Cannington, Australia | Member Since 2011
Having not read the print version I would still say the audio version is better due to the fact Joseph Anton opens this book with his own voice.
Reminds me of another book, 'My Enemy, My Self' by Yoram Binur an Israeli Journalist who passes for a Palestinian for a period of time living daily as a Palestinian always in fear of being caught and killed. by both sides This is an opposite to Mr Rushdie's whosename change and actions was forced on him but I liked the similarity of comparisons
I enjoyed both speakers, Sam Dastor's ability to pronounce some very tricky names was down well and with out a pause. Salman's voice always came over as calm and clearly well spoken I enjoy listening to him
Then pen is mightier than the sword but fear the revenge of the sword.
This was long, but entertaining and relevant to all especially today in our modern word of the Internet, blogs and twitter. Mr. Rushdie makes comment of if he had written that book today and I for one believe him to be right. This book has value in helping us understand how today's words can turn the sword to be mightier than the pen if we are not careful - but should we?Thought provoking, Well done Joseph or should I say Salman?
The Perfect Version
This was a great listen, so many stars and so many characters. Max Brooks wrote a brilliant book with great description and great words and each word spoken by stars who made the work come alive
It is not the end of the world, but the start of recovery
An enjoyable version and one I am truly pleased to have heard and have in my library.
High, I am a fan of the three leads and it was great to hear them all together in this.
Each are fine speakers and all had great performances in this. Done in front of a live audience this protection took me there and in my minds eye I could see each of them there in front of me. A great performance.
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.
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