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Praise be...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-09-19

Not a great fan of the TV series... and thought original book was “good” (Danes with feint praise)... BUT... this...
*Fantastic* Audiobook... one of the very fee books I just had to keep listening to. Download it now!! 😀

A trap worth falling into!

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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: 11-06-18

Having listened to the bobiverse books I thought I'd give this a go.

Brilliant!! Lots of interesting concepts which are highly relevant to roday's world. Great storyline which is really brought to life by excellent narration. Been awhile since I reviewed a book... but had to for this one... you have to get it! Fantastic listen... think there'll be a lot more 5 starr rathings!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I love this... only book I've listened to twice!!!

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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: 22-09-16

You *must* listen to this!!!

Set in the future, which really seems possible with everyone fully immersed in virtual reality. The "Steve Jobs" sets an impossible "Easter egg" hunt and it's just an amazing ride through lots of 70s/80s iconic TV and game references. Even though that's my era... so many I hadn't heard of!!! But, doesn't matter, it's a great story. My kids all love it too, so all ages really get this (and probably more so since they're into games even more!)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Read this... before we all get wiped out by AI :-)

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

Reviewed: 22-09-16

Hadn't read the previous book, and it really isn't necessary to have done so.... although by the end you'll probably want to read it!

Full of fascinating ideas on the future and insights to the past. Quite heavy content which is probably best taken at a slower pace to allow digestion. The narrator is superb and really helps make it an easier book to listen to than you'd expect!

Read it... before human kind gets wiped out by artificial intelligence.... the robots are coming....

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Epic tale! Epic read! Epic Cathedral builders!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-16

Was recommended to me on a tour of a Cambridge cathedral. The life of a family of stonemasons who roam and build cathedrals across the country. A full on life history with exquisite detail which keeps you wanting to hear more and more.

Full marks... epic read!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

"family guy" Stewie, before birth, in a book!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-16

Reminds me somewhat of Stewie, the one year old protigy in "Family Guy". However, in this case, the protigy is pre-birth. Extremely interesting concept, with the main character being restricted to the view of the world from the womb.

The character and writing are just superb on his view of the world. The story itself is good and only let down by a weaker ending that I would have wanted. Well, you can't have everything.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book cover art

Had to find out the "real story"

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-08-16

All of us know intimately the Disney version. So, I was curious to find out what the "real story" contained. It's a children's story and I see it's under category 8-10 year olds! So, perhaps I'm not supposed to fully appreciate it.

It was interesting to understand the "real" Jungle book story but nothing riviting or particularly brilliant. At least the hole in my "childhood reading" has been filled.

Not sure on the "dramatic version" either. It won the "bear dramatisation", then the other contenders can't have been good!

"All aboard"... jump on the bandwagon and read it!

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

Reviewed: 24-08-16

I was hesitant about this book. Very mixed reviews, but in the end it was well worth "reading". A good "whodunit" which uncovers very effectively. I think it just depends on whether you can relate to rejection and turning to a few too many drinks to drown your sorrows as to whether you can get on with the book!

Only thing I didn't like was the 3 voices. Until near the end, the other characters were extremely "thin" and seemed needless. Would've been better the main narrator did all voices.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 star - hope u stumble across this like I did

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Reviewed: 25-04-16

Glad I stumbled across this series. A light, playful romp into time travel. Easy to listen to and keeps a good pace, and must commend the narrator on making it come over very "naturally".

Lght humour throughout. I'd be surprised if u don't romp through it and straight onto book 2!! You'll be hooked!!

"no brainer" if u enjoyed the first one!

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

Reviewed: 04-04-16

It was a good while ago I read the first book... and could've done with a recap of all the different types of special powers in this book. Another slow start, but in the end it did keep the story ticking along and enjoyable.

If you've read the first, and enjoyed... this is a "no brainer".

2 of 2 people found this review helpful