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Christopher Edwards

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Phoning it in

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-2020

While some attempt was made to progress the meta-story this book is just another rinse and repeat of the last 4.

- Threat to earth
- Monkey brained idea to blah blah save it
- Weird banter about horrible American foodstuffs that nobody cares about
- Gratuitous belittling of science and clever people to dumb it down for stupid Americans
- Magical beer can saves the day with random technobabble
- Oh noes! Another threat to earth!

The actual worthwhile portion of this book could fit in 3 chapters.

Call me when you’re ready to progress with the actual story and wrap it up thanks. This horse has been beaten well past death.

Much better, only made me vomit in my own mouth on

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

Reviewed: 17-11-2019

Still improving with each book. This one only had one point where I was writhing in agony listening to the author hornbag on. Looking forward to the next one! Good stuff.

This one's pretty good!

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

Reviewed: 12-11-2019

This one is pretty good! The vom in mouth is at a minimum. She manages to get across the notion that some of the characters are outrageously hot without making it feel like I'm reading a shady 1970s porno. This one I'm not returning. Keep it up.

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Still soo much vom in mouth

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

Reviewed: 12-11-2019

Still a decent premise, but still just leer city. The pages long descriptions of how looking at his hunky muscles makes the lead characters pants catch fire is bleh. It's not as vom worthy as the first book, so perhaps there is hope yet.

Way too much leery vom in mouth

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

Reviewed: 12-11-2019

It's not a bad premise, and the story isn't bad, but the constant "he's so hot my panties are on fire, drool drool" stuff is awful. It's like it's written for the female version of the raincoat brigade, by it's leading member. It's the kind of stuff men writing in the 50s didn't even get away with. Which is a shame because the rest of the book is pretty OK. I'll try the next one in the hopes she mellows out a bit, but this one's going back under the protest of feminists throughout the ages that half the characters are nothing more than pieces of eye candy meat.

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Reasonable story but soooo slow and wet

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

Reviewed: 09-10-2019

This has what could be a reasonable story, but it is sooooo slow. The writer goes over the same boring tropes over and over again. It is soooooooooo boring. And rather insulting to some extent, like he thinks we can't understand a concept so he has to beat our brains to death with it. Yes we get it already, move on.

It's also really wet. Like the author is trying to demonstrate how woke he is all the time rather than actually telling the story. The jokes are contrived and cheap, just like the prose. It's a shame because the underlying story might have had some legs.

As it is though, it was torture to get through this book. I spent the whole time wondering if it would pick up the pace a bit (and stop repeating the same ground) when Mimic actually went to war, however the recording ENDED JUST BEFORE THE WAR STARTED. Probably a blessing really, it was killing me as it was.

Really really quite very bad.

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

Reviewed: 08-08-2019

14 was fantastic. The second in the series went downhill rapidly and was pretty bad. This one is awful. I found myself swearing at the radio telling it to hurry up and get on with it many times. The story was trite and obvious. The writing was mediocre at best, and often downright painful. The whole thing was like a B grade science fiction horror film, the kind that goes straight to DVD (yes DVD, because this whole thing belongs in the early 1990's). Ugh. Peter Clines you might get one more chance based on the strength of 14, but it better be good or you're going on the junk pile. Performer did a good job with a bad script though.

Pure class, as always

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-2019

Great story, great characters, great delivery. You simply can't go past the Rankin/Macpherson team, pure class.

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Horribly predictable and horrendously boring

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

Reviewed: 10-04-2019

This book is like a paint by numbers clone of any much better science fiction series you could name. It's like the authors had a tick list of tropes to include to make a successful sci-fi series, but had no original ideas, no decent characterization, or anything really much at all. It was painful to be dragged through. Basically it's just a rip off hack job, the authors were just going through the motions. Don't waste your time. The narrator was OK though.

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What a Jammy Dodger

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-2019

This was great. Good car driving book. Yahtzee is one Jammy bastich alright. pew pew.