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Another great book

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

Reviewed: 28-03-20

Yet another excellent story from Stuart MacBride with brilliant narration by Steven Worsley. MacBride never fails to produce stories that I can’t stop listening to. Thanks

Excellent story, with a twist

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

Reviewed: 12-03-20

I’m not going to write much as I don’t want to spoil the book for others but suffice to say this is a great story, well read but with an unexpected twist. Great read.

Don’t persevere...

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

Reviewed: 21-10-19

If you don’t get in to this book quickly don’t persevere as it doesn’t get any better. Let’s start with the positives, the narration was okay but by no means great, very bland. As for the story, I found it very confusing but did plod on as it had some great reviews. It really wasn’t about colonisation as far as I could tell but mainly about spiders and ants. Maybe if you’re in to this sort of book it would be ok but definitely not for me. Because of the way the story jumps around all over the place and the bland narration I found myself not latching on to the fact that the story had jumped to somewhere else. My advice is read the negative reviews before purchasing!

Good story spoilt by poor audio

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-19

The story is good and the narration is excellent but the whole thing is let down be poor audio. The audio in some chapters sounds like it’s been recorded at the bottom of a bucket and other parts have a background hiss and yet other parts sound like they’ve been recorded from an audio tape. It is worth mentioning that it’s not the whole thing that has bad audio just parts.

Self indulgent

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-12-18

Interesting but very self indulgent stories of Allen’s life. Men bare the brunt in virtually all of the stories she tells. Whilst I wholly believe her accounts are all true I find the way they stories are told is with bitterness and prejudice against men.

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Can’t get in to this at all

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

Reviewed: 28-04-18

Not sure why but can’t get in to this book, just isn’t gripping me at all. Write up sounds like it should be good but...

Good book well read but...

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

Reviewed: 09-02-17

Like I said good book, good story, well read, but audio quality VERY POOR even with the new 'higher quality' downloads

Good but a bit confusing at times

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

Reviewed: 20-07-15

What did you like most about Amok?

Excellent storyline, with good narration

Any additional comments?

Great book but it did get a little confusing at times for me but maybe that's just me!!

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As good as I remember!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-13

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

Such a good story! Fun, sad, exciting and most of all enjoyable. Watership down was a great read when I worked my way through it years ago. I even went to the cinema to see the film (bit of a disappointment there though). The audiobook though was well read and kept me interested even if I did already know what happened.

What does Ralph Cosham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Well read, clear, concise and read with passion

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would not like to listen to this book in one sitting but then I have read the book and seen the film

Did you read it

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-13

Did I miss it, no way! read, read, read and keep reading until the book takes over your life and the only way to stop is when the battery goes flat in your audiobook reader! But plugging it in meant I could carry on and not have to wait too long to find out what happened in the end.