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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-09-2020

Just by random I thought I’d have a listen. Couldn’t stop. Very good. Like a drama action version of Paulo Coelho. Loved the lore and the story travelled well. Well done. Thank you for writing it.

Annoying lead character and story.

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

Reviewed: 29-04-2020

Don't know what it is with Ryan, but the decision making in the story line is just weird and nonsensical and the protagonist is a hot head that no one tells to pull his head in and somehow gets celebrated after all the destruction from his stupidity? Buckingham is 100% right about him the entire time. The Caliph plot doesn't make ANY sense. Why do what he does given what he has to lose. Did he just get bored one day and decide to do all he does given the potential consequences on his long term goals? Nonsense. Really doesn't make any sense. The only thing I like is the narrator. But, last Chris Ryan book for me.

DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS FIRST

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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: 02-02-2020

I’m baffled at the location of this entry into the series. While looking for something to listen to I read the brief descriptions of the others. Interesting. I haven’t been burnt by a prequel up until this one. BEFORE you get to chapter ONE you know who the character is, why he is, what he’s doing, why he’s doing it, and the conclusion of an event that could only be near end given the descriptions of the other books, but if not, it spoils the entire core story.

Oh man.

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

Reviewed: 21-08-2019

Fenra and Sola were real potential and the story premise was solid with the militia and rebels, but the Major in orbit just wouldn't have gone like that regardless, the first third of the story being political for no real gain, and the cringe amount of oorah just didn't pull me in. Save your free credit for this one. Honestly, skip it really. I adored the Order of the Centurion, but not this one. It could've been something special like book 1,but wasn't. Sorry.

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A gem.

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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: 19-08-2019

Quietly surprised. Just chose this kind of randomly based on the stars of others. Personally not regretting it. Not overly complicated which is what you'll get out of a 7 hour story and glad for it. Any more and it'll unnecessary waffle. Well done to the author.

Chapter 18

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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: 20-05-2019

Needed something to listen to (I drive trucks) and just picked this one randomly because it was book one. Glad I did. The parts describing what's happening can be a bit dry and I start to drift, but character parts pull me back in at light speed. Can't wait for book 2. Chapter 18 had me in hysterics, though. Just the random ... randomness ... was hilarious. You'll know what I mean when you hear it.

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Not often I give 5’s

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-03-2019

Several books in one story. Really excellent. Highly recommend and amazing value for money. Enjoyable and solid characters.

Valuable

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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: 06-03-2019

Great listen. Really enjoyed. Valuable story and of historical significance. So glad Irving talked him into it. To the point and didn't mess around with jargon like most do. 99% of people who buy these books are familiar with the terms already. Recommend for sure.

Start with the other books.

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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: 14-11-2018

I randomly picked this out just browsing and found out it's like the sixth book. I've gone back to the start. Really great story. The moral musing gets a fraction cringy in places, but past that into the action is fairly brutal.

Just so condescending.

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

Reviewed: 04-10-2018

I couldn't get past the condescension. In parts it was just insulting to your intelligence and it really was a deal breaker for me. Performance was excellent.

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