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Would you listen to The Last Man again? Why?
This is a great book, although the tempo of the story itself is slow. But it’s never boring, it paints the scenes in your mind. And there are such wonderful sentences. Meticulous literary artwork, put together neatly and perfectly as a Swiss watch. You can only marvel at the intricate mechanics.
These are sentences you want to remember, but can’t because there so far & above daily communication.
The audio book is read by Barnaby Edwards, a true artist of the trade. I bought a few books, based on that instead of on knowing the writer or the book. And the best narrator for this book’s masterful literary artworks.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
quite possibly the worst book I have ever listened to, I got this after listening to Frankenstein read by dan stevens, if you are tempted to do the same just no, don't do it to yourself it will drive you to insanity. 22 and bit hours of never coming to the point . You would think a book of this length would have well drawn characters a world you can believe in a plot to engage in, but no it has none of these things, the characters have all the substance and depth of stick figures, supposedly set in the future it makes no effort to show that things might have moved on from the time it was written we all still use horse drawn transport and gas lighting, the personalities of the main characters are almost non existant and none of them likable and the story is so boring and is more interested in the main character's political ambitions and paranoia than in actually moving forward, by the the time it starts to get to the point when the plague happens and the population of the planet stars to die off you wish you could be one of them. It does have one thing going for it though the narration is excellent. this is a poor excuse for post apocalyptic fiction a poor excuse for a book in general, my one big regret over this is that I waited too long to be able to return it so that I ended up waisting a credit.
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