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A great conclusion

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Reviewed: 26-06-18

At times I feared there were too many threads in the Bobiverse, but this book does a wonderful job of wrapping them all up and also leaving things open to a return.

As with the other parts this is an intriguing, well-thought-out and well-crafted story, it draws you in and Porter performs the characters brilliantly.
if you've heard the others, enjoy!

Might be the best of the series so far...

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Reviewed: 01-08-17

Continuing in the excellent style of the series we get a creative story, with lots of great geek-references, familiar and fun characters and some interesting social and philosophical discussions.

Well written and read.

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A fair story, but clearly setting things up

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Reviewed: 06-05-17

This book clearly seeks to set up the series, but at the cost of telling a clear story of its own.

perhaps if one is a greater fan of the Predator aliens it'd give more, but sadly I was left uninspired.

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An excellent, well-told story

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Reviewed: 01-12-16

I loved this book.

I like the style - it's positive, heroic, creative and educational. Sure, there's some poor science in bits, but I wouldn't have noticed if someone hadn't pointed it out!

The performance is great - engaging and charming.

I loved the movie, which I saw first - and I think they complement each other well.

Warmly recommended!

Utterly enchanting!

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Reviewed: 24-08-16

I had never gotten around to reading the story. it's amazing, well-crafted and engaging. absolutely worth a listen!

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impressive dialogue, interesting stories

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 20-08-16

such ancient stories are hard to judge by modern narrative standards. found the first story most engaging, the translator has given a flowing text, well performed.

Interesting, if a little skewed

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Reviewed: 18-03-16

Found some interesting ideas. even if I felt it lacked the feel of objectivity or at least respect for alternative views.
Reader can be irritating because he puts on voices for quotes. Otherwise he's fine.

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I loooove it

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Reviewed: 13-02-16

I loved it so fricking much Suzanne Collins thank you so much for this book

[Ed. I'm pretty sure this review came from my pre-teen daughter who was using the app. It's a fair book, but I loved it a little less frickin' much, have to say...]

Disappointing. I feel a little cheated.

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Reviewed: 01-03-14

I picked this up since it was pitched as being "about the Star Wars years" and talking about her relationships with other celebrities. I was then disappointed that it wasn't really anything to do with Star Wars or really anything that the blurb seemed to promise.

Instead it's the story of characters I'm not particularly interested in (Eddie Fisher, Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and her stepfather), which is unfortunate of course but not the author's fault. But the style then is the issue. I didn't find the wit and humour as engaging as her fans apparently are.

There's not a clear story that I could identify, which means that the result is a number of stories and character portrayals (and frequently assassinations) which too often start in viciously before I had any idea who the person was and why they deserved her vitriol.

The book is, I think, brutally honest which recommends it. But I think it relies too much on her assessments of people which often comes without enough evidence, and relies heavily on the idea that we should trust her judgment, which the first chapters alone have given us cause to doubt.

I really wanted to like this and while it hasn't harmed my opinion of Carrie Fisher, it has turned me off her writing I'm afraid.

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An entertaining and seemingly honest insight.

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Reviewed: 22-02-14

What did you like most about The Gaffer: The Trials and Tribulations of a Football Manager?

Neil Warnock typifies much of the attitude of his generation. Be that his footballing strategy, his work ethic or his man-management philosophy. I enjoyed that he seemed so direct and honest about what had happened to him, that he attacks those he dislikes, praises those he loves and manages to balance critique and warmth for the many in the middle.
I don't agree with a lot of his footballing strategy nor all his man-management philosophy, but one doesn't have to be a Warnock fan to enjoy this breathtakingly honest account.

Would you be willing to try another book from Neil Warnock? Why or why not?

Probably not. His perspective is valuable, but far from unique.
He has ironically given me an interest in similar works from other managers.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The accounts of his semi-naked meetings with premier league footballers was honest and engaging.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It didn't feel necessary. There are a number of parts to the story in terms of the Crystal Palace, Sheffield United, QPR and Leeds and make it easier to dip in and out.