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Excellent finish; abysmal start. I'll get the next

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

Reviewed: 06-11-2020

Legal scenes were agonisingly bad. It was great once they were over. Don't give up.

Good young adult trope rehash. Poor pronunciation.

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

Reviewed: 29-10-2020

Nothing new. Needs suspension of disbelief. Pace is good. Low thought relaxing listen. Terrible pronunciation by the narrator.

Not particularly compelling

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

Reviewed: 27-09-2020

I found myself not particularly caring about the fate of any characters or connected to the movements of the overarching plot. I can't put finger on why. Perhaps it needed more exposition? In studiously avoiding exposition the author's introduction of each new key plot element in this series felt jarring. Nick nailed it as always though. With a less talented voice I'd have returned this book well before I finished.

Better than anticipated; still dull in parts

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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: 31-07-2018

Parts of this book are boring. It comes together nicely, and isn’t bad overall - I quite liked it. But I wouldn’t have stuck with it without Tim reading it - he is amazing. I like enough to want the next book - a positive sign!

Space Knight cover art

Nick performs well. Story is juvenile.

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

Reviewed: 16-07-2018

Yes, I can blame myself for choosing a story named Space Knight. But, I had hope - that was dashed thoroughly and quickly. Nick P is great, but there’s only so much life you can give to weak dialogue. The lead is as deep as a puddle after light rain. The portrayal of female characters is cringeworthy. The worst part - the lead is a moron. The hard working test acing squire is dumb as fuck and can’t put two and two together - surprise! the two dimensional badguys are the badguys. Don’t buy it.

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Kramer and Islington are a winning pairing

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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: 22-10-2017

Well written. Intriguing. Similar feel to Wheel of Time. Kramer reads it marvelously. I enjoyed it a lot and look forward to the next.

An excellent fantasy story with stellar performers

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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: 16-10-2016

Michael and Kate are exceptional. They did justice to the Wheel of Time and they are excellent here. The only problem is that they each pronounce one character's name differently - this jerks you put of the story when you notice it. The book itself is excellent with an enjoyable if somewhat difficult to believe plot. I lapped it up and will be listening to the next boom soon :)

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Continuation of a great military scifi series

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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: 12-07-2016

I enjoyed this listen, and will be grabbing the next one. I want to know where Marko is taking us - and that's a good sign :)

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More expanse. Still quality.

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

Reviewed: 30-06-2016

Really enjoyable. Not deep, but damn good entertainment. I'll be grabbing the next one. Good scifi pulp.

Pure Scifi Bliss

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

Reviewed: 27-05-2016

Utterly digestible light space opera, delivered with heart by Tim Reynolds. A spectacular end to a delightful series. Highly recommended.