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a perfect short story story

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Reviewed: 25-09-2020

great little listen for any who haven't had the misfortune to be living under a rock

Great Book

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Reviewed: 25-01-2020

I usually read the reviews of books before I buy them so I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Although most comments made about this book are positive, some say that it's difficult to follow or boring. Both are dead wrong. Whoever thinks so is obviously neither a regular reader or a fan of fantasy novels. Even if you don't read often or prefer other genres I would recommend listening to or reading this work. Compared to other fantasy worlds, the world that the Witcher, Geralt, journeys through seems more vast and untaimed which gives off a Lord of the Rings/Skyrim/Ranger's Apprentice kind of vibe but with more darkness and mystique. There are less rules and more mystifying creatures. Dialogue between characters is enjoyable and comprehensive. As for the performance done by Peter Kenny, perfection isn't a reality, but his voice acting is out of this world. For a collection of what you could call short stories, this is bloody fantastic. All I can really say is no wonder Mr. Sapkowki's books have both game and television adaptations, think about it. Thank you Andrzej Sapkowski for filling my time with stories I can use to connect to and find inspiration, fascination and laughter from. A new fan.

Tooth Filling with laughing gas

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Reviewed: 11-01-2020

Filled some gaps, made me laugh. Worth the read if you've already read Kingdom of the Wicked.

What a great finale

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Reviewed: 03-01-2020

This book is my second favourite after 'The Last Stand of the Dead Men'. It's really captivating and the twists are so delicious, especially the last one ;) Thanks again Derek

Good book

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Reviewed: 28-12-2019

I'm happy to find a couple laughs with Skulduggery Pleasant's dry and witty humour. The vivid final battle was cool. I wish Mr. Bliss was less vague/flaky tho. At this rate the next one in the series should be brilliant. Thanks Derek

What a leap!

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Reviewed: 06-06-2019

Well, that was unexpected, and I thought the Lost Stories was different. I'm still digesting this one but I'm glad that the future of Araluen is in good hands. I wonder whether you've decided to remain in this period or to return to the original one. I guess I better find out. Book 13, I'm on my way.

My favourite series

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Reviewed: 03-06-2019

John, I've said thank you before and I'll say it again. Thank you. I've always been sceptical about books that are made up of short stories like this one. More often than not the author seems to lose themselves in the switching of timelines and characters, but I think you've gotten it right. After this book, I've come to realise that the Ranger's Apprentice is my favourite series. I've never been so in love with the characters and their stories. So, please excuse me. I'm not hesitating to listen to the next one. Book 12, here I come.

To John

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Reviewed: 30-05-2019

Thank you again for another great book. Your stories of the world of the Ranger's Apprentice have taught me a lot. A fan

Twinning

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Reviewed: 21-05-2019

I don't like to be patient when reading/listening to an entire series of books. When I finish one book, and don't hesitate to get onto the next in the series, I know it's worth my time. The Kings of Clonmel is a great insight into Halt's unspoken past and John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice series has, so far, caused me no hesitation. It also helps when you have a rich voice like William Zappa's to guide your listeners through an artful display of characters and storytelling. Thank you, John Flanagan, for another great book and 10, or so, hours of much enjoyed listening/reading.

I am a Fan

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Reviewed: 15-05-2018

Both of the book and reader. Well told, cleverly written and a good combination of voices for each of the characters.

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