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Commune: Book Four

Commune Series, Book 4
Auteur(s): Joshua Gayou
Narrateur(s): R.C. Bray
Durée: 22 h et 7 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (51 évaluations)

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Description

The philosopher asks: "Faced with the mutually exclusive choice between moral principle and the survival of your family, which is the correct path?"

Philosophers love to pose such questions, and in the day-to-day struggle, such thinkers rarely attain to a level of relevance rivaling that of the simple hunger pang. Their careful considerations dissipate under the leveled gun.

We do not feel their disapproving gaze when The Others draw near.

When the world sends doom, the survivors do not hesitate.

The survivors do what is necessary.

©2018 Joshua Gayou and Blue Heron Audio (P)2019 Joshua Gayou and Blue Heron Audio

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Au global

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Histoire

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars

three for story

three stars for story on account of the flailing manner the Jake character was built up to be a mythic messianic character but is never explored far enough. you're constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop. you could make the argument that Clay was ultimately the pivotal character and you see an arc with him.......but still. I'd expected more. particularly on account of the authors note in front of book three.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Indescribably great!

Joshua Gayou weaves an amazing story. I was elated, sad, anxious, angry. This book is full of unexpected action, twists and turns, emotional upheaval. On the edge for all 4 books.
I devoured all 4 books in 10 days and wish they hadn't ended.
It was so refreshing to listen to a book that made me think very hard on so many levels.
Bravo JG!!!
And RC Bray...it's hard to describe perfection.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Amazing

One of the best book series I’ve ever read or listened to. Fantastic performance by R.C. Bray.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

as always RC Bray kills it

I love this series and it's mainly because of the performance of RC Bray makes the characters as always seem real. and the entire Series has a tiny bit of Comedy thrillz Touch of Romance and a hell of a lot of action definitely gets all five from me

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

amazing series, a must listen.

Joshua Gayou is a brilliant writer and equally amazing is RC Bray, such a pleasure to listen to

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Great Book!

This book has everything! You will laugh, be scared, be sad, be mad at the author and at the end you will want more.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

What a surprise series

Im so grateful that I gave this series a chance.
What a buried treasure.
10/10

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  • Au global
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  • Robert
  • Southfield, MI, United States
  • 2019-05-16

Disappointing Conclusion to the Series

I really liked the first three volumes, but this final outing was quite a mess. Lots of extraneous new characters to keep track of with stories that don't move the plot. Jake's actions become very erratic. There seems to be something missing in the final chapters as there is a big unexplained time jump. For an author who has had lots of detail and nuance the slap dash finish with little explanation just seems lazy. It's like the author was bored with the subject and wanted to just give us a bone to wrap it up. He promised that we would get some more backstory on Jake that never appears.

On the plus side RC Bray is outstanding as usual. He is always spectacular at giving each character their own very consistent voice. I loved the nuance he supplied to Clay's character especially how he performs the "huh?" affectation that he often tosses off.

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Tina
  • 2019-05-16

WTF Happened????

I'm going to start off by saying that the first 3 books were completely and utterly, truly satisfying, they were awesome, and I personally ate it up, killing each book in a day, easy, but this last one was a tragedy. This series ending the way it did made me sick, literally, it was like all the way through books 1-3 he set up each character with their own back stories, personalities, day to day lives etc etc and then in book 4, he changed everything about almost everyone, their whole beings just flipped. 3 examples.. Jake, Gibbs and Amanda, oh the difference was unbelievable and sad, just the decisions that Jake made while in the house with Clay, his whole disappearing act, yeah right, there is no way in hell, Jake would not have just disappeared, not like that, his whole personality, his whole nature, up to that point screamed otherwise and that whole scene makes my point for me.... But anyway, yeah I get who Jake was, and I don't think he was a sociopath or psychopath like some people are saying, I think the world turned him into someone you didn't want to fu** with and he was willing to do what it took to get the solution he desired so his people didnt have to, so they could sleep at night and not feel what he did. The whole book was a sh** show build up, and the ending feel so flat I just couldn't believe that the same person wrote the other 3 books. I don't no, I'm no book reviewer, I'm just telling you what I feel and damn if I don't feel robbed. I cared about these characters, truly cared about them and to me he might as well have murdered all of them, because that's what it feels like. There was no closure here, no ending, no resolve and it sucks that this great writer just killed his book like that, it's so typical anymore, this is how it always ends up. I don't no what else to say. Read and decide for yourself.... P. S. R.C Bray was truly amazing as always, he is the only reason I gave this book an overall 3 star because yes his performance was a solid 5....

39 personnes sur 43 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-05-13

eh

really didn't tie up any loose ends about Jake. very disappointing ending. very predictable and unexpectedly boring

27 personnes sur 30 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Sirma M. Tzoutzova
  • Usa
  • 2019-05-11

Not the same as the previous books

a little too much rambling from just a few of the characters and not enough insight into what others were thinking

19 personnes sur 21 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Matthew Willis
  • 2019-05-17

WTH Happened?

I was completely emersed in the story and expected a truly epic ending based on the author's commentary after book 3. Instead, there were so many lose ends and such a lackluster ending, I was reminded of so many TV series that had to end abruptly because they were cancelled. Please tell me you decided to write in a book 5 in order to execute an ending to the awesomeness of the previous 4 books' story lines!

16 personnes sur 18 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lisa Jordan
  • 2019-05-17

A bit of a let-down (spoilers)

As many others have said, the ultimate conclusion was disappointing at best. It felt slapped together and rushed, like the author was up against the publishing deadline and still had no idea how to wrap things up. Actually, the whole book felt different than the others. Unnecessarily long stretches seemed devoted to channeling as much "Negan" into Clay as possible, particularly the flowery/vulgar pontification. I honestly kept hoping that Otter & Co. was going to show up. There was a missed opportunity for a huge set-piece battle there that would have been an epic ending. What we got felt less intense than some earlier skirmishes. And Jake? Well Jake turned out to be the biggest disappointment of all.

21 personnes sur 24 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Bill
  • 2019-05-09

Disappointed

First three books were great and when I heard book four was coming I thought, awesome were gonna get some closure and answers with certain characters. But sadly the story seemed drained and predictable in some aspects and in some ways no sense in others. R.C. Bray's performance really kept me pushing through. Overall a good story and worth keeping in your library...if not just to hear Gibbs.

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  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Cave Dweller
  • 2019-06-03

Skip this one, you wont miss much.

R.C Bray, as always is one of the very best. My dislike of this book has nothing to do with Brays work.

I was a big fan of the first 3 and couldn't wait for book 4. Of the 4 this is my least favorite.

1) way way to much time spent elaborating the finer details and inner workings of people that don't really matter to the story. especially the people you want miss when they are gone.
2) several times I wondered if i could just skip this chanter and figure out what happened later.. i could have skipped half the book i think.
3) I don't really shy away from foul language per say, I have had lots of friends in the service and I think the Joshua Gayou nailed Gibbs in terms of how solders talk. but the level and volume of foul language in this book seemed forced to me and kind of made the whole thing seem not real? I just thought it was over the top.
4)with the exception of a couple of unexpected deaths, this was all really predictable.

I really like Joshua Gayou and I hope whatever comes next recaptures the magic of the first 3 books.



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  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • GregOn2Wheels
  • 2019-05-12

The Joke Is On The Listener

I haven’t felt as betrayed by an author since Thomas Harris turned Clarice into a cannibal in Hannibal.

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  • Au global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Richard
  • 2019-07-26

Not as good as the others, but still enjoyable

As others have said, this is the weakest of the series. Gayou gets way too wordy for my taste, and I found I was skipping ahead a lot, especially in the middle third of the book or so. This book could have been quite a bit shorter and it probably would have been more enjoyable. There was just too much filler.
That being said, the 'meat' of the book was very good. It showed how far people would go to protect their own, and there isn't always a 'right' or 'wrong' answer. If someone came to you and tried to force you to figure out a way to feed both of you, and they will just take your resources if you can't figure it out in a week, and you end up removing that person from the equation because you know you would both end up starving if you were to share your resources, who is wrong in that instance? The person forcing themselves upon you to share a resource that you know there isn't enough of, or you for 'removing' that person from the equation? You're both trying to take care or yourselves; what would you do?
This is the overriding theme of this book; who's right? Who's wrong?
There have been several reviews here that complained that the characters weren't acting 'as they should'. I don't see that. The two factions' characters changed some, sure, but they changed based on their circumstances. However, their underlying personality was still there and would come through often. Other reviewers have also complained that the ending is 'open'. Well, of course it is. The characters in the book are still going on with their lives. How would you end it differently? Yes, there are still some unanswered questions, but not nearly what other reviewers are saying if you're astute enough to pick up the subtleties.
So, long and short: No, this isn't as good as the other books, but it is still worth a listen, albeit with some skipping here and there.
Of course.....RC Bray is absolutely brilliant in his performance.

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