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Goliath (A Ryan Mitchell Thriller Book 1)
Goliath (A Ryan Mitchell Thriller Book 1)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A poor man's Clive Kussler perhaps, 17 Nov. 2014
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This is a typical good guys V bad guys shoot em up. Story. Why is it that the bad guys can't shoot straight?
As per norm the good guys win with a few cuts and bruises. A hero's pain threshold appears to be a lot higher than the average man on the street.
This could have been written by Clive Kussler apart from the fact that no cameo appearance of the author is made.
Just an easy fun read. Enjoy.


Deep Crossing
Deep Crossing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Close Encounters - In Reverse., 30 Oct. 2014
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I'm not normally a SI FI reader but was caught by the impact of the first book which I couldn't put down.
This was the same.
Mason has the knack of making even the mundane things like pre-flight training an exciting event.
No spoilers as such but people from this planet become the aliens. But with a very clever twist.


The Queen's Cipher
The Queen's Cipher
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2.0 out of 5 stars Now is the Kindle of my discontent, 22 Oct. 2014
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I enjoy history and intrigue, throw in conspiracy as well and I'm away.
But sadly I couldn't get into the flow of this one.
There is a great feature on a Kindle called a dictionary!!
Sarcasm intended. I found myself having to use it far too often for my enjoyment. It was almost as if the author was trying to show off. Not only do I know Mr S. But I know big words as well.
It's half finished . I will do it at some time but this one just didn't grab me.
Sorry Mr T not for me. But I won't hate star it.


Breakers (Book 1)
Breakers (Book 1)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ebola meets ET ?, 22 Oct. 2014
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Good books and stories have a tendency to spoil my wife's holiday.
I can't put them down. When i should be doing other things. Bad news.
A lot has already been said about this .
A a taster If one can remember a UK TV series 'The Survivors' either version will do. Set in the USA and end it with a version of Independence Day and you won't be far off.
If Doomsday scenarios are your thing enjoy.


The Volunteers
The Volunteers
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3.0 out of 5 stars Boy's Own stuff. But., 22 Oct. 2014
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This is basically a compilation of 3 or more stories in one. Each would make it on it's own as a' War/Battle' book sold for 1/- in the 60's and early 70's.
Great action stories. But Whilst having great action and drama.
But for me lacked just that punch and edge of Kessler, Higgins Strong and co.
There are perhaps a few too loose ends that could have been developed upon.
A clock at one point is stolen but that's it. I was left wondering what was going to follow on as a consequence. Nothing.
One could manage a sequel on that alone.
I'll still read more.


Fatal Boarding
Fatal Boarding
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5.0 out of 5 stars Aliens on the starboard bow.....starboard bow., 30 Sept. 2014
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Si Fi is not something I normally read. I confess that I only got it as a freebie to read on holiday.
I visualised this with my limited knowledge of space Si Fi and turned it into an episode of Star Trek. This worked for me.
The early stages of the alien take over is a good spine chiller and rattles along at a good pace.
The end of course is the predictable shoot out. But how else could you end it?
Have the bad guys win and you don't have much room for a sequel.
As for the typos and errors that others have highlighted. I didn't really notice them.
I read books to enjoy them not to mark as an exam piece.


David Jason: My Life
David Jason: My Life
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Jubblie, 30 Sept. 2014
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A modest and unassuming autobiography.
Written as said by David. If that makes sense.
you can close your eyes at the end of a chapter and see .Del Boy, Frost, Ronny B and all the others.
Just a great relaxing read.


Sarum
Sarum
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4.0 out of 5 stars Living History., 30 Sept. 2014
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This was a re-read.I'd read this many years ago. I decided to do it again after visiting Salisbury.
Reading individual chapters doesn't work very well. The whole book has to be read.
It gives the reader a feel for how the church and state grew up together to form the religious communities we have today.
Sadly the last few chapters seemed to lose there way.
But overall an enthralling read.


A Killing Frost: (Di Jack Frost Book 6)
A Killing Frost: (Di Jack Frost Book 6)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just typical 'Frost' If you've enjoyed the TV shut your eyes and imagine David Jason, 30 Sept. 2014
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Last of the series. Sadly.
I suspect there is very little I can add to this.
Just typical 'Frost'
If you've enjoyed the TV shut your eyes and imagine David Jason. You wont go wrong.


Dead on Demand (A DCI Morton Crime Novel Book 1)
Dead on Demand (A DCI Morton Crime Novel Book 1)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Can you draw spider diagrams?, 19 May 2014
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I can't go overboard on rating this book. I took far to long to read it.
Whilst the plot is good I found it just a bit too complicated and had difficulty in working out who was who.
The end came rather quickly and I felt the author wanted to wind it up and get it over.
The very final twist was however superb and wasn't expected. Clever.
Has anyone else read any of the children's books ' The Lone Pine' series by Malcolm Saville?
One of the young characters was called David Morton. Strangely I couldn't shift the idea of the DI being him as an adult.


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