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- Listening Length: 7 hours and 47 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: AudioGO Ltd.
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 20 Oct. 2009
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002TSILX4
The Carbon Diaries 2015 Audio Download – Unabridged
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The author has possibly a prophetic vision of the future or she has simply thought about it all and realised that what she describes in her book about the UK government's response to Climate Change over the next few years is probably right on the money.
This is one of those books that should be compulsory reading for schools though it's also a good book for the older humans to delve into and it's funny throughout. A great gift for the kids or grandkids that isn't bowing to, in fact is the antithesis of, the Apprentice/X-factor culture that Britain has become.
The diary format can be used to such great effect (and within the dystopian YA genre: see Life As We Knew It: Our world ends tonight (The Last Survivors), a fantastic book) but here Lloyd seems to use it as an excuse for shallow, unimaginative writing. She also seems heavily influenced by the Adrian Mole books, lifting phrases like 'dead passionate kissing' which don't fit with the author's own style, such as it is.
I found it difficult to care about Laura, and agree with other reviewers that the 'street talk' was grating. The tone swung wildly between what the author seems to think 'the kids' talk like, and more straightforward language.
I'd have loved to have read this book written by someone better. Sorry, Saci!