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I Guess It Explains All Of Americas Mass Shootings

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-11-18

While I enjoyed the adventure side of this story and some of the characters back stories its hard to have any real sympathy for the soldiers involved. The sad reality about the US Army Rangers and Delta force "operators" is that they all come across as a bunch of trigger happy thugs just looking for an excuse to gun someone down in the street. A common theme repeating through the entire book, " We saw a man with a gun, we shot him, we saw a woman with a gun, we shot her, we saw a cow in the street, we shot it, we saw a chicken, we shot it, there were pigeons in our hanger, we shot them, rats in the roof, we killed them etc etc etc. These guys are trained killers sticking their noses into someone else country, shooting up their city, abducting their leaders and killing anyone who stands in their way then acting all surprised when the Somalis have the audacity to fight back. If we are supposed to see these guys as heroes, sorry I don't.

Like Visiting An Old Friend After Many Years

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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: 20-03-17

Great to see this fine work of Alan Dean Foster finally available on audio. The Man Who Used The Universe is probably Foster's best work as it follows the lifelong obsession of one man from the criminal underworld to the heights of power and influence over Humans and alien's alike. Great performance as well from the narrator.

The Way Of The Future

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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: 13-02-17

I had already started down the minimalist road a couple of years ago but listening to Josh and Ryan's book helped bring some more things into focus. I realized I was unhappy, working long hours in a job i didn't like to pay for lots of stuff it turns out i didn't even need.

Today my life is much simpler and happier. I ditched all the stuff I didn't need and as a result have to work much less and in a job I actually enjoy because I could afford to do what I wanted to do instead of chasing the big bucks in a job I had to do.

I recommend everyone to look at the work of these 2 guys and take some of it away with you. A simple stuff free and stress free life is defiantly the way of the future.

1 person found this helpful

Long Winded

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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: 06-10-15

I have enjoyed The Expanse series a great deal so far however Abaddon's Gate is defiantly the weakest of the three so far. Very long winded with the character racing about in circles a great deal of the time.

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Great Work

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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: 24-01-15

Loved this book. Realistic characters, realist setting, excellent story and great performance from the narrator. If you want a real sci-fi story with real people in it then this one is for you. Looking forward to the follow on books.

16 people found this helpful

Take It Slowly

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

Reviewed: 19-09-13

It's almost hard to review this book. I read it a few years ago and have just finished the audio version now. The story is truly epic, yet very difficult to follow at times. The characters jump all over the place, and time in the quest to kill off this pain educing vampiric Zotly. I suggest you take it slowly and let the story sink in, it isn't an easy read ( or listen) but it's worth it.

Great Narration, Lousy Story

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-07-13

***Spoilers***

I wanted to like this book, i really did, there is only 1 problem, i didn't. The story picks up shortly after Episode IV of Star Wars and has several stories going on at once. Probably the main story is about a band of Stormtroopers ( you know those evil guys in white armor we all loved to hate) well they decide to jump ship after an bizarre and contrived incident onboard their Star Destroyer to become some kind of roaving band of semi do gooders. Their characters are flat and lifeless through the entire book, they are not clones yet might as well be for the way they act. Mara Jade bounds about and instantly kicks everyone's butt she comes into contact with despite being little more than a kid. Zahn clearly loves his creation far better than any of the original Star Wars characters as she is pretty much unbeatable by anyone even Darth Vader ( yea right ) Luke, Han and Lea are all there but their characters are never developed or enhanced. The rest of the book is packed with 2 bit villans who come and go by the truck load.

This book Humanises the Stormtroopers far too much to the point where you start to feel for them and would like to sit down at a bar and have a beer or two, sorry but that's not the way I want to feel about Stormtroopers, they arn't supposed to be all Human and sympathetic, and heroic, they are the Empires evil crack troopes, something to be feared and hated. The rest of the book is a kind of rambling mixture of pirates and politics that really is of little interest and adds nothing much to the overall saga of Star Wars.

On the positive side the narrator was outstanding and all the voices very realistic, well done.



Narrator 5 out of 5

Story 2 out of 5

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Great Stuff

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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: 19-05-13

I wasn't sure when I first started this book but an hour later I was hooked. Very well written with a great main character, it gets a bit technobabbly at times but that doesn't take away from a great yarn. Well done.

6 people found this helpful

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Great Long Slog

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-13

While I did enjoy this book and the narrator did a fine job the story was simply not grand enough to justify such a long book. It simply became tedious slogging through the police investigation, and the expedition on the planet spent most of it's time chasing it's tail before the seemingly rushed conclusion. Peter F Hamilton is a fantastic writer but boy does he need a good editor. Had this book been a third smaller it would have been far better paced and far more enjoyable overall.

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Great To See This Series On Audible

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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: 08-03-13

I remember reading this series years back and enjoyed it. It's great to see it back in action again in audio. The narrator does a good job overall however i found the quailty of the audio a little tinny, non the less it was great to be enjoying this series once again after a long time.