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Robert P. Rumball

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Saga of Shadows is one of the best trilogies

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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: 02-04-2018

I've read this trilogy twice now, and have enjoyed it both times. There is action aplenty, human interest, romance, and one is left wondering what goin' to happen to the Bloaters. What are they all about? Will there be another story about those mysterious objects that seem to have a definite and important place in the Cosmos. A thoroughly good read by Anderson, well narrated by Boyett

Plenty of Sparks and Fire for Excitement

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

Reviewed: 28-09-2017

Joe Abercrombie and Steven Pacey do a top job with this series. Although I found book 1 took more effort to read. But I'm glad I persisted.

Dante and Blase are always entertaining

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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: 28-09-2017

I have followed Dante and Blase since "The Cycle of Arawn" and the little touches of humorous reactions between them is always worth a chuckle or three.

Very cerebal story

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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: 28-09-2017

This book was disappointing. And I do like Stephen King's works usually.
I believe the movie missed the mark too,

A long time to wait. But well worth it.

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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: 28-09-2017

I loved book 1 and it seemed to take forever to get book 2. I was not disappointed, James Islington's writing is excellent and so is the Narration.
Now...ALL I want is book 3....4....5....6

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Great pseudo science quite believably

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

Reviewed: 04-08-2017

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

For anyone who likes scifi this is a good book, nice romantic moments, good action and great people and space ship descriptions,

What did you like best about this story?

the flying scenes are terrific

Did Jeffrey Kafer do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Hmmm. I had some trouble with the US accent. But then, I'm Aussie!
Females not female enough

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Scientific Science Fiction

Any additional comments?

Certainly going to follow the series. Feed Kafer some oestrogen!

Action A'plenty With Weapons, Hands and Magic

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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: 11-04-2016

If you could sum up The Cycle of Arawn in three words, what would they be?

The first word would be ACTION, the second DESCRIPTIONS and the third has gotta be MAGIC, 'specially the Arawn precursor to Telecom. The LOOM

What other book might you compare The Cycle of Arawn to, and why?

The Shadow of What Was Lost compares favourably, similar protagonists and action, but totally different atmospheres

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Some of the Pub scenes with Dante and Blaes playing up

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Did both at various times

Any additional comments?

Have read it twice already, will read again...

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A great start for a Series (I want more)

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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: 10-04-2016

What did you like most about The Shadow of What Was Lost?

A very believable story involving youngsters (I'm 84 but my kids tell me I've never grown up)
Some nice Hi Faluting Psuedo-Hi-Sci

Who was your favorite character and why?

Blaes, or Blase, I see myself in this character

Have you listened to any of Michael Kramer’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, but I'm wanting to see more of this series

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The shadowing of Asher

Any additional comments?

I just loved the story, its characters, and the action....gimme more!

21 people found this helpful