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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, reasonably easy to follow

  • By Robo on 27-06-2019

Interesting, reasonably easy to follow

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-06-2019

It was a good enough story, not outstanding. I think maybe I have read too many like this.

  • Skyward

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 949
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 897
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 897

Defeated, crushed, and driven almost to extinction, the remnants of the human race is trapped on a planet that is constantly attacked by mysterious alien starfighters. Spensa, a teenage girl living among them, longs to be a pilot. When she discovers the wreckage of an ancient ship, she realizes this dream might be possible - assuming she can repair the ship, navigate flight school, and (perhaps most importantly) persuade the strange machine to help her. Because this ship, uniquely, appears to have a soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He’s done it AGAIN!

  • By Oliver on 16-11-2018

Nicely wrapped up story<br />

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-06-2019

I think this is a young adult book, but it was fine for an old fart to read. Decent characters, good pace, nice reveals.

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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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5 out of 5 stars

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 1,339
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250

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 5,902
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    5 out of 5 stars 5,602
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,591

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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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

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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  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very satisfying conclusion

  • By Robo on 19-02-2019

A very satisfying conclusion

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5 out of 5 stars

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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  • 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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4 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 248
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 234

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....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Impossibly Repetitive

  • By Anonymous User on 03-10-2018

Certainly an unusual read

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4 out of 5 stars
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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 814
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    5 out of 5 stars 766
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 761

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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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

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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4 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