Meera Syal is another of my favourite DW narrator's, she is great. I have been really impressed with the female narrators of the DW audio books. I think every female narrator I have listened to that reads DW audio is able to read the male characters more naturally then a lot of male narrators. I have also been impressed with the great accents some of them are able to give each of the characters again so effortlessly.
I enjoyed the beginning with Rory when he goes back in time to meet Emily Bostock and their trip into the woods despite Rory's best endeavours to keep them clear of the woods Emily soon wrecks that well planned intention. I found it good to see a strong female character of that era portrayed and could see Emily in her time being a companion as she has no fear and is quite calm and brave.
She also had strong views on supporting conscientious objectors in the war and was willing to stand up to the older men in the village to defend Rory who the locals give a hard time by giving him a white feather which Rory did not really understand the purpose of at first. As we near the end of the story this was obviously another touching and memorable moment as we arrive closer to finding out what the mystery of the woods is. Your heart strings are pulled and you feel anger, sadness and happiness in the end, even though some people can never go back to their lives but make a decision to make the most of their lot and prepare to explore the unknown.
I think all of the above were favourites scenarios of mine.
Yes I was eager to keep reading not wanting to stop at all because I was consumed with curiosity to see what was going to happen next.
Not really just that I loved the book and would recommend it to anyone to read even if you don't normally read Doctor Who but like a little mystery and suspense then you will enjoy this book.
A Must Read.
I can't compare it to any other Zombie Book as this was my first Zombie Story, I purchased the first series as audible had a special and thought I would give it a try. I absolutely fell in love with the book and the Talbot family and read the next 5 books of the series in quick succession. After reading number 6 and reaching the end of the series, I felt like I had lost a member of the family as there is no series 7 on the horizon. I actually emailed the author to beg for another Zombie Fallout book but was told that he had no plans for one anytime soon. Totally devastated, how can he let us fall in love with this family only to take them away. I have not enjoyed a book so much in years.
Sean was brilliant, I am really fussy with narrators, and tend to prefer the UK readers as I sometimes find the US ones can be too TV Soap and sometimes just plain mind numbingly bad, when you find a good one though they are fantastic. When I first started listening to Sean I was a bit wary as I don't warm very quickly to the narrators, but it did not take long at all to view Sean as Mike Talbot and I think he really bought Mark's story to life. If this was made into a movie or TV series I would want the part of Mike to go to Sean as he is Mike Talbot to me, he knows every part of his character and does him to perfection. He also brings his talent to the other characters in the book and you get a real sense of them individually, you know each one and they remain separate, they don't blend it to each other as they sometimes do in other books I have read.
Most definitely! I would listen every spare moment I got and would turn up at work listening to it, and my colleagues would be saying hello and I would not want to take my ear plugs out as I wanted to know what was going to happen next.
I love watching The Walking Dead on TV and it is hugely popular in our home, it is a great show that Australian's have fallen in love with, but I think Zombie Fallout has a better storyline. Mark brings more to the story then just mind numbing flesh eating Zombies, he brings, well I guess you are going to have to buy the book to see what else he brings to a Zombie story which makes it head and shoulders superior to the rest. I have started to get more into Zombie books after this series, but Mark has a knack of bringing humour, sarcasm, love, family, camaraderie, fear, hopelessness, hope and many more things to his book that I don't think others do.
I would not
I was not really involved in the outcome as I struggled to maintain much interest in the storyline. It may be because I hate any war type story where armed forces are involved especially as I feel counties would utilise this kind of science for gain and world domination which could end in catastrophic results. It is kind of how one feels toward the scientist's that discovered the atom bomb.
Nicholas Briggs was a good narrator and it was through no fault of his that the story did not really engage me. It is very rare that I have not really loved a DW audio book.
Of course I would see the movie if this book was turned into a DW movie, things change when you start casting actor's, actress's in the roles and you identify with them and of course you hopefully have your regular beloved cast members of DW. There is no way in the world I would ever say
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I have not read the printed version but I could not be any happier with the audio version and think Indira Varma is one of the best narrators I have ever listened to.
I enjoyed getting to know more about the character of Suzie Costello who I felt was a truly a psychotic personality but the story was able to let you see a softer side to her so that in the end you did feel sad that she could not relive her life and change the decisions she had made in the past.
I think it was DCI Tom Cutler and his courageous decision to do the right thing despite the cost to himself.
The reality that Torchwood was destroyed and the Torchwood Team were no longer operating in Cardiff and were on the run with most of our favourite members dead. I was also touched by the books conclusion.
Even though Torchwood has gone and our beloved TW team is no longer around in the present timeline this story was still captivating and interesting giving a glimpse into the history of Torchwood and how one of their members went so completely bad and operated without the team suspecting anything for a long time.
I really enjoyed the fact that the story was read by various narrators, each did a great job of telling the story and held my interest throughout the book. The story by James Goss was very well thought out and I felt connected to all of the characters.
I love Rhy's because he is always fun and is very dependable and loyal to Gwen, he has adapted really well to each twist and turn of Gwen's journey with Torchwood.
When the children made a stand and became more independent and less like stepford children, also when the locals and children were compensated for what had been done to them so in the end I was able to feel that justice had prevailed. I also thought Gwen and Rhy's reactions to becoming first time parents was very authentic and at times funny.
I could easily listen to this story in one sitting and would actually remain seated in the car having arrived at work or home, not wanting to press the stop button and get out of the car as the story was so engaging.
I did not expect to enjoy the book as much as I did given that there is basically no Torchwood team and Captain Jack does not appear in the story that much, he does make a brief appearance when the story goes back in time to the history of the town but his character and involvement in this story is not very likeable.
This book was extremely interesting and Kathleen is quite fascinating. I work with woman who are victims of Domestic Violence and Kathleen has ALL the key traits of a DV offender. The relationships she entered were also with men that could themselves be violent but Kathleen took violence to a new level. She was all about "Power & Control". I would not want to be sharing a cell with her I don't think I would sleep a wink.
The book was well written and well read. Highly recommend.
I thought this an interesting audio book which was well read by the Narrator. I work in Domestic Violence and admit to cringing every time I heard the term erased but the book was insightful and worth listening to. One that I would recommend spending your dollars on. The author states that these offenders behave in a manner contrary to their nature and there is no reported history of DV in most of the cases of these so called "erased women" but I would suggest there would be as most woman that I assist confide they don't talk about it even to their most loved ones.
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