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Thomas John DeBrocke

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I loved this book.

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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: 2019-06-20

I liked this book so much that I listened to it twice.
Filled with colourful characters, humorous anecdotes, and interesting facts, the author weaves together stories from around the world into a compelling narrative about the far reaching effects of the Columbian exchange.
The author's style is entertaining and conversational, which is a nice contrast to some of the more dry historical books I've read (it also makes the transition to audiobook nicely).

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Solid book. Hard to get into at first.

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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

Reviewed: 2019-05-17

It took me a while to get into, but by the enf it was worth it.

The Worst Book in the Series

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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

Reviewed: 2019-03-06

This book doesn't add anything to the series or really even develop the world further.
It's zombies on the moon.
And it's not even a particularly good zombie story at that.

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Pretty good time travel book

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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

Reviewed: 2018-09-19

Not perfect, but a fun book that has an interesting take on time travel. There were a few storylines that could've been dealt with better, and the voice acting always sounds strange when a man does female voices and vice versa, but it's not as bad as some.

Strong Start, Weak Finish

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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

Reviewed: 2018-08-07

A time travel story that started strong, but lost me 2/3 of the way in.
*Some spoilers*
The story is at its best when the main character is a child; horrors lurk around every corner, monsters haunt her world and stalk her relentlessly. Every chapter draws you in, and you genuinely fear for the safety of this poor child.
The trouble comes when she grows up and morphs into a Sara Connor-type character who stockpiles guns and fights time traveling Nazi's (really?). Perhaps if I read this in 1988, my review would be different, but in 2018, it doesn't really hold up.

Terrible execution. Almost unreadable

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

Reviewed: 2018-05-31

Seriously, about a third of this book is wasted on reading out the time stamps on communication logs.
It's as if the authors are desperately trying to meet a word count, and are using every trick in the book to make it seem like there is something of substance under all the repetition and nonsense.
Is there a riveting sci-fi narrative buried in the mess of logs and text messages, or is it merely another mediocre teen romance? Who knows?
If you're going to tell a story, just come out and tell it. If you have to rely on a crappy gimmick, it might just be a bad story.