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Decide what you are writing

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-17

It starts out slow but good. But somewhere after the half point it takes a turn for the worse. It changes genre and introduces zombies, and towards the end it tries to be big-idea-scifi.

Zombies are by far the most boring creatures ever and it just makes me mad that the writer introduced them. Its hackneyed to the extreme.

By the end of the book when it finally tries to be scifi all my intrest in the characters and plot where all but gone and i could not have cared less about how it would end. Some other reviewer compared it to the movie hot fuzz. Thats a good analogy, the book destroys itself by changing genre and just turning silly.

The narrator did a great job though.

Well performed ok book

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-17

The stories were not as interesting as i remenbered them from my childhood. Gaiman is a good writer though and has a good Reading voice so still an ok book.

Not my kind of book

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

Reviewed: 01-27-16

I keept waiting for the book to start making sense, but for me it never did. It somehow got lost in it's own style.

I lisened to it in 2 chunks. First 25 hours. Then i got tired of it and went on to others. Later I broke my rule and went back to a book I didn't like. I guess that didn't help with my view of it.

There might be something good in there but in that case it's burried in way to much volume. I think it would have been a much better book if it was 1/3 the length.

The narrators were good though.

Good start, bad ending

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

Reviewed: 01-01-16

The book started out good. The main character's abilities is somewhat silly. But it's a premise for the book so i'll give them that. But the problem arrises when the book suddenly change genre in the middle, and at the same time going from interesting to me checking the timer so see how much more I had to listen through.

It was still an ok listen, but I would not recommend it to anyone. There are better books out there.

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John Chancer really brings the story to life

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-14

What made the experience of listening to Oryx and Crake the most enjoyable?

This book works well as a standalone -- better than the other two books -- but it does get even better as part of the MaddAdams trilogy.

John Chancer does an excellent job bringing Jimmy and the crakers to life. When i think about the book I keep hearing his saying "Ohhh Jimmy" as the crackers, and it brings a smile to my face every time.

This is a book in which the narrator ads another layer to the story.

Storywise it tells you a lot about Jimmy but less about the world. The two following books flesh out the world better.

Good book and I highly recommend it.