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Life changing ideas

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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: 04-06-18

Read only if you are prepared to have everything you think you know turned upside down.

Warning contains Revolutionary ideas!

In keeping with the best of original series!

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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: 24-08-17

Execellent book following up on the original series. Performed by the original stars.
All the favorites are back!

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Excellent! smartly written, gripping

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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: 22-04-16

I loved it , very gripping story, one of the sci fi novels in awhile.

Some pratical work-life advice

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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: 05-07-15

It does start out a bit slow, focusing mainly on anecdotes from various people's experiences. However, it does evolving into examining the choices these people made and their outcomes and giving some practical advice on the topic of difficult bosses and toxic workplaces. Most of the advice and analysis comes in the last 1.5 hours, and includes things to look out for to identify a toxic boss/workplace.

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Fascinating tale of a Galactic Society

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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: 06-05-15

My first Ian M. Banks novel and it’s in the middle of the series of novels about “The Culture”.
Fascinating and interesting, Ian had a gift for envisioning the future. Here sentient IA’s play the principal roles in this galactic tale.
The story is complex and it helps to have read or listened to the first novels in The Culture series from Ian Banks. This being my first book I did have to do some re-listening to try to understand all that was going on. Now I will have to go and start with the first books in the series and perhaps listen to this again. But all in all a very good sci fi novel.

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Zombie Virus tale - Well written - Gulity Pleasure

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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: 11-02-15

While books (graphic novels) by Robert Kirkman & Max Brooks are the best in the Genre), The Remaining is Zombie Virus tale that is well written and engaging.
The story is thorough in painting the details of a special forces warrior (and his craft) and how he might engage a post apocalyptic world and think through the many horror this new world presents.

A guilty pleasure, but an enjoyable one for fans of the genre or horror fans.

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A Wonderful Classic Tale

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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: 29-11-14

Excellently delivered, great performance.

Great story of course and it will keep you hooked. Very entertaining and enjoyable.

Takes me back to memories of having stories read to us by our mother whilst we listened in bed.

A 1970’s take on the End of the World

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

Reviewed: 09-09-13

Before Deep Impact, before Armageddon there was Lucifer’s Hammer.

The novel is Crichton-nesque in its foundation in real science and level of detail; they carefully build the story and it teaches you a lot about comets/meteors and the havoc they can cause.

It was told from a 1970’s perspective; but good story telling doesn’t go out of fashion and it actually it’s a bit interesting looking back it after 40 years it ages well, almost a period sci-fi piece.

The Authors Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle are very well read and they disperse at the beginning of chapter insightful quotes from various other authors throughout the book. It helps make for very interesting reading, and I think I’ve added several new books on my to-read list.

It does start slow, but you need to have little patience while he builds the characters for you.

After the strike the second story begins, and it is as riveting as the telling of the strike and preparation for it are. It held my attention to the end.
An Interesting and satisfying read.

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Goofy, funny, and insightful travel yarn

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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: 09-09-13

You pretty much get what you are expecting,
An audio book about the goofy travels of a goofy reporter named Cash Peters.
Its entertaining and informative, and he does make some good/funny observations.
The ending almost has a love story to it (almost). He does wrap it up well.
It kept my interest and I did laugh.
Warning: Cash Peter’s own voice can get a bit wearing after awhile (goofy), so you may need to break up listening sessions.
Still I recommend it!

If you read Into Thin Air, you must hear this

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-12

Gripping and suspenseful, the story of the tragic 1996 Everest disaster that cost many people their lives as told from the point of view of one of the guides from the Mountain Madness team who survived. To note that Anatoli Boukreev is one of the best high altitude climbers of his day and his story provides an expert's insight into what happened and also commentary on the risky sport of climbing the world's tallest peaks. This story is told in part as an answer to John Krakauer's version of the event in Into Thin Air, it fills in details that Krakauer failed to or didn't wish to present in his book. It also goes beyond the just telling of the fateful Everest disaster but also tells of Anatoli's return trek to the mountain afterward. It is a fascinating listen!

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