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meh performance and writing.

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

Reviewed: 14-01-20

As others have said the story line itself is interesting. The books however are let down, by very shallow and unbelievable characterisation and dialogue that really belongs in a cartoon not a book.

If you are 12 and want to listen to something. Go for it. The vocab wont stretch you and the story line is simple enough.

Doug Tisdale Jr. is ok. Although, he managed to make everyone sound more or less the same. Well other than the evil supervillans of the story who somehow got an Great British accent that would make Dick van Dyke cringe. That and it took a long while until I could ignore the peculiar way he pronounced his "O"s. Maybe he has some Canadian in him.

In the end the only thing that kept me going through these pulp paperbacks was the story-line that was a little different.

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Great Story

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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: 17-11-19

Great story as ever. Laugh out loud funny and tense in alternate measures. One note Craig, I think everyone that uses the phrase "in terms of" needs slapping. It is not a phrase required in this series.

Interesting

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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: 11-10-19

Interesting story, I kept this was like a sort of Lord of the Rings journey, but in oppressive dark tunnels. It is strange that the chapters that were set outside seemed to be less oppressive than the others.

Frustrated

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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: 21-06-19

Getting a bit frustrating now. Nothing seems to be resolved or planned. No one seems to be able to fight or persuade anyone of anything.

Meh

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

Reviewed: 28-05-19

Unlike others this one just did not seem to get going. The story seems more like a poor documentary. The performance of the reader improved a little but seemed at the start at least like she could not read more than two words without taking a little pause. Very irritating.

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Not sure I like this

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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: 16-05-19

This seems to be like one of those TV series where you never do find out what really happened, things just get hinted at forever.

Racist Jingoistic Claptrap

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-03-19

The yee haw jingoism of the story was already grating on me, so that I had to look up the history of the guy who had written the book. Decorated soldier - ok - I can live with that. But when his future history includes a reference to "Muslims violently taking over Stockholm and forcing everyone to either pay a tax or become Muslim themselves." I really could not get the stupidity and racism out of my head. Especially, as this guy was a big deal in the branch of the military he was in. What hope is there if the racism is that ingrained.

Getting into these.

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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: 04-01-19

These are quirky and great fun, with lots of references only someone who had grown up in the UK would get.

I can see this as Film or detective series on the BBC or such.

Some interesting ideas

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

Reviewed: 30-11-18

Interesting ideas in the book. Just found the dark description as if it were some old 30ties detective story with all the associated lurid flowery description a bit much.

They get better and better

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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: 12-10-18

At last someone who uses his imagination to come up with some great surprises. The reading is good of course - John Lee is always good.