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Mr P J Hill

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Sloooooowwwwwwww

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Reviewed: 2020-02-08

A really slow slow moving story. Last 10% of book was exciting. I don't think I could get through the third book with this kind of pacing. Shame.

I was hoping for a lot. I got it

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2019-07-07

Kate McKinnon and the rest of the star studded cast did a great job here. Irreverent, sarcastic and current. Fantastic. I really hope they do one of these again.

Pure joy

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Reviewed: 2019-07-07

I loved this little trip into fantasy. The only downside, as you listen and enjoy it, you know there won't be a sequel. :-(

PS: Offerman's narration is spot on.

An actually actionable self help book.

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Reviewed: 2019-07-07

Don't think of this a self help book.
Here's why:
It doesn't drag out the same points over and over again.
It doesn't give you examples of super humans achieving super feats.
It doesn't give you a formula for success
It's not trying to "inspire you" that's BS and we all know it.

The recommendations are actionable. They're not weird either. Unfortunately, for the most part, we are the summation of our habits. Changing those habits....

Making the changes described in this book won't be trivial either. But there are some quick hits you can apply right away. It's a horrible cliche but you might call them "life hacks".

Now having used that phrase I'm going to put my head in the toilet bowl and start flushing.

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A good backgrounder on the series

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Reviewed: 2019-03-03

You should read this book after, at least, reading book one. It's a short story that broadens the background of the main characters of the series. Well worth reading, also explores a kind post-apocalyptic Britain in the near future. Well worth the expense :-)

A super book even if you're not a history geek

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Reviewed: 2019-03-03

A great story idea. Lots of adventure and very well written. I really enjoyed this book and have since started to listen to others in the series. The narrator is pretty good and subtle with the many British accents. Love the copious cups of tea and hard drinking, very brit.

You don't need to be a history geek to enjoy this book or the rest of the series. The dives into historical events are great stories and the thread of the protagonists life is interesting.

Another fun episode in the series

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Reviewed: 2019-02-06

Onto book 10 and the series does not disappoint. I feel like the whole series is maturing nicely, McGill is a great protagonist, the characters around him are maturing in their development and a sufficient amount of new characters are being introduced. The new twist on Claver is very unexpected and you can see that developing this story line opens the door for many new possibilities in further books.

This is a series that I just snap up the books as soon as I see them and I've enjoyed them all. Keep em coming B.V.

Another exciting episode in the series.

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Reviewed: 2018-08-30

I've enjoyed all the titles in this series so far. I'm really looking forward to #4 too. Great characters, believable dialogue, exciting, plausible- in a sci-fi sense.

Unlike many book series, this book has a full story, in fact the author could have ended the series with this book. I was very pleased to see #4 was in the works after I finished it. It's a great concept, there is some inevitable character attrition, (it's an apocalypse) the author introduces new characters very well. There's no question, I'll snap up the next episode in this saga as soon as it's available.

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Very enjoyable but books are short for the price.

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Reviewed: 2018-07-06

I've listened to 1-3 Omnibus and 4. I've enjoyed them immensely, I'm interested in what will happen to the characters. I like that plots are unfolding in the UK and North America. I have only one gripe, each book isn't a whole book, there are lots of books in the series but listening to all of them is going cost more than $300CAD it's really adding up.

I've liked the books so far but as a series habit goes it's getting as expensive as crack cocaine. Sure I can bust out a credit for each book but my listening habit is quite a bit more than 9 hours a month. The story is good and captivating though.

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Enjoyable and fun Sci-Fi

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2018-04-05

It's not really serious, it's not ridiculous either. It's entertaining, fun, light and exciting. I burned through this book fast and bough the next in the series as soon I finished it. I'm currently enjoying SPECOPS just as much.

There a few military jargon bits that are not necessary near the beginning but it's not bad. Also RC Bray does a great job with the accents especially Bishop.

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