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Jo-han

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What the what?!

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

So mediocre after the Martian. Don’t feel at all engaged in the pastiche token characters and the whole book plot is enough for one or two chapters in The Martian.

Take the red pill Neo!

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

Reviewed: 26-06-17

It is difficult to put this book down once you are past the first 30 mins. It was a real eye-opener for me on a lot of issues. No doubt it will be branded on a reflex as "extreme" and "phobic" but that just might show how deep our social conditioning goes, because the only thing extreme is the subject itself. The book is actually a powerful insight into our contemporary history: From Salman Rushdie to the formation of the British Defence League, via Charlie Hebdo to the 2016 German elections. All the facts and information is underpinning an uncompromising red thread. Who is actually the extremist here? Why are we doing this actually? If you have started to ask yourself some questions already, then I say "take the red pill"! Read this book! Just remember that all it offers is explanations, not comfort.
PS. If you have all the answers you need and no inconvenient questions at all are bugging you, then you have already taken the blue pill. You can go back to sleep if you want to.

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The most thought forcing and exciting book I read in years

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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: 30-05-17

This book combines an incredible "full out fantastic" take on forces of history, anthropology, sci-fi, biology and AI/Alien encounters and combines it into a blend of powerful magic. Read it!!

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Too much torture and pain

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

I really liked the first books of mountain man, and I am a sucker for this often bloody and gory genre, but in this book it just became too overwhelming even for me. The thrilling excitement of reading turned into nauseous intrepidation. Chapter after chapter of detailed description of horrible sadistic torture and mutilation of human beings and heroes that the reader has been following for hours.
Please mr Blackmore , don't write soooooooo much about the pain and suffering part in your next book.

Avoiding the mistakes of the Genre

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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-08-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Zombie Crusade: Zombie Crusade, Book 1 to be better than the print version?

I would like rather have liked to read the book, the worst thing with this book (that I still enjoyed) is the narration of the author. Man - dont use falsetto when reading the lines of the women. That's just wrong!! Also, I, like som many others, buy audiobooks so I can listen on the commute or when falling asleep - So I wear headphones - SO PLEASE DONT SHOUT - and then talk normal and then - SHOUT AGAIN! - It friggin blows my eardrums!!Hey Mr Wohs, I have confidence in you! Its a good book and except for the above you narrate well - please do better next time with this. Pleeeeease!!! I want to listen to your next story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Zombie Crusade: Zombie Crusade, Book 1?

N/A

Would you be willing to try another one of J.W. Vohs’s performances?

Yes. Give it to me!!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Nope. Not reading it for sentimental reasons. Just want to escape reality into the great challenge. And no greater challenge is known to mankind but the zombie apocalypse!

Any additional comments?

What I like about this book is that I think I could make similar decision as the main character if I was faced with the same choices - and the results play out as one of the many alternatives I could agree could actually happen. If the plot is good - like in this case - it 'does not make the book predictable. It makes it believable and thereby more exciting.
Its also really good that the author does not try to create tension by making people do super-super-stupid things. I mean... who does not hate the character that always does the most stupid thing possible every time they appear in the plot?!... or unbelieveably bad fortune intervene to create excitement??!!
- that is also just so predictable and boring in this genre... Thanks for not falling in this trap.

Ripoff * even for US first-time abroad travellers

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

Reviewed: 22-06-15

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Nothing. This is crap. and expensive crap. But a general reflection is that an audio travel book can be listened to either in the car/airplane/other vehicle used to get to the destination, or in a hotel room at the destination, or when suffering from insomnia. In this case it is only the last case that is worth the reading.Also just recording the reading of a travel guidebook without any adaptions is as about as exciting and useful as recording for audiobook a telephone book! It is useless repeating everything a 100 times and why give telephone numbers, email addresses etc?! Its ridiculous to listen to: "That is double-u double-u double-u..." . If I cant be bothered with reading a paperback, I will surely not write down telephone numbers or addresses while listening. That kind of information is only interesting in a real book.

What could Marissa Fabris have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Where do I start....

What didn’t you like about Chris Andrew Ciulla’s performance?

Well its not the narrators fault I suppose that the content is crap and that the editor thinks translating every written word back to oral is the way to do it. Sorry Andrew I dont know if it is your fault that your reading gave no added value whatsoever

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Northern Italy's Wine Country?

The Sentences and phrases exactly repeated time and time and time again.
Addresses and telephone numbers spelled out for no use.
All useless info such as that this is the first audiobook I ever listened to that talks about copyright, and it does it with maniac gusto for more than 5 minutes in the first chapter of the audiobook - so for me, they lost me at "Hello".

Any additional comments?

Well if the title is Northern Italys wines it should cover all of northern italy and not only the north-west regions.