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Excellent, exciting, a twist in the tale.

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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: 16-04-20

This story started off slowly and gathered pace until it was running at breakneck speed towards the end.
The reader Mark was absolutely perfect for this story, a very professional job was done.
I recommend this book for anyone that enjoys an edge of the seat read.

Too much fictional waffle

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

Reviewed: 06-09-16

I found that this story didn't go anywhere fast. The author spent an incredible amount of time building fictional theories and explaining them in excruciating detail. He also found it necessary to use foul language on a number of occasions. I personally hate this descent into very base behaviour and it leaves me with a dim view of the authors morals. It would seem that media of all sorts are competing to become the rudest, foul mouthed orators out of their peers. When you see three and four year olds using this language you know it has gone too far. To the author.... Please edit this bad language out of your books. Don't continue to add to the moral decline.

Good story but not for guys

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

Reviewed: 21-07-16

This is a good time travel story with unique twists and turns.
I would not recommend it for guys though, there was too much girly romance in it. I found those parts uncomfortable to listen too.
The rest of the story was great though and I think females SciFi fans will love it.

Average story (listened to via Audible App.

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

Reviewed: 14-05-16

This post apocalyptic story has lots of mistakes in it such as an eight year old boy who thinks and speaks like a four year old. Unfortunately the author has little respect for his readers in the reckless use of obscene language and blasphemy with some of the characters. We had powerful stories in the past that didn't need this poor quality of language. Reference was made to it without having it thrust at us in all it's tawdry foulness. This story could be much improved without it and the public use of it in this country (UK) is still an offence. I Won't be purchasing the next series.

I couldn't keep my attention on this story.

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

Reviewed: 10-04-16

I don't know what the reason is but I couldn't keep my attention on this story.
I listened to the complete story but only heard 80% of it. I was walking at the time I was listening so I don't think I have fallen asleep.
The end was quite exciting though.

This is one for the girls.

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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: 25-03-16

It is a good story with plenty of intrigue and excitement, but there was too many love situations that left me feeling uncomfortable. The story ends suddenly.

A riveting but harrowing tale

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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: 09-02-16

A riveting but harrowing tale. I had tears in my eyes as I listened to Mikey's story of his life. The bullying and beatings that were dished out left me horrified and in shock.
It is amazing that each day he managed to survive and carry on and that nobody in their community had guts enough to put and end to this evil punishment.
All cudos goes to Mikey for surving this the way that he has and for writing and reading to us his story.

Good story that keeps you guessing

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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: 22-03-15

I was pleasantly surprised at the pace of this story. It really is a puzzle that will keep you guessing right up to the end.

I bet that like me you won't guess correctly bit enjoy the journey through this exciting tale.

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Excellently read. Brought the characters to life.

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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: 24-02-15

The story isn't one of my favourites but due to the readers talent it made the listen worth while. I purchased this as a Kindle book and chose the option to purchase the listen feature. I'm so glad I did.

Dull with swearing and blasphemy.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-09-13

Would you try another book written by Maurice G. Dantec or narrated by Joe Barrett?

No and yes to narrator.

What will your next listen be?

The Prestige. I am listening to it now. It's a good yarn.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I didn't enjoy this book.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Babylon Babies?

The swearing and blasphemy. It was totally unnecessary to the story. The story for most part was a dull fictional war story without action and more about the positions of the antagonists.

Any additional comments?

The Sci-Fi was more towards the latter part of the story but I stopped listening when the blasphemy kicked in. It is numbered as one of the dullest Sci-Fi books I have listened to.
This writer appears to have no respect for his readers and must think we are all from foul mouthed underclasses.
I would like Audible to put in a link to block writers we don't like so that we don't accidently purchase one of their books again.

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