Audiobook Review

The Children of Men

By
P.D. James
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Performance
Overall
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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

An Understated Yet Well Crafted Dystopia

THE BIRDICT

💜 I went into this having seen the film adaptation and thinking the book would be the same. It's not. Not even slightly. Well, slightly. The point is, you have to go in without preconceptions. Clear Clive Owen from your mind.

💚 The premise of the book is excellent. Brilliant. And the beginning throws you in at the deep end. Lovely.

🧡 Overall this is well crafted, with detailed, expansive world building However, the pace was a bit too slow, with description at the expense of action. As a fan of dystopian fiction, I enjoyed this, but it's not for everyone.

💛 The premise is very similar to The Handmaid's Tale. As though ready by the Earl of Grantham.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

Daniel Weyman's smooth, deep voice and BBC British accent is somehow reassuring. It's sort of like dystopia by way of Downton Abbey, minor pauses and subtle tonal shifts doing a lot of heavy meaningful lifting.

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No spoilers for this one. Maybe next time!
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The Children of Men

THE BLURB

In the year 2021, the world is a bleak place where all human males have become sterile, and no child can ever be born again. Civilization is giving way to cruelty and despair, and historian Theo Faron has nearly resigned himself to apathy. Then he is asked to join a band of revolutionaries--a move that may hold the key to humanity's survival.