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Reluctant Sceptic

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Pretty good fill of zombie encounters.

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 04-10-19

Liked the individual story format and was kept engaged mostly throughout. Glad to reach the end though.

Grated after a short while.

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

Reviewed: 04-10-19

Became un entertaining after about 15 minutes listening then very annoying. A short while after that it was marked for the bin. There aren’t many books I dump so early on but this was up there.

A book for its time most probably. That is, kept middle class Hooray Henries of the 1900’s.

Really?

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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: 07-09-19

A so so story having interesting location details woven around a rather incredulous hike by a couple of unfit sounding city slickers over some challenging Appalachian terrain. The narrator William Roberts helped make it sound more credible and entertaining.

A tiresome read regrettably.

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

Reviewed: 25-08-19

Phew! I’ll gladly forgo the authors next attempt. Too many situations emphasised with needless additional descriptions in case you missed the point became tiring. Appreciated the narrator’s commitment to improving the experience but even he seemed to struggle as it felt like most incidental characters had west country accents regardless of how far north they’d travelled.

Quite irritating script really.

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

As for the story I was rooting for the Aliens. I was praying for them to devour the whole crew, Ripley, Ash and the production team by the third episode. I never made it to the fourth.

Why the recap and credits bolted to each episode? Neither do I require each character to explain what’s going on every time they speak.

Sort of interesting

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

Reviewed: 27-07-19

Intriguing story that unthreads to a predictable conclusion. Shame really as I enjoyed it otherwise.

Enjoyable but not what I expected.

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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: 27-07-19

Chose the book because I’d seen the movie version years ago. Entertaining but clearly written for the purpose of highlighting the political and social contradictions of the USA around the 60’s/70’s. If your not American or of that era it may not work.

Enthusiastic

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

Reviewed: 27-07-19

What is it about modern academics that makes them so dam enthusiastic to tell you how clever they were as kids in finding their “chosen subject”.

Got most of what I needed to know about dinosaurs in the first episode. After that it’s pretty much more of what’s already out there so I kept dosing off. Probably because I’m a dinosaur.

Was it that good?

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

Reviewed: 12-06-19

Not really a Pratchet type of story reader... so expected better I suppose. Overall OK but thought the general flow kept being tripped up with ‘clever’, but not that funny, reflections. Martin Jarvis helped to keep it together at the expense of making it sound like a dark episode of Just William.

Born 1959... How am I still here?

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

Reviewed: 25-04-19

Firstly, the narration is fine. I can recognise where some listeners weren’t so keen, but Scott Brick relaxes into the book pretty early on and given the narrative, slightly dead pan is better than a Crusty the Clown style.

As for the story? I don’t think I’ve ‘gulped’ as much through any other book while listening to the described near misses. Though quite gripping throughout, I became slightly confused over timelines on occasions. Definitely happy to have listened, and now quite amazed how were still here.