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Superb

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Reviewed: 06-12-19

Best fiction I have read this year. And I have read approx 30 novels as of 6th December. 🙂 Very highly recommended.

Can be hard work in places, but well worth it!

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Reviewed: 15-08-19

This novel is an excellent example of of a potentially possible situation. It is not fantasy, it is based upon our current best scientific understanding, but taken into a fictional realm. The science, and potential of scientific development, is at the heart of the story, but the characters are extremely well drawn and developed. It did take some commitment, at times you have to concentrate hard, but it is worth it. I would compare it with 2001, but with more scientific detail and completely, and that is high praise indeed! I have already purchased the two sequels.

Excellent and informative.

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Reviewed: 08-06-19

Well read (although Tolkien fans will spot a number of mis-pronunciations!) and informative story of the development and realisation of the LOTRs film trilogy. The Hobbit is very much treated as ‘and then he made the Hobbit’ with far less content, but given it was (in my opinion) far less of an achievement, I think the balance was right. Highly recommend for all Tolkien fans.

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Mostly terrible, but occasionally very funny...

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 16-02-19

Bizarre. I nearly gave up after one episode, but eventually listened to them all!

100 or so awful jokes per episode, with maybe half a dozen really good ones.

You have been warned...

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Very, very disappointing.....

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 19-12-18

Having loved The Martian I was astonished at how poor this book was.

The biggest problem was an extremely unlikeable lead character, surrounded by a cast of very shallow support characters. One moment she would be coming up with an ingenious solution to a technical problem, the next behaving like a smart-ass 16 year old. And almost all of the problems and issues she had to overcome during the story were of her own making. Very dislikable.

The story was also pretty slow and predictable and the very end frankly preposterous and not that well written. Far too much detail about welding!

Well delivered by the reader (with the one obvious accent disaster).

Just brilliant...

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Reviewed: 30-10-18

Although sometimes reviewed as ‘children’s’ stories from the Discworld, the Tiffany Aching series of books, starting with The Wee Free Men, are some of the very best. They are actually quite moving as you grow with Tiffany, and learn what it means to be the Witch of the Chalk.

Stick with the original.

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2 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 15-07-18

Unfortunately the adaptation has removed almost all of Terry’s wit and wisdom. Not the performers fault at all, but very disappointing.

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You probably need to be an F1 fan to enjoy

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 05-07-18

Excellent listen if you are interested in the development of the F1 car from the mid eighties to the present day. Not a great deal of focus on the personalities if this is what you are after. Let down by a slightly boring delivery and much mispronouncing of names.

The best Discworld novel?

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Reviewed: 28-03-18

I read the Discworld novels from the mid-eighties onwards, as each was published. I have read them all at least twice, and my favourites maybe half a dozen times. Sam Vimes is my favourite character, and Night Watch my favourite book. Enjoy this wonderful story.

Beautiful story, wonderfully written and fabulously narrated.

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Reviewed: 13-02-18

That Fry has only written half a handful of novels is a tragedy of our time. Pure genius.