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Full Circle

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-2019

Ruth and Nelson full circle to their first case although things are not what they seem. I find this series quite comfy like old friends and when trying new crime authors, Elly Griffiths’ Ruth Galloway is my standard.

3 hours and 46 minutes of delicious goodness

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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: 04-03-2019

“When I got back to HaveRatton station, a bunch of humans were trying to kill me. Considering how much I’d been thinking of killing a bunch of humans, it was only fair.”
Murderbot rocks. These novellas are worth every cent. It is quite amazing how an aesexual cyborg with a disdain of humans can be so relatable.
A joy to listen to.

Enjoyable read

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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: 04-03-2019

An enjoyable new foray into the Detroit Free Zone of the “Nice Dragons Finish Last” universe, but lacking the complexity and humour of the Heartstriker books. There are two protagonists as opposed to a clan of dragons and the narrative was interesting but less complex. That said, I look forward to book two.

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A satisfying conclusion

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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: 04-03-2019

A fabulous conclusion to a great, laugh out loud, series. The narration by Vikas Adam is sublime, he really takes the books to another level.

Did not meet expectations

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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: 04-03-2019

I was quite disappointed in this book, it was atmospheric but ultimately
quite lightweight, which surprised me given the tremendous reviews of her first book. Perhaps I had too high expectations. I picked this book because of the bushwalking theme, so then I found myself critiquing the women’s camping equipment: Hello! head torch! and who wouldn’t carry a spare fuel canister amongst that many people for a three day hike. I have now turned into that person.

Fabulous sequel

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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: 04-06-2018

I loved, loved, loved the first instalment, Rogue Protocol and the highly anticipated book two does not disappoint.
Human shy and weary but hooked on the escapism of soap operas, Murderbot reluctantly befriends ART, a research transport ship. Their interactions are quite hilarious and their bonding over episodes of Sanctuary Moon especially so. Murderbot, a once rogue killer does not remember or understand the circumstances that made it kill. ART wants to help, which means Murderbot gets a private security job sans face mask. A Sec Unit pretending to be human helping young, out of their depths, scientists in a diabolical situation. Murderbot is all heart and then - Bam Bam, what moves!
I could not recommend this series enough. Short but packed with goodness. Worth every cent. I bought the kindle deal - book and narration.
Great narration too btw. Young Adult.

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Not her best

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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: 07-09-2017

Having very much enjoyed Rachel Aaron's Heartstrikers series, I gave this book a try. Unfortunately, I did not find Eli Monpress very charming nor was I particularly enamoured with the plot. The magic aspects were interesting but I'm not continuing to book two.

The world seems better with Barbara Holloway

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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: 07-09-2017

I know for a fact that the wonderful, wonderful Kate Wilhelm was born in 1928 so I did not expect book 14 in the Barbara Hollows series. All the characters were there. Truth, justice, and Barbara defending a better world. It was terrific.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Brilliant Trilogy

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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: 07-09-2017

Achingly brilliant post-apocalyptic sci fi fantasy. I am overawed by the depth and complexity of this trilogy. The destructive force of the planet matched only by the destructive force of prejudice directed at those who could actually save the planet.
If your young daughter has the magical ability to cause earthquakes how do you ensure that she controls and doesn't use that gift, because you are in hiding and the consequences of being found out are dire. In book 3 the fate of the planet pivots on the dysfunctional mother/daughter relationship created by this circumstance. The climax of this book more than equals the often harrowing journey. Flawed characters and the reason for their flaws. Listening to these books was a fabulous experience. Such warmth and depth and originality and heartache.
N.K. Jemisin you rock (no pun intended)! I predict you get the Hugo for this book - that's a well deserved 3 for 3.
Excellent narration by Robin Miles.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

A real treat

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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: 07-09-2017

As in his previous book Afterparty, Daryl Gregory's intricate plot really need two listens just to pick up the lost nuances along the way. The different trajectories of each Telemachus family member including the time-travelling Buddy is a magic trick in itself. Quite the sleight of hand. It's hard to pick a favourite character. Hilarious and warm hearted. What a treat.
Great narration.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful