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The Author needs to clone himself.

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Reviewed: 28-09-2020

I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and this fourth edition did not disappoint. The author needs to clone himself so he can churn these books out faster. He is right up there with John Scalzi.

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Disappointed

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-11-2019

I thought I was signing up to getting a gene mutation by gene mutation account of how wolves got turned into dogs. Maybe how they spread from their initial domestication in Eastern Europe to all over the world. I am from Southern Africa for instance my ancestors kept dogs before contact with Europeans how did that get to us if we didn’t domesticate them independently? None of that. The interviews with dog owners felt like padding to make the book longer and include the authors wife in the story. More hard science with less fluff would’ve been appreciated.

Needed better background.

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 15-11-2019

It was okay. Filled in a gap in my knowledge about how the Brits got their mitts on India. I felt the book needed more detail on how the Moghuls established themselves in India to begin with. I really didn’t understand why they spoke Persian or why Muslims were ruling this largely Hindu nation and how the Afghans kept popping up. Who I’m exactly were the Muratas?

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Exactly what I came looking for

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Reviewed: 14-10-2018

This is why I am after when I buy a Halo book. Lots of action and sciencey space stuff. This book was perfect.

Excellent!!

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Reviewed: 07-04-2017

Loved it to bits. The only disappointing thing is that I have to wait for the next book in this series. No one does space opera like John Scalzi.

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Very middle of the road

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 11-05-2016

I always like a fictional story with good actual science in it. Beyond that the story itself was very 'meh'. It was alright and I'll continue with the series but it wasn't spectacular.

Very Entertaining and Informative

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Reviewed: 28-12-2015

Being a freshly minted Australian Citizen I obviously missed high school here so I had no grasp of Australian history. This audiobook provides a very entertaining overview of the first decades of European settlement in Australia. The authors sarcasm and general wit had me genuinely laughing out loud. I could not recommend this book more. I eagerly await the sequels.

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He needs to site more sources

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Reviewed: 03-12-2015

I loved the way this flowed like a fictional narrative but I wished he would site more sources as the story went along. I would like to know the material he was basing some of his conclusions.

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The Three-Body Problem cover art

I want my credit back.

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Reviewed: 13-09-2015

Maybe something got lost in translation but this book is awfully boring. I thought it was hard sci-fi but it's full of airy-fairy nonsense. No wonder there was a big uproar when this won the Hugo. I thought this was a straight up alien invasion story but no it's some spiritual pseudoscientific tale about what I can't really tell.

Really Good

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Reviewed: 12-06-2015

This is what Military sci fi should be about. I like how the story is told from the point of view of a low level grunt rather than some great general or what ever. I would've like to hear the Lankies point of view in this conflict but alas Marko is no John Scalzi.

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