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Oh dear good start but too long full of stereotypes

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

Reviewed: 28-11-2019

I hate it when i can recite the next words before the character does.
Sank into stereotypical repetitive mismash which felt like weak attempt to fill up the pages. Also was not a fan of this curly girlie or her bimbo characterised blokes

Totally absorbed by its candor

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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: 26-11-2019

I was unexpectedly drawn into this book. I’m an older reader and I find most material trivial. This however, was to me, full of honest discussions of real life, mixed with a heartfelt understanding revaling things i have seen a thousand times but never really ‘seen’. It’s rare for me to find a book worth finishing but this was one of them.
Perhaps, I do think you need to reach a certain age where it is most valuable but it is nevertheless provoking and well told. The ‘voices’ were wonderfully engaging and I compliment the reader for such a beautiful portrayal

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Was it just me or did this ramble.

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

Reviewed: 20-11-2018

Got lost several times despite it being a very simple narrative because I think I became bored often. Did not enjoy the characters or their problems and knew the outcome way back in the early chapters.
I hope im not being too harsh because i did finish it although really still don’t know why I persevered

Good rollicking story full of red hereings

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

Reviewed: 18-03-2018

Good rollicking story full of entertaining red herrings and new characters. But oh god was I was so sick of that O’mara Irish accent, soooo annoying with its repetitive rhythm that really isn’t accurately Irish.

Better than most

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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: 23-02-2018

I enjoy this series as an easy listen along while being busy but this book tested the grey cells a bit more. Great references to the monarchy without claiming true stories or not. Interedting plots of intrigue and less who donit than a host of strange events including the very humourous monster invention that takes grest turns showing just how well the chinese whisper can work.

Good rollicking story

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

Reviewed: 28-04-2017

I always enjoy an old fashioned lord of the manor story and this one is peppered with interesting characters that run close to the reality of the times. But it is fiction, how we would have like it and been inspired by it.

Story about bullies in the schoolyard

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-2016

What disappointed you about Dawn of Wonder?

Unbelievable, long boring recitations of repeating events, only one short excerpt almost breathed life into it. I perservered to the second book, but would rather sit in the cold rain than finish it.

What could Jonathan Renshaw have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Used some imagination

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Tim Gerard Reynolds?

no problem with him, although he had notjhing interesting to work with

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Dawn of Wonder?

Gosh, at least 3/4 of the 'school' scenes. I lost interest in the lead character altogether, just same old sad sack line over and over.

Any additional comments?

There is nothing fantasy about this book, most could be a scene in any town.

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