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minds and bodies

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-2021

Interesting, occasionally tense and often fun space story. Enjoyable as an entertainment, but lots of things to think about at a deeper level too:: the hidden face of slavery, the definition of personhood,

interesting story set in challenging times

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

Reviewed: 09-02-2021

Interesting story about the early space era (1950s USA), set in an alternate history where a meteorite demolishes part of the country. As well as a space story, it's a challenging look at the sexism and racism of the times. Good story and characters, well-written, well acted.

Abridged and changed

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-09-2020

Performance was good but it is disingenuous to title this the same as the original book. It is not the same and leaves out some of the story's aspects that I like most.

this was so good

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-08-2020

This is speculative fiction of the space opera variety. I was looking for a good escape from everyday concerns and this really fit the bill! Well-written, good narrative, likeable characters, an internally consistent world view, adventures, diverse romance. I wish it was a TV program as well. I will be getting the next in the series for sure.

sweet. and a little bloodthirsty

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-04-2019

Well-characterised community of good people (umm, good beings of various sorts) doing action-packed things in interesting settings. Romance. Cute family. A cat and a dog. A sentient house. All performed in a soft Texas accent (I guess it's Texas, anyhow it's something regional I don't usually hear on tv). I look forward to the next in the series.

so happy this series is now available!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 21-09-2018

I like the concept of this series, the books, and the performance, and Charles Stross is a favorite author. The original issue of the series had books #1 and #4, but not #2 and #3, which I left a grumpy review about. Now they have come out as omnibus editions - this one is combined books #1&2 - , and I can binge-listen. Happy :)

continues to please!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-2018

Cato and Macro in the Middle East, just at the start of Christianity.Interesting historical backdrop as the characters continue to develop. They're currently negotiating a tricky point in their lives where Cato's growing capabilities begin to overtake his mentor's.

sweet!

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

Reviewed: 16-08-2017

A happy book, but not a Mary Sue. I liked the setting and the plotline, and the people were likable in a realistic way. (You know - you don't like all your neighbours, that would be way too Teletubbies. But they all have a place in your community.) And the puffin was way cute.

love the series and the people

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

Reviewed: 16-08-2017

Interesting time of history, interesting and likable characters, great adventures, not too grim, not flufffy. Perfect escapist listening!

character, history, action

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-06-2017

the beginning of a life's tale, as weedy new recruit Cato is mentored (at first unwillingly) by veteran Macro. An adventure tale which also gives a glimpse of a time in history that was marginal to the big events of the day, but turns out to be central to who we are now. (If 'we' is the anglophone world.)

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