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Another excellent Exodus novel

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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: 17-11-18

I love Becky Chambers, her books are stand alone to what I envisage our life as a species to be like hundreds of years from now.

Thoroughly enjoyed this brilliant novel.

Easy listen but not much meat

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-04-18

OK book, easy listen. Not gripping, the story tries to be serious at points but really is just bland. A "listen to once" book. 3 stars.

fantastic book!

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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: 15-04-18

I've listened to this book many times. Every time I read it it just gets better and better.

Great 2nd story for JLo and Tip

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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: 18-02-18

Loved this book. I listen to it regularly, it's light-hearted and I can listen to it while the kids are around.

Would highly recommend this book to all who enjoyed the first book and/or the film.

The fantastic Mr Smitherd at his 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: 07-09-17

Hi there, if you haven't read any of Luke Smitherd do so now. Just pick one and listen. They are all outstandingly brilliant, original and amazing. He makes me a greedy listener. I think "Where can I continue to listen to this?", housework, school run (anything not to interact with my own children), any car journey, any task! I have to listen.

Pick a book, any of his books, you will not be disappointed.

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Very enjoyable read

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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: 05-06-17

Interesting police (LAPD) story with a human interest twist. I'm now downloading the rest of the series.

Took me a while to get used to the narrator, but got there eventually. He's has a... slaptick type of voice. Like a comical 1940's gumshoe voice. You grow to love it though.

Awful! Slower than drying paint!

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-16

Firstly, I thought this sounded good when purchasing. Interesting story, interesting idea. Set on a space ship. All boxes ticked for me. Oh boy I was in for serious disappointment!

Story slower than a dead snail. Sooo sloooow. I ended up jumping to the next chapter to see if it got any better. It didn't. Story gave no plausible twists and turns, a few points are ment to shock and shake up the story but you are so dulled by the monotony I couldn't even conjure up a "Meh". You are drip feed story background, but too (you know what words coming!) slowly, so you've forgotten which other pointless fact connects to it.

I have to mention the narrator who I found to have a truly bizarre accent that I just could not get on with. I'm British, but is she Australian, British-Australian, an Australian putting on a stupid posh accent? Goodness knows?! I've travelled around Australia and never heard anything close. So grating her next job should be in a cheese factory!

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One Word: Superb!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-05-16

If one day we, humanity, will be infiltrated, this is how it will be done.

Utterly thrilling. I did not want the story to end.

Buy it. You will not be disappointed.

Awful bizarre story

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

Reviewed: 02-05-16

Awful and dull. You have no idea what is happening, but not in a good way. Not helped by Carolyn McCormack's dull and monotonous voice with little character difference. I loved her in The Hunger Games, but this is just too flat and dull for an already flat and dull story.

Annoyed I wasted my time listening when I could have spent my time on something more enjoyable, a dentists appointment maybe.

Don't waste your money.

3 people found this helpful

Strange story without direction.

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

Reviewed: 16-04-16

After having this in my Audible library for over a year I finally decided to finish it. I tried a few times and couldn't get past the first few chapters.

It's an odd story. It meanders along slowly like a winding stream. There doesn't seem to be a story line as such just various stories about things that happen to a teenage boy called Kimble. At one point the story jumps forward as Kimble is reminiscing about one 'job' but it's not until 2 chapters further that you find out the story is suddenly 3 years in the future.

I brought this book on my love of the Jumper series, mostly the excellent Reflex and Exo. I think that overall looking back the original ideas Steven Gould had about Kimble and the bugs are excellent but he hasn't managed to bring them together into a cohesive liquid script.

Maybe reading this in paper would be easier, but in Audible format it's so fragmented that I found myself having to rewind a minute or so to be able to pick the story up again.

Narration is brilliant. Very enjoyable and characters clearly recognisable.

Overall I give it a Good. Maybe one for a long journey so you can get your teeth stuck into it.