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Great<br />Great story and narration, bad formatting

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-2019

Story was fantastic but would have given 5 stars if it had an ending. Narration was good but was hard to get past her ridiculous pronunciation of "primer". The way the whole thing was put together was atrocious. It wasn't properly separated into chapters so there was chapters over 8 hours long. The last "chapter" was titled "End Credits" and had over an hour of story on it. Also the recording broke down into static in several places. It was wose than amateurish and I don't know how this passes quality control.

So, yes it's a great story but buyer beware.

Good book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-2019

Listen to that narraror and tell me that's not Morgan Freeman. Having Morgan narrating seems like a great thing... we've all seen Shawshank Redemption right? But when every character sounds like Morgan Freeman that starts to get a bit weird.

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5 stars from me

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-2019

Typical masterpiece from Richard Morgan. I love everything he does. I think that's all I need to say.

Enjoying the series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-08-2019

Enjoying the series but there were a few inconsistencies from the first book to this one. Not the place to say too much about it here but it was a bit clunky how he suddenly picked up new magic powers in this book that were completely absent in the first but it's written as if they were there all along.

Not a complete story - Just part one

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-2019

Slightly unsatisfied with the ending. Left with the need to buy the next book for closure on the story. I was really starting to get into the characters. Just be aware that it is not really a story in itself. It's part of a story.

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One of my favourite sci-fi books

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-2019

I read this book many years ago and it was responsible for making Joe Halderman one of my favourite authors. I have come back to it again after enjoying many of his other books. The narration was mostly good but the main character's American accent grated on me at first.

5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-01-2019

Awesome read as I would expect from Joe Halderman. He's the best! Great story and easier to follow than most sci-fi.

5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-2018

I really liked this book. I loved the characters and the history of Westeros. My only gripe is that it is not as long as the books in the ASOIAF series.

So happy that it's not narrated by Roy Dotrice with all his gross mispronunciations! Lloyd's relaxed style was great for bringing out the humour.

Wierd story

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-2018

I didn't love this story as much as some of this author's other classics.
The narrator is definitely very talented but I found the performance a bit too cartoonish. It could be argued that this is appropriate as lots of elements of the story are quite absurd but it didn't work for me.

Good story, good narration

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-2018

I really like the imagination of Joe Haldeman. There were a few ideas that didn't really hit the mark for me but overall I enjoyed the journey of possible future that the author provided. I have studied a bit of physics but I still didn't quite understand all of the concepts. It gets quite technical so be prepared to struggle a bit if you're not up to speed with that.

Narration was really good.