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Excellent overall.

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Reviewed: 07-06-2020

Gripping, bleak, emotional and powerful. I'd suggest this to fans of crime fiction in general and fans of character driven material.

A Very Distinct Decline.

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

Reviewed: 30-03-2020

Give this one a pass. I really liked Dune, tolerated Messiah and liked CoD. God Emperor, however, is worse than each and every one. There are few characters and none of them are interesting. There's not much of a plot, and none of it is interesting. Gone is the Dune you loved. Pretend it ended with CoD.

A Must Read For Mythology fans

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Reviewed: 28-07-2019

Short, engaging and straddling the line between familiar fables and ancient mysteries, this is the best telling of Norse myths I've heard yet. Gaiman makes it tragic, humorous and powerful in equal turns.

Not really worth the time

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-04-2019

I struggled to finish this one, despite it's reputation as a classic. In story design and character interactions it is decidedly modern and easy to follow which is a plus. In terms of tone it goes from the ridiculous to the blackly humouous to the just black. The audiobook has an OK performance, but there's not a lot of character put into each voice and limited value added. It's not a short read, and there are better books to spend the time on.

A Bleak and Magnificent Conclusion

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-03-2019

Decades from now the First Law will be noted as one of the great works of the 21st century. It is darkly insightful, humorous and emotional all at the same time. The world building is fine, and plot is airtight and the performance of the audiobook by Pacey is as good as a reading can get.

A Nearly Perfect Modern Novel

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Reviewed: 22-01-2019

It's low-fantasy meets Western. Red Country rewards long time First Law readers, but is an excellent stand alone book as well. Stephen Pacey does an incredible job as a narrator. The best I've heard. If you want a thoughtful, adult book, I highly suggest it.

A fantastic book and audiobook

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-2019

You can't fault Pacey's delivery, the story is bleak and darkly humorous. if you've read other Abercrombie previously, this is one of his best. if you haven't, it's a great standalone and a fine addition to The First Law world. This is, without a doubt, one if the best fantasy books ever written.

Not worth the money

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

Reviewed: 08-05-2018

Basically, Sinek doesn't know what he is talking about. Sinek talks about biology without an understanding of biology, history without an understanding of history and extrapolates it all past any point of potency. Maybe his point is good, but his argument and reasoning isn't.

I don't know who would like this, but I didn't

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-04-2018

I've read and enjoyed Murakami before, but I struggled to get through or care about the events and characters in this story. The story is a confused jumble of boring side stories and pointless main story centred around a boring protagonist. It is, in all fairness, performed well.

Pretty interesting ideas, but a lot of rehashing

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-03-2018

Having read Sapiens before this I found a lot of the material to be a rehash or review of material presented in that book. There are some new ideas presented and if you liked Sapiens you will probably like this. That said, the book probably wasn't worth the money.