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If you could sum up Executed in three words, what would they be?
Thrilling, absorbing rollercoaster, with an ending that does not disappoint - even better than the first in the series. Most audiobooks have periods in which I lose concentration / drift for a bit before the action resumes - not this book, I was hooked from start to finish - and I defy anyone to guess the ending.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Loved them all - rarely for a book there are 4 equally strong, appealing lead characters but if I had to choose I have a huge girl crush on Saffi - a great mix of stroppiness and vulnerability, with raw honesty thrown in.
Which character – as performed by Carl Prekopp – was your favourite?
Carl's narration is superb and does this excellent story justice. They are all believable, But Ben Ryder is particularly appelaing as voiced by the narrator. But then I also loved Harry, Emily, Ben and Miri.. Even Roland was flawed but convincing.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Absolutely yes! I resented the time spent away from it then was so sorry to finish it quickly. Prepare to put your life on hold for a while - if you start you will not want to stop.
Any additional comments?
This series would make a great introduction to audiobooks for those new to the genre. The narrator has perfect comic timing, great vocal pace and extraordinarily clear characterisation.
19 of 20 people found this review helpful
Wow - this book was amazing, I couldn't stop listening. A huge leap from Book 1. A super-tight plot, excellent character development and wonderful humour which had me laughing out loud. I listened to it in 2 days and hated that it was coming to an end. And what an ending, didn't see it coming at all. I can't wait for Book 3, I hope there's more than 3.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Simply brilliant. The author's deep understanding of human nature and mastery of dialogue = a riveting tale. Book 1 was great and I doubted the second book could be better. I was wrong. It's rare for an author to craft a story where the reader feels like they're right there, alongside the characters. I felt like I knew all the characters and cared what happened to them. I also felt like I understood them. The narrator was perfect. Too often a story is ruined by poor delivery. Carl Prekopp goes on my top 5 narrator list. Such a rare pleasure.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
What did you love best about Executed?
The performance by RRH is amazing. His consistency and ownership of the various ongoing characters is the true highlight of this series. His voicing of Mother, and indeed all the female characters, is truly impressive.
What other book might you compare Executed to and why?
This is a very much a natural progression of the first book of the series.
Have you listened to any of Carl Prekopp’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
The Extracted, and several other speculative fiction works. This one is simply outstanding!
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The resolution is fascinating.
Any additional comments?
I simply hope the series continues. Not totally highest marks, as there is some repetition here, and it ran abit longer than it needed to IMHO. Aside from that, this is a brilliant offering. Highly recommended!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful