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Jack West Jnr & Scarecrow!

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

Reviewed: 30-07-2018

The 4th book in the Jack West Jnr series, this time Jack is in a tournament to save the world against the best of the best, including Shane 'Sacrecrow' Schofield from Matthew Reilly's others book series. Just like the other 3 this one is full of over the top situations and people and just like the other 3 I love it for that very reason! Leave your brain at the door (especially if you're a history fanatic like me) and just enjoy the ride. 5/5 love it and can't wait for the next book later this year (2018).

History Rome - Enhanced Edition

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

Reviewed: 22-11-2017

I’ve been listening to Mike Duncan for about 8 years and he is still amazing. He brings his knowledge and brilliant story structure from his History of Rome and Revolutions podcasts to a full novel. This book covers my favourite period of Roman history, the late Republic, and gives a full account of what happened leading up to the civil war between Caesar and Pompey. I recommend this book to everybody.

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Brilliant Sequel to Roma

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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: 31-07-2017

If you could sum up Empire in three words, what would they be?

Amazing, historical, brilliant

What other book might you compare Empire to, and why?

Roma, Empire is the sequel to Roma and you probably need to read/listen to it first

What does James Langton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He brings the language and people of Rome to life

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

More laugh than cry. Steven Saylor books always take me to ancient Rome

Any additional comments?

Get it, and let Audible know to put more Steven Saylor in their library

Amazing What If Scenario

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-07-2017

What did you like most about Red Storm Rising?

A very graphic and well thought out what if scenario of a war between the US/NATO and Russia/USSR

What other book might you compare Red Storm Rising to, and why?

Honestly don't have anything to compare it to

Which character – as performed by Michael Prichard – was your favourite?

Toland, he is thrown into a disaster and goes everything he can to get home

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I don't want to give anything away, but the first attack on the US convoy and the first attack on Iceland are sad

Indiana Jones 2.0

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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: 31-07-2017

Would you consider the audio edition of Seven Ancient Wonders to be better than the print version?

Yes and no. It is great hearing these characters come to life, but the book moves so fast that you can loose your place in an audio recording more than if reading it yourself

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jack West Junior of course! An amazing hero for the series, he can do almost anything but is still human

What does Sean Mangan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He help bring the action to life, he appears to understand how the listen would read the book themselves if that makes sense

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Some Things Can't Stay Lost

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Interesting Concept but Not Presented Overly Well

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

Reviewed: 13-02-2017

If you could sum up The Dispatcher in three words, what would they be?

Lack of Depth

If you’ve listened to books by John Scalzi before, how does this one compare?

First book by the author

Which scene did you most enjoy?

His recovery after being hurt near the end (don't want to give anything away)

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not really, short of confused I guess

Any additional comments?

Good concept, just quite poorly delivered I guess. He never explains why the phenomenon is occurring, it just is. The protagonist isn't really someone you ever get to truly know nor do you understand why he is constantly needed by the police, it's more a case they should be able to solve since the strange events around peoples deaths have been going on for quite a while. Brilliantly read by Zachary Quinto and would enjoy hearing him read another book.

Fantastic Review of the Greatest Latin 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: 13-02-2017

What did you like most about Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician?

The detail the author went into.

What did you like best about this story?

It is very well structured and detailed. You feel like you really get to know man behind the letters and speeches.

What does John Curless bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

A brilliant reading that will assist many people with the pronunciation of various Latin names and places

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did, however it is quite long

Any additional comments?

If you are a fan of Ancient History, Government History, or a Linguistic fan (Cicero is the regarded as the master of Latin) then this is the book for you

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Must Have for Egypt Fans/ Future Students

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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: 10-10-2016

As a current student studying ancient history this was a fantastic addition for me.

It would also be brilliant for anyone interested in learning more about one of the greatest civilisations of all time.

The lecturer is very knowledgable and engaging.

Easy 5 stars here.