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Interesting but predictable

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-01-2020

This was quite a good listen. I came in well into the series, but it didn't take too long to pick up the threads. The idea of a quirky Artificial Intelligence is not new and neither is a group of "dirty dozen" type space soldiers. Worked quite well though. However I got tired of the sequence. Unsolvable problem/disaster occurs: A.I. insults human: Human comes up with idea using a piece of technology: A.I. congratulates human: Unsolvable problem/disaster occurs: and so on.

Interesting take on this subject

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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: 12-01-2020

I listened to this all the way through although it was hard going at times. Quite an interesting viewpoint on violent crime, but very much biased in favour of the criminals. Not enough mention of victims. Would have been better without the music and a more detached and less of the over sympathetic view of some of the gang members involved.

Great series

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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: 30-12-2019

I read all these in the 70s and still have most of the paperbacks. Really classic theme of man searching for his long lost home world. Old style Sci Fi in the best sense of the term. They haven't dated as much as most of the work from this era. A little short, but a great listen

Good Crime and Sci Fi blend

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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: 10-11-2019

I really liked this audiobook. Well written and a good story, the characters were believable. Scenario reminded me a little of Heinlein's "The Moon is harsh mistress" , but it has a much different narrative. Also the crime area had a hint of Asimov about it. The science fact is quite interesting. A couple of holes in the plot, but this is well worth a listen,

Classic gangster story

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-2019

This is a little bit dated in parts - but it is a period piece. The movie is great, but the audio book fills in all of the details. The term "classic: is over used, but not in this case. Well worth a listen

Very atmospheric

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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: 06-08-2019

The dialogue in this book is exceedingly well written and really conjured up the flavour of the the Island. Characters were believable and interesting. Another example of the flawed/tortured detective but still well done. The narrator did a splendid job of the various accents/dialects involved. Just enough to differentiate the characters and their origins but not enough to make it difficult to understand. I became a little impatient at times when the background was being established and wanted to get to the murder investigation a bit more quickly. However, I can see how many people would think that this slow build up adds to the atmosphere and feeling of tension. Well worth a read.

Not in English

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

Reviewed: 28-07-2019

Wasn't obvious when I put this on my wish list that it was in German.Love this author, but will return book for an English version as my German is non-existent.

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Another gripping book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-2019

This series really gets a hold of you. Sean Duffy is a very flawed individual but you feel some sympathy for him and can admire his dogged determination. The background to the "troubles" is very well written, explains why things happened but doesn't get in the way of a fine procedural detective story. The narrator does a great job.

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 19-03-2019

I loved "No country for old men". I realise that I shouldn't expect a re run of that book, but I was exceedingly disappointed with this. I am sure that it is well written, but the story tends to ramble and lacks any pace or direction. This may be an attraction for some people but doesn't hold my attention. I am a couple of hours in and unlikely to finish the book unless I run out of other stuff to read or listen to. Thinking of returning this.

Sci Fi Road Trip

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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: 14-02-2019

Somehow I missed this book when it first came out. I think that Mr Foster is right up there with all of the Sci Fi greats. Really good premise that a family holiday WILL go wrong, but in this case in some different dimensions. Narration is great. Loved it