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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Decent writing, interesting story, well read

  • By Robo on 21-02-2019

Decent writing, interesting story, well read

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 21-02-2019

Nice world, good characters, not predictable. My only complaint was it was a bit short.

  • Oathbringer

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book Three
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 55 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,128

From the best-selling author who completed Robert Jordan's epic Wheel of Time series comes a new original creation that matches anything else in modern fantasy for epic scope, thrilling imagination, superb characters and sheer addictiveness. Return to a planet swept by apocalyptic storms, a world tipping into war as aristocratic families move to control the shard blades and shard plates, ancient artefacts from a past civilisation that can win wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Goosebumps

  • By stephanie joanne on 20-11-2017

Just gets better and better

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-02-2019

Read this three times so far, same as the previous two. Love Sanderson, and Stormlight Archive. World building and characters are superb.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,669
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,370

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reindeer Flotilla Setec Astronomy

  • By Nicholas Hallam on 03-09-2017

Don't judge the book by the movie

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Reviewed: 19-02-2019

Wil Wheaton was perfect as narrator. I had misgivings after the movie but the book is really very good, love the old school pop culture and geek references, and still had a decent story wrapped around the outside.

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    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very satisfying conclusion

  • By Robo on 19-02-2019

A very satisfying conclusion

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Reviewed: 19-02-2019

I think this trilogy broke a few tropes, offered a few pleasant surprises, and was a good read along the way. There were no big loose ends and I enjoyed it second time around as well.

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    4 out of 5 stars 3
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  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty average, nowhere as good as the first

  • By Robo on 14-11-2018

Pretty average, nowhere as good as the first

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-11-2018

I really struggled to keep track of characters and events. Not keen to continue with the series. I may attempt a re-read just in case.

  • 1Q84

  • By: Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin (translator), Philip Gabriel (translator)
  • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
  • Length: 46 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver's enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 - "Q" is for "question mark". A world that bears a question....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Struggled to finish. Unnecessarily Long.

  • By Amanda on 25-09-2015

Certainly an unusual read

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-2018

An interesting story that slowly weaves the threads together, knowing a little of Japan helps.

  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 619

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A solid B

  • By Christopher Edwards on 08-10-2018

Awesomeness continues

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Reviewed: 04-10-2018

Some complaints were raised about the lack of Joe and Skippy but a great volume.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not entirely sure what happened

  • By Robo on 20-09-2018

Not entirely sure what happened

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-09-2018

People kept getting killed then weren't, everyone turned on everyone. It was confusing and weird

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 915
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    5 out of 5 stars 856
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 853

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Anonymous User on 11-01-2018

Nice finish to a good trilogy<br />

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Reviewed: 16-12-2017

Some complain about the pop culture references, I missed a few but I liked them.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,394
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So much better than I expected

  • By Rob on 13-09-2017

Bobilicious<br />

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Reviewed: 15-11-2017

Great concept, well written, fast paced, excellent performance. Looking forward to the next episode in bobiverse.

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