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Kazablanka

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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: 09-07-2020

To sum up in two words: "simply brilliant". Even better than the first book in the series. And exceedingly well performed. Will be moving straight on to book three.

Kazablanka

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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: 07-07-2020

I remenber watching this on TV many years ago, and as I recall it wasn't great. I therefore selected this book expecting to be disappointed. But was pleasantly surprised. The story is not particularly clever, or overly original, but is well told and I enjoyed the performance. Good enough for me to think I will move on to the sequels.

Kazablanka

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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: 06-07-2020

I really wanted to buy into this story, as the premise seemed great and the performance was captivating. But I was left dissappointed. Very little actually made sense, and the bits that did weren't believable. Wasted my monthly credit on this.

Kazablabka

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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: 21-06-2020

Good story. I read this solely out of curiosity, having enjoyed the original movie adaptation many years ago. Great twist at tje end.

Kazablanka

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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: 14-06-2020

Just a continuation of a great story, very well performed. Having made the point that the forces of history cannot be defeated by ordinary means, Asimov introduces something extraordinary - a mutant. l. And still the mystery of the Second Foundation lurks - no doubt to be a key focus of the next novel in the series. Genius.

Kazablanka

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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: 10-06-2020

Wow! I read the Foundation trilogy as a kid many years ago, but this performance brought it to life for me. It is uncany how a work written so long ago can talk of the technology of the far distant future and still resonate. Asimov was a genius. Simply outstanding story, and outstanding performance.

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Kaxablanka

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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: 09-06-2020

I'm not usually a fan of the fantasy/magic genre, but found myself really enjoying this story, and performance. Very reminiscent of the Harry Potter stories, but with a harder edge, written more for adults perhaps. Great play on some of the names, like "the Bay of Benga", from Indos. Will be seeking out more from this author.

Kazablanka

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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: 02-06-2020

Classic story, beautifully performed. I have seen 2 movie versions, but neither was as good as this telling from the book itself. Clearly was intended as religious instuction for children, and probably breaks the world record for the number of references to "joy" and "delight". But a true feel-good story.

Kazablanka

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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: 28-05-2020

Reminiscent of the style of Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels, with a relatable hero battling a deep mystery and trying to catch the bad guys. A deeper story arc underlying it all that will presumably carry over into sequels. Great story, well told. I will be looking for more books by this author.

Kazablanka

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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: 17-05-2020

The best murder thriller I've encountered for a long time. Great story, and not just at an intellectual level - the story engaged me at an emotional level, and found myself feeling empathy and sadness for the characters. Well-paced and very well told . I thoroughly recommend this book.