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truly tedious

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

Reviewed: 01-04-19

It starts relatively well but quickly desends into utter tedium. The character descriptions of the leading lady were extraordinary. i rarely give up on a book but i couldn't continue with this one

I had to give up as I kept getting lost

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

Reviewed: 14-03-18

I was really disappointed as I could only really make any progress if I sat through a single story end to end. If you lost your place navigating back was nearly impossible. I think I only ended up listening to about 40% of the complete program. Was a shame as the stories and delivery were brilliant.

Stick with it.

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

Reviewed: 10-11-17

The initial 10 mins made me think I had made another mistake following the Scott Siglar books. The narrator has a strange accent that reminded me a bit of Orson Welles, and it seemed a bit too alpha male with the protaganist, but within the first 15 mins it seemed to start to flow nicely. The main characters personalities do become more specific to the roles they play and as more characters appear works well.
A bit of a find really as there are so many awful Post Apocalyptic books out there and this is head and shoulders above nearly all I have read to date.

Still my favourite book of all time.

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

Read it first when I was 16 and probably 3 times since. Different experience when you read it as an adult. Superb

One to avoid

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

Reviewed: 19-07-15

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

To be hones, I like Chris Ryan's books. This book seems to have been written by someone else.

What will your next listen be?

Anything

Would you be willing to try another one of Josh Cohen’s performances?

Not really

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really

Any additional comments?

A real shame, but I will not be going back to Chris Ryan for a while

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Where are we now?

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

Reviewed: 27-06-15

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The way it is read: Sometimes you can be a few minutes into the chapter and realise we are now talking about another character. Mightily confusing and made it difficult to keep track of where we were.

Do you think The Corporal's Wife needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No