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Under The Stairs: Book 1 in The Bandworld Series

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Would have bought it if not free!

I downloaded this free book expecting very little; instead, I got a fantastic story that I actually would have paid money to read! (I've gotten very discriminating since my Nook expenditures have climbed and many free downloads have been disappointing.)
Although I felt...
I downloaded this free book expecting very little; instead, I got a fantastic story that I actually would have paid money to read! (I've gotten very discriminating since my Nook expenditures have climbed and many free downloads have been disappointing.)
Although I felt that the story was confusing at first, it soon drew me in and I couldn't put it down. Immediately upon finishing it, I downloaded the next several books, not because the first book wasn't complete in and of itself, but because I craved more! Lo and behold, there was an offer for another free book located at the beginning of the second installment.
For fans of alternate history and fantasy, this book is a must.

posted by reader1030 on August 5, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Intriguing

I found the book to be pretty intriguing. The concept was fantastic. The book had a few drawn out parts, but as a whole it was a wonderful read if you have an interest in the possibility of an alternative universe.

posted by TMVA on November 29, 2010

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  • Posted March 12, 2011

    I liked it

    This was a fun read, after a slow and predictable beginning. Get past that and there is a story and an interesting world utilizing both world explanations and character traits new to me. I just may take a look at the sequel.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Once you understand the theory of the world...

    .. the entire series for the "Under the Stairs" is absolutely a fun read. Although some of the turns in the book #3 is 'cringe-inducing' (particularly, the later love-interest that is not even implied in the first couple of books, it's not enough to ruin the series.

    The characters are unique and wonderfully so, although you might argue cliched at times, that you are truly interested in the actions of EVERY character in the books.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 22, 2011

    Slow to start but picked up well

    A diamond in the rough of freebies. I'm considering the sequel.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    Highly recommended for people who like fantasy.

    I am planning to read more of this series. I have not been a big fantasy fan but this book kept my interest.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 4, 2011

    Interesting

    It was difficult to get into at first, but once the cat disappeared, I was drawn in by the story. Great escapist fantasy. I'll probably get the rest of the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2011

    Recommended reading

    I had trouble following the first 5 chapters of the novel, but I persisted and found the story to be very interersting with what I would call a surprise ending. Lots of action and imagination.... I enjoyed it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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