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Wow

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-18

I just wanted to write Wow, but it wouldn’t let me. I’m no literary critic, but I read and listen to loads. This wowed me.

Dreadful indeed

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

Reviewed: 13-04-18

I bought this book because I wanted to learn about the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-19. I am three hours into this 6hour book and that pandemic has barely been mentioned. Full of fatuous platitudes about gravity, the horrors of war, how loads and loads of people died of flu (well, yes!), viruses are not the same as bacteria (you don’t say) etc etc. If you need something to help you sleep, in confidence that you won’t miss any important bits- go for it. Otherwise I suggest you look elsewhere. Sorry to be so neg, but annoyed at wasting so much time.

Not great story. Not great narration. Sorry

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

Reviewed: 05-10-16

The story is predictable at times, unexciting most of the rest of the time. I'm afraid the narrator didn't do it for me either.

13 people found this helpful

Misleading Title

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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: 14-12-15

If you are expecting an historical, cultural or religious analysis of the rise of ISIS- you will be disappointed. This is a powerful exposition of pro-Israeli views of Hamas, jihad and US intervention. If that's what you want, it's a great listen.

Not worth 19 minutes of your life

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

Reviewed: 12-12-15

A big subject in such a short book. I bought it out of curiosity- how can the authors even pretend that this will amount to a meaningful contribution- or even a starting point- for the literature in this area.

The subject is, of course treated with huge, bland generalisations. The material is disordered and appears selected at random.

Writing is poor, barely literate at times. About the standard of my 14-year old's history essays (the ones he has written on the bus to school).

The narration is slow, dull and the reader sometimes gives the impression he doesn't understand some of the words.

I am really sorry to be so negative. Author and narrater- keep trying. Readers- don't bother.

The series takes off

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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: 08-10-15

This is the second in the Hive series- and it really takes off in this book. My youngest son (an avid 10-year old reader/listener) tells me this is one of the best in the series. Like all of them, OP contains childish fantasy violence, but is suitable and engaging for children of, I would say, 8 - 11.

Stimulating, artful and a little thought provoking

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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: 09-06-15

I was inspired to read this book by an associate who is undoubtedly a psycho. I have little else to thank her for- this was well worth the listen .

unsuitable for audio

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

Reviewed: 09-06-15

I am a huge fan of audio. But for this you just need to see this stuff on the page.

2 people found this helpful

Definitely one of the best YBs so far

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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: 12-02-15

My kids and I love the Young Bond series- action, excitement and exotic locations. And we were so pleased to hear that more were to be written (if slightly worried that the change of author would disappoint). But really, this is one of the best and I can't wait for the next.

1 person found this helpful

AMAZING

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

Reviewed: 25-01-15

This is one of the best books I've ever read, it's fabulous, thrilling and action packed with a hint of magic and mystery!☺️