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Ellen Johnston

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Love it!

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Reviewed: 15-11-2020

Such a wonderful story, beautifully written and brilliantly narrated! I have been laughing out loud, and bawling my eyes out while listening. So full of imginatination, joy, wonder, horror, sadness and lots of laughter!

What an amazing story!

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Reviewed: 15-10-2020

I loved this story. It is so different from anything else I have read before. And the performance is one of the best I have listened to on Audible. I can't wait to buy the second part and then to see what else Pirate Aba comes up with in the future.

disappointing

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-11-2019

I have read several of Neal Stephenson's books and have lked all of them...until this one...The beginning of the book is great. But the frst third of the story does not have much relevance for the rest of the storyline. Sofia's travels through Ameristan have no bearing on the remainder of the story. After that "meat space" related things become boring and only relate to what is happening in "bit world". The bit world is unimaginative and frankly, I don't understand why it's possible to just create a house, but not a TV, or tablet, car, etc. Just because I know that someone makes them, I personally just go into a shop and buy these things. It would not upset my worldview if there wasn't a complete chain of supplies for items. It simply doesn't make sense to me that modern day people imagine themselves to be in a medieval type setting... so...I am sorry to say, that I didn't like this book at all...

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simply beautiful

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Reviewed: 21-08-2019

What a simple and beautiful story! made me cry...and laugh out loud. loved it very much. timeless!

A struggle to listen to

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Reviewed: 02-08-2019

There seem to be two different objects in this book and the only thing connecting these two are the Napoleonic wars in Russia. There is a storyline that just appears out of nowhere and dribbles on without actually going anywhere and just stops without an actual conclusion. Then there is Tolstois philosopgical rflection on history and the science of history in general and in particular in regards to the Napoleonic wars. I found listening to it very hard. It would probably be much easier to read this work of literature and to glean any meaning from it. As an audio book it is a struggle.

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Simply Awesome

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Reviewed: 28-11-2018

I loved this book. What a great idea! It made me think about my own life and the desisions and events that have led me to this point. After reading this I am seriously considering to read Kafka, Kant, Kleist and some of the French authors. Loved it.

unlikely but oh so plausible

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Reviewed: 30-05-2018

This story is so very unlikely to actually happen like this, but everything is so very plausible and it couöd actually happen or have happened...liked it a lot. Very good plot with several twists and turns that made me think "Oh...I never wozld have thought this would happen". I do wonder though if Neil Stephenson is sponsored by Walmart...😉

Can't wait for the third book

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Reviewed: 23-03-2018

Great Story that makes a lot of sense. A couple of surprises, but no dull "I knew that would happen" moments.

Loved it!

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Reviewed: 15-02-2018

Great story, full of surprises and never a dull moment. Love the ending! Great performance!

loved it!

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Reviewed: 08-06-2017

Awesome! A great book. If you like Michael Crighton and/or Matthew Reilley this is a book for you.