I just finished listening to the third installment of the Commute audiobook series by Joshua Guyou. The entire series is outstanding and worth a listen. Plus, it’s narrated by R.C. Bray so how can you go wrong! Below you can read my spoiler-free Commune Joshua Gayou Review of the series.
Extremely Vague Synopsis
Commune revolves around a mysterious man named Jacob Martin. Together with a group of survivors, they form a community that tries to survive in a post-apocalyptic world.
Wait! Don’t go!
Yes, I get it, I just lost about half the readers at the word “post-apocalyptic” but bear with me. The book is so much more than that. It’s more about the human condition and how a group of people with completely different backgrounds can come together to form a new kind of family in a broken world.
Further separating the Commune books from similar end of days stories is a cast of strong characters that have the ability to reason! I know right? They actually think, approaching situations in logical ways. Which is unbelievably rare in this genre.
Joshua Guyou’s writing style is grounded in reality. He did a lot of research on the way his characters talk and it made all the dialogue “feel” real. Which snowballed into an even bigger feeling that each character was drawing their own conclusions and reacting to situations in their own unique way. Nothing felt like it was guided by Joshua’s imagination. It feels more like the story “Commune” actually happened and Joshua is just retelling the story to the masses.
Building the scene
Not to mention Joshua Guyou can depict a high-intensity action sequence better than almost any author I’ve listened to it. To be honest I usually zone out during action scenes of audiobooks. A lot of authors fails to set up a sequence clearly enough to understand where everyone is situated. When “stuff” finally hits the fan the sequences quickly fall apart. It’s not the case in Commune, parts of Book 2 actually had me on the edge of my seat!
It’s important to note that good writing in post-apocalyptic books is almost nonexistent. If you don’t believe me read my review on, “Going Home” I’m still recovering from that one.
Narration matters and R.C. Bray is one of the best at his craft.
Should you listen to the Commune Audiobook Series?
Yes. An emphatic yes! The story is outstanding. Together Joshua Guyou and R.C. Bray have created a world worth your time and attention. I listened to all three currently released books straight through and am eagerly waiting for the fourth and final installment in the story. Which is scheduled for release on May 10th, 2019.
When compared to other post-apocalyptic stories Commune ranks in near the top. I would place it up there with my other favorites in the genre, The Road by Cormac McCarthy and The Last Tribe by Brad Manual. I’ll even go as far to say If Book 4 concludes well the series may be standing alone at the top of my favorites list by mid-May.
New to audiobooks?
You can listen to Commune for free on Audible.com. All you have to do it sign up for Audible’s free 30-day trial. Once you’ve joined, you’ll get two book credits. You can use the credits to Buy Commune: Booke 1 and 2! Just click on the Audible banner on the right to get started.
Commune: Book 1-3
- Story - 10/1010/10
- Writing - 10/1010/10
- Narration - 10/1010/10
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