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

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Re: Official Review: Skills of the Warramunga by Greg Kater

Post by bellaterrabooks » 30 Nov 2018, 21:27

This Australian, historical fiction follows the actions of three intelligence agents tasked with the quest of finding a college kidnapped. In a series of plot twists, including a cast of mistaken identity, the author keeps the reader engaged. As the third book in the trilogy, this action drama builds on the previous novels as much as acts as a stand-alone fiction. Based upon the review, the story carries the reader on a crescendo of ebbs and flows through the excitement of the imaginative writing.

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Post by Thokchom Alice » 30 Nov 2018, 21:32

I love thrillers and action-packed plots. They are full of sparks. I m sure I will get it in this book. Thanks for the review.
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Post by Mercy Bolo » 30 Nov 2018, 21:49

A case of mistaken identity lands Colonel John Cook in the hands of kidnappers, and two intelligence operations officers attempt to rescue him. Ahead of them are many obstacles, including penetrating the thick jungle of the Malay Peninsula.
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Post by sarik » 30 Nov 2018, 22:09

You read and noted

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Post by abbiejoice » 30 Nov 2018, 22:15

Although I don't typically enjoy this type of genre, the review has helped evoke my interest on its well developed characters and how difference in dialect has helped differentiate the characters from one another.

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Post by ParadoxicalWoman » 30 Nov 2018, 22:39

The first book on OBC that is set in Malaya, my country. This is definitely a must read for me.
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Post by revna01 » 30 Nov 2018, 22:50

Jacko and Jamie make a reappearance in this novel, joining forces to get to the bottom of Johnny's kidnapping and the other murders/robbery. As the third book in the Warramunga trilogy, this book can stand be a standalone as well. Perfect for fans of historical fiction with an emphasis on mystery and action. Great review!

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Post by zarah_ » 30 Nov 2018, 22:53

I read books about the aborigines, their myths and legends in school because we had an Australian curriculum. However, this book in particular doesn't seem to pique my interest.

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Post by mariakavo88 » 30 Nov 2018, 22:53

I love historical fiction. I noticed when I was looking at the book to review it said it was the third book in a series. By your review and the sample I read, it appears as though you could read it alone, but I personally would like to read the other two first, but it definitely seems like a book I could really get into. Thanks for the review.

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Post by cindyr2416 » 30 Nov 2018, 22:56

I am interested in reading the first two and am difinetly interested in reading this third one. Seems as though these books don’t disappoint. Murder, mystery, action. Thank you for the good review.

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Post by Cher432 » 30 Nov 2018, 22:57

I really enjoy action-packed novels and this one seems right up my alley. I look forward to reading it and going on an excting adventure with the characters. Congrats on BOTD.

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Post by sharon8910 » 30 Nov 2018, 22:58

The review was self-explanatory of what the book is about. I wouldn't read it though. First, because I would like to read the first two books of the trilogy so I wouldn't miss on all the fun, even if Cecilia_L's opinion is that this book stands on its own. Second, I like historical fiction genre, just not all and since I read a free sample, it didn't pique my interest to read it that much. Thanks for the review :)

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Post by Cardinalsparrow » 30 Nov 2018, 23:06

Great review. I like how you summarized it. This is just as action-packed as the first two. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the review.
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Post by tarafarah7 » 30 Nov 2018, 23:29

Today's BOTD is a stand-alone 3rd in series that is sure to bring excitement to all the action-adventure enthusiasts out there! With a fast-moving plot and well-developed characters, this sounds like one we don't want to miss. Thank you for your awesome review! :-)

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Post by Quinto » 30 Nov 2018, 23:32

I think I will enjoy this tale of how the M16 and their Australian intelligence counterparts join to try and save the M16 Head of Operations in the jungles of Malaya. Thanks for a wonderful review.

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