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Review by LeDiplomatique -- Skills of the Warramunga

Post by LeDiplomatique » 28 Nov 2019, 04:26

[Following is a volunteer review of "Skills of the Warramunga" by Greg Kater.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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It’s 1946, after the World War 2. John Cook is the MI6 head of operations for the eastern hemisphere. He is mistakenly kidnapped by insurgents in Cameron highlands, Singapore. His two Australian friends and former co-workers, Jacko and Jamie, set out from Darwin to the Malaya Peninsula to rescue him. They are accompanied by Jacko’s half-sister, Sarah, a full-blooded Warramunga. Once in Singapore, the trio organize a mission into the Malayan jungle where John Cook has been taken.

Under the dark canopy of the jungle, the trails are concealed, insects bite and the serrated leaves cut like a razor, not to mention, the swamps full of leeches. Generally, the jungle is an undesirable maze with no apparent exit. To maneuver and survive in it, these Australian trackers need exceptional skills. Skills of the Warramunga is a historical fiction that brings out the skills possessed by the rescue team, which made the mission possible. Sarah’s hawk sight, good memory, keen observation and stealth are commendable. On the other hand, Jacko’s accuracy with the rifle is intriguing.

Skills of the Warramunga is a third book in a series but it can be read on its own. The characters are well-developed and very interesting. My favorite character is the jovial Bing who kept repeating the phrase, ‘Just the ticket.’ My least favorite is De Groote, even though his deception skills are quite captivating. The scenes are vividly described, hence, giving the reader a sense of omnipresence. The description of the leeches makes the toes cringe. The dialogues are interesting. I love Sarah’s pronunciation of English words. It is interesting following up on her language learning progress. The language of the book is professional and philosophical.

I most like the author’s narration of the 1st, April event. On this day, there was clashing between Jacko’s team and the insurgents who wanted to ruin the event. Rifle fire rang throughout the parade and rockets exploded. However, the crowd mistook the explosions to be an exhibition of army maneuvers put forth for their benefit. This hair-raising part of the show is my favorite in the whole book. I do not like anything least. I find the whole book fascinating. The book contains no profanities and no erotic content. I came across a few errors.

Firstly, I recommend this book to lovers of outdoor adventure. Secondly, to those who need inspiration in developing their tracking and survival skills. Generally, to all who love a great book with spine-tingling adventures. Greg Kater is an author who knows how to capture the attention of his readers. His grammar is top-notch.

I will not rate this book 4 out of 4 due to the few errors I came across. I will neither rate is 2 out of 4 since it is well researched and greatly-written. I rate Skills of the Warramunga 3 out of 4 stars.

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Post by MsH2k » 04 Dec 2019, 18:39

Ha! Bing even got Sarah in on “Just the ticket.” Thanks for a great review!

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Post by LeDiplomatique » 05 Dec 2019, 05:08

MsH2k wrote:
04 Dec 2019, 18:39
Ha! Bing even got Sarah in on “Just the ticket.” Thanks for a great review!
Just the ticket (smiles)

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Post by LeDiplomatique » 05 Dec 2019, 05:09

LeDiplomatique wrote:
05 Dec 2019, 05:08
MsH2k wrote:
04 Dec 2019, 18:39
Ha! Bing even got Sarah in on “Just the ticket.” Thanks for a great review!
Just the ticket (smiles)
Thanks a lot for passing by.

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Post by Nisha Ward » 05 Dec 2019, 07:27

I loved the first book, so it's great to see that this one is continuing in that tradition of great outdoors war novels that it set right from the start. Can't wait to read it and follow along with Sarah's progress. They really should just employ her permanently.
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Post by Prisallen » 07 Dec 2019, 10:55

I have not read this book, but I want to after reading your review, mainly for the spine-tingling attributes. Great job!

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Post by gen_g » 07 Dec 2019, 12:41

I have yet to read this one, but I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the review!

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Post by LeDiplomatique » 08 Dec 2019, 22:55

Nisha Ward wrote:
05 Dec 2019, 07:27
I loved the first book, so it's great to see that this one is continuing in that tradition of great outdoors war novels that it set right from the start. Can't wait to read it and follow along with Sarah's progress. They really should just employ her permanently.
My sentiments exactly. She is so good at it despite being young. Sometimes it's okay to breach the code when the deal is too good. She is an indispensable part of the operations. Thanks a lot for passing by.

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Post by LeDiplomatique » 08 Dec 2019, 22:57

Prisallen wrote:
07 Dec 2019, 10:55
I have not read this book, but I want to after reading your review, mainly for the spine-tingling attributes. Great job!
Thanks for the comment. I can assure you that you won't be disappointed.

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Post by LeDiplomatique » 08 Dec 2019, 22:59

gen_g wrote:
07 Dec 2019, 12:41
I have yet to read this one, but I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the review!
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The sense of humor caught me off guard. It is an improvement from previous books. Thanks for the comment.

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Post by Sarah Tariq » 11 Dec 2019, 11:29

I haven't read this book. But your review shows that the book has some extra-ordinary features that make the content interesting. Thanks for this wonderful review!
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Post by LeDiplomatique » 11 Dec 2019, 16:04

Sarah Tariq wrote:
11 Dec 2019, 11:29
I haven't read this book. But your review shows that the book has some extra-ordinary features that make the content interesting. Thanks for this wonderful review!
You are right. I truly enjoyed it, thanks for your comment.

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Post by MustaHarleen » 26 minutes ago

I am also intrigued by the skills of the Warramunga. This is a good resource for those who wish to learn more on the outdoor. Congratulations for a great review.

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