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Hmmmmmmmm

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

Reviewed: 28-10-19

I cant help but feel annoyed by the way this book panned out. Not to give too much away, but too much was left unsaid, undone, and I searched for book two....sure that there would be a sequel to answer all those questions. No such luck. It ended abruptly and left me irritated!
The characters however are well described and the actual storyline is good. Theres a lot that could have been delved into deeper though. Lucias thoughts about the actual night Paltucca made the decision she did that ruined her life..... the storyline totally bypassed what actually happened from the female side its bizzare. I cant say too much without spoilers. Uts just all a but unsatisfactory and I feel like ive listened to half a book

3 people found this helpful

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 13-09-19

I rarely love a book so much that i take the time to review it. I listen to so many, quite a lot I barely get through a few chapters and stop. This book is gripping, raw, sad, courageous, lovely, hard to listen to and happy all at once. I found myself quite literally sat on the edge of my chair mouth open. Silently willing her to just get on and read the next letter!!! I loved how it wasnt a typical ending. Just as you thought you lnew which way it was going, it changed and took you somewhere else. I finished the book feeling I had learnt about suffering more than any other book of the genre. Some things made me so sad i cant ever fully understand the greif that they must have felt. Thank you to the Author for writing such a great book. I cant wait to hear your next one.

If youre on the fence about this book, its that good i would have paid full price for it (rather than a credit).... and thats something I NEVER do. Fantastic

26 people found this helpful

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Really enjoyed this book. I finished it in 2 days after finding reasons to clean my house to continue listening (which is how I rate my books!) - great storyline some of which, being pregnant currently, really hit a nerve!!! Only gripe with it is that the ending was a bit too clipped. I wanted a who-dun-it massive revelation and more lengthy explanation? Other than that it was gripping and interesting

1 person found this helpful

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 04-12-17

I really wanted to like this book. The story had a good base..... but how some terrorist attacks can plunge the country into a lawless post apocalypse was unbelievable. There should have been either more attacks or at least more outside information as to the state of the country. I just found the whole thing really far fetched. It goes from normality to end of the world horror in 24 hours and that's just not how it'd happen. Too fast, not enough back story & felt like it was rushed along. Also having everything you need in a survival story doesn't show how they have to survive

Great book. Great story

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

Reviewed: 24-11-17

so I started this book thinking it was one thing and ended it with a total other idea!!!
It was fast paced enough to keep me interested but not so fast that I had a big info-dump that gave it to me too quick. I finished it on a ??? which I love and can't wait for the next instalment. I base the greatness of books on how fast I listen to them and how many extra jobs and cleaning I do to give me an excuse to keep listening. I did this one in less than 2 days. I can't go too much into the story without giving too much away, but this is well worth a listen. It's like a mystery/sci fi/action & phycological thriller with a bit of romance all rolled into one. I can one million % see this as a movie!!!!!
Hope I don't have to wait long for the next instalment

1 person found this helpful

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 22-11-17

I had very high hopes for this book. I wanted to get stuck into a series. The overall storyline is believable and I wanted to get immersed in the new way of life for the characters...... the thing that let it down was the narration. The narrator was monotone and robotic. The story swings from POV to POV with no indication of who was talking until the narrator said the name or something that indicated it was one or the other. Most of the characters sounded exactly the same so I lost the story many times. Every man sounded exactly the same so it was incredibly difficult to follow. I rate my books based on how gripped I am and how much extra cleaning I find to do in my house to keep on listening. This book made me zone out especially towards the end and I lost so much of what was going on that I couldn't even finish it.
Really disappointed

Gutted i listened to it so fast!

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

Reviewed: 29-10-17

I base my book reviews quite often on how clean my house is. What I mean by this is that I FIND things to clean in order to keep listening! This book kept me engaged and wanting more. They were believable characters.... I liked the main heroine character part strong and confident & still making mistakes. Amazing book - NOW i just need another to replace it..... which after around 4 books before hand ive returned will be a hard thing to top!!!

1 person found this helpful

Oh wow

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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: 02-05-17

I listen to a lot of books.... having hit a brick wall and getting some absolutely abysmal ones I was getting irritated and picked this at random. I am so glad I did. This was amazingly written and amazingly read. Although annoying not to come to conclusion as a story naturally would throughout, the skipping story kept me guessing . Even though you can pretty much work it out if you think about it, it didn't detract from the story and I am sad it's finished.
Cyril was so likeable I just wanted to give him a massive hug. I wanted someone to just love him and look after him 💜 - great story

36 people found this helpful

Good

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

Reviewed: 01-04-17

It did keep me guessing until the end. I like the fact that some parts make you wonder how they got from one part to another and didn't explain every single thing. The story is good and not wanting to spoil it for anyone but I like that it doesn't end as expected. I like the length as I like to get into long ones. I think more description of the characters faces I would like as I couldn't picture a lot of them. I will be getting the next installment. It's already waiting for me!

Good

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

Reviewed: 03-11-16

Some of the English accents are a bit off but overall the story was well read. I like the fact that it's not all totally spelled out to you as a listener and you are kept guessing even past the end. I couldn't believe it was over as soon as it was for being such a long book. Shows how good it was. Downloaded book two already and waiting to see if it's as good as this!