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Book One and Two were great books and I wrote glowing reviews on them. This is not a terrible book, but there are no mysteries solved. This is an action packed result of book two and one. This has lots of gore and violence as is a trademark of Blake Crouch. I did not like it as much, as it lost it's Twilight Zone, Outer Limits feel to it. This is an average book made a little better cause you know the history after reading the first two books.
The narrator has a soft voice with a lilt at the end of his voice, which I am not sure I even noticed in the first two well written books. It was distracting in this one.
I must answer to another reviewers' rant. First, what most people do not realize is that some customers get a crack at books before others. It only happened to me once. A couple of years ago, while on the site I got a text from audible, about the amount of reviews I had written and how that was helpful to others and then they offered a list of books that had not been released yet and I got to pick one for free.
As Jim The Impatient, I feel strongly that my time and money are valuable. I feel an author should have something to say in each and every chapter. I loath a writer who fills his books with fillers and boring nothings, just to make his book longer. If I do not finish a book I usually will mention that in the review, so you know and you can decide.
To me negative reviews are more important then flowery reviews. I want to know before I spend my money what I am in for. The reviewer should try to not be hateful, but list why he/she was not happy. The consumer is the most important. It is there money. I do not follow people who love everything they listen to or hate everything, I just want honesty. I work very hard on my reviews to give you a feeling of how I felt while listening to the book, so then you can decide based on my review and others. I trust you to write an honest review and will read several reviews, leaning harder on those I follow, who have proven that there tastes are similar to mine. Yea, you can get your money back, but I am a big boy and if the reviews and summary are honest and I still don't like the book, I just buck up and take it. I have been a member for years and I think I have returned two books out of hundreds I have bought.
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Any additional comments?
Not trying to harp on this ONCE again, but this trend of people POORLY rating audiobooks that came out less than 2-3 hours ago is RIDICULOUS! Not only is it UNFAIR & MISLEADING to the publishers, the Audible site, the author (likely trying to support themselves financially)...but MOST importantly, us the CONSUMERS.
I listen to around 4-5 audiobooks from Audible PER week, so I understand getting a DUD of an audiobook now and then. With Audible's No-Hassle Return Poiicy in effect, there is NO reason to poorly review a book based simply on first impressions, and that you have NOT completed (since cramming a 6+ hour audiobook into 1-2 hours is impossible last time I checked).
If you are like myself, the most IMPORTANT aspect of whether I use a hard earned credit on an audiobook, is BASED on the REVIEWS...There is a reason Audible's rating sytem is starred in 3 distinct areas; to allow a FULL and knowledged review of the ENTIRE production. There is NO star-rating category for anything like "first minute impressions" or "How good was the INTRO" lol. If you dont like the book after an hour, FINE. If you know the narrator isn't great early on, FINE. But don't come handing out ONE-STAR ratings in categories you HAVE ZERO ground to give out...you MIGHT be able to rate the "perfomance" but your creidbility to rate the Overall & Story categories is NULL in any case...because you did NOT finish the BOOK!
FYI - As to NOT be partial in my rating of this title, I will update and provide a FULL REVIEW once I have completed this title. But something had to be said about the unfair, early reviews posted for so many new books lately :)
212 of 247 people found this review helpful
If you could sum up The Last Town in three words, what would they be?
When I read the first book I was completely bowled over by it. It was so consuming, different from anything I had ever read before. I eagerly awaiting the next book but found it very disappointing as a lot of the book just reiterated what had happened in the first. The third book however did not do this, it just carried on from the second and I enjoyed it immensely, straight down to business. So basically you have to read the books in order otherwise you will not be able to follow the story.
What did you like best about this story?
The whole concept and the humane emotions involved. What would you do in this situation.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
The end, where you realize there could yet be another book.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It is full of intense emotions.
Any additional comments?
If you read the first and enjoyed it but found the second disappointing as I did, do not hesitate to read the third it is much better thought out. I also hope there will be another book but hopefully a bit longer in length.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Was not sure at the first of these books but got totally hooked and now will be watching for another in the series. Want to know what happens next!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Brilliant. Absolutely loved it. It had me wondering how it would end. Exciting and just trying to write a few more words about a book that I really enjoyed.
I Loved all three books. I'm not usually a sci fi thriller fan great read !!