's novels - Scrap Metal had a great story and the narration was super. Seven Summer nights, brothers of the wild north sea and even the Salisbury key were all very enjoyable if a little clumsier in style.
This book however fails on all fronts- the narration doesn't fit the characters which in itself is irritating, but the writing is so clumsy, the plot development and characters so derivative and unrealistic it was hard to listen to and I gave up...
Seems a shame!

Excellent

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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: 04-06-18

One of the best productions I've heard in a long time. Compelling characters, great story, super narration. Can't fault it.

One of the best books!

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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: 10-11-17

Really good uplifting story that takes a good unapologetic look at human nature and its consequences. The story is original and detailed. Excellent all round.

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Great performance on a terrible story

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-17

What did you like best about Lost and Found? What did you like least?

One of the worst stories ever. Having said that M Pauley did a great job at narrating this nonsense.
Completely unrealistic, impossible characters but I quite enjoyed the narration while out running.

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One of the best books of the year!

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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: 17-07-17

Where does The Power rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Without a doubt, one of the best books I've listened to this year: original story line, surprising twists in the plot, a wide range of interesting characters, a great narrator and this makes you think about gender identity and psychology in a fun new way.
I liked the 2 different time-lines; the future archaeology and the present characters. Although this makes it clear from the start that the story won't have a Hollywood happy ending, it still draws you in to find out what happened / is going to happen.
Is our present day (at least first-world) of non gender binary identity, this story isn't as thought provoking and radical as it might have been say 20 years ago in its central themes but I still found it insightful.
Altogether a great listen!

A fantastic sequel

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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: 05-06-17

What made the experience of listening to The Boy on the Bridge the most enjoyable?

The first book and the narration was still by a long way superior and excellent in all ways. However, this book still stands up well - even in isolation aside from the epilogue which requires the first book to make sense of.
Good narration, fun characters - a lot of thought went into this.

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