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Yet another brilliant Orphan X book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-02-2021

Gregg's words and Scott's voice together are a perfect combination, and this is just more proof of that. Evan is amazing as ever, his supporting cast are awesome, the villains kinda fall flat compared to earlier villains but they're worthy of the tale. That ending, though...

Horrible narration

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

Reviewed: 04-02-2021

I loved the show, so I'm sure there's really good story in here somewhere, but I couldn't hear it past the narrator's terrible performance. All her male voices sounded like the kind of voices kids do when they're pretending to be rich people but just end up sounding dopey. A real shame, this.

A slow start

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 31-01-2021

The first half was a little slow, but still interesting. The second half, though, was fantastic. It really does make you wonder how the hell he's still alive. And the love that he and Sharon have for each other is amazing. Well worth a read for fans and non-fans alike

Timeless classic delivered brilliantly

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Reviewed: 14-01-2021

Such a powerful story, and read so brilliantly by Tim Robbins, should be read by all. Whether here in audio format or wherever else you get your books, this is absolutely a must-read

Slow downhill slide

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-2021

What starts out as a thoroughly enjoyable insight into what it meant to grow up as Mariah Carey, complete with wonderful musical interludes, nosedives into self-congratulatory "I'm better than those divas because I did the right things" musings on legendary women in music and how she handled recording/performing with them "much better" than other, younger, divas

A middling sequel

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Reviewed: 17-12-2020

Wil Wheaton's narration was easily as good this time around as in RP1, and the story was mostly pretty good, but it was weighed down by FAR too much in-depth nostalgia and I often found myself losing focus when faced with the overly-intricately-described nostalgia trips. Although I'm not particularly sorry to have bought this, I could probably also have lived without it.

Utterly Beautiful

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Reviewed: 26-11-2020

I don't know which was more perfect, Trent's writing or Stig's reading, but I struggle to think of a better combination. Easily one of the best books I've read in a very long time, I can't recommend it enough

A corker of a read

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 27-10-2020

A wonderful collection of stories, giving insight into the ways policing has changed over the decades, and the ways it's still the same, for better or worse, but mostly for better

Joyous

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Reviewed: 25-09-2020

One of the best books I've ever read, and Wil Wheaton's performance only served to make it even better. A must-read, especially for those of us who grew up in the 1980s

A brilliant read!

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Reviewed: 24-08-2020

Although it was a little confusing at first, because I'd sometimes forget to pause while I processed the Wiradjuri language we're periodically introduced to, I ended up absolutely loving the book and cannot recommend it enough

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