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Herndon, VA, United States
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-18

Another entertaining story in the commonwealth

Well I liked this story. The commonwealth theme is starting get a little old, but the story was fun anyway. I was surprised a few times (which was nice) and the final solution was quite entertaining. Overall, I liked this series quite a bit.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-18

Classic story - old presentation

This is a great story that could do with a significantly better performance. I guess I am spoiled by the movies where the characters really added to the story. The reader is somewhat boring and presents everything in sort a traditional reader view. Given modern audiobooks that are really more like performances, the narration was really not up to standards of today. But the story is of course a classic - so its still worth listening to.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-18

Classic story - old presentation

This is a great story that could do with a significantly better performance. I guess I am spoiled by the movies where the characters really added to the story. The reader is somewhat boring and presents everything in sort a traditional reader view. Given modern audiobooks that are really more like performances, the narration was really not up to standards of today. But the story is of course a classic - so its still worth listening to.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-18

Very fun story on a very disturbing topic

Gotta love this story. Humorous and entertaining while representing very deep topics in a very satirical light. Not many stories can talk about the end of the world while riding on a Harly or driving an old bentley. Well done.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-18

Fun Fantasy story with a few twists

This is an old type story told in a new way. Goblins and Elves are not constantly at war. Royal marriages to make a deal. Royal lineage and accidental results. In general an interesting story that was very entertaining. Worth the read. The telling was very good and the characters well represented.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-18

Underwhelmed

I expected a great story given the hype and movie and all. The story was interesting but very light. I did not feel the author developed the charactors or the story anywhere near what it should have been - especially given the conclusion. The story sort of held together until the last few chapters and the end is just ... well sort of dropped at your feet. I just did not "feel" the story.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-18

Intriguing Story

Although this is another post-apocalyptic novel, it has some interesting twists. some of this is predicable and it is covers 20 years past the event. The characters are interesting - and there is a bit of pay back embedded in the book - be careful how you treat folks - they may come back to haunt you. But overall a pretty interesting story.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-18

Interesting idea - fair execution

Another pretty good Koontz novel. Interest and innovative, I felt the plot held together pretty well and the character development, for the most part, was pretty good. Some characters got lost towards the end. The ending itself was very quick given the rest of the book which was unfortunate. I felt a bit more time could have been spent on the story closure.

The performance was great.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-18

Interesting concept - fair performance

This book starts with the destruction of the moon and ends in the recreation of humanity 5000 years later. The book fails to account for many physics issues - but the story is still interesting.

The performance is done by two different readers (one for each half of the book). In the first half, the woman reading trys to be the voice for both maie and female characters and does not really pull it off. When she is reading about a section talking about the science of the story, she is fine. But when she trys be both sides of a conversation, it does not really work.

The second section is told by a man who tries to do the same thing. Its not quite as annoying as the first reader, but it seems like they would have done better if they just used both readers the entire time.

The story is interesting if not great. It is worth the read.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-18

entertain but less innovatiob

I still loved this book but it did lack much in the way of new innovation. the story has been set up for a great final though.

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