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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-18

Just as funny as JAM and Early Books

Well that’s good because I had almost given up on ‘Yatzee’ Croshaw, and his narrative powers.
However, before he wrote this one he had all his fluid levels checked, topped off his writing talent, and then had a solid narrative detailing. In fact he’s so much better at narration than his other (own) tries that he made me completely forget that it was him narrating the book for chapters at a time. And the plot was just funny.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-18

Well Done!!!

So I guess what some people are complaining about is that the book is either too cerebral or not enough. I saw the storyline as a predictable (heck, one could avoid sunburn in the Sahara with the amount of foreshadowing in this book) but enjoyable ride with Chad in New Orleans, to the end of the novel which one character tells you was the end of Chad.

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Ok, here’s the one thing. I am So peeved at the ending. I mean, wouldn’t Chad know what he was dating FFS? He’s been a great hunter for a while now. And daughter? Of god. Don’t devolve into freaking melodrama here. So no more deep thinking boys. I don’t want you to be writing only about people who are dead.



which you knew he survived if

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-18

Oh my, I really should have read the reviews

So I have a fairly high tolerance for “misogynistic” sci-fi, since I was raised on the early writers who were all men, liked manly things and faint hearted but sexy women. But this was HORRENDOUS. I can’t even remember what it was about a week after I read it..that bad. So I guess I can only say, the narrator was fine but the one dimensional moron with the gun..not worth a cent let alone a precious credit or time.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-18

Favorite Series this isn’t, but it’s a Favorite!!!

Well my favorite is LOTR. So that’s hard to beat. At first I thought this was a “typical” fantasy book: scullery boy runs from his castle in which ‘murder most foul and treachery too,’ has/is taking place. He meets a mysterious person who very helpfully doesn’t let Simon die of exposure and we’re off!
It’s so much better than any synopsis. Also, it’s really really long and well worth three credits especially as the final book of the “trilogy” was sold as two huge books, each th

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-18

They told me “Don’t waste a credit “

Gosh I wish I was a better listener. Sadly, no. Plus, I had the credits and bought the series. A bold move for my favorite author I thought, knowing that only I had the (insert pompous word or words here) to read and really Understand my wonderful (ok, not mine nor with wit) TAD WILLIAMS author of the Dragonbone Chair, could suck. And Otherword!! OMG if you’re over, mmm, 40 or game a lot Read and See where the genre of “gamer” novels really began!!
It Absolutely Sucked
Horrible terrible very poor writing
Three stars for narration

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-18

It’s Not Science Fiction, Captain

I’m still not sure if the novel prior to this, The Sparrow, should have been sci-fi or not; spoiler alert ************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************* I mean yes, you’ve got aliens, and two intertwined mysteries- what did he do that he wakes up screaming? Or was that the case? Plus there’s the what happened to the other people that were with you mystery, and I literally saw what the “nice natural aliens” were too quickly but still, a cool twist. But I am now Changing my previous review of Sparrow to not science-fiction just because
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This is really the most science fiction you get in the whole series and it’s not enough to qualify as a book that OF COURSE IS IN SPACE AND HAS ALIENS to a OK NOVEL THAT COULD HAVE TAKEN PLACE AMONG ANY TRIBE THAT HAD HELP FROM A TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED BUNCH OF, SAY, SPECIAL FORCES GUYS. In the Amazon/Africa/Australia just pick your favorite. And that’s not enough.




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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-18

Just Memorable

Regardless of the religious or due to the religious element is a hard judgment to make. So I’m not going to even try. For syfy it’s damn good literature and for literature it’s great and interesting science fiction.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-18

Fabulous : if you like him at all you’ll love it!

I’m a huge fan of Alastair Reynolds, and out of all his work, I found this to be enjoyable, fast paced, and so much more like the books and style I first fell in love with (e.g. Chasm City.)
The book can easily be read as a stand-alone novel and has a definitive ending (yea!), although there’s a book you can read as a previous novel- but not vital to read Revenger.

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-18

At Best, let’s call it Drek

I hearby vow that I will never ever trust one of Audible’s “helpful” Editors that Audible sprinkles thoughout its site again.
This was supposed to be a thriller. Child wanders off and reappears 6 years later. Cool! They must have published all that stuff under a different name, because they left all hints of clever characters, exciting plot development, and any interest you might have had in the fate of wasshisname? The kid’s? oh dear, I’ve forgotten. Oh well, c’est la vie.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-18

Great ideas..

Great job narrator, in ability to change voices to match the characters as needed But, and as you can see, it cost a whole star, the obnoxious voice chosen for the Trixie character..an interesting character with an as yet not fully explored backstory.. but for the love of all the gods the lispy, wispy voice was awful. Please change her voice and we’ll pretend she’d a terrible case of strep this whole time. Or bronchitis. Whatever. Otherwise it’s a good book, and it was interesting.

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