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Aaron Lavack

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Only buy if you’re starting with this book.

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-06-2019

As with all Miles Cameron’s books, the story is pretty good. The period authenticity is even better. But I only know that because I went and read the book. This useless recording is unlistenable. If they’d used this narrator from the first book it might have been acceptable (he’s a two to three star reader), but changing from the much better reader in the previous two books destroys the experience. It’s like turning on your favourite show and finding they’ve replaced the whole cast and slashed the budget. It feels like an insult to get this after paying for something much better.
I’ve tried to find out why it happened, but haven’t been able to. I think it would feel like less of an insult if I knew why ;assuming there was some good reason). But, really, publishers should plan to avoid this sort of thing in advance.

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I am no longer capable of lying

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

Reviewed: 19-07-2018

Well, maybe not quite incapable. But it was a great book anyway! Sam is always coherent, and a lot of fun.i love his lack of interest in social norms.

Too good!

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

Reviewed: 17-09-2017

I couldn't stop listening! The narration was great, the plot, enjoyable, and the prose, transporting. If you love boardgames, I'm quite sure you'll love this novel. And if you don't, well - after this you'll probably want to. Right, I'm going to start on the next culture book.

Not a great place to start

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-09-2017

This a live recording of a retreat. It's worth getting if you've already read/heard the power of now, a new earth, and stillness speaks, but if not, those are better places to start.
For more frequent eggtart listeners, you'll probably enjoy this. It gives you a good sense of being there at the retreat and, as always he has some great insights to share (mixed in with ' new earth' levels of unfounded logical leaps). The good stuff is really good though :-)

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