Featured Official Review: Skills of the Warramunga by Greg Kater [October 2019 Book of the Month]

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Re: Featured Official Review: Skills of the Warramunga by Greg Kater [October 2019 Book of the Month]

Post by InStoree » 02 Oct 2019, 01:37

I'm glad the book stand as its own as I haven't read the other two. Usually, I like to follow the series in order, so most probably, I will start with the first book. However, this one sounds as captivating as the others, and it seems that the author continued the outstanding work on the Warramunga series.
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Post by Fazzier » 02 Oct 2019, 01:38

I'm glad to note that the book can be read as a standalone. I like the fact that this story is action-packed and the characters were well-developed. Since I was initially drawn to the title, your review has made me decide to go ahead and give it a try. Thank you so much for such a wonderful review!

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Post by Alma-Louise Jarigi » 02 Oct 2019, 01:44

This is a very excellent review. It makes me feel like I watched a movie where she was just recapping it like how the native dialects are used in this book. I would rate it 4/4 just by reading the review.

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Post by e-reeder » 02 Oct 2019, 02:01

Sounds like an interesting read with the thrilling adventures and the mix of different cultures. I've sampled the first few pages of the book, and I'm adding it to my TBR library.

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Post by Steven Samuel » 02 Oct 2019, 02:09

A fine and detailed review indeed. The use of dates in the book makes it hard to tell if it's just fiction or historical fiction. I would like to read it soon. Thanks again for the superb review.
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Post by skindrukas » 02 Oct 2019, 02:28

I'm keeping an eye on this trilogy since many months ago. I like historical fiction and Greg Kater writes it well, according to the reviews.
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Post by AntonelaMaria » 02 Oct 2019, 02:48

This seems like such interesting plotline. I agree that some things don't age well in books. This is a great review.

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Post by Ekta Kumari » 02 Oct 2019, 03:15

It's good to know that this third installment stands on its own in the series. The book seems action packed, and I admire how the author pays attention to little details like the characters' use of their native dialects. This would surely be an engaging read for historical fiction fans. Thanks for the detailed review.
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Post by OM09 » 02 Oct 2019, 03:47

Thanks Cecilia L for the interesting review. I like this kind of plot and I'm interested to read it someday. Considering the trilogy.
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Post by Plebe » 02 Oct 2019, 03:58

A historical thriller from 40's sounds like an intriguing read.
Great review.

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Post by Mmg8464 » 02 Oct 2019, 04:12

I enjoyed reading and also reviewed the first part of this trilogy. Looking forward to reading their adventures.

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Post by evraealtana » 02 Oct 2019, 11:33

I'm really not interested in the premise of these books, and have been underwhelmed by the samples I've read.
Still, I'm glad you enjoyed. Thank you for your review.

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Post by ilovemyfamily04 » 07 Oct 2019, 14:37

This is Greg Kater's third book in the Warramunga series. I was quickly drawn into the story plot and the plight of the main character. Greg has a way of writing that brings his characters to life, thus helping the reader to a
empathize with the emotions that the main character is experiencing at the moment. I would definitely recommend this book to my friends and other readers.

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Post by Syson Dolph » 08 Oct 2019, 09:55

Thanks Cecilia_L for the review of the Skills of the Warramunga by Greg Kater. I have read the whole story myself though I wonder whether the trio will ever find Johnny. Thanks to your review, now I know I have to catch up on the trilogy to having a better understanding of every character starring in this interesting tale.

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Post by Rose_Black » 12 Oct 2019, 01:02

I am not actually a fan of historical fictions but after reading your review I must admit that my interest is piqued. I'm gonna read this book very soon.
Thanks for your nicely detailed review. :tiphat:

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