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Summary

In the old world there were many rules. 

In the new world there is only one: don't open your eyes.

In the 17 years since the 'creatures' appeared, many people have broken that rule. Many have looked. Many have lost their minds, their lives, their loved ones. In that time, Malorie has raised her two children - Olympia and Tom - on the run or in hiding. Now nearly teenagers, survival is no longer enough. They want freedom. When a census-taker stops by their refuge, he is not welcome. But he leaves a list of names - of survivors building a future beyond the darkness - and on that list are two names Malorie knows. Two names for whom she'll break every rule, and take her children across the wilderness, in the hope of becoming a family again.... 

©2019 Josh Malerman (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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Will make for a pretty good movie.

Sadly the listening experience was not up to par with the first entry of the series, Bird Box. Honestly it seemed like very little happened and then it ended.

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Excellent sequel.

Whereas Bird Box was an apocalyptic story with two narratives culminating in two "finales" that you know are coming, Malorie is more of a standard apocalyptic story where things happen along an adventure. If you liked Bird Box because of the format you might be disappointed in this sequel (see other reviews), if you liked it because of the world, characters and scary moments, you'll like this one too. There are good twist/s, good character development and further insight into human survival.

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Alright, but disappointing

I noticed the author has a tendency to be quite repetitive in the first book, but this time around it got intense. How about dedicating a bit more time to making the ending plausible, instead of repeating 'Tom the man, Tom the boy,' over and over again?

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loved it

not as good as the first but still really good definitely worth a listen! ok

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Malorie

Having read Bird Box I was somewhat worried about setting out on this listen but soon became enthralled with the story and forgot about my worries. I thought it was an excellent sequel and it had brilliant plot twists as well as great character development. There was some very satisfactory moments and I am glad that Malerman wrote it, but I am not wholly satisfied with the conclusion and hope he writes a third part to this series. Will be interesting to see how Netflix adapts this.

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Slow

I feel like there was a lot that could have been delved deeper into but it wasn't. It was quite anticlimactic. The writing was quite boring sometimes too, the overuse of "said malory", "said Tom" multiple times throughout the book within character conversations. I feel like the story and idea behind it had so much promise but was left like... Oh, the end. I still enjoyed it but I'd have liked to have had a more in depth story.

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Great book

Loved it, I would definitely recommend giving it a go. looking forward to the movie.

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Rambling on.

The concept is great, and there are a few exciting moments in the book, but they're drowned out by the rambling on and on. They're on their way to a blind train for what it feels like 2+ hours in real time, and there is only 1 intriguing moments on that journey.

2 Hours worth of story, 6 hours worth of Malorie questioning herself, reminiscing the old days, and being anxious in a blindfold.

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Great

A genuinely good sequel, which takes you on an amazing journey. These pair of novels really are... well... novel! I won't give anything away.

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Disappointing

Bird Box was brilliant, so I was really excited when I saw that the follow up had been released. Unfortunately, Malorie was so boring, I struggled to listen until the end. Endless rambling. I listened to the whole book eventually, as I wanted to give a fair review, but I was left feeling disappointed.