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Danger 5 returns!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-06-20

An excellent wacky adventure, and the closest we are going to get to a season 3. Strongly recommend watching the TV show first though, not sure what you would make of it otherwise!

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Interesting story, poorly presented

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

Reviewed: 17-12-18

Trying not to be too negative, as these audio shows are a really great addition to Audible. However, this was a really interesting story held back by an unusual narrative structure and poor presentation. It seems in need of a good sharp edit.

So much of the show was taken up by retelling the same information over and over. The narrator repeatedly introduces the same 'expert' with her name, title, where she works and so on, often multiple times in the same episode, which seems wholly unnecessary given the format.

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Zombie Fallout cover art

Juvenile and disappointing

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

Reviewed: 26-10-13

Seeing that this was one of the highest rating zombie books on Audible, I tuned in with much excitement. The number of books gave the potential to have long-term character development similar to the Walking Dead. I was sorely disappointed.

The main character comes across as a self-absorbed narcissist. I can't help but feel that this is reflection on the author himself.

The treatment of female characters is also pretty reprehensible. I couldn't shake the feeling that there is a underlying feeling of sexism and mysgonism throughout the book, reinforced by female characters who blunder around like idiots, failing to recognise unloaded guns despite not putting in any bullets, being terrible shots, always getting the main character 'in trouble' for trying to do the right thing and many other examples.

Other targets of 'humour' include characters with learning difficulties, bodily functions, rape, and a completely pointless and unfunny epilogue paying out Canadians for some reason.

Maybe I just don't get it, but I really can't recommend this book.

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An interesting premise, annoying main characters

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

Reviewed: 06-07-13

The story and universe set up is great, I just found the main characters annoying. The whiney teenager was irritating, and I felt the story lost its way a little towards the end. I am optimistic about the sequels though, if they are not confined to the same city, and branch out into the often referenced civil war.

A solid sci-fi book

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-12

Dan Abnett has delivered a great story, which once the rounds start flying, bares more similarity to the Gaunt's Ghosts series than Eisenhorn or Ravenor. He has provided a convincing setting for the story, fleshed out with realistic locations and characters. It is great to see Dan writing outside the 40K universe, even though he performs so well within it.



My only complaint would be more to do with the narration then the book itself - the narrator sometimes struggles with pronounciation (insecticide for one), and sometimes uses the wrong 'voice' for a certain character, which can lead to confusion. And while the idea of chipping someone so they can't swear is certainly entertaining, the 'freak-R' sound on the recording does start to grate after a while.



I would love to see this universe expanded; warring corporations on far flung frontier worlds is a great setting. Bring on the sequel!

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