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N. Hill

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Loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-10-2020

Loved it and want more! I’m so happy this was a full length novel. It went unexpected places. While everything wrapped up rather quickly, the ending made sense. I’m super eager to see where Dennis E. Taylor takes the Bobiverse next.

DNF

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-2020

Seems well written and the narrator did a good job but I just couldn’t get onto it. Considering how long it is, I’d hoped it would grab me right from the start. DNF.

Not the best but readable

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-2020

I found myself losing interest in this entry, and found the narrator’s tendency to quieten his voice a bit frustrating as I’d have to fumble to turn it up only to turn it down again straight after. The story itself was entertaining, but not as entertaining as the others. I’ve heard that this isn’t his strongest sequel, but it gets better, so I’ll definitely keep reading this series.

Very entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-11-2019

Aside from the narrator’s constant pronunciation of grimace as “grim-ACE”, he did a fantastic job with Abercrombie’s fantastic story. Highly recommended grimdark high fantasy.

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Basically a dude’s sexual fantasies in print

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-08-2019

I was hoping this book would evolve from a guy’s fantasy world where he’s irresistible to every woman alive and has a succubus and an angel panting after him. It lost me the moment Alex forbids Lorelai to have sex with other men while she is constantly (and I meant fricken CONSTANTLY) reassuring him to screw everyone because she’s a succubus and gets off on him getting off. Some of the sex scenes were hot but this book was more annoying and boring than I hoped.

Disappointingly uninteresting

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-07-2019

Worse than the second book, but at least now I can cross this series off my list. The audio is bad quality and the new narrator changed the main character’s accent from Irish in book 2 to a weird and inconsistent American southern accent. As McCaffrey stories go, which I usually love, plot-wise, this series was disappointingly uninteresting.

Satisfying end

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-2019

A satisfyingly end to the story. After realising that the narrator was far more interesting to listen to than my own brain, I listened to all three audiobooks in less than a week. I would have liked to have known more about the Others, but this still ended well and had me smiling.

Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 22-01-2019

James Clapper’s Facts and Fears chronicles fifty years of experience in the US intelligence field. For all it’s meaty topics, this book is very easy to read. One doesn’t need any experience in it to understand what Clapper is saying, especially when he outlines the rules and regulations that govern US intelligence practices. I would have thought some of these topics would be very dry and boring to read through (was alternating between reading a hard copy and listening to he audiobook), but I found it all really engrossing. This is especially true of the later chapters which are about the recent election and the Russian campaign to undermine the confidence of the US electorate in the processes and agencies that uphold US democracy. Great stuff!