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Dr Bradley wrote a pretty good story about a post apocalyptic America but I have to say Mr Buck needs a lot of work to become a competent reader. His pacing is terrible with no pauses at natural breaks in the flow of the story. Periods seem to have no meaning to him as he keeps speaking right into the next sentence with no pause. The dialog is treated the same way. He speaks like he's speed reading. The characters voices need work as well. Some of the men are overdone and some are indistinguishable from one another. The female voices are terrible. Mr Buck has a good voice but he needs some more training and honing possibly with books that are straight narration instead of character driven. I'm giving the story 4 stars but dropping the overall score to 3 stars because of Mr Bucks amateurish performance. I'll continue with the series but I hope Dr. Bradley will give serious consideration to finding a better reader for the next audio version in his series.
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What disappointed you about The Survivalist?
This book was horrible. With this genre my expectations aren't very high so a well thought out book with average writing usually makes for an entertaining listen. This, on the other hand, read like it was written by a 1950's teenager who was undersexed and had watched one too many westerns. As far as the performance......Well, the script he was reading must not have had any punctuation.
Has The Survivalist turned you off from other books in this genre?
How did the narrator detract from the book?
He has never met a comma, period or question mark he cared for.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Not that I found. Oh, wait, it finally ended. That was the book's best quality.
24 of 28 people found this review helpful
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