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Regicide audiobook cover art

My kind of 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: 09-14-19

I loved following Joe's adventures. The author wrote him into so many terrible situations and he fought his way out of each with plenty of brain and very little brawn. I've already put the next book on pre-order. An added bonus, a handful of wonderfully awful puns, a lack of cussing and a slowly revealed snarky computer that apparently is in an earlier series. I'm off to find the author's other books while I wait for the next installment of this series. While reading this book I was reminded of the anime Sword Art Online with its immersive game play.

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Brought back fond memories

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-19

I wasn't a gamer until I met my husband and he introduced me to the social aspects of gaming through RPGs and MMORPGs. Life has become too busy to play as often, but this book brought back the memories of those days. 😄

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An enjoyable and insightful read.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-19

I not only learned about the world and mind of Batman, but also about myself and others in my life. I like how he put the different parts of psychology in context and that allowed me to see how it could fit in with my life and mental strategies and in those of people around me.

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Enjoyable slower read

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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: 08-13-19

I didn't read this straight through, but that is my reading style. The voice for Campion was a bit grating at first until I realized it fit his character perfectly. Campion WANTS to be overlooked and dismissed and the narrator chose well in how he voiced him.
I must be off my game, but the ending caught me twice. I won't say how, that would mean spoilers, but I will say, it was a satisfactory ending.

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Fascinating, though made my head hurt occasionally

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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: 07-17-19

The author does his best to make a complicated topic accessible to the layperson, but there were times that I needed a break so I could process what I had learned. He not only explains what he knows about our minds, but goes over how the information was puzzled out. Definitely a repeat listen.

The Disappearing Spoon audiobook cover art
  • The Disappearing Spoon
  • And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
  • By: Sam Kean
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette

One of our favorite science books

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-15-19

I have lost count on how many times my son and I have listened to this book. I found it at our local library when he was around ten and after we finished listening to it, I bought it on Audible. We have two go to books when we want to share a book, this one and "Fortunately, the Milk" by Neil Gaiman.

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An improvement on the original, but

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

Reviewed: 07-15-19

An improvement on the original, but I enjoyed it despite the foul language. I really like how the author writes, I just wish he didn't have such a foul mouth. That is the only thing holding me back from owning and reading more of his books. I have the same problem with the Murderbot series. Love the writing, hate the strong language. To me, cussing is like an off-flavor in a really great meal.

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All Quiet on the Western Front was much better

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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

Reviewed: 07-15-19

Very slow and enough bad language that it wasn’t worth finding out if it got any better.

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Sweet & empowering

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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: 07-14-19

I wasn't sure I would like it, as I was annoyed by the last two books whose stories were placed in schools and included interpersonal drama. I liked how the author wrote about the interpersonal issues of the characters but didn't go the route of drama. She showed that everyone can feel like they might not belong and react in different ways. I'm looking forward to see how the girls face the next challenge.

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My reward for finishing was Asylum Moby Dick movie

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

Reviewed: 07-14-19

I did listen to almost all of it; there was one character I fast forwarded through every time he opened his mouth because I got tired of his bigoted talk. I loved the great lines that the book is famous for, but my goodness the book is long winded. The narrator should be commended for reading this book aloud.
I really did hunt down the Asylum version of Moby Dick. It was delightfully awful. A great treat after slogging through this book. I couldn't not have finished the book if I had read it instead of listening to it.
Asylum also made a delightfully awful Sherlock Holmes film. It is an ironic jewel in my Sherlock Holmes DVD collection :)