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Avoid this one!

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2020-01-15

Endless lists of songs, plugs for restaurants, name dropping people they've met and a ton of other stuff nobody cares about. All of this butchered by a guy with the vocabulary of Pauly Shore and that guy that can't stop reminding you that he was on Street Cents and had a bit part in Trailer Park Boys. I'm so glad this book was free. Even at that price it cost me 3 hours of my life before I gave up.

Struggled to finish the trilogy.

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

Évalué le: 2019-11-13

So many glaring questions. Why wasn't the heir trained in combat? Why only one heir at a time? Why weren't knights being trained by the dozen? They had over 900 years and we get 1 heir and one teshlor knight? An entire army could be produced from just a few loyal people in that amount of time. Solutions to their inescapable predicaments were usually so obvious all I could do was shake my head. I was also disappointed that it ended exactly the way I expected after listening to chapter 2 of the first book. The trilogy could have easily been cut down into 2 books. This last book was especially long winded.

Not terrible.

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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

Évalué le: 2019-10-18

The book doesn't stray from the standard fantasy path. No surprises or twists you can't see coming. I will get the final book in this trilogy just to complete the story.

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Not perfect

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

Évalué le: 2019-09-27

An enjoyable story but not outstanding. Interesting characters in a predictable world. Entertaining but not enough to listen to it again.

The kids loved it.

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

Évalué le: 2019-08-28

My son is a really big R L Stein fan. Great story for kids of all ages.

Disappointing

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-08-27

Uninspired. One of the most flavorless books I have listened to in a while. Uninteresting characters standing against the white background of the "world" they inhabit.

Middle of the road pulp fiction

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

Évalué le: 2019-07-15

The story is pretty boring. The narration is mangled by an awful Scottish accent and a French accent that should be declared a war crime. French so bad it goes from sounding bad movie German to terrible movie Transylvanian. Listening to this was a marathon of cringing.

Worth a credit

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

Évalué le: 2019-06-22

This story wouldn't be as good without the narrator's performance. Thrawn is an interesting character but no plan ever goes off without a hitch. Somehow he never makes an error and that takes away from the story. There is never any doubt or suspense about the outcome of the story.

Hits all the generic fantasy points.

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

Évalué le: 2019-06-10

Nothing really special or interesting about this story. Characters copied and pasted from every cliche right down to the Conan clone and the bad guy with a God complex. Not interested in moving on with the series or the original series. Pick something else this one is mediocre.

After seven books no ground has been gained.

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

Évalué le: 2019-05-23

I do love the characters in this series (most of which are absent in this one). They can't save this book from lazy writing however. The humans haven't made one single meaningful step towards securing the safety of Earth. What happens when the next ship jumps through the wormhole to the location of final battle in this story? They are going to find evidence of a battle and begin investigating what happened (parts of multiple missiles, armour shed from the battle etc.).

The cover story is going to fall flat as well. Senior species are cautious and maintain high alert when going through perfectly functioning wormholes even when safely in their sphere of influence. For some reason they suddenly decide to throw caution to the wind and send the entire force to cuddle up to a malfunctioning wormhole. A wormhole at the edge of their influence. The remaining, heavily damaged enemy ship travels all the way back to a relay station. Instead of waiting for for rescue, it continues on it's way and explodes. There's going to be a massive search for that ship.

There is no reason why they wouldn't return to investigate the Earth wormhole. It's doing things that have never happened in millennia of faithful service. When other wormholes begin exhibiting similar behaviour they should send teams to all of the wormholes acting up. The first one to malfunction would be an important part of the puzzle. Especially since it could be a cascade failure of the entire network starting at earth.