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Excellent personal narrative history

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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: 02-09-2020

A very personal war history that is still informative and broad enough in scope to give a real understanding of the larger battles and war. I bought this already understanding something of the author’s Aussie blokey schtick, so I can’t really fault the performance, but it was must be noted that the book skirts close to the edge of what is bearable (for me) in that respect. Nonetheless it was an engaging story well performed; I would buy another buy this author in the audible range.

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One decent twist only.

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

Reviewed: 13-01-2020

I found this book, particularly its characters, to be maddening in too many instances for it to be truly enjoyable. The story and its “twists” were often predictable and the resolution bordered on trite. On the other hand, the writing was often very good and the performance excellent.

A must read

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

Reviewed: 23-12-2019

This book was fabulous and horrifying in equal parts and I highly recommend it to pretty much everyone. My only quibble is the author’s use of accents, which made my brain bleed and caused a 1 star deduction.

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Excellent podcast investigation

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 02-12-2019

Probably the only issue I had with this was that I prefer longer episodes. The story was excellent and very well presented. Great investigative journalism. The phone logs win again! Shades of Susan Simpson for all you Undisclosed listeners.

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Highly recommended

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-2019

i loved sapiens, i found it hugely interesting and thought provoking, as well as generally enjoyable in a narrative/performance sense. I didn't love the next book, but that is *groan* another story.

too preachy to get above 3 stars

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

Reviewed: 01-08-2019

i loved sapiens, i found it hugely interesting and thought provoking, as well as generally enjoyable in a narrative/performance sense. this book, whist also well written/presented was tediously preachy and repetitive, to the extent that i couldn't finish it and gave up just over half-way through.

absolutely brilliant story and narration

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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: 01-08-2019

I loved this story: the narrative, the pacing, the POV characters and all the secondaries, just loved it. The Axis of Time remains one of my top 3 most often re-read series - Zero Day Code is on track to join it Additionally, this has converted me to audio novels - I've previously been 100% bio/history/podcast in my listening tastes - but the narration of this book was insanely good. This means that now - in addition to reading everything JB writes - I'm going to be listening to every word ever spoken by rupert degas. Thanks. Next!