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S.A.R.R.

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Decent teen or YA fiction.

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

Reviewed: 03-12-2019

This series is for teens . Adults may find the clunky dialogue, lightwieght theologizing, and tedious characters a bit too silly. Diverting, though and and easy listen.

good

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

Reviewed: 01-09-2019

great narrator, engaging story, enjoyed the writing very much. Includes some graphic violence, if that bothers you.

waste of time, garbage.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-05-2019

This book is terrible! I feel foolish for having persisted until the end. I kept expecting it to improve. It didn't. Tens of thousands of words too long. Self-indulgent garbage. Like Mills and Boon with dragons and magic but without editorial discipline. OMG. Last Hobb I waste time or money on I think.

Scooby Doo.

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-2018

The only function of women in this book is as victims, as objects for the hero to have sex with as complications, or to suffer sexual violence that the author describes with apparent relish and in pornographic detail. Sometimes Child is better than this, but not here. Entertaining but pretty offensive, and has a tenuous plot. And the "baddie" has a scarred face, hook hand, and is read in an "evil" voice. Yup.

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Distractingly sexist, not suitable for children.

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

Reviewed: 02-10-2018

Entertaining stories and pretty well-performed. Sullivans sexism is actially distracting, however, and in other novels of his descends into pretty tedious and repellent misogyny. Women are portrayed as powerless victims, often stupid and vacuous, only important insofar as they relate to male characters, and interested in the love and validation of men. At least this novel mostly avoids the sexual violence of other Sullivan stories, such as the graphic description of the murder of a prostitute in Rose and Thorn. Women are typically described in terms of their sexual appeal by Sullivan. Because of this, not suitable for children and should be read with caution. It is a shame.

The reading is pretty racist too, incidently: evil characters are too routinely given generic "eastern" or "midle eastern" accents. Some nay find the use of northern English accents boardering on offensive. At best they are predictable.

misogynistic and trashy

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-2018

The author's misogyny is both tedious and a bit offensive. The story is ok, but awful, hackneued wtiting Also one of the weaker narrations I've listened to.

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