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Brilliant! best of the series

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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: 25-02-2020

an anxious wait for the next installment.
it can't come fast enough.

this book had great pace, excellent character interactions and was hard to stop listening too.

focus

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

Reviewed: 02-10-2019

struggled to stay invested in this one. have quite enjoyed the other books in the series but found it hard to keep my attention focused on the story.

missed the mark

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

Reviewed: 17-09-2019

the overall story and plot were solid, a good fit within the broader stories of the book series.

The interactions between Bishop and the Beer Can are excellent, funny and entertaining. Their dialogue is razor sharp as always.

the let down is the dialogue between every other character. It felt like it had been dumbed down to a point where some conversations between regular characters who are meant to be senior military personnel were almost child-like.

I appreciate its a story written and presented from Skippy's point of view with his own dramatization, and conceptually that's a cracking idea, it just needed better scripting of character conversations and interactions.

Great, but.....

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

Reviewed: 13-07-2019

Great book in the series, a little more detail and insight to the other group of characters.
but, there's no Skippy and Bishop. Understandably as they're not with this group of humans at the moment, but the humor those two bring lift this series above the other space based sci-fi.

i still loved it, just wasn't as funny

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Some great moments but anti climactic.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-2018

There's lots of potential in this story, but it felt like a lost opportunity to really explore the material properly. The inconsequential plot point detached from the principal theme takes over and becomes the climactic ending at the expense of a really intriguing subject matter.

Finished it feeling underwhelmed, like i'd watched an intelligent and rich character driven movie that's gets hijacked by the studio and the Hollywood Blockbuster ending is forced into it with a rushed conclusion.