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The cover initially drew me in for this book, but it was the description that hooked me. The idea that water is a thing that isn't freely available was fascinating.
Matt Freeborn is a Wellar. It's his job to find clean water in a world devastated after a nuclear war. It's a thankless and deadly job. He is constantly on alert for road pirates, cannibals, mutants and even private armies, but the one thing he dreads above all are the distillers. These "people" literally drain whatever water a body holds and uses that as their water. Matt has never encountered these but on his current journey, he not only faces them, but he has to escape from them.
This. Was. Freaking. Awesome!!!! Not at all what I was expecting but absolutely brilliant. I love anything post apocalyptic or dystopian and this has a bit of both in it. It's also a really unique and entertaining story. I loved the overall Mad Max feel of the desert chases with the pirates, they were action packed and engrossing!
The plot was interesting and gripping. I absolutely hated the distillers yet they sent a shiver down my spine every time they were mentioned. They are a terrifying and quite disgusting thought but it added to the overall feel of the book.
The characters are all well written and developed and I loved each one. Matt is a no nonsense, kick ass man with a very cool weapon! He doesn't take any prisoners and isn't afraid to do what's needed!!
Everything about this entertained me and I really really hope we see more set in this world and these characters. It's a fast paced and delightful read and one I'd recommend highly!!
A.W. Miller did a great job with the narration. He had the right tone at the right time and was able to ramp up the tension when needed. I will have to check out more by this narrator!
*I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review, via Audio Book Blast. This in no way affects my thoughts."
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What made the experience of listening to The Weller the most enjoyable?
I really liked the story line. I thought it was interesting to listen to. Mark is a Weller. A Weller finds clean water for people after a nuclear war. It's a dangerous life for the Weller's on the road always looking for clean water and trading with the people that are left from the war. Mark has many run ins with the people he comes across. So the book never seems to really slow down.
This is a great book. I recommend listening to the Weller. Hopefully the author makes this in a series.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Weller?
When Mark had seen his friend in trouble and decided to enter into the fight to one save his friend. Than after to help his friend. Things got very crazy for a while. I was on edge when they were captured by the distillers.
What about A.W. Miller’s performance did you like?
Great voice for The Weller. I don't think I've heard another of A W Miller's performance's before. So this was new and different to me.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
When Mark runs into cannibals with his grandfather. I was sad that he was losing his grandfather but I felt his need to fight and take care of business when he got away from the cannibals.
Any additional comments?
I was provided this audio book at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot com
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