It was a fun read with unique twist on the zombie apocalypse genre. While the premise is very cartoon comic book, the execution was well balanced between the fantastical elements and real human drama. It neither takes itself too seriously or tries to be too gritty.
Hard to pick a favorite. Saint George is probably the most fleshed out of any of the super hero characters which makes him a bit more interesting but all of them are pretty good.
Both did a good job of giving life to each character and giving each a unique voice
Even super heroes can't stop the zombie hordes
While the voice acting was good, I think the direction was a little off. There were times you could definitely tell the actors weren't in the same studio at the same time. Several lines seemed more like beginning statements rather than responses to someone else. Only happened a few times but was noticeable
I certainly enjoyed the performances from the cast of readers and the stories within the novel were all interesting. Unfortunately the stories often dragged on or got too bogged down in details and flowery writing to keep my interest up. Most of the stories are in one way or another tied to the poet John Keats. I have no doubt the connections are interesting and entertaining for those more fond of or familiar with Keats than I am but for me it just got kind of tedious after a while.
I don't mean to say I didn't enjoy the book. The unique setting and stories were all well written and performed and mostly pretty fascinating. The slow pacing and over-reliance on the Keats references just often made me want to scream "I get it, move on please!!"
I would give it a qualified recommendation. Not for everyone but I can certainly see it appealing to the right kind of reader.
Several good ones to pick from and hard to pick one favorite. Without giving too many details, I'd say the combat scenes in the story of the soldier were the most engaging.
No, and I wouldn't recommend it. It's over 20 hours long and it's a bit heavy to take on all at once even if it was shorter
Again, it was an interesting read and I don't regret listening to it at all. Great setting, great characters, and interesting stories. Just too slow at parts and too much Keats for someone who knows little about the poet. Probably the best way to sum up my feelings on the book is that it captured my attention enough to consider listening to the sequel but had enough drawbacks that the sequel is very low on my list of future purchases
Michael York did an amazing job with his narration. Each character has a distinct voice and their personalities come through not just by what they say, but how York has them say it.
The descriptions of social conditioning. It reminded me a lot of current politics and how talking points and other key phrases are often used to produce predictable reactions with voters
Hard to pick just one. I think I'd have to pick several of the various administrative characters in the novel. York gives them all an appropriate voice that punctuates their smug attitudes
Dont want to be too specific for anyone who hasn't read or listened to the book yet. I'll just say there is a part near the end where the character John upsets some factory workers that I found to be poignant.
Brave New World is a great story and is read beautifully by Michael York. It paints an extreme picture of a dystopian future that in some subtle ways parallels political and societal problems that exist even 80 years after it was written.
The only reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 is that like many old novels, some of the commentary that was relevant to the 1930s does not always apply to a modern audience. In a addition, Huxley liked to use a lot of flowery language and imagery which is great in small to medium doses but can sometimes drag on and often becomes repetitive. There were a few points where I was tempted to skip ahead a few seconds to get the story moving again.
Overall, I highly recommend this audio-book
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