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Old 04-23-2012, 03:36 PM   #1
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Free (Amazon) Desolate by Robert Brumm [short story sci-fi-ish]

http://www.amazon.com/Desolate-ebook...5206030&sr=1-1

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Howard Bell thought he hit rock bottom the day he returned to his former employer with a loaded gun. Instead of putting a scare into his ex-boss as he intended, things quickly get out of hand, and he kills five people. Howard is sentenced to life at an experimental prison camp off the coast of Antarctica, and he soon learns the true definition of "rock bottom." Prison life at the remote island involves back-breaking work in the illegal mine run by the corrupt warden and his abusive guards. When a mysterious object is discovered deep in the mine, the inmates and staff start dying from an unknown disease. Howard is lucky to find himself one of the few survivors immune to the infection, but he and his fellow inmates learn something far more sinister and terrifying also has emerged from the mine. The truly lucky ones are already dead.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:15 PM   #3
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Most of those 5 star reviewers have reviewed only this book. I'll pass.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:29 PM   #4
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Most of those 5 star reviewers have reviewed only this book. I'll pass.
That describes 99% of the free ebooks listed. The rating system has become nearly useless.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:50 AM   #5
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That describes 99% of the free ebooks listed. The rating system has become nearly useless.

While I understand the implication, how else can a rating system possibly work?
Everyone with a billion reviews had to start somewhere.
How else would you do it? Keep all user ratings private until that user posts a few dozen?? Require a resume of criticism beforde allowing reviews?

As long as it's easy enough to see that this is the only review for those folks, and so you can jump to your own conclusions about that, what's the problem? Soon some real readers will come and it will start to average out.

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Old 04-24-2012, 07:06 PM   #6
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I don't think a rating system really does work well. And I can not think of a way to improve it so that it does.

At least with free ebooks the ratings are not necessary.
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