A good short story that sets the scene nicely for breakers (although through half of breakers they don’t make an appearance so I hope we hear what hap..Show More »pens to the characters at some point). It is a short story so you don’t get the full picture, but if you liked Stephen King’s “The Stand” I would suggest you pick this up as well.
I not a fan of most science fiction - especially off planet, however this book was firmly grounded on Earth, albeit with a sprinkling of aliens and I ..Show More »thoroughly enjoyed it. The book starts with the hum-drum existence of two couples, one based in New York and the other in southern California. From there there the plot slowly develops into a dystopian nightmare. The character development is excellent and the story is told from each males point of view, each chapter switching from one to the other until in the books last half they finally unite. The book is more about the indomitable human spirit and the desire to survive and the plot is arranged to support this premise. For lovers of suspense and who appreciate a book that has a few layers and a book which is reasonably well written, I recommend this to you.
I really wanted to like this - Book 1 was exceptional, but sadly this compared poorly to the first book, and I was disappointed by the plot. Whilst th..Show More »e narration and performance by Ray Chase was first class, the story seemed to take a diversion to Camelot / Westoros which was a step too far. Like a good film the author should sweep the reader along in a willing suspension of disbelief , sadly this scenario was a complete disconnect from everything preceding it.
Can't stop listening - Edward Robertson is amazing
Very high. All of Robertson's audible books that he has put out so far are read by Ray Chase who is one of the best readers. I hadn't heard him befo..Show More »re but was so happy as he has the characters down pat.
I so enjoyed the ebooks that I wanted to listen to the audible version of all of this series. Yes they are so worth reading twice! I am now caught up ..Show More »on the series in book ebook and audible and eagerly awaiting the next in line. Lots of action, excitement, fun characters that you get to love and a kick butt story line. Buy it now whether ebook or audible. The reader is SPOT ON.
This book unites many of the primary protagonists from earlier episodes and makes for a fun-filled romp through the broken world left in the wake of t..Show More »he alien invasion. Walt, Keri and Mia-Tom provide plenty of exciting situational encounters I was left wanting knowing that Lucy would not be part of it. Even so, the various plot-arcs were entertaining and provided a sufficient amount nail-biting and intrigue along the way.
As with all to previous books, both the author's writing skills and the narrator's oratory abilities kept the dialog lively. Of particular note was the excellent dead-pan nature of the sarcastic repartee from Walt and even Mia-Tom under extreme conditions, know full well that they were going to pay for their silliness and pay dearly.
As I said, there was much fun to be had while on a long drive home from a family Thanksgiving trip.
This episode felt like it was treading similar story arcs in past books, just with different characters and circumstances. Even so, it was entertainin..Show More »g and did advance the overall story as it ends up coalescing most of the primary characters for what seems to be in preparation for a climatic conclusion to the series.
Breakers stays as an outbreak story, then becomes a post-apocalyptic survival story, then an alien invasion story, then a war story. I'm a sucker for ..Show More »several of those story archetypes, so this is right up my alley, but Breakers transcends all that by being something more. Breakers is about people, both human and alien people, finding a way to keep going despite the odds against them. It starts with discrete groups of people in different places, but Robertson weaves their stories together, so that it keeps coming back to some of the key players. It was like meeting up with old friends every time he'd come back to folks I hadn't heard from in a novel or two. The characters are whole, flawed beings, and Robertson spent enough time on them to make them real, something that some authors don't do.
I didn't love the narrator at first. A little too gruff and dramatic, but he grew on me, probably because I loved the story so much that I started associating his voice with something I loved.
The series ends beautifully, with wistfulness and hope, and it left me in tears. Thank you, Mr. Robertson.