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Going by the cover of this, initially I thought Post Apocalyptic or Zombies or some such thing, but it's not! It's the story of a group of soldiers who were sent to an island because they caught a contagious virus. The virus causes them to become blind and lose their mind and is so contagious that the government leave them on the island. Once a moth they get a food delivery but what happens when that delivery gets later and later and the island isn't giving anything back to them? What happens when the islanders say, enough is enough and they want to go home?
It's kind of hard to review this because the plot is ..... odd but still good. If I go into too much detail I'll inadvertently spoil something, so all I'll say is that it's a story of human nature, the story of survival and the story of friendship. It's a story, while being quite slow, I still ended up enjoying. I liked how the men are slowly revealed and you can see the desperation and madness building in them. There was a real sense of anticipation throughout.
In all, this is a well written, well thought out and well developed read. I felt so sorry for the men and was rooting for them!! I will definitely check out more by this author when it comes out.
Tom Pile did a brilliant job portraying the men and their desperation. There are quite a lot of characters as well but the narrator has enough different tones to separate each.
*I received a copy of this for review. This in no way affected my thoughts.*
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
The story was enjoyable though odd. Great urban military myth. The characters were well developed, good imagery a few interesting twists. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Not for young listeners due to the nature of why they are marooned on the island. I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audiobookblast in exchange for an unbiased review
2 of 2 people found this review helpful