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Lee is running out of puff.

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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: 18-01-2019

I think it's time for a completely new story and character. Lee Child has run out of puff. I loved his first 12-15 Reacher books but they are now losing that something that was in the first books. It could also be Jeff Harding. I went back and listened to some of his earlier Reacher novel narrations and he has dulled quite a bit. His earlier ones were fine but I'm really over his dull narration of the last few books. Find someone else to narrate these. Reacher deserves better.

An author to keep an eye on

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

Reviewed: 18-01-2019

Terrific story by a talented author. Can't wait for more stories from this guy. Love the politics, the characters, the action, the twists and turns. Keep it coming. Very happy with the narrator. A bit different to some I'm used to but he grows on you.

The master of the simile (unfortunately)

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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: 23-07-2017

These books (I've finished 2 books in this trilogy) are an OK read. Bard's writing style is maturing as the books progress I'm happy to admit. A good overall story with room to grow over many books. I was initially constantly distracted by the endless similes but, after accepting that this is how he described EVERYTHING, I managed to press on. I'm warming to his style and enjoying the books. Just started book 3 and can't wait to get into it.

R C Bray has never let me down. Manages a plethora of voices so well. His accents are pretty good and not cheesy. I find myself searching for books that he has narrated. Still a great narrator, if not the best. He makes even an ordinary story a fun read.

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A fabulous read. Highly recommended

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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: 17-04-2017

This was a magnificent book. Extremely well researched and written. All of his opinions were well referenced and justified. He painted a great word picture of one of our most complex, thoughtful, capable and competent Australians. Couldn't put it down.
David Tredinnick has once again shown me what a skillful narrator he is, especially with Australian bio's (see also Mark Donaldson's book)

A good story let down by average narration.

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

Reviewed: 01-12-2016

A good story once again from Lee but what was Jeff Harding doing? Most of the story was like he was reading bulletted points and finishing sentences with an upward inflection. Drove me nuts. I don't recall his previous narrations being this annoying. Usually very good. Also the editting was at times distracting will pregnant pauses. not good

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Another great read albeit with different narrator.

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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: 18-11-2016

This was a good read. A change in narrator was not the best decision but I got to like the guy pretty quickly anyway. The book bogged down slightly in places but still a good story. This seemed to tie off the 'Miller' thread but I suppose we'll see.

A good read but a bit of a 'stocking filler'.

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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: 25-07-2016

This is a catch-your-breath book after Exodus. A few good chapters but it feels like a stocking filler. Definitely setting the scene for the next phase of operations for the A-Team.

This is all action. You can't put it down.

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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: 25-07-2016

The suspense in this book is murder but I couldn't put it down. Even the narrator sped up in places to plow through the action scenes. These zombies are great bad guys. Right up there with the Borg or the Wraith but mindless by the millions.

It just get better and better.

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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: 25-07-2016

Non stop action. I'm glad the writer knows to keep characters around for a while and not kill them off. these are great books

The best Zombie series ever!

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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: 25-07-2016

Great Story. Fabulous characters. Great reader. Just can't stop reading this series. Not sure where to go when I run out of books in this series