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P. J. Bell

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Honest

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-11-17

So I just finished “how not to be a boy” by Robert Webb which was a goodish book. Funny touching and left you thinking the main character (Robert Webb) was not a great person which is very honest in a novel.

However the pod cast attached to the end of the audible version made me burst out laughing in public place a few times in a row so would recommend the audible version/extended version.

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harry turtledove like with a Civilation game feel

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Reviewed: 11-11-17

I wasn't sure about this title but i'd say if you like Harry Turtledove, Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series or the Civilization games by Sid Meier; then you will probably enjoy this!

I have a fondness SF Alternative history combos so was already its target audience but its look at religion, the task high speed industrialization and civil war battle tech and tatics really made this book enjoyable.

Also its nice to have a book where a Quaker is one of the main character and their struggle with non-violence principles in a barbarous world.

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More geeky fun in book two

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Reviewed: 05-06-16

Great book really enjoyable i really liked the Brit younger Brit older idea. Made me laugh what more could you want i think this author will get stronger and stronger.

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Geektasic fun :)

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Reviewed: 05-06-16

Like if Terry Pratchett rewrote The Matrix! Funny and enjoyable. Not a deep book and the female character could be better written but otherwise great. Looking for a fun geeky novel to read quickly with lots of laughs this is it :)

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Another lovely little Theodore Boone book

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Reviewed: 05-06-16

Yet another lovely little Theodore Boone book. If you liked the past book then you will enjoy this :)

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Short sweet same as the others :) (book 1.5)

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Reviewed: 05-06-16

Bridging the gap between book 1 and 2 this is a nice little novella to give you your reckoners fix. One warning it is very short.

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Well worth your time :)

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Reviewed: 05-06-16

A really interesting look at the history of civil rights, medicine, segregation and the daily life of black people in the American south. This book is well worth a read and one is left wondering if someone will one day make a movie. It’s full of little titbits as well such and the mother who could not pay for her delivery so her son came back 20 year later to pay for his own birth! Highly recommended!

Also the narrator is good :)

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Not just for the D & D crowd

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Reviewed: 05-06-16

Great book, good character development, nicely written with funny and interesting story lines! I would recommend this book not just for the D & D gamer but for anyone who wants a geeky little novel distraction. Also the overlap with the idea of modules and critical failure makes for a sub plot. Overall the characters make this story particularly Thistle. Go Thistle!
Also the reader is very good even if he does have a habit of making minor characters sound like Sean Connery

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Scary !!! and Wonderful

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Reviewed: 26-05-16

A brilliantly scary story, wonderfully read by Lindsay Crouse, which using interesting themes and metaphors demonstrates a master class in writing. (Such as the tides being compared to pain)! Demonstrating Stephen Kings excellent style. There are shocking screens which make me want to see the movie and a story within the story of “misery returns”. Moreover, it really keeps the listener captivate even when our hero finally thinks he’s free.

One warning! Don’t read this if you are recovering from an illness in bed!

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Like going back in time with an edge of horror :)

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Reviewed: 17-05-16

I really enjoyed the depiction of 1950s and 1960s America in this book as it made me feel like i was really there :) Also the characters and story were great. The little aside with the children from IT was lovely. The only issue i had and the reason i give it four stars on story was i found the ending to be what i expected. That taken into account the ending it was the only moment lacking moxie for me. :)

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