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Inception

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-2020

If you loved the movie ‘Inception’, then this is a must-read book that unfolds like it was written specifically for Nolan to bring to life on the silver screen. Highly recommended!

Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-01-2018

A fantastic story told in a riveting style that just works. A real page turner for any techno thriller fans.

Very insightful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-11-2017

.... but a couple hours too long, which is expected for an unabridged version. Not only is this a biography of Jack Ma, but it also chronicles the ups and downs of Ali Baba. Where it meanders, is with short histories of Yahoo and all major Chinese websites, which adds up to a few hours of listening. If you’re a westerner, then the pronunciation of the Chinese names and places wouldn’t be a major issue, because you yourself will probably pronounce the words as the narrator did. Overall, the book is still definitely worth a listen.

Not as good as his later books

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-08-2017

A bit cliche, a bit slow and confusing in parts, but not too bad overall. His writing style really improved in his subsequent books.

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Excellent 'read'

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-07-2016

Another page turner, you'll enjoy this one even more than the first book. There is the right mix of tech, Sci Fi, action, and thrills to make this one difficult to stop listening to. Now when will book three be available on Audible??

Another cracking read

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-07-2016

Classic Matthew Reilly techno thriller, this one. If you enjoyed his other Jack West and Scarecrow novels, then you will love this, noting that there are some stomach churning scenes. The narrator is excellent and the audio is fine, making this an all-round great buy.

Great narrator for a mediocre story

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-07-2016

Perhaps my personality has changed in the decade since I last read a Vampire Chronicle, but this book wasn't for me. At 18hrs, I felt it was far too long winded, and quite slow in parts, saved only by the excellent narrator.

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A nostalgic read for Dark Tower fans

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-04-2016

This book is a story within a story within a story. It doesn't add anything to The Dark Tower epic since the main story is a fairytale told to Roland as a child. It's a good story, say true, but it feels like Stephen King had one more story he just had to tell. Read it if you have already read all the novels in The Dark Tower series.

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If you like Jurassic Park...

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-04-2016

Then you'll love this novel. Substitute Costa Rica for China, and dinosaurs for dragons, and you have an excellent techno thriller to engross you for a few hours well.

A few books rolled into one

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-03-2016

I loved the first few chapters: they read like a gripping action thriller. Once that was resolved, Part 2 felt like a bolted-on book, as did Part 3. The three parts were exciting in their own way, but they didn't flow well. Overall, it wasn't a bad book, and it was indeed classic techno-thriller fare from Douglas, so worth a read if you are a fan of the author or genre.