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Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 20-01-18

It took me a while to get drawn into this but once I was, I carried it around with me.

A different world, survive any way you can.

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

Reviewed: 29-07-15

Pacey narration excellent as usual. Gripping plot which kept me listening and wanting to listen whenever I had a free moment. Went and purchased the second in the series when only halfway through Child 44.

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Nerdy title for cool story

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

Reviewed: 20-07-15

Would you listen to Robot Overlords again? Why?

Yes, definitely. Edge of your seat action that won't get boring fast.

What other book might you compare Robot Overlords to, and why?

World War Z - similar inter-related survival experiences that contribute to the narrative.

What about Mark Stay and Rupert Degas ’s performance did you like?

Good distinct character voices. Did the whiney teens believably without hamming them up too much.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Teens vs. Robots - who will survive?

Any additional comments?

Love it, love it, love it, love it.

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Don't bother

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-11

Not very good. Unless you like to listen to Samuel L Jackson swearing at his kid.

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Unimagined cover art

Unimaginative (couldn't resits)

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-11

An interesting read about a boy/young man who struggles with religious belief and academic commitment. I learnt a lot about Islam and Christianity that I didn't know, but ultimately just ended up feeling sorry for the author. Isn't really a story, as such, and didn't appear to have a solid ending either. Just seemed to trail off. Wouldn't recommend it.

Doesn't try to be Flemming

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-10-11

Some other authors have tried to capture Flemming's style of language and narration. Jeffery Deaver brings Bond into the present day very well. Toby Stephen's narration is perfect for Bond and handles accents and gender changes naturally in a way that doesn't jar.

Can highly recommend it - beats the pants off Devil May Care.

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Might be good for teenage girls...

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-10-10

...that's probably about it.

Narration is a bit toneless and dull, but I suppose the story's told by a teenager so probably fairly accurate. The story is very mills & boon-ish for the most part and I found it quite dull and slow paced without much mystery or excitement. Not quite what the synopsis leads you to believe.

Beware the good reviews

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-10-10

Disappointing. Wasn't able to finish this book. Both the main characters a difficult to like and get quite irritating at times. The story feels like it meanders on and on without any purpose apart from showing that the author has read widely and understands difficult philosophical concepts. Might just be me (I'm not too bright!) but I just like a good story. I didn't think this was.

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