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great yarn but the ending let me down

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-09-2020

This book contains a strong lead character and you want to get to the whodunnit at the end. But that ending left me feeling a bit "meh".

Way better than the movie

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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: 18-07-2020

The Mark Watney character really comes to life in the book. It is quickly demonstrated how his intelligence helps him to survive on the surface of Mars for so long. Just don't watch the movie after reading this. The movie will disappoint you now.

Best in 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: 02-01-2020

This is the best book in the series so far. The new characters are great and the story tense throughout.

The second half is hilarious

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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: 05-12-2019

This was an Audible recommendation and the first half was OK, but not my usual genre choice. Once the alien AI Skippy joins the narrative, I was glad I picked this book. Skippy is rude and sarcastic and hilarious. Worth reading just for his attacks on human stupidity.

Surprising

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

Reviewed: 05-11-2019

I wasn't so sure I would enjoy this, but Mel Robbins is a delight to listen to. She knows who she is and doesn't hide from anything. She won't let her guests hide either and her coaching style changes to match the guests. You will learn something from this if you are paying attention

A story for every Australian

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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: 31-10-2019

This work is extraordinary. The story is not what you think but will make you ponder the invasion of Australia that caused the deaths of tens of thousands.

The second half is best

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

Reviewed: 27-10-2019

Stick with this book. The first half can seem very "boys go to war" but it has some neat twists. The second story is ten times better, but you need the first for context.

Take your time with this

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

Reviewed: 12-10-2019

I had to wait a week before I could write a review for this book. The ideas and narrative are just too big to observe at one time and I definitely needed time between each listen to try to decipher what was going on. This is not a straight forward narrative, but it is very engaging and interesting.

Fast paced and fun

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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: 12-10-2019

I wasn't sure what to expect from this book but I ended up enjoying it and recommending it to others. Reasonably fast paced, Don is an interesting character but Rosie feels a little one dimensional. Hopefully she is fleshed out more in the sequels.

Lots of fun and swearing

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

Reviewed: 02-09-2019

Miranda is a believable and loveable character. She is loud and pushy and knows what she wants. She is so much fun to spend time with.