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A Evans

Coventry, UK
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Monotonous fight scenes bring it down

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

Reviewed: 27-05-19

I enjoyed Book Two, but not as much as Book 1, and I'm debating whether to use another, quite expensive relatively, credit on Book Three.
The thing that got to me the most were fight scenes, of which there were many, all concerning a handful of men battling 1000s of zombies. Choosing to do this with handheld weapons half the time, despite seemingly having an inexhaustible ammo supply for their guns, seemed a bit stupid.
But more annoyingly was Howie's inner monologue with himself before every fight, "we are few and you are many, but we will kill you all, we are Death. I feel the rage and here comes anger and wrath....yada, yada, yada". Jesus, that's ok once but keep repeating it at every single fight.... Well I just pressed the 30s skip button as soon as that rant started.

Not sure if I like the infection having an intelligence. It's certainly a new take on the zombie story but even for a zombie story felt a bit unlikely.

Don't get me wrong, despite the flaws I've mentioned, the story is quite good but when I see there are another (17?) books in the series, that will cost me a whole lot of credits and I'm not convinced it's worth it unfortunately.

Interesting journey through an accomplished actor's life

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

Reviewed: 28-04-19

Would certainly recommend getting this audible book. It was, for the most part, very interesting and hearing about some of the big names that Sir Michael has met was fascinating.
I suppose if there's any slightly boring stuff, it's when he goes on about meeting his wife and how wonderful she is..... constantly. Bit mean to say that I guess you might think, and yeah, I get that you would certainly want to mention your wife and say how you met and that she's lovely, but unfortunately this gets mentioned around every 8 sentences from the middle of the book onwards. But don't get me wrong, this is only slightly distracting and on the whole I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this autobiography. What makes it more fun is when he laughs after he's reinacted something that happened to him in the past, because it makes you appreciate the validity of that event and makes you feel part of it.

Not bad, quite enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 20-02-19

Listened to this during my daily hellish commute into work. The story was a little bit "contained", not much really happened, but I enjoyed the performances of the cast and it was quite funny. I hope they bring out a 2nd season.

Glad it was free....

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

Reviewed: 20-02-19

I like Sci-fi and I like short stories. Unfortunately, there's not much to recommend here. The stories are tedious and drawn out, and about as exciting or interesting as listening to your next door neighbor reading out her shopping list.

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Bit predictable and clichéd

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

Reviewed: 13-01-19

The story itself was ok-ish, but the voice performer made me laugh, unintentionally I might add, with his 'Terry Jones - Monty Python' type of voice when it came to women characters. I guess this is one of the reasons why having just one person perform a number of roles on an audio platform isn't a great idea sometimes?