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Suarez at his best!

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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: 07-19-19

Suarez and Gurner are a brilliant pair. Perhaps a little bland compared to Suarez's other books but it's a great story and the characters are interesting. Can't wait for the next book.

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Many surprises

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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: 05-13-19

Great characters, great story. Could have done with less gratuitous/graphic violence (nonetheless, a minimal part of the story) . Beautifully written - Take Your Place On the Great Mandella.

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Great story with even better performance

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

Reviewed: 03-10-19

Loved the story and the strong female protagonist with an Interesting and unusual cultural background. The reader was terrific! Will be looking for other books she's narrated.

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Slooooooow

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

Reviewed: 01-12-19

Put the playback speed at 1.5x and you're much more likely to enjoy the book. The plot is unique. The characters are well developed. The book suffers from a great deal of repetition. The reader has two speeds, slow and very slow. The reading pace appropriately varies depending on whether the fourteenth century or twenty-first century part of the story is being read and the reader is dramatically effective. Nonetheless, she was just too slow for my taste. Recommended for the unique and heart-rending nature of the story.

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Fast

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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: 09-05-18

Great performance and great plot and characters. Short format makes tight writing an imperative. Yet, character development isn't sacrificed. It helps to listen to all the books in order. The Murderbot books are like the icing between the layers of much longer books by Neil Stephenson or Peter F. Hamilton. I'm looking forward to the next installment.!

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Well told authorative history

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

Reviewed: 12-24-17

Superb, heartfelt reading. First half of book too repetitive. Second half smoother, easier to follow attentitively.

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One of Stephenson's best!

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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: 08-01-17

Enjoyed it immensely when I read it more than 10 years ago and even more listening. William Dufris' performance is magnificent! Enjoyed Dufris' reading of "Anathem," but this performance is stellar.

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Classic Hamilton

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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: 11-29-16

Very long, but worth the effort. Complex plot with many well developed and complex characters. Must read/listen to two preceding books to understand the plot and characters. Unless you're interested in long, somewhat overwrought descriptive passages, this may be a difficult listen. Superb narration by Toby Longworth helps make the description palatable. Highly recommended, especially for Hamilton fans.

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A minor sun in the Ender universe

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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: 02-22-12

Any additional comments?

This book isn't quite up to the standard of other books from the Ender universe. The early chapters contain a lot of repetitious description. How many times/ways can/need you say that the character Sargent is a bully? After Card finally puts the bully issue to rest, the book gets much more interesting. The performance was definitely up to the standard of the other Ender books. Short book but worth the time to listen.

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Not Dune

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-09

This is the best of the Brian Herbert/Kevin Anderson Dune continuation collaborations. Unfortunately, you'd have to read/listen to several of the other books to understand the setting and the story, not to mention the characters. Your listening time and money would be better spent on the original Dune books written by Frank Herbert.

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