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  • Rise

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Gareth Wood
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (63)

    In May of 2004 the dead return to life and begin to hunt the living. Within a few weeks nations have fallen and the few survivors are scattered and desperate. Rise follows a group of survivors on their journey through the apocalyptic Canadian Rockies, the desolate and empty lands of northern British Columbia and Alberta.

    Scott says: "So Anywayssss"
    "Rather Dull"
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    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would have preferred the story to be told from the viewpoint of several characters - or not in diary format. I felt like a lot of detail was lacking.


    What could Gareth Wood have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Character development would have made a big difference. Not only did I feel completely disconnected from the secondary characters, I couldn't muster any real emotions for the narrator, either. There was lots of action... but I found I didn't really care about the outcome. Looking back, the narrator seemed a bit emotionally vacuous himself - connections with his parents and cat were dismissed in about two sentences combined.


    Was Rise worth the listening time?

    I guess. It's probably NOT worth the credit, though - and I doubt I would have made it through the printed version (too tedious).


    6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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