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The cure for our youth and political crises

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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: 30-11-2018

This book is a brilliant look at the dangers of overprotective parenting and the slow creep of safetyism in institutions such as universities and schools. Highly recommend, especially for parents or those who work with young people, students, and people who work on schools or universities.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Better than Dune Messiah

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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: 29-06-2018

Fantastic book. Much better than Dune Messiah (although both are masterpieces). Finally they got the audio down, only one narrator in this book, and they were quite good.

If you’ve listened to the first two, listen to this one, even if it gets a bit weird at times.

Great sequel, better narration

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

Reviewed: 02-06-2018

I can see how this book wouldn’t be for everyone. It’s much more subtle and political than the last one. If you’re looking for action, maybe it’s not for you. However, I think it is just as good as the first novel, so if you’re loving the story, I don’t think you’ll be let down by this.

Narration was good. Not great, but good. They have three or four narrators that change every now and then, so it can be slightly confusing with the different voices, but it works much better than the hot mess that was the first audiobook’s narration.

Great story, crap narration

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

Reviewed: 25-05-2018

This is my first reading of Dune. It’s incredible, honestly one of the best sci-fi novels I’ve ever read. Spectacular writing, interesting and unpredictable plot, and awesome concepts. You don’t need to know anything, but trust everyone who loves this book.

Unfortunately, the narration was just bad. The main narrator was great, and the character narrators were good too, but the main issue was consistency. It constantly flitters between a full cast, and just the narrator voicing the characters. It’s like they recorded some scenes fully, then ran over budget and did the rest with the one guy. It makes it harder to remember who’s who, and can be frustrating when the voices suddenly change. I’m surprised this mess made it into final release.

Overall though, I didn’t mind too much, and it didn’t take away from the novel’s quality. If you can deal with constantly changing (but still good) narration, and don’t mind being a little confused, this is a good buy and listen.

Second best Croshaw book

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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: 26-03-2018

This is ALMOST as good as Mogworld, in my opinion the best of his novels. Incredibly funny, interesting, and mysterious. I await the sequel.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

The best self-help book that isn’t a self-help book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-2018

This is the most incredible nonfiction book I’ve read in my life so far, and it’s probably the only self-help book I’ll ever read. Peterson is incredibly astute, deep, provocative, and yet palatable enough that everyone can understand and be engaged by his words. If you need order, if you’re in chaos - or even if you’re not - you should read this book.

What will you write with your pen of light?

One of the 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: 27-01-2018

This one takes an unexpected turn, but it really solidifies this series as something better. The ideological lines become more solid, and the lines of morality blur. Very interesting, very good to see them shaking things up a little.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Excellent beginnings

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

Reviewed: 28-09-2017

One of the better sci-fi books I've gone through in a long while. Even though it is the first of a series, it also manages to be self contained enough for satisfaction from this book alone. You should get this if you like sci-fi.

Mays is a fantastic narrator, too. His Belter accents are especially well done. The only criticism I have for him is occasionally it is difficult to tell between some voices.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Fantastic

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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: 17-09-2017

A great way to end a series in a sort of epilogue-ic way. As a standalone story within the universe, it's fantastic, like Chasm City. As a continuation from Absolution Gap, it serves mostly to tie up loose ends from that main plot line.

And go John Lee! Voice as smooth as butter, best reader out there.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

A good finish

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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: 16-08-2017

This is a good ending to a great trilogy. Like the second book, this one is very space-operatic and less technical. The story lacks in many places, but usually makes up for it in others. It is certainly not the best of the three, however you just HAVE to read it if you've read the last two.

Ray Porter was similar in this one, better in some places, worse in others. But he's still one of the better ones I've heard.