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Galaxy’s Edge cover art

Fun and frivolous

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

Reviewed: 07-09-19

I enjoyed the narration and the story itself is quite fun, it’s not going to be a classic but it’s a great story to listen to if you want a Star Wars tale

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Without doubt the best Military Sci-Fi

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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: 03-09-19

It’s almost a shame to label this as sci-fi as it stands a military tale on its own merits and the inherent dangers that come from the industrial entities that surround it, it was a joy to return to the world that Michael Mammay has so successfully developed, recommended without reservation

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Outstanding 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: 31-08-19

The authors ability to successfully write about modern military in a futuristic era is brilliant, this is easily one of my best books I have listened to

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Better with narration

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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: 28-08-19

I attempted to read this book a while back but found I could engage with it fully so gave up and moved on, I decided to try again using audible and that was definitely the right choice for me, the story came to life with superb narration, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it as must listen

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I learnt so much from this 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: 20-08-19

I have been reading comics for over 50 years and I thought I had a reasonable knowledge of the characters and history surrounding them, I was wrong! Thank you Jason Inman for this book, as ex military myself I could relate to a lot of the experiences that the characters and Jason himself had, I would highly recommend this book to any reader with in an interest in comic book characters but also as an in insight into what being in the military means to the the individual and their loved ones

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So good my wife told me off for listening!

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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: 14-08-19

and I am not joking about that! I kept getting a reprimand from she who must be obeyed for listening to this outstanding book and not her. I’m not going to compare to this other sci-fi military books but I will say that 2019 has been a good year for this sub genre, up to this point my 2 favourite books of the year have The Last Good Man by Linda Nagata and Dogs of War by Adrian Tchaikovsky, both books were superbly narrated and a joy to read, Cry Pilot easily joins this list and will probably remain in my top 3 of the year, it’s an exciting read that makes you want to keep coming back for more (hence the marital reprimand) unlike the other 2 books mentioned I know this will have a sequel and await avidly

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More please

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-19

Without giving spoilers this book reaches a conclusion but hopefully not the end of this saga, the first book was my first ever foray into audible and thanks to a excellent story and superb narration of I am now a huge listener of books as well as reading, this story continues from the first and expands the universe the characters live in, I really enjoyed it and hope to listen to more by this authors

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Best of the Thrawn books so far

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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: 03-08-19

I had read the 2 previous Thrawn books in physical format but decided to listen to this one and it made the book so much more enjoyable, the narration is first class and the story comes to life and carries you along, I hope for more books about Thrawn and the Chiss and maybe even film or tv versions (not animated)

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Saved by the narration

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

Reviewed: 28-07-19

I have never played the Witcher game and only bought the book as a prelude to the upcoming Netflix series to give myself some orientation, I really hope the Netflix adaptation is better than this, Peter Kenny is a superlative narrator and it was only because of him I stayed listening to this book, I just didn’t find the Witcher character interesting at all, the folklore and mythology were engaging but I would not read another in this series

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Absolutely outstanding 😀

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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: 19-07-19

Words can’t describe my utter joy when I was listening to this book, the story of what is essentially Holmes & Watson but set in universe(s) so vastly different is beautifully narrated and the world that Alexis Hall crafted is brought to life in a funny and quite endearing way, I really hope that there will be more books featuring these characters because I would be buying them immediately