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Fantastic

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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: 29-11-2020

This book is merely the next step in what has shaped up to be the best scifi series out there. The latest book continues the evolution of the lore while continuing to branch out and explore new, believable worlds and the unfolding history of this new and dynamic universe.

A good start to season 2

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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: 24-10-2020

I like the narrator in other books. But when switching narrators mid series it is important to keep pronunciation the same. Every time he reads out the name "Chhun" I think a little part of me dies inside.

Simply Brilliant

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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: 27-09-2020

The series is amazing and these books continue the trend. Glad the battles are less gratingly ongoing like they were in the previous instalment; still in depth but no longer the same thing for 2 hours which is a definite improvement to overall story flow. Well worth the purchase.

Pretty bloody good

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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: 24-03-2020

The jump in setting between books 1 and 2 seems like book 1 was a waste of time but it is an excellent narrative device and works well by books end. I'm going to be continuing this series for sure. Also, it goes without saying but RC Bray is still a narration genius. Anything this man touches is gold. He could narrate my boring life and make it sound heroic. This package is worth it.

Great Conclusion to the Best 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: 02-02-2020

Without a doubt this is one of the best series currently available on audible. The writing is fantastic and the humour does not obtrude into a truly deep and satisfying story. I won't admit to crying but there was certainly some humidity affecting my vision at a few key parts. Truly fantastic writing.

Finally...

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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: 26-12-2019

The book has finally picked up. Chapter 29 is spectacular writing that is long overdue. I wish the entire series had been closer to this style as it is impactful, has real weight and meaning, and has finally minimised the childish 'shenanigans' that the series had devolved into. They are still there but this is such a breath of fresh air compared to the last 3 entries or so that I will continue with this series despite deciding originally to call it quits about halfway through this book. I do hope the author doesn't drop the ball from here.

Whacky 'Shenanigans' are getting old

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-11-2019

This series has suffered from halfway through the first book when it introduced skippy. Artificial handicaps, vastly overused tropes that have become mindnumbingly boring, and too much wasted content on empty nothingness. There is a really interesting story out there and it is not the story that the books are covering. When can we get to the part where it becomes apparent that skippy is a murderbot and is responsible for the deaths of the elders blah blah. Now THAT will be interesting when they finally stop teasing about it. Get to the point Craig!

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Some sound issues

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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: 05-09-2019

Sound levels vary from sentence to sentence in some parts which is extremely offputting. It does improve towards the end. The end battle music is actually quite well done and adds well to the atmosphere. Overall a good solid end to this story arc and excellent opportunities for extra books in the future.

Way Better Than Expected

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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: 24-07-2019

I did not expect to enjoy this anywhere near as much as I did. The story almost has that feel of poor quality fan fiction but somehow it works into the story and becomes oddly compelling. The excellent narrator is a large part of the whole package. I'm solidly onboard for the next part of the series.

Solid Story

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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: 17-06-2019

Coming together well. The problems facing the characters don't feel overtly contrived and the voice acting of Luke Daniels seems to have settled down a bit. Mostly solid performance and a story that I am invested in and eager to hear more from.