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Genome (The Extinction Files Book 2)
Genome (The Extinction Files Book 2)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A BRAVE & CORRECT ENDING BY THE AUTHOR, 16 Oct. 2017
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Sincere congratulations to the author for cutting a fantastic ending to this two book series. Both books are fine testament to A G Riddle's story telling skills. The characters plot and tension are beautifully played in Genome. The ending is right and correct. So many authors write "Operas" that stretch into endless series rehashes of story lines for an easy write.
I am genuinely looking forward to reading the next story line. The quality of writing is consistently outstanding.


TFS Fugitive: The Terran Fleet Command Saga - Book 4
TFS Fugitive: The Terran Fleet Command Saga - Book 4
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5.0 out of 5 stars TLH Great Series but why the delay?, 24 Sept. 2017
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TLH is a great novelist. I just wish that he could up the speed of these fantastic books. They really are faultless. Characters, Science, Consistency, Pace, Sustainability and Plot are all superb. I just don't understand the delay in the next in series.


The Star Cross: The Forever War
The Star Cross: The Forever War
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5.0 out of 5 stars VERY DEPENDABLE RAYMOND L. WEIL, 24 Sept. 2017
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Raymond's book writing style is very dependable. I can honestly say that I haven't read a questioable let alone a bad book by this excelent author. The Star Cross series is magnificent. The Science is good, the plot and subplots are great and the lead characters are well defined and believable. Bravo


The Crimson War: A Space Opera: Book Three of The Shadow Order
The Crimson War: A Space Opera: Book Three of The Shadow Order
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4.0 out of 5 stars Again the characters are great. The Crimson Order were very dull and the ..., 24 Sept. 2017
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm I want to give this one 3.5 Stars. But.....Again the characters are great. The Crimson Order were very dull and the references to stools and diarrhea are overdone. In fact the references to bad smells were totally overdone through the whole series. What saved this from being three stars was the fact that Michael is just beginning to get to grips with a better plot with more entanglement. Please please .....complicate this series......Get clever with SA. She is great.....


The Shadow Order: A Space Opera
The Shadow Order: A Space Opera
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars WISH IT COULD BE FIVE STAR, 24 Sept. 2017
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This book is easy to read. Lovely characters and the science is bearable. Don't like the "fisticuffs" as much as the characters. The quality of writing and editing are of a high standard. Definitely four star.....Can't do five because the plot and the running jumping & punching are too ladelled on rather than a fantastically clever plot. I think this book is written how it is because it is easy to churn out books like this. I personally think that Michael Robertson is a clever chap who could write better with a bit more plot planning. He could also make the characters a bit more truly alien. It's all too mammalian & reptilian quadrupeds....all speaking English....Come on.....Let's get clever with the alien types......... bigger & louder does not always work best in the Arena.....let's think about that one......The back story "Everyone hates humans".....How about exploring how & why & what relationship that has with the lead character?


The First Mission: A Space Opera: Book Two of The Shadow Order
The First Mission: A Space Opera: Book Two of The Shadow Order
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4.0 out of 5 stars SMACKDOWN IN SPACE, 24 Sept. 2017
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Tough Guy knocks out aliens repeatedly because he is gifted! That about sums up the plot.....BUT actually....He's quite believable. I wish I could give this book four and a half stars because it really is pretty damned good and the characters are actually well thought out. In fact, I like the characters interactions more than the Running, Jumping & Punching action sequences. The plot is OK but has been done before quite a few times. There are all the makings of a decent series here.....Don't think that "Space Opera" does the book much good as a description. Maybe The First Mission"A Smackdown Episode......may be more fitting.


In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You: The Complete Black Room Story
In The Darkness, That's Where I'll Know You: The Complete Black Room Story
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2.0 out of 5 stars TOO WORDY & TOO LONG, 24 Sept. 2017
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Loved this story at first....It romped along during the first quarter, lost the plot in the second and then drowned in its own narrative. It was too chatty, too much dialogue, blatant repetition and a writing style that seemed too racy....the characters all seemed charged with amphetamine befuddled thoughts and words that just ended up being gibberish. The plot is great, the science is suspect, the characters are slightly "too obvious". It was just too wordy and long winded.....It was a trial picking up the kindle to battle on though this book.


The One
The One
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3.0 out of 5 stars UNRAVELLED AT THE END, 24 Sept. 2017
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This review is from: The One (Kindle Edition)
This book started very well with a compelling plot line. The story is told through multiple points of view and histories. Some are great some are far fetched and some are very recognizable themes transposed from various movie and novels. As the story progressed became irritated by the inevitability of each plot. I was hoping for something more.....something clever that could bind all plot lines together like in the movie "Crash". Instead there was a disorderly unraveling which was a shame at the end. The book is well written but the plot needed more finesse.


We Knew They were Coming: The Darkness is coming
We Knew They were Coming: The Darkness is coming
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5.0 out of 5 stars GETS BETTER WITH EVERY ITERATION, 8 Sept. 2017
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I have read the entire series of "They knew they were coming" right since the start. The pace is really good. What I like about Ira Tabankin's writing is that there is hardly any fluff. The style is descriptive, the characters are three dimensional; there aren't too many characters which can become very confusing with other authors in this genre. There is nothing worse than SF that has too many characters only referred to by their first (given) names....None of that with Ira...Zero confusion. Not too many subplots or factions to deal with either but with enough twists and turns to keep the reader very happy.
There is something very pure about this author, his purpose and characters. I have read other books that he has written like "The Shelter" series. They have nowhere near the integrity and authenticity of this series.
Keep up the good work Ira; You honestly do improve with every iteration.


The Lost Earth (Lost Starship Series Book 7)
The Lost Earth (Lost Starship Series Book 7)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love it but it needs to be slightly revotalised on the next outing!, 9 Aug. 2017
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I'm a massive Vaughn Heppner fan (check my other reviews). Loved the book but not as much as earlier versions and the reason is simple. What Heppner is so brilliant at is writing and developing very muti dimensional "Truly Alien" aliens. In the lost earth I didn't see the usual brilliance and time spent on developing the alien characters. For instance, our beloved Gallyan has become far less obstreperous and alien, The Ska's "personality" never really revealed itself, Luddendorf has become more one dimensional& his doctor wife (Diana? seems to have lost her voice and Good Old Meta who I adore has very little to say except how much she loves Maddox. The pilot does his usual crash bang piloting & Ryker growls on.......... It sems to me that Vaughan may have run out of puff really pushing the characters and aliens with this series. Don't get me wrong, I love Vaughan's writing & I still love the characters & I'll still buy the next book in the series. It's just that some of the sharpness has gone from this series that was there in the beginning. I think it needs something very left of field in the next episode to really shake it up a bit. Vaughan, keep up the good work across all of your story arcs / series / epics but this one needs a kick up the arse on the characters and story line.


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