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Not much factual content

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-2020

I felt like it was a bit of a philosophical attempt to feel good about things without much justification. The wild sci fi speculation about the future towards the end also missed the mark for me.

Maybe the peak of the series?

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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: 18-09-2020

A lot of fun, a bit of filler but still lots of action. I think the author seems to have gained in confidence and is certainly very comfortable with the work at this stage.

What an epic tale

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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: 17-08-2020

Huge scope, hard to believe such a long book could be so enthralling right to the end.

Entertaining and stimulating

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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: 19-10-2019

This was a week researched book but it also manages to be very entertaining and interesting as well. Annabel Crabb has a great voice for narration and I am glad it was read by the author. Not a particularly short book but I found myself surprised and a little disappointed when it finished.

Had to finish the series but became a drag

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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: 24-09-2019

I found the story got a bit too into high fantasy and was also a bit hard to follow as an audio book. Jumped around all over the place and had very little action. A bit unsatisfied in the end but glad I listened all the same.

Incredible human being but...

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

Reviewed: 17-08-2019

Dick Meadows clearly led a remarkable life and did many incredible things but unfortunately the book seemed superficial on both the military and the personal aspects of his life. There's not much point saying "there were all kinds of amazing discussions but these cannot be recounted here".

A bit predictable but fun

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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: 09-08-2019

The series has always been an over the top space opera and this installment is no different. It is mostly fun but somehow the emotional rollercoaster is becoming a bit tiresome for me. I like some of the new characters coming through though and look forward to seeing where they go.

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Excellent apocalyptic fiction

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-07-2019

So good, I really enjoy this genre and this is well done. great narration, I urge you to listen to anything read by Rupert Degas, he is amazing.

Not enjoyable but necessary.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-2019

Once you know it you can't unknow it. I'm glad I got too the end but it was a bit depressing.

Nice light fun.

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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: 01-05-2019

Enjoyable listen, doesn't require too much thought. As a fan of Iain M banks I can appreciate a sassy AI