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J Law

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Awesome. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed: 2020-04-09

Fun stories with characters to get attached to. Great banter and character development.

The narrator is fantastic. Love the bits where the characters speak from behind a door and he does the effect.

The stories and performance actually pick up a bit from the sample/first chapter, after the author and narrator get into the stride of it.

Good long book

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Reviewed: 2019-09-30

Fairly inventive and well rounded. The slow pace is filled with entertaining characters and scenes. A reasonably satisfying choice if you're looking for an extra long book/series to fill time. Looking forward to seeing where the characters end up.

Fun, gorey, good time.

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Reviewed: 2019-08-06

I really like this author, and I wish he wrote more books. They're full of strange and inventive gorey details, and the characters don't follow the usual tropes. They're generally about body horror and tend to lead into subtle LGBTQ themes that're refreshing.

A long, rough, wonderful road

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Reviewed: 2019-06-19

The reading is delightful and I couldn't imagine Don Quixote and Sancho with different voices now.
The story drags a bit in some sections, but this particular translation reads very well for modern listeners.
Update: I missed it so much I'm listening again. Even better the second time round.

Solid solidification of experience

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Reviewed: 2019-05-19


80% approach to work ethic and organization, 20% anecdotes. Sort of refreshing to see a book not just trying to entertain (and it does), but also focused on mapping out what they've learned to help others. Really soothing and well read. I almost wish it was longer, but I'll have to listen to it again to absorb it better, so it's actually a good length.

Good book

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-04-12

Nice to hear it narrated by the author. Interesting slice of life. Handful of places where the end of a sentence is cut short by a few seconds and goes straight into the next section.

Excellent

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Reviewed: 2019-02-25

SO GOOD. Loved the stories, thought the narrator was truly excellent. I definitely get the impression of charming british storytelling from it in the line of 'winnie the pooh/wind in the willows' especially in the beginning. The warmth and empathy lent in this reading of it really give it something extra.

The books aren't really divided up in the chapter queue, so you'll have to pay close attention to when the title of the next book comes up. I'd suggest taking a break right after 'Sword in the Stone' since the subject matter gets quite dark very quickly.

Envoy to a new world

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-10

Overall I liked the book, it's different and worth reading. I especially liked the legend, backstory, and informative bits about the planet and society, though the hardships were well written and compelling. When the main character speaks of things being womanly or masculine, it's usually accompanied by his confessions of that being his own impressions due to his social conditioning, so I didn't find those parts dated or grating. Got attached to the characters by the end too.

The narrator's voice is deep and older, slightly breathy. It mostly only falls short of the aggressive, actiony parts.

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A good light listen

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Reviewed: 2019-02-05

An entertaining and short listen. I like the interviews they managed to get. Lots of variety.

Cyberpunkiest

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Reviewed: 2019-01-20

The audio quality changes from time to time, but the narrator does a great job setting the tone for the material. The book has large information dumps in a few spots, and an abrupt ending, but it's great fun.

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