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Ruturaj Y.

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Not upto the expectation

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-03-20

The book is a decent work of fiction which gives glimpses of the early time of American society. But I felt that it was a bit too long for the story line and plot. I also felt the overall plot was a bit weak. But the author has managed to bring the characters to life uniquely. Also, Julia Whelan is awesome in the audible version, as usual.

Sneak peak into the life of NDA

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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: 05-02-20

It was an interesting read where I could imagine the arduous but exciting training that the cadets at NDA go through. Having been a die hard fan of Indian armed forces and wanting to be a part of NDA for a longest part of my childhood, this was a good way to get a glimpse of what I missed. Rannvijay was convincing as a cadet in his narration.

An interesting read with a few great characters!

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

Reviewed: 31-01-20

A nice journey into the 1938 Kentucky. But I felt the book could have touched upon the depression and other social aspects of life in a bit more depth. Nonetheless, the narrative is pretty vivid for the reader to picturize the life of the characters involved. And as usual, Julia Whelan is awesome in her narration on audible.

A must listen!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-01-20

It's an amazing account of Tara's extraordinary life journey. It has also been written beautifully to depict her life events as vividly as possible. While the parent child relationship is at the core of this book, it authentically captures the hope, despair, fear, anger, trust and more importantly resilience of the people involved. The author is just 31 at the time of book publishing, which shows how relatable this entire narrative could be for the younger generation. Finally, kudos to Julia Whelan for blowing life into the story through her excellent narration on audible

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A journey into history!!

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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: 13-01-20

A very well written account of world history documenting changing centers of the world over last 3000+ years. Things get very interesting when you try to decode parallelly running actions and events and their interdependence. In the second half the author has covered middle eastern region in depth. But would have loved had he covered the emergence of developing countries like BRICS in the world economic scenario.

Mind opening narrative

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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: 28-11-19

Yuval Noah Harari has become one of my favorite authors. His theories backed by a solid logical explanation is the key to the convincing arguments that he presents in this book. Especially liked the chapters about tgey future job and social scenarios and the role of AI in our life choices. Also the section on social and religious myths which need to evolve for 21st century was extremely intriguing and relevant. The audible experience was also good for this book.

Great plot with Brilliant narration!

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

Reviewed: 18-10-19

A pretty interesting plot and a great story of the budding relationship of Abigail and Brooks. But more than the story, Julia Whelan is simply awesome. This is my third audible experience with Julia's narration and I simply loved it.

Irrelevant and disappointing.

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-10-19

This book seemed quite irrelevant and unexpected in the series. Couldn't establish any connection to the main story which was done really well in book 2. While the narration by Ray Porter was decent, the story line and scenes were just too technical and gory to be likable / relatable.

Digging deeper into the Cline's world!

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

Reviewed: 16-09-19

The book started off as a very interesting and intriguing phenomenon of space time dimension and led on to link it with the earlier book in the series. I felt the connection to the last book and this book's theory was weak. Probably the next book in the series will clarify some of the open pointers. But a huge credit to the power packed performance by Ray Porter on Audible.

A decent read but a bit low on audible experience

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-19

Although it started a bit slow and felt quite lost through the first quarter, it picked up in the second half. The life of Alexander portrayed in the book and the events described therein are quite interesting. The story also touches upon some fine emotions and intricate relationships that are developed through the course of the story. All in all a decent read. The audible experience was not quite great though. I found the narration a bit monotonous.

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