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Short, but good.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-2021

Love this series. Have all the paperbacks but do like listening to these. Perhaps would be better value if they combined a few books together to get closer to a "proper" book length.

Truly a classic

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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: 08-01-2021

I have read the paperback version of this book many times and I always get something new from it. It is not my favourite Heinlein novel - "The Moon is a harsh mistress" is. However, "Stranger in a strange land" has a lot going for it. Although some of the technology has been overtaken by current events, it rises some important social questions and Heinlein easily switches from right-wing to left wing ideas. Some of the dialogue is a bit clunky, but overall well written Well worth a listen, if you remember that it was written in 1961.

Very detailed space sci fi

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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: 19-12-2020

Never read/listened to anything by this author and I was very pleasantly surprised by this title. The author takes a great deal of care explaining the science behind the fiction in this story, which I personally like. The characters are also well detailed and the plot develops nicely. Will have a look at other titles by him.

Quality thriller

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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: 19-12-2020

Harlan Coben always seems to turn out good mystery books. This is no exception. A couple of stereotypical characters in a midst of otherwise well-drawn characters and a plot full of twists and turns.

Very mixed

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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: 10-12-2020

With any collection you expect some great, some middling and some not-so-good. John Scalzi in my opinion can do no wrong and I bought this book because he was in it. A couple of other stories were pretty good and to be honest a couple I had to abandon, which is very rare for me. Anyway, it's a good way to check out new authors to see if you like them or not. But again, I'm others will like the stories I didn't.

Authentic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-11-2020

I'm not usually a fan of Australian novels about the "bush", but this looked interesting. So glad i bought it. I've been out a lot in the area described by the author and the characters, places and climate ring very true. However, authenticity isn't good enough to hold your interest, whereas this book also has a good plot and some interesting characters. The descriptions of the shops and bush firemen were spot on. Highly recommended.

Good Space Opera

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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: 13-11-2020

I also read the first book and this is a worthy follow up. Quite enjoyed this book but don't know if I would go any further in the series after this.

Good mix of humour and hard Sci Fi

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-2020

This eries does a good job of combining military Sci Fi with a bit of humour - always difficult to do. Well written and performed. Liked it.

Really good thriller

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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: 11-11-2020

Really kept my attention. Well above your run of the mill thriller. Well written and good performance from the narrator.

Interesting Scenario

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-2020

I very nearly didn't buy this book, but was very glad I did, I love Peter Clines, but the plot, basically "Zombies in space" looked a bit cheesy. However, this well written and far from the usual walking dead shockers. Interesting plot, good characters and a good performance from the narrator. Well worth a listen