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D. J. Wilkinson

Oxford UK
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Really enjoyable Scottish mystery

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Reviewed: 03-08-19

This is my first Meyrick book. I am not normally a murder/mystery fan but I really enjoyed it. Lovely characters, nice levels of tension without being nasty.
The narration really worked. I am looking forward to getting my teeth into some more.

Oh no!

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Reviewed: 19-05-19

Arghhhh! Okay I think I am a little bit addicted to the James Corey books. Write faster! Another great addition to the expanse series. It did feel to have a bit less OMG factor of the first few books as the protein molecule was unveiled... but are we heading back that way????

Great sci-fi

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Reviewed: 05-05-19

This is a real treat for sci-fi buffs. Humour, science, fiction and great thinking. I’m a big fan and I’ve only listened to the first book. I feel a binge series coming on!

I love this series

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Reviewed: 18-02-19

Real Science Fiction. Space ships, alien species and the earth in peril.... oh and a clever rouge thinker. What is there to dislike? Well read too. Love it. So pleased I found this series and BV Larson.

Really enjoyable core Sci-Fi

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Reviewed: 08-02-19

I don’t know about you but it is a delight to listen to / read ‘proper’ Sci Fi with space ships, inter-galactic travel, alien races, brilliant enemies, heroes and clever plots.

Excellent look at the connection between geography and politics

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Reviewed: 18-01-19

Part geography- there was a lot I didn’t know about our planet
Part politics - there was a lot I didn’t know about global politics
Part psychology - I’m a psychologist so I’ll stop there...

This is a brilliant and very accessible book that will get you up to date on why the world and its people are in the state it is. I feel ‘educated’.
Fully and highly recommended

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Good but

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Reviewed: 08-01-19

I kind of enjoyed this book but it’s not really as engaging as the ‘world’ books. Personally I won’t be bothering with the rest of this series. It’s a bit on the grim/dark side for me.

Unexpected delight

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Reviewed: 10-11-18

A friend suggested this and I got it with a little trepidation. A bit like Douglas Adams he said. Yeah right I said. Well to cut a short story shorter - it’s cool and I am a little teensy weensy bit addicted.

Scarrow gets better and better

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Reviewed: 03-10-18

Another excellent book from the master of Roman historical fiction. Weaving his characters through what it must have been like when the tsunami and earthquake hit Crete around 365 AD.

Another great book in the series

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Reviewed: 21-09-18

I never tire of Simon Scarrow’s books. Well written, interesting and exciting. I love the characters and the scrapes they get into. Recommend