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  • Cattle

  • The Fearlanders
  • By: Joseph Duncan
  • Narrated by: Ian M. Walker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 311
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 297

It is 10 years after the global apocalypse. The Phage, the zombie virus that brought the world to its knees, has mutated, restoring the minds of its undead victims: their personalities, their memories... even their dreams. The living dead are no longer the mindless monsters that drove mankind to the brink of extinction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator made this book for me

  • By Todd N Toscano on 08-11-15

The narrator made this book for me

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-15

What made the experience of listening to Cattle the most enjoyable?

The Narrator's performance

Who was your favorite character and why?

Herold, he was sort of the glue that held the narrative together.

Which character – as performed by Ian M. Walker – was your favorite?

Spoiler Alert: I liked the way the narrator handled the dead friend Harold. The character went through several iterations (live, imaginary, zombie) and Mr. Walker managed to make them all work and yet not conflict with each other. His use of voice allowed one to get a since of each representation without interrupting the flow of the story or conflicting with other versions of the character.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending

Any additional comments?

I finished listening to Cattle today and I have to say it was definitely the narrator's performance that made it for me. I was intrigued by the way he managed to give each of the character's voices distinct enough to identify yet unobtrusive enough that they did not interrupt the flow of the narrative. I also appreciated the way he handled some of the more delicate subject matter. Well worth a listen.

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