Robert Patterson

Calgary, AB Canada
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-18

Enjoyable history.

I like the history in this book, but parts went on and on about religion, and ESP, and this just turned me off. Honestly, I skipped the last 1.5 hours because I just couldn't care about that stuff.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-18

Simply superb sci-fi!

I can't get enough of this series. The premise and technologies are incredibly plausible. And "Head On" takes it to the next level! If human controlled robots become commonplace, of course we'll see an uber violent head ripping sport come out of that! mix that with good old fashion greedy butt heads, lots of twists and turns and great sarcastic humour, and you've got Head On. Simply great, and Wil Wheaton's delivery is just prefect.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-17

Almost 5 stars... but for one fault.

This started off real good. Some of Neil's explanations of known physics were the best I've heard. I went from 5 to 4 star at the end of the book. Sorry Neil, but a summary of astrophysics does not need a section for you to preach, even if your views are correct.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-17

This book is outstanding!

I generally like Larry Correia's work, but this was a step beyond. It's a very original story, that totally grabbed my attention from start to finish. I couldn't stop listening. Get this book!

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-16

Alternate title: Omnivore is a 4 letter word

I liked a lot of this book, and can actually recommend it even though I only gave 3 stars.

Why 3 stars?... My disbelief that every medical problem known to man is caused by our meat consumption.

Here's a quick summary of what you can expect.

Chapter title: "How to not die by X" (where X is Heart Disease, Cancer, etc)
Chapter summary: "Eat plants. Don't eat meat, or animal products"

Here's a quick summary of the kinds...
Plants are good (Yeah!)
Chicken is Evil
Eggs are Evil
Beef is Evil
Milk is Evil
Cheese is Evil
Pork is Evil
Bacon is extra Evil

You get the idea...

To repeat, a lot of this book is good, but it's also a Vegan Sermon.

PS. I thought the performance was quite good. I enjoyed hearing the tail from the authors own voice.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-16

It felt predictable and then bam... awesome twist!

This one started feeling predictable... but I ended up being pleasantly surprised. It has some great plot twists that play out well, and really bring the book together in the end. I loved it!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-15

A superb piece of entertaining fiction!

I can't say enough good things about this book. As usual Wil Wheaton bring the material to life. And the material if great. Not only are the characters compelling, but the whole plot-line seams very plausible. For me, no suspension of disbelief required.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-15

Just plain awesome!

A fantastic combination of interesting storyline, great character, and laugh out loud moments of humor. Simply brilliant. Don't pass it up.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-14

Insightful and interesting throughout.

This is a great book for History buffs and Churchill fans alike. Quoting the writings and words of many historical figures, this work paints a vivid moving picture of the events unfolding in this time.

Narration was superb. Roger Davis does a wonderful "Churchill" during all the quotes (and this book is full of them). He's also pretty good with the American accent when required.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-14

A pleasant surprise!

This book was surprising, to say the least. It doing all the right stuff. Jam packed with useful information, and entertaining throughout. The authors have a great sense for when it's getting necessarily technical, and they apologetically back up and re-focus the discussion.

I really can't say enough good stuff about this book. The narrator seams a natural for the part, and the reading is seamless.

If this subject matter is at all interesting to you... then get this book.

The authors seam to be in the sweet spot between embracing conventional medicine and questioning conventional medicine!

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