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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-17

Right angles

The story comes in at right angles, but threads though the story line with a chill dub step and weaves culture, magic and techno nerd themes into a fine adult fairy tale!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-16

Brilliant

I'm an audio-addict, but can't listen to the same books twice. EXCEPT Patrick Rothfuss! The story, the characters and dialogue brings me back. At least until his next book is released!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-07-16

Draft?

Starting at chpt 23, the narration goes to "draft mode" repeating sections, coughs, narrater blowing his nose, etc. I couldnt finish it.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-15

Brilliant Fiction-Shiny Characters

Unique characters who develop and grow or change in a story is a must. That's what I like about GoT and they're present in abundance in this book. Also a unique perspective on the Britons' time period and a clever plot. I'm ready for the next one!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-15

half a book

Come on, if I knew I would only be listening to half a story arc I wouldn't have bought the book. Sure, it's a series, but it should at least conclude the conflicts/crises introduced in the beginning of the book!

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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-14

Get Therapy!

I guess counseling is for the effeminate, liberal elite. However, a writer purging fantasies about anal rape of underage eastern European prostitutes is a bit over the top. Painting Islam with one brush and nuking the "rag heads" till they glow is a bit over the top. Don't look for subtly of character here, but if you want to hear a story of a guy who's damn clear about "us and them," fantasizes (and acts out fantasies) about using women like Kleenex (who, of course, like it), and probably has pansy-assed, politically-correct, liberal pussies next on his hit list--this book is for you!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-14

A Tale of Neurodiversity

Want to know what it's like to have Asperger's? Elizabeth Moon shows a real understanding of the world from the eyes of the Neurodiverse. The story's solid, but not a nail-biter/page turner. While described as a science fiction, the story is about people, not tech. As someone who's worked with many individuals "on the spectrum," I believe this is a must read!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-12

Action and energy

Shadow game is a ride that is fun from start to finish. Not a cerebral book or one that requires a lot of attention, but a great distraction.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-10

Plodding and Predictable

Where are the twists and turns? The plot just moves predictably to an end that is foreshadowed from the beginning. In King's best books, the bad guys are complex and evolving characters, but in this the villain is a two-dimensional boss hog with no depth to his evil. In fact, all the characters are pretty flat. Great reader though--shifting effortlessly from voice to voice (amazing).

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4 of 7 people found this review helpful