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  • Against the Odds

  • By: Keith McArdle
  • Narrated by: Rob Goll
  • Length: 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Three veteran hunters are on the trail of a supernatural creature. It is a simple tracking mission, promising easy money. But things go horribly wrong, and the mercenaries realize too late that they are facing one of the deadliest creatures known to man. Embroiled in a desperate fight for survival, their doom may well await them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Brief but Blood-Soaked Interlude

  • By Simon on 05-04-16

An exciting and action packed tale.

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

Reviewed: 21-04-16

What did you like most about Against the Odds?

I like the camaraderie between the characters and that the violent nature of some scenes is also punctuated with humour. The characters are robust and likeable, brought to life by Rob Goll's great narration, picking up the accents so that they are easily identifiable to the listener.

What other book might you compare Against the Odds to, and why?

I'm not sure that I can compare it to another book as this was a unique listen for me, but the relationship between the men is reminiscent of that in a good action movie.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I enjoyed the scene at the inn where all the major characters are introduced via the innkeeper, and we see his initial perception.

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

I was moved at the end when, although seemingly all so different, the men pulled together to help each other.

Any additional comments?

I thoroughly recommend this book, it picks up momentum quickly and I felt that I could have listened to more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Tales of Erana: The Warrior's Curse

  • By: Alexandra Butcher
  • Narrated by: Rob Goll
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

In a land of forbidden magic, a mysterious cave holds both riches and danger for three adventurers who discover a mighty treasure and a terrible secret.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fantasy tale of human nature's greed.

  • By durara1 on 30-10-15

A fantasy tale of human nature's greed.

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

Reviewed: 30-10-15

Where does Tales of Erana: The Warrior's Curse rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I am quite new to audiobooks, but the story lent itself well as a listening experience.

What did you like best about this story?

Although the warning of greed in the story could translate to any era, I think that the historical setting gave it a darker slant. It is a very descriptive story, making it easier to picture the people and the events taking place.

What about Rob Goll’s performance did you like?

Rob Goll's performance brought the descriptive narrative to life, subtly highlighting changes in pace and very much enhanced the experience.

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

Be careful what you wish for.

Any additional comments?

This is not my usual genre, but now that I have been introduced to it, I would definitely recommend it to others. Thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Angela

  • By: Adam M. Booth
  • Narrated by: Rob Goll
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

I left her when she was eight. Just a child. Too young to be alone. I killed myself because I could never atone for the things he made me do. There is something wrong with my family, you see. A fear runs through us, through our blood. A fear that circles above us, shredding the sky and clawing at our hearts, and now, from a deathless realm, I am forced to watch as my lonely daughter is tortured by the life I gave her to endure....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compulsory

  • By Poppy Stevens on 25-10-15

A hauntingly dark tale.

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

Reviewed: 16-10-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this audiobook to a friend because I think that everyone can appreciate the emotions and characters conveyed in this book to some extent, which adds greatly to the involvement of the listener. The tension mounts perfectly towards a shocking end.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Angela was my favourite character, although she has an undeniably extreme dark side, the story which unfolds cleverly elicits sympathy as well as revulsion.

What about Rob Goll’s performance did you like?

Rob Goll's soothing narration lent itself eerily to the sinister atmosphere and disturbing events, bringing the characters to life in an understated manner perfectly suited to the tone of the story.

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

Although the reasons behind Angela's dark side are terribly disturbing, the moment that particularly moved me was at the Christmas party, when Angela is mocked for her appearance and overhears. She has no partner and is there alone, and really unwanted, as she is mostly through all of her life.

Any additional comments?

The story gets under the skin evoking conflicting feelings. Brilliantly observed and thoroughly recommended.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful