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Fantastic narrator

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-2020

Excellent narration.
Story is The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter, in the first person.

Great narration

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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: 19-02-2020

Despite some reviews to the contrary, the audio narration on this book is excellent. Well paced with great accent changes for the numerous lead characters.

Fantastic Continuation to Expanse

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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: 27-04-2019

I loved the rest, and this made me love them all more. Nailed the characters, plot, pace, surprise all in one. Magnificent!

Fantastic story, but steep price-tag.

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

Reviewed: 28-03-2019

The story in these novellas is great - action packed with believable characters, especially the protagonist.
HOWEVER, each novella has to be read sequentially and the only stand- alone story is the 1st of the 4 book series. The fact that each 3.5hr installment costs the same as a full length audio book therefore is hard to understand in any terms other than gratuitous price-gouging of readers/ listeners on the author's and/or publisher's part.

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Good, but not amongst Stephenson's best

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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: 09-11-2018

This story feels like a bridge between the raw and exciting writing style of Snow Crash and the more polished Stephenson works like Cryptonomicon or Seveneves. The author's polymath ability is on display, but the premise and setting of the story require full suspension of disbelief on the part of the reader.

Jennifer Wiltsie is one of the best female narrators I've heard, but is let down by poor audio quality compared to audio books recorded in the last 5 years or so.

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The Canterbury Tales redux

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

Reviewed: 18-10-2018

A great start to a new Hamilton epic. This feels like a mixture between the second half of Stephenson's Seveneves and Simmons' Hyperion, with more similarity to Great North Road than to the Commonwealth Saga (at this stage)! Highly recommended.

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

Reviewed: 17-12-2017

As a duology, Sword in the Storm and Midnight Falcon are Gemmell's best work. Andoh does a passable job with the narration.

2 people found this helpful