Overall rating and opinion of "Skills of the Warramunga" by Greg Kater.

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Re: Overall rating and opinion of "Skills of the Warramunga" by Greg Kater.

Post by Jennashby_87 » 17 Oct 2019, 13:37

I just started this book and I am already hooked! Can’t wait to get further into the story, but I already know it definitely deserves to be book of the month for sure!

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Post by Noosh » 18 Oct 2019, 08:53

Ok, is it just me or things are going abnormally smoothly in this book?
It’s weird... 🤔
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Post by Kaylee123 » 18 Oct 2019, 12:04

Gathoni1991 wrote:
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The book is not your everyday war book - pretty genius of the author. An intriguing historical fiction. 4 out of 4 stars for me.
I don't usually like war books, but it sounds like this one might be worth reading!

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Post by MsH2k » 18 Oct 2019, 18:15

This was my first book in the series, and I thought it was excellent. 4 out of 4 stars for me.

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Post by RoadWell » 19 Oct 2019, 09:05

I haven't finished "Skills of the Warramunga" yet, I'm almost halfway, but so far I like it. I've read the first book in the instalment, "The Warramunga's War" and I loved it. I am glad that the author continues to explore and show the beautiful friendship between Jamie and Jacko. Also, if in the first book I found out plenty about the situation in Egypt during the WW2 and Australia's involvement, in the second book there's information about the war's aftermath in Malaysia. I would recommend "Skills of the Warramunga" to anyone who loves history, humour, adventure and mystery. I will rate it 4 out of 4 stars.

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Post by cvetelina_yovcheva87 » 19 Oct 2019, 11:55

I have read and reviewed the previous part of the sequence. As far as I can judge on this basis, the novel is worth reading.

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Post by gen_g » 20 Oct 2019, 09:31

I haven't had a chance to read this book, but it does seem like a good one, based on all the positive reviews that I have seen here.

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Post by briellejee » 20 Oct 2019, 10:18

Noosh wrote:
18 Oct 2019, 08:53
Ok, is it just me or things are going abnormally smoothly in this book?
It’s weird... 🤔
Lmao. Now that you’ve pointed it out, it kinda feel like it does but the author is known for his characters and the historical plot so I guess he focused more in bringing these aspects out.
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Post by briellejee » 20 Oct 2019, 10:20

Worth the sample, worth the read, worth my time. This book is overall informative yet enjoyable. Later is such a good story weaver. 4/4!!!
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Post by Asunta » 21 Oct 2019, 02:23

Okay, so I'm stoked after reading reviews, and then I realize it's the third book in a series. Can't wait to begin it though!
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Post by faint9 » 21 Oct 2019, 05:40

This is a book like no other. Greg starts the episode with a suspenseful presentation. Johnny Cook is seen staggering and sweating profusely. I mean, who wouldn’t want to know what makes this character go through this? This is a mind and attention arrestor.

The theme of the cover page depicts the whole essence of a jungle. A Malayan jungle is predominant and therefore brings the theme into active play. Meaning, Greg has done a well thought of cover presentation.

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Post by Nym182 » 21 Oct 2019, 11:01

Based off the reviews, this sounds like a really interesting read!

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Post by B Creech » 21 Oct 2019, 19:25

I found this book to be exciting and intriguing from beginning to end. What I liked most was how Johnny coped with life in the jungle after he was kidnapped. I love historical fiction novels and this one did not disappoint me! I would rate it 4 out of 4 stars.
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Post by briellejee » 21 Oct 2019, 22:54

faint9 wrote:
21 Oct 2019, 05:40
This is a book like no other. Greg starts the episode with a suspenseful presentation. Johnny Cook is seen staggering and sweating profusely. I mean, who wouldn’t want to know what makes this character go through this? This is a mind and attention arrestor.

The theme of the cover page depicts the whole essence of a jungle. A Malayan jungle is predominant and therefore brings the theme into active play. Meaning, Greg has done a well thought of cover presentation.
Agreed on the attention arrestor. Greg's writing style is just superb. :tiphat:
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Post by Howlan » 22 Oct 2019, 00:52

Nym182 wrote:
21 Oct 2019, 11:01
Based off the reviews, this sounds like a really interesting read!
Yes, its definitely a great read. Specially if you are into historical fiction and adventures you defintely will enjoy

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