Cannington, Australia | Member Since 2011
What a story
It stands alone, with over 100 books in my library to date this is by far the best written book and narrated I have had the pleasure of listening. There are some great non-fiction but this is the best.
The best reader by far, he has a pleasing voice, a great ability to adapt his voice to the scenes and makes you feel as addicted to his narration as the written word. He seems to give the emotion, the tension and the horror that perfect weight. No reader could feel that emotion so perfectly.
Yes, addictive, so very descriptive and so wonderfully interwoven I think I would scream if I never heard it. The story is brilliant. I have heard that Mr king does not think this his best, it may not be but to me it is. I feel a strong emotion at his descriptive abilities one of awe, one of jealousy at such power and one of pleasure to be guided by an incredible writer and ably assisted by a suburb narration. I feel the evil in Harold, the confusion in Nadine, the fear in Fanny expertly expressed by Grover Gardner. The story does anger me for some events I find shocking but then that's the greatest ability of a writer to bring out not theirs but your own emotion.
This should be in every audible member's library. It's long but it's as Tom might say 'M O O N and that spells incredible'
We Miss Fun.
I had never read Fanny Hill (nor heard it until now) but knew off it. I knew of its reputation and history but on a whim decided to purchase and have a listen. The first thing I noted was how wound up we have become with a 'naughty story' a little bit of 'titillation' can be fun and Fanny Hill shows this. Why have we become so sour on the subject of titillation. Before TV and radio, at a time when people were more serious along came Fanny Hill and its like, shock, horror and giggles.
Now is that not fun?
Yes, most certainly. Omid Djalili spins a tale like no other. Down to Earth, an hint of crazy, lots of humor and of course, honesty. One listening will not be enough.
The choice of Omid doing the narration is a true gem of a decision. I have admired this man's humor for many years and no one but him could do himself justice. You can picture Omid in the Studio having fun narrating this book.
I have his other two books and enjoy them immensely.
I have to say, in today's age there are jokes that would be considered wrong if said by any other person but Omid somehow gets away with it and makes us laugh doing it.
I find Omid a great comedian, I adore everything he does. He is able to, in this day of (as I see it) too much political correctness say what he does in a manner we just love, yet potentially said by others could be seen as racist, derogatory and offensive. Somehow Omid gets away with it - to our enjoyment. An honest comedian.
Well done Omid a fine book, a fine narration. And made a few travels on Public Transportation a lot more fun for me.
A fine listen
Yes and was annoyed I could not.
I have really enjoyed this series and do certainly recommend it to my audible loving post apocalyptic fellow readers (listeners)
You will not be disappointed.
I liked the timely of the book, the story did not rush and done not push too much at you. I could envisage that in an actual pandemic many of the stories in this book would or could occur and that I found made this book interesting.
A very good job, well don.
I liked the timely in this book, how the timely made the book more believable. I was never bored or felt I had Heard (read) this type before.
Probably the top ten of post apocalyptic books list, maybe top five.
Good voice, clear and concise, easy to listen too.
A good book, different from the 'standard' apocalyptic books much more story, much more emotion. I would like more Writer and Narrator
Yes, it is a detailed and descriptive story. Listen carefully.
This is unlikely many disaster books, more detail, paced in reality in real time even. Which is better as it aids to the believability.
I think most of the characters but do like the lead Alec and in particular his wife. Someone I would not want to upset.
Yes and very nearly did.
A good book, I read the Jakarta Pandemic which is the book that got me interested in Steven Konkoly's writing. I liked that as it was very detailed (as I will say in review of that book) so I expected much the same in this book and found it excellent in the style.
John David Farrell did an excellent job
Absolutely and will, the story is so well woven, so well interloping that I need too so to ensure I got every inch of the story out.
Most certainly Stephen King's The Stand. I had thought nothing could compare to that book but Swan Song does come close. How close? Very close.
Leave as is, this is perfectly titled
Did you love the Stand, then Swan Song is a book you must read/Listen too.
I came across this after the author's Yesterday's Gone Series which I enjoyed however not as much as I would have liked. However, I took the plunge and purchased Z 2134 and was pleased I did so. This is the sort of book you just knew from half way through there would be more and I had the hope it would keep me interested and this book does it. I am now into book two and am glad I started.
Several, I like some of the back stories, some of the characters
Enjoyable and easy to listen too.
I can see this as described 'Hunger Games with Zombies' but also a little Brave New World or 1984. That look of the future we all hope does not happen.
Yes, I will listen to all three again as I enjoyed each twist and turn
I enjoyed all the characters, although Pritt stands out as does the cat. Boy did that cat go through a lot of pain too.
Very enjoyable, he has a good voice for different characters and although he could have done I think he played the reverend particularly well
zombies, pirates, a nun, mad reverends, white supremacists and North Koreans this has it all.
Very enjoyable and I have enjoyed all three books and will very soon listen to all three together for the thrill of the journey
This is a three book saga and kept me interested. It is well written and a fun ride. Emily is tough, fun and someone you want around at the end of the world. our narrator Emily Beresford does an excellent job. Enjoy this three book story as one long ride, it is worth it.
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