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John - Brisbane

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Loved it - Brilliant story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-2020

I don't often write reviews but will for this. I got this one without reading anything about it and am so happy I did, I have read many generational /star ship books, from Rama to the forgotten series and loved them, this is told from quite a unique perspective, by a man who has been brutalized his whole life since he was very young, living in a brutal world. Some reviewers say the language used is crude and unnecessary but I think it fits the character perfectly. Sometimes crude but Author creates a beautiful descriptive narrative. Some say they are sorry the reader of the audio book had to read it because it's crude in places but I recon he loved it because it is so different and expect its one he'll remember if asked. I haven't the words to explain how well the author uses words to paint a brilliant story. There are a couple of hints dropped through out the story of a bigger picture. I had to pause and go back when "log insertion" was dropped unexpectedly, I think he wrote this with it being an audio book in mind, he refers to the listener not the reader a couple of times and the guy telling the story... Damn he's good. The combination of the brilliant story and the brilliant story teller... Magic. I'm going to get his other books now.

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Good sci-fi

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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: 13-07-2020

I really enjoyed this book, the story is similar to other alien invasion stories but different enough to make it engaging, it moves along at good pace and I found the characters interesting especially the real and robot dogs. I had the audible version so can listen whilst I exersize and found the person telling the story easy to listen to. Going to grab the next one right now. :-)