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  • The Fireman

  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 648
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 627

Some flames burn too brightly to be extinguished. This exceptional new thriller from Joe Hill is essential reading for 2016 and perfect for fans of Justin Cronin's The Passage. In a world overtaken by a deadly and dramatic new virus, Harper is determined to live long enough to deliver her baby. But when all it takes is a spark to start a deadly blaze, she's going to need some help from the mysterious fireman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Spark Off The Old Block!

  • By Simon on 21-05-16

Disappointed

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

Reviewed: 22-05-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would say try it, in the printed version. I found the narrator was a great distraction from the story due to the poor attempts at voicing the male characters and the absolutely appalling 'British' accent of The Fireman.

If you’ve listened to books by Joe Hill before, how does this one compare?

I've loved all of Joe Hills work, but have only listened to Heart Shaped Box.as an audio book, that was fantastic.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Narrator was average in narrating the story and ok when voicing the female character's but very poor at voicing the male roles.

Could you see The Fireman being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No

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