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The Sky Above

 

Written by: A.G.R. Goff
Narrated by: Andrew James Roberts
Genres: Dystopia | Science Fiction
Published: 17th of January, 2021
Length: 7 Hours 19 Minutes

 

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In the year 2021, a religious civil war rocks the world, destroying civilisation and pitting Muslims against Christians. Fear rules as looters and rapists control the streets, and people are killed for nothing more than the colour of their skin. Those who survive are left to starve to death or die from lack of clean water.

Brought together by the cruellest of fates, two schoolmates, Mark and Ben - one Christian, one Muslim - band together in a desperate quest for survival. Not knowing whom to trust or what the future holds for them or humankind, they try to stay alive while caring for Ben's little sister, until a chance encounter changes everything.

 

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Reviewed: 2021-03-16

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Couldn't Get Into It
All things being equal, The Sky Above by A.G.R. Goff sounded like it'd be right up my alley. Post-apocalyptic sci-fi generally appeals to me... but this I couldn't get into. There wasn't anything particularly "wrong" with the story as such, but I found I really didn't care about the characters.

After a religion-fuelled war that sees nukes detonated in major cities, two friends come together in a bid to survive what comes next. Again, I couldn't find myself connecting enough with them to care to get involved in their fate.

I gave this a few days off, listening to some other things to see if my mind would change. I hoped I'd feel it calling me back to find out how it all ended, but in the end, I moved on.

Narration by Andrew James Roberts is solid enough. I don't think it was the characterisations that held me back on this one.

TL;DR - I couldn't get into to.


I was given this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. I have not let this gift affect nor influence my opinions of this audiobook and have left an honest review.

 

 

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