Loved these books when they came out and was overjoyed they had finally been released as audiobooks. And as a bonus there are some stories in the collection that didn't make it into the book... at least into the UK edition. Definitely worth a listen by anyone who enjoyed the books or later shows like Heroes and Alphas
It has long been one of my favourite books in written form, and I would definitely listen to it again. It is a fascinating story, either to read or listen to.
The various narrators all had accents suitable to their section of the story. This added greatly to the listening experience.
The part with the K9 teams got to me, and probably would to any dog lover.
This book has been available in abridged for a while, but I held out for the unabridged version which I hoped would come, and I am so glad I did. The book is very cleverly structured, with each narrative section leading on to the next, and some characters coming back in at later parts of the story. It is a fascinating and "realistic" view of a zombie apocalypse and how it might be rolled back. If you;re looking for gore and schlock horror, this isn't the book for you, but if you;re looking for good writing and characterisation then get this.
I can't reccomend this highly enough. It's a little hard going at the very beginning as the various story strands are introduced, but they converge into a magnificently entertaining, if slightly grim story. Eagerly looking forward to the rest of the trilogy,
Nigel Planer does a superb job, giving each character a distinctive and suitable voice. The story just flies by. I was grabbed right from the opening paragraph describing Great A'Tuin's progress through space and will definitely be getting the next in the series.
The only redeeming feature of this audio programme was the performance of Q, which unfortunately only highlighted Leonard Nimoy's totally wooden Spock. The so-called riddles were turgid, convoluted and overly clever. This is one for serious Trekkers and convention goers only, everyone else should give it a miss.
Years ago I was lucky enough to stumble on a series of abridged readings of the Rumpole stories by Leo McKern. It is a real pity that he could not have been prevailed on to narrate an unabridged version.
The narrator falls short of the rich tones that anyone who has seen the dramatisation now expects of their Rumpole. Having said that the stories are good enough to survive this disappointment and all told I was not disappointed by the purchase.
Listen to the sample and decide for yourselves how much the lack of Rumpole himself detracts from the performance.
An excellent conclusion to the Deathstalker Saga. My only complaint is that the tidied up ending (I won't spoil things by saying any more than that) doesn't leave any opening for the production of the last book in the series, Deathstalker Legacy. That aside it was another high paced romp through the galaxy with a fabulous collection of over the top characters. Brain candy of the highest order.
If you enjoyed Deathstalker Collection then this will not disappoint. Again remove brain and sit back and enjoy the ride.
Having read these books in print I was extremely pleased to find an audio version, especially a dramatised one. The voices suited the characters and the story fairly steamed along. Nothing intellectually challenging about these books, but they lack for nothing in the entertainment stakes.
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