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A good finish

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-01-2021

Really enjoyed this final book and the end (or beginning) of Robin & Zylas' story. When the first book in this series came out I was not much of a fan and found it all a bit meh. But over the course of the books I grew very attached to the two main characters and greatly enjoyed their relationship development.

Fun, decent quality.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-2021

Wacky hijinks and mad strangeness. Enjoyable characters and narration. Uncomplicated and somewhat unrefined. Will listen to season 2

Fun and informative

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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: 21-12-2020

Really well done and interesting. As someone who's not part of The Scene I found this a great introduction. It's encouraging to hear how much heart and respect comprises Kink.

Good listen, bit weaker than previous novel.

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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: 20-12-2020

Highly enjoyable. Excellent to have Kramer and Reading back narrating. A special delight to hear the Spren voiced, especially the hilariously kooky Cryptics. I find this book weaker than the previous ones. It's still very good and engaging, just doesn't reach the same heights of genius. I think things are becoming over explained, all the secrets and mechanics of the universe are coming out in such a way that their sense of magic and mystery is diminished. Also the emotional messages or morals are presented with less subtlety. Makes the characters inner realisations and growth feel forced.

Entertaining snippets from behind the scenes

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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: 29-11-2020

Just a bit of fun between the main Rivers of London books. I particularly enjoyed Abigail's perspective so will look forward to the next novella What Abigail did last Summer.

A sweet short story

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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: 27-11-2020

Nelson Hobbs does a very creditable Kai. Nice to see this character's POV brought to life. A bit unnecessarily violent in my view, usually these characters have a life or death reason for killing another person but here Kai moves swiftly into kill mode on a man who is mostly just a master cat burgler. I know the reasons for violence can be flimsy in this series but the lines between good and bad guys have mostly dissolved.

Awesome

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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: 27-11-2020

Some parts seem slightly drier than the previous books i.e. less magic and whimsy. But overall very exciting, full of richness and character. Kobna is still the perfect narrator for this series and makes an excellent Peter Grant. Excited for the next book. Bring on the Beverley Brook twins.

Not as good as the other two Codex series

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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: 22-11-2020

At first I didn't think I could make it through the whole book. The first characters introduced seemed so cliché and shallow. Where's the interest in another smart ass white dude and some cranky cops? But the magic was fun and the adventure developed as it went along. Eventually two new & more inventive characters were added and Kit's personality grew on me. However, his gimmick of being a pop culture buff falls flat with his references being decades out of date.

Exciting developments. But lacking some quality.

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

Reviewed: 15-11-2020

Really good exciting developments and action scenes. The violence and gore seems to increase with each book, which may not be your thing. Also I feel the author is rushing to get this series and the other 2 linked series finished. The first few books she wrote seemed more whole and complete in themselves. But the last are more like dashes to the finishing plot line and just trying to push all the major plot points through. Also I did not enjoy the addition of the male narrator as, to me his voice and acting are quite wrong for Ezra (although Teddy Hamilton is a good narrator elsewhere.) Still, I enjoyed this book and is valuable to see more of the emotional lives of our favourite characters.

better than the last few in this series

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

Reviewed: 03-11-2020

Lots of fun! Great to see all the characters and favourite locations. Getting the kids involved in this story was a good move and we finally see Martin maturing a bit! Wacky new magic tricks, twists and turns. This series will never be the height of literature, even within the comedy genre, but this book is entertaining and light hearted. No stressful gripping-the-edge-of-your-seat-stuff, which sometimes, is just right.