Category Archives: Trilogy

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, Book 2), Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press, 2009{Scholastic Audio, Narrator: Carolyn McCormick})

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins is the exciting sequel to her blockbuster novel, The Hunger Games. While it is a solid, even enjoyable read that builds upon the first book in the series, it suffers from ‘Middle-Book-In-A-Trilogy’ syndrome, and as such will only really appeal to those who have already read and enjoyed the first book. Continue reading

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Strings on a Shadow Puppet: a description of the HMS Hunter

This week’s continuing recovery has led me to post the ship description and deck layout of the HMS Hunter, as depicted in Strings on a Shadow Puppet. Continue reading

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The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press, 2008{Scholastic Audio, Narrator: Carolyn McCormick)

Tom finally gets around to reviewing The Hunger Games and is surprised by how good it really is. For a full review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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A Total review of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien: including the book, the audiobook, the audio drama, the animated TV program and the new movies

In celebration of the release of the new Hobbit movie by Peter Jackson, and after having been asked to review the BBC audio drama of it by AudioGO, I thought it was a good time to do another 360° review (the last one being the The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy). To see it, go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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Foundation, Isaac Asimov (Avon, 1966)

Foundation by Isaac Asimov is one of the great classics of the Science Fiction genre. Set in the far future, it is a collection of interlinked stories that depicts the creation and growth of a new society based on fundamentals of a futuristic social science. It is a must read for all science fiction fans, and is probably interesting for anyone who doesn’t dislike Sci Fi. Continue reading

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Starfist: Force Recon Book II – Point Blank, David Sherman & Dan Cragg (Del Rey, 2006)

The Starfirst: Force Recon II -Point Blank by David Sherman and Dan Cragg is a fun book that is not quite as fascinating as the first volume in the series. Still it’s a good read for MilFic fans. For more go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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Smiley’s People, John LeCarré (Penguin Books, 1979 {Penguin Audio, Narrator: Michael Jayston)

Smiley’s People is the last installment in the Karla Trilogy, and the penultimate volume (to date and likely ever) about or involving John LeCarré’s master spy: George Smiley. This book pits him at last, toe to toe with his arch-nemesis, Karla. For more go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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