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Page de couverture de Classic Goosebumps: Welcome to Dead House

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.

Page de couverture de Star Wars: Shatterpoint

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.

Page de couverture de Lost City

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.

Page de couverture de Thrawn (Star Wars)

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.

Page de couverture de Age of Myth

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.

Page de couverture de Renegades

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.

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Page de couverture de The Singularity Trap

Dennis E Taylor has better novels.

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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: 2019-05-11

This doesn't feel like a complete story. More like a really long first chapter. I didn't feel any urgency or concern about characters or even the outcome. No hope for humanity? No problem. Just trick the super advanced alien computer which is only capable of black-and-white thinking. The Bobiverse novels are much better and the subject matter (as far as the main character goes) is the same. I recommend getting those first if you haven't already.

Page de couverture de The Sword of Shannara

Underwhelming

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

Évalué le: 2019-05-11

First time purchase for Terry Brooks. I was expecting a lot more. It's like a bad rehash of the Lord of the Rings. Events and even some characters are almost carbon copies. No orcs though. Instead they're terrorized by evil gnomes. An army that would be over matched by humans in everything from marching and maneuvering to reach and striking power. So they outsmart the gnomes, everyone sort of stumbles into the right place at the last minute and destiny takes over. The only reason why I haven't refunded this book, is how many times I laughed at the name Al Anon. Oh I mean "Allanon". I kept waiting for him to comfort and lend emotional support to somebody in the party with an alcoholic uncle.

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Page de couverture de Cartwright's Cavaliers

First and last book in the series for me.

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

Évalué le: 2019-05-11

The narrator is so awful! Imagine a robot reading from a teleprompter that only shows one word at a time with no understanding of inflection. Add in a huge helping of over enunciation and the possibility that English is a second language. The narration certainly didn't improve the story. The story is pretty bad as well. I guess the book was written to hook some 13 year old, chubby, brony, military, anime fans? I suppose they exist somewhere. A strange and narrow demographic for sure. Avoid this if you value the time you have left among the living. I wasted more than half a day of my life. Learn from my mistakes.

Page de couverture de Sungrazer

Irritating narrator change and uninspired story

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

Évalué le: 2019-05-09

The story is a sad James Bond knockoff. None of the characters in this book are ever in any danger of permanent death and there's never any doubt that everything will turn out fine. Changing narrators was a terrible idea. This one isn't as good as the original and getting used to his take on the characters and name pronunciation has killed my interest in the series.