By

Read By

Finty Williams

Length

13 hrs and 3 mins

Audiobook Review

The Girl with All the Gifts

M.R. Carey

Overall
Performance

Unforgettably brilliant.

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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed, 

Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects

STAR RATINGS GUIDE

THE BIRDICT

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I have always loved a good post apocalyptic tale and this didn't disappoint. The characters really made this book special and thought provoking.

I spent my time changing my mind as to whether Melanie was or wasn't a threat, grappling with the wrongs and rights of it all.

SQUAWKING THE TALK

Finty Williams does an excellent job with every character and differentiates them well.

SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO...​​

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As for the ending, I am completely conflicted. On the one hand it was the end of the world as we know it(!) and it was thoroughly creepy but there was something of an upside given that it was an evolution of sorts.
 
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ABOUT

The Girl with All the Gifts

THE BLURB

Not every gift is a blessing.

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her 'our little genius'.

Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh.

Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favourite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up.

Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

Emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end, The Girl with all the Gifts is the most powerful and affecting thriller you will listen to this year.