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Ray Bradbury is a genius

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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: 29-06-2020

It almost reads like a video game, every problem the protagonists solve only leads to the next, greater problem. I cant praise this book enough. It's just one of those books that you pick up and cant put down.

A good, quick read that will keep you listening.

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

Reviewed: 29-06-2020

It seems like Chasing American Monsters is a fast reading A to Z of American Cryptids. It should be a learning experience for most enthusiasts. I imagine it covers almost all cryptids of the USA but that's all really. The stories are very quickly skipped over but the point seems to be more focussed on what has been seen without any great detail. I enjoyed it and I recommend it but it will leave you more curious than you were before you started listening. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Come on narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-09-2019

The stories were brilliant but those Australian accents were not researched. The guy sounded like Steve Irwin in South Park

Galilee cover art

Didn't think this would grip me like it did

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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: 30-07-2019

It's got some down time but this was a super interesting read. I actually loved it. It was unlike Clive to write something like this in comparison to other novels, firstly being written in first person but that's not taking anything away. In fact, that was where most of the interest lay. The guy reading it, Paul Hecht, was brilliant as well.

Don't understand the hype

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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: 30-07-2019

This was one protagonist I just couldn't relate to or enjoy. It had great moments where you felt like you were on a journey and then mostly, other moments, where you felt like you were humoring your drunk uncle at a Christmas party and waiting for something exciting to come along and save you. Alas, you're sober, bored and listening to some guy rattle off stories about how cool and funny he was in his hey day.

Clever cliff hanger

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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: 30-07-2019

This author, Jason Arnopp, is a clever writer but I won't go into why, it just surprised me the way this story came together. His main character is painfully arrogant and that is just another testament to his writing. Alister was just as annoying but I think that was unintentional. The story is funny, smart, interesting and at times, terrifying.

Great for behind the scenes stuff

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

Reviewed: 30-07-2019

Good stories about wrestlers, mostly from the 80's and 90's. Sean sure does love himself and seems to think he can almost do no wrong, I'm sure he'll tell you I'm wrong though. However, Sean is a great entertainer and his belief can come across as arrogant and smutty but it has helped him create a platform like no others. This book is about that and the great name's he's worked with. There's stories involving New Jack, Sandman, Scott Hall, Nash, Cornette, Bruno, Raven, Russo and many more within. Been a big fan of Sean's work and certainly consider myself a Kayfabe Commando. It was great to have this insight and a great read for those who love the industry and love go beyond the PG blanketed main shows.

Must read for any aspiring writer

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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: 25-07-2019

The perfect class amd perfect teacher for anyone hoping to better understand writing and looking to do their own. Lots of interesting anecdotes within as well

Listened to it three times this year

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

Reviewed: 15-07-2019

The Audiobook lacks the imagery of the book, however, it's the characters and the interviews of the people in the Black Metal scene that make this audio book so intriguing. From Venom and Bathory to Mayhem, Darkthrone, Emperor and Burzum, the bands, or more specifically the members stories, almost seem like fiction. The book itself documents a strange era in an ambiguous genre of music. Various members of various black metal bands portray their odd wisdoms, dangerously teetering mental states and gloomy outlooks on life. From start to finish, the minds of the Black metalers hook you and reel you in with stories of bickering, betrayal and murder.

Interesting twists and turns.

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

Reviewed: 18-06-2019

I really enjoyed this reading. One criticism for a brilliant performance, work on your male voice! Otherwise, as I said, brilliant. As for the story itself, it lacked a lot of true horror or, what makes me frightened anyway. Stephen King gave It high praise so who am I to judge. I just found it to be more of an account of a situation that I found myself easily lost in at times and distant at others. But I sound like I'm criticising too much when I enjoyed the characters and following along with Merry. Action from beginning to end which is a big winner. I wanna hang out with Ken too. Overall, I recommend.