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Kazablanka's review

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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: 02-10-2020

Great mystery, witty dialogue and fantastic narration. The story was enthralling, although I worried it was a bit too much like the tv show 'Lost' and might end up a huge disappointment. But my fears were misplaced. I'll be seeking out more by this author. 10th

Kazablanka's review

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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

This is the real deal. A perfect balance of interesting story, mystery, great pacing, satisfying conclusion, humour, excellent narration, and just the right amount of gore. Before buying, I was concerned at its short length, but found even that to be perfect. Thoroughly recommend it.

Kazablanka's review

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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: 24-09-2020

I agree with most of the other posted comments. The story was well constructed. The cast of (mostly despicable) characters all had great backstories. The narrator had a captivating voice, and the book was difficult to put down. But the end was disappointing - after the slow, patient buildup a lot happened really fast. There were also a few plot points where things weren't quite realistic. Definitely worth the read, but I wouldn't give it 5 stars.

Kazablanka's review

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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: 19-09-2020

My favourite Forsyth novel. Read it many years ago, and it was just as fascinating on this second run through. Meticulous back story in the first part, which I enjoyed the most. The action, in the second part, was possibly a bit over the top, but an enjoyable, satisfying conclusion. Great naration, as well.

Kazablanka's review

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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: 15-09-2020

Really enjoyed the dual narration, and the conversations via post it notes. Brilliantly written and performed. Didn't entirely find the character of Justin credible, but maybe those sort of people do exist, and it did help make the story. Loved the sub-arc about the brother in prison. Thoroughly recommend this.

Kazablanka's review

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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: 30-08-2020

Military science fiction at its best. Riveting story and fabulous narration. I struggle to stay engaged with most science fiction, but couldn't put this one down.

Kazablanka's Review

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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: 09-08-2020

Simply outstanding. Best I have read for a long time. Couldn't put it down. Narrator was brilliant.

Kazablanka's review

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

Reviewed: 03-08-2020

Disappointing. The story is well-told, but I couldn't quite see the point of it. There was no mystery to be solved, no real adventure, no interesting insights offered- just two guys going at each other, with an ever increasing body-count. It was hard to feel empathy for either guy - and, given that the end was given away in the first chapter, it was hard to maintain interest. I guess it was intended to expore themes, like PTSD or the plight of war veterans, which is commendable, but ultimately a story I just couldn't get into.

Kazablanka's review

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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: 02-08-2020

Not sure why some of the comments are so negative. This was a pretty solid (I'm tempted to say rollicking) story, well-paced, and well narrated. Yes, the narrator perhaps overdid some of the high-action bits, but I liked the timbre his voice gave the various characters. Unlike many other books I've suffered through, I really enjoyed this, and stayed engaged from start to finish. Imaginative story, well told.

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: 21-07-2020

Absolutely loved this entire series. Gripping story, great characters, very well presented. Thoroughly recommend this to anyone.