Indie Book Reviews

 

  • One star = Really bad.
  • Two stars = Mediocre, but one or two bright spots.
  • Three stars = Good; worth reading.
  • Four stars = Very good.
  • Five stars = Excellent; must-read.
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REAL-LIFE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT GUIDE FROM A-Z

Rating: 3.5
The author offers advice on managing construction project, gleaned from substantial personal experience in the field.
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LEAN BUT NOT MEAN

Rating: 4.5
LEAN BUT NOT MEAN is a CEO’s advice for sustainable leadership and prosperity.
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WHERE DO THE CHILDREN PLAY?

Rating: 3
Follow a young boy as he uncovers his past and dark truths about his adopted family in WHERE DO THE CHILDREN PLAY?
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FAREWELL TO FOLLIES

Rating: 3.9
FAREWELL TO FOLLIES is a beautiful, literate collection of short stories, set in exotic locations across the globe.
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CONTINENTAL DRIFT

Rating: 4.5
CONTINENTAL DRIFT: A man’s philosophical search for freedom through the ‘60s counter culture to Reagan’s morning in America.
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A WORLD ON THE ISLAND’S EDGE

Rating: 3.5
Children discover a magical creature in A WORLD ON THE ISLAND’S EDGE.
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ASIAN INGREDIENT SUBSTITUTIONS

Rating: 4
A list of ingredients that can be substituted for more difficult-to-find items in Asian cooking.
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LONGEVITY: The Wardens Of Time

Rating: 3.5
Epic battles and quiet moments of growth intertwine in LONGEVITY.
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GROWING INFLUENCE: A Story Of How To Lead With Character, Expertise, And Impact

Rating: 3
GROWING INFLUENCE is a gently told tale of a young woman’s search for happiness at work and a balance to her life and how she is guided with the help of a retired CEO.
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LOST STARS

Rating: 4.5
LOST STARS by Donny Anguish delves into immortality, unlimited energy, trying to create and sustain peace via war.
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LEAN BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY: Seeking True-North Value

Rating: 3.7
LEAN BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY by Benjamin Snipes builds a philosophical grounding and an expansive paradigm for devotees of Lean business management.
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THE KING OF ESCAPE

Rating: 4.5
A troubled teenager who has become an expert in running from life’s difficulties is suddenly forced to face them in THE KING OF ESCAPE.
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INVESTING IN MURDER

Rating: 3.8
INVESTING IN MURDER blends the financial world and a murderous plotline with political power plays and personal confusion.
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MONTE RIO

Rating: 5
The FBI forces a goofy group of pseudo pirates skilled at surveillance to help it protect the annual campout of San Francisco’s snooty Bohemian Club amid the redwoods of Sonoma County.
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IN THE COMPANY OF LIKE-MINDED WOMEN

Rating: 4.3
A well-mannered look at women's rights a century ago, IN THE COMPANY OF LIKE-MINDED WOMEN is engaging historical fiction.
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TO SQUEEZE A PRAIRIE DOG

Rating: 3.8
A motley crew of government workers might have accidentally struck it rich in Texas in TO SQUEEZE A PRAIRIE DOG.
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RE-IMAGINING GOVERNMENT

Rating: 4
A deep examination into why government is not working the way it needs to, Re-IMAGINING GOVERNMENT, sheds light on what may work better than today’s traditional legislative leadership.
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THE DIVINE AFFLICTION

Rating: 2.9
A Justice Department lawyer inadvertently stumbles upon a global conspiracy that threatens the whole human race.
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ENCHAINED

Rating: 3
In an authoritarian city-state, a newly apprenticed law enforcement officer dares to question the only way of life she’s ever known in the dystopian thriller, ENCHAINED.
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SQUELCHED

Rating: 4
With encouragement comes confidence and courage. Such are the life lessons imparted by author Terry Beard in the autobiographical SQUELCHED: SUCCEEDING IN BUSINESS AND LIFE BY FINDING YOUR VOICE.
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LYSANDRA

Rating: 3.1
LYSANDRA is fantasy science fiction about a planet very like our own, one on which cloning is but one of the ploys an unethical church tries in its efforts to increase its power.