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A great murder mystery read!

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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: 28-08-2020

Full of twists and turns that invite you in with your own theories until the end when all is revealed and you weren't even close. I loved the character development - teasing insights presented as the story develops.
Couldn't put it down until it was finished and immediately bought the sequel.

Ruined for me by the voice of Geralt.

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

Reviewed: 16-01-2020

Found this universe through Netflix's The Witcher. Cannot listen to the voice of the main character - sounds like an uneducated cockney with a bit of a list, racing to get his words out before they trip over his teeth.

Bought the Ebooks instead and up to the 7th book and quite loving the writing, the story and the world. And Geralt sounds just like he should.

Returning this.

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Another great series from Faith Hunter

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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: 23-01-2019

Great writing style, original plot lines, extremely well fleshed charachters, brought to life by an as always, excellent performance by Khristine Hvam.

Looking forward to the next book.

Tried hard to get through this

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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: 23-01-2019

The combination of clunky writing, excessive detail of irrelevant scenes, feeling of being in an RPG and the dull narration defeated my several attempts to get through this.

Six hours down and the thought of another 26 hours of trite scenes much of which was like revisiting other stories, was just too much for this little black duck.

Oops this is a LitRPG

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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: 27-10-2018

It's a great title, cool cover art and a neat concept, modern day fighter pilot crashes through a mystical barrier smack dab into an aeons long war with the central figure a now deceased God of War Ares, a bunch of Amazons and the bad evil hell spawn bent on over running and destroying mankind's last bastion of defence from sinking into a dark, short future.

The writing is not bad, the performance by Amen Taylor pretty good but I've never been into role playing games and the constant references to levelling up, gathering energy, power, etc to allow our hero to become the war god himself, and rebuild Ares' fortress to protect the ultimate weapon against the darkness is not m cup of tea.

I did finish the book because I rather liked the characters and wanted to see how they fared. If you are into RPG and like fiction written about them this is probably a series you will enjoy.

Young teen

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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: 28-01-2018

A new range of young teen & pre teen characters characters an interesting story bogged down in the never ending cycle of young Love. Only finished it because I love James Marsters reading.

Worth the Wait

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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: 23-02-2016

I've read all the books in this series including the on that follows this one. I had to wait until it was redone with the original narrator, James Marsters. I'm rather astounded that producers of audio books do not realise the importance of a narrator and that when they replace one mid series, they what they are doing is the equivalent of a replacing the entire cast in a TV show.
I am pleased that I got to listen to this one as I found the story line well written from a rather unique viewpoint. It's still Harry. He still gets into a heap of trouble and is saved by luck and friends as well as his skills but with the twist of having to operate under the laws of being a ghost.
As always the reader turns the book into a play and we hear our familiar characters come to life again.

Took a bit to get into this one

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

Reviewed: 23-02-2016

I thought this book began a little wobbly and repetitive and I almost abandoned it. However, there is a storyline here that one wants to follow and the reader has an enjoyable style.

Once I was into the story I began to feel my interest rise. On to the next in the series.

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Story line a little uneven

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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: 23-02-2016

I wanted to like this but found the story at times trite and rehashed from stories I've read before. Not a fan of societal condoned brutality and it was not particularly well written in this instance. Perhaps the storyline improves through the series but not enough here to tempt me further.

Unique voice for a different story

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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: 23-02-2016

An enjoyable plot with an imp as the heroine? Different and well written. The major character demonstrates the desire for the wrong behaviour but has allowed her nature to be harnessed to remain living on Earth.
The reader has a voice that is very well suited to the character and is reasonably good at differentiating her characters.
The writing is and plot line is quite good.