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The Series Keep On Going

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

Reviewed: 25-02-20

Lets make things clear from the start, I love the Mountain Man series. Keith C Blackmore's writing is viseral, but relatable and each of the previous books in this series are great

The problem is, that Part 4 (Well Fed) , felt like a satisfying ending to the series (dear I say it, almost a happy ending). Due to this, whilst going through Make Me King, all I could think was "Is this book nessarsary?".

Im still not entirely sure of the answer. Dont get me wrong, its a good book (writing and narration are spot on always), but the story feels to share quite a few elements with the Well Fed (Warlord, Slaves, Torture).

Lastly, be warned, this clearly isnt going to be the last book

A Suprise Gem

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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: 20-02-20

Criticisms First

Optional Retirement is part of a large series of books. Its slots somehere in the The SynCorp books, but Audible doesnt actually tell you where (Or gives you any indication that technically this is part of a series). You dont need read any of the other books, this one fleshes out the world and charactors brilliantly, but having that knowledge before buying would have been appreciated.

Its a stellar book, and I would actually now try others in the series - only problem being I now feel like Ive possibly jumped to far ahead in the SynCorp story

Either way, worth a punt

Another impressive outing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-19

I don't think the team of Taylor and Porter have yet to book out an Audiobook that I don't like. Worth checking out

This aint the King your looking for

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

Reviewed: 20-11-19

Im not sure what I was expecting when I chose to listen Roadwork. I have never read or listened to a Bachman novel, and always assumed it would just be King with a darker tone. That is obviously quite far from the truth, and the Bachman books really should be considered their own entity.

Roadwork is a descent into depression, a story of losing everything, and more often than not, the futility of one mans defiance. Worth listening to, just be prepared for this to not be a tale of happy ever after

Very Enjoyable

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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: 02-11-19

Well done for a short, has made me want to listen to the main trilogy

Decent With Flaws

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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: 23-10-19

*Received for Free*
One Man's War is the like an 80s or 90s action movie - Here's the World, Here's the Hero - now quickly on to the explosions
If you want a Sci-fi epic, step away now. If you want a balls to the wall romp of violence, double crosses and some surprisingly likeable rogues, then give this a try

Brilliant

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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: 15-10-19

An excellent standalone Reynolds book, better than Terminal World, but still suffers from an ending that leaves you wanting more

Excellent, but anticlimactic

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

Reviewed: 18-09-19

World building and characters are excleent, backed by a stellar narration. Only downside is the ending, everything builds up and you just don't get the answers you were hoping for. Still a great listen, possible meant to be part of a series that just hasn't happened? Who knows

Original and Enjoyable

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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: 19-08-19

Original, well written, with an excellent narration. I enjoyed Taylors' other work Singularity Trap, but I wasn't expected We Are Legion to be on a completely differently level. Definitely worth a listen, only let down by the book not having an satisfying ending (it is a trilogy - with at least 2 more books in the works, so I'm not surprised)

5 out 5

A Satisfying End

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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: 15-08-19

Here we go then, the third book of the trilogy and the question has to be - Does it Deliver?

Almost - my only criticism is that the ending feels rushed, and that a lot happens in that remaining 2 hour chapter. Additionally, as much as I enjoyed the epilogue , I would have liked to know more of what became of the other characters.

If there are more books in this series, they'll get bought straight away, Quite happily now a fan of not only the author, but the narrator