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John Irwin

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mmo meets excel spreadsheet

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

Reviewed: 17-06-19

If you enjoy having an MMORPG's rulebook read to you with all the panache of an excel spreadsheet, THIS is the audio book for you! To be fair to the narrator, Jeff, and his producer go to great lengths to try and make the story seem at least a little interesting. However, it's an uphill struggle.

Wow kiddie has wet dream; writes book

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

Reviewed: 26-01-18

First 30 chapters read like a consol peasant recalling a dream they had after they caught a glimpse of WoW the night before. After that it gets a little better, though there's almost no need for this to be a "gamer" book, beyond death not being permanent. If you haven't read them yet go pick up "SpeedRunner Tower of Babel" or "The Gam3" to see excellent examples of the genre.

If twitter was a novel

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

Reviewed: 07-09-16

Beautifully performed. Written for advanced 8 year olds who can name every dinosaur and have made a few of them from blocks of wool in minecraft.

May actually make retro cool

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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: 13-08-15

Wasn't expecting a great deal. Expecting the hype to be just that. I was wrong, it wasn't. Possibly the most accessibly enthralling book I've read this year.

enthralling performance, excellent read

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

Reviewed: 30-07-15

like all Scott Meyer titles, if you see the twist coming you're not looking hard enough.

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Blood of Dragons cover art

the best story ever murdered

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-13

Would you try another book written by Robin Hobb or narrated by Anne Flosnik?

I'm a huge fan of the Rain Wild books. This was to be the best of them all with dragons finally taking to the air and so many loose ends to tie up. It utterly beggars belief that you'd get Anne Flosnik to read this. She reads like she's being paid by the word and her rent is overdue. I've never had to listen to a book at half speed before just to make it sound at least vaguely dramatic. I'm utterly and completely at a loss to recommend this to anyone based on that performance. If anything this has murdered my experience of Robin Hobb's writing and audio books in general.

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