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I am not keen on short stories

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-06-20

I am reading the Jack Reacher stories numerically so doing the n.5s as they arrive. They are contained and finish correctly but just lack any depth. Kerry Shale does a brilliant job narrating as always. I am buying these through Kindle with Whispersync, I really don’t recommend them at the Audible price.

Bit like marmite for me

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

Reviewed: 16-06-20

I love the Expeditionary Force books. This was a little bit meh, started off really well, got my interest, then spent 2/3 of the book on the 'action' on landing on a planet. I am sure some people love this stuff, but I found myself skipping through the book. The last section was ok setting up the next book. Some sharp funny stuff, but too much filler.

Bit of a drag

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

Reviewed: 17-04-20

I love the series and will get the next. If you are like me, you will listen to this one, perhaps not at x2 as I did and towards the end skipping through the story. It just didn’t grab me, I hope you enjoy it more.

Nice little background story

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

Reviewed: 03-04-20

I liked the premise and the insight of Reacher as a young lad showing his initial signs of his detective skills. Loss of one star was the story is a little too short and kind of cut off at the end.

Sorry, I couldn't finish it

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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: 18-03-20

Tried to listen, but there were no hooks in storyline nor characters nor description. Just not one for me.

Am I a Christian?

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-03-20

I knew the headline stories from Sunday school, the odd film and Christmas, but I had never read through the Bible fully, especially the Old Testament, so seeing the audio book I took the opportunity. The stories came through, the creation, Adam & Eve, Joseph, Moses, Jesus etc. which stood out from the history lesson on the people of Israel, Kings, Chronicles and so on. I was fascinated by the headline stories, especially learning about King David as I have a love of the Psalms. I found myself skipping the ancestry stuff and the history of the Israeli people. Confused even. I do recommend this book, very well presented and read (performed), but be prepared for sleep, especially 'These are the sons of....' sections. But the gems really outweigh the slow parts. So am I a Christian? Yes, Christ is needed even more today, please listen to the book(s).

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Best yet

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-03-20

The last one I was slightly disappointed, this one was brilliant, a real step up. Really recommend this one.

Good story but I skipped much

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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: 08-03-20

Good story well narrated so it was easy to get into it. I found the battle scenes too much and long so started skipping through then found myself skipping some of the reflective stuff as the tail dragged hence the loss of a star. However I was still engaged with the outcome so this didn’t lose me.

Way too slow, but good to fall asleep

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

Reviewed: 03-03-20

I am loving these books and appreciate the narrator. This one I found to be too slow though the story was good, it was not believable and the conclusion thinking of the big screen rather than a proper book ending. Enjoyable but average.

Not good

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

Reviewed: 28-02-20

First the positive, superb reading from R C Bray, kept the atmosphere going.

The premise is good and the cover bigs it up with Independence Day plus X-Files claim. My problem was the flakey characters and simplistic good / bad representation. Then there is the significant overlap with Independence Day, I could almost see Will Smith as the fighter pilot. And the female character OMG ... I won’t say any more as it cuts into the plot. I skipped quite a bit of the story and even listened on fast forward, I was able to pick up easily when re-starting. Says a lot I think.