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Mynhardt

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Cat and some female voice over irretating

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

Reviewed: 25-07-2019

Screeching high pitched voice over for cat race and some females very irritating. Even my headphones struggle with the pitch.

a bit too country specfic

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

Reviewed: 25-07-2018

I almost stopped after hearing all the unfimiliar bank names but luckly I did not. once again when the book started talking about the country's national pension plan because my country does not have that. I am glad I kept listning as most of these things can be translated to my environment.

One of the best scifi books I have read so far.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-02-2018

One of the best scifi books I have read so far. Hope the next books in the series will be of the same standard.

Very entertaining and enjoyable.

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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: 06-06-2016

cant wait to start the next book. thankyou for this awsome read . . .

One of my favourite Books so far!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-2016

Would you listen to Fear the Sky again? Why?

Not really...I never read books twice but I will will recommend this book to all I know.

What did you like best about this story?

The writers knowledge of stellar mechanics and military units and how they are used and the logical and realistic sequence of events.

What about R.C. Bray’s performance did you like?

He has a deep voice that took a bit of getting used to but his performance was superb.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely...even listened during working hours which meant slowing my work considerably but just could not stop listening and I will start listening to the second book right now after this one :-)

Any additional comments?

Glad the books are released so close to each other...just finished this one and book 2 and 3 is already available. Before reading this book I was a bit skeptical because of some of the negative reviews but am glad a took the chance on this book.

This book's got it all

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

Reviewed: 30-01-2016

the narrator is reading very fast in the beginning of the book that made it hard to follow...i just slowed the reading speed with the app and later when i understood more of the universe i could switch it back and it was fine.Awsome book

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Not Worth your Time

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-01-2016

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I think the plot is good but the way the story is written sucks...Its like the writer gets confused with his own characters of who said what. Also it is like watching a 3 or 4 man show...there is a lot of other people on the ship but its like they don't exist.

What could Alastair Reynolds have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

There is out branches of the story that just never get mentioned again. There is huge jumps in time and no real explanation of what happen in between like...one person is the leader and after the jump in time someone else is the leader with almost no explanation of how or why. To me this book felt like a first try...maybe his future books will have better pacing and better writing.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Pushing Ice?

Cut nothing and add more like painting the picture better...filling out secondary characters...don't copy paste characters and just change few things.

Any additional comments?

Wait for this writer to become more experienced in writing...he has a good story in his head but fails to put it to paper.

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Absolutely Awsome

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-10-2015

What did you like most about Ready Player One?

Being born 1979 I could relate to everything and the book bringing back long lost memories of games and movies

What other book might you compare Ready Player One to, and why?

Nothing I have read yet Compares to this book...and I am a frequent reader

Which character – as performed by Wil Wheaton – was your favourite?

Wade or H

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yup...Aw struct and "oh yes that was awesome" and "I must watch that movie again" "oh I never saw that I must find it and watch it"

Any additional comments?

If you did not grow up during the 80's or had no interest in games this book would probably not appeal to you but if you did and are a game enthusiast you will LOVE IT!!!!