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Dust (Silo Saga) by Review Summary ,  Sep 9, 2015

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Dust (Silo Saga)
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 2999 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.7
Returned or considering to return: 0.6%

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Video4.9   above average
Expectation4.7   average
Kindle4.7   average
Resolution4.3   above average
Dust4.2   below average
Volume4.2   above average
Speed4.0   below average
Fit3.8   below average
Nature3.3   average
Power3.3   average


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Amazon

Amazon:
"After reading Wool, I was keen to get the next book, but I was dissuaded by someone else's Amazon review who said it was a waste of time and not as good as the first book."
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"I stumbled onto this series by an amazon suggestion, and couldn't be more pleased."
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"One of the many reasons I enjoy Kindle and ebooks on Amazon is finding authors that are not as well known but are awesome."
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"This entire series is the best advertisement for self-publishing on Amazon that there could be."
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"I also love that the author was self-published on Amazon and did so well that he was offered a deal to have paper books published."
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"I saw this on the Amazon recommended reading list for some time and jumped on when the omnibus edition was available."
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"I enjoyed read the ereader on Amazon Kindle Fire."
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"I came across Wool almost by accident (thank you Amazon recommendations! )"
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Complex

Complex:
"First of all,..the author is a good writer, however for me the series was a bit too in-depth, confusing, and too complex to allow enjoyable reading."
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"In Dust, as a result of challenging and complex events from previous books, she has become the voice that rouses people through monologue and speeches that often had me standing and cheering in my empty bedroom."
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"The author does a great job of weaving a complex story, but I think it could have been shorter."
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"Really great story of how complex humanity is and the extremes some will take for what they believe is needed for the race to continue, right or wrong."
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"First of all,..the author is a good writer, however for me the series was a bit too in-depth, confusing, and too complex to allow enjoyable reading."
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"If you enjoy tight storytelling, deep and complex characters, and subtle social commentary wrapped in a modern fable, then read every book in this series."
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"Howey is able to draw complex characters with all their strengths and their flaws."
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Dust

Dust:
"The heart of my dissatisfaction with Shift and Dust comes from the lack of scientific and critical thinking."
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"I was worried Dust wouldn't be as good as the first two, but I was wrong."
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"My problem with Dust is the same problem I had throughoutbelievability."
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"I liked but didn't love Dust."
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"Shift introduced us to the world of corrupt political heads who are willing to get what they want by any means necessary, as well as the survivors of failed Silo 17.Dust brings us back to present time in the Silo Saga universe, with Juliette as the newly elected Mayor of Silo 18."
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"That made me worry that Dust wouldn't be as good as I hoped and that, like many series, the further you get into them the worse they are."
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"The last book (Dust) was an excellent finish to the story line."
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"Dust and the Silo trilogy are brilliant examples of top-rate dystopian fiction."
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"I liked the way Dust ends; nothing is wrapped up in a neat bow and there is a hint that further tales of the Silos could appear in future."
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"I thought Dust was excellent, a fantastic way to end the Silo series."
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"good series, from Wool to Shift to Dust."
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Expectation

Expectation:
"It was hard to admit that those expectations were unrealistic."
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"But if I had had expectations, it would've exceeded them."
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"And that's too bad, because the well written WOOL and SHIFT created great expectations for a better resolution to this series than DUST turns out to be."
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"My expectation was that this would conclude the story, either for good or ill. And it did just that, but there are a lot of loose ends."
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"Dust did not disappoint the extremely high expectations I had."
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"Given the high expectations, I think the author really did a great job of concluding the series in a spectacular manner."
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Fit

Fit:
"This wasn't quite as good as Wool, but a fitting ending...or beginning."
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"That won't insure the best genetic 'fit...he might end up simply saving the one silo that didn't fail because of mechanical difficulties, fire, etc."
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"Go ahead and pick it up if you enjoyed the first two, it's not great, but like I said it's a fairly fitting ending."
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"It's hard to manage that and I think it's a fitting end to a great saga."
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"The only drawback is the fact that the entire series is a lot to swallow and without the Shift series and Dust to wrap everything up it's hard to see how well the whole story fits together."
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"So often I am disappointed at the end of a trilogy where the ending didn't fit or wasn't up to what I expected."
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"I almost get the feeling that Howey shoved some of the relationships in the series out of a sense of obligation, rather than a sense of good fit to the storyline."
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"Very fitting end to this great series."
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"Very fitting end to this great series."
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"A fitting end to a very good story,he captures the madness of what men are capable of but also what lengths people will go to, to defeated them."
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"Love the characters and the way the three books fit."
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Kindle

Kindle:
"This is one of the few more obscure series I've picked up for my Kindle that I wasn't able to stop reading until I finished each one."
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"Wish all Kindle books were as good."
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"The whispersync combo with kindle and audible make it very fun and easy to listen while walking driving and then picking up reading later, or listening while reading."
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"I very much enjoyed reading these fast paced books on my Kindle~"
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"Ive seen others quibble over the loose ends not tied up but personally Im happy to make the transition to some of the Kindle World entries from other writers and honestly view the loose ends as intentional threads for others to grab onto and build on."
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"I had no expectations, as it was a random Kindle purchase sometime ago based on a recommendation I can't even remember from whom where or when."
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Nature

Nature:
"Dark view of human nature, but not unbelievable."
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"I did lose a few nights of sleep - couldn't put the book down - so beware of it's addictive nature."
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"This book gives you the exact right amount of closure on a saga that asks some very challenging questions about human nature and survival."
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"Without delving into spoilers I will say the two central issues with Dust - why I can only give it 4 stars - is the nature of resounding coincidence and Juliette's inconsistency."
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"Not only was it an exciting plot but it was intermingled with well written insights into human nature that I often stopped and reread."
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"I am not a sci fi reader by nature but I thoroughly enjoyed the twists, turns and sub plots by Hugh Howie."
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"What an amazing insight into human nature."
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"Suffices to say that this remains one of the finest series I've read and its about human nature & resilience and the best part is that this is not a depressing series like many other dystopian literature."
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"I've followed the series, (sometimes kicking and screaming 'cause of the addictive nature of it) and here, Dust comes along, and it's perfect...just perfect."
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Power

Power:
"Science, power and the limitless bounds of human weakness and the terrors we can create for our fellow man."
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"Donald and Charlotte know very well the repressive and destructive power that is exercised by those in control of Silo 1, and they attempt to alter the power structure and destiny of the Silo civilization."
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"Jules's Third Shift threat of attacking Silo 1 was a great attempt of a bringing a balance of power into the story, but in the end Silo 1 is left to its own war, which, while not too bad, isn't the legendary stand-off between Donald and Jules as it could be."
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"An amazing story of human behaviors (good and bad), the struggle to overcome elitist power, and overcoming the unexpected twists of fate set in a modern world which highlights the strength of the human soul."
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"This book speaks of the spirit of humanity that is ever challenged by corruption whether from misuse of technology, science, power, or greed......and yet there also exists great integrity, courage and hope that rises in the hearts of even the darkest moments."
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"I highly recommend this series to any who enjoy a peek at what could happen if men of power are left unstopped."
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"The whole exploit would have worked just as well if the installed power supply had been OK and Juliette had gone down to clear stuff out of clogged pump impellors."
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"Donald and Charlotte know very well the repressive and destructive power that is exercised by those in control of Silo 1, and they attempt to alter the power structure and destiny of the Silo civilization."
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Price

Price:
"Not only are you getting a great product, it is coming to you at ridiculously low prices."
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"Buy the book, you will enjoy it and not regret the money spent."
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"Over all well written trilogy well worth your time and money."
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"I'm just a reader with very catholic tastes in literature, so I'll try anything once, and this and the other books in the series are well worth your money and reading time."
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"Well worth the time and money."
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"Highly recommended and the price is fantastic."
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Quality

Quality:
"They often fail to maintain the quality of the first book,not so with this one."
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"Mr. Howey still honor his readers with a high quality writing; unfortunately I found the end uninspiring."
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"I am amazed at the quality of this self-published series."
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"Great quality! "
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"it held other good qualities as well, since it will not take .5 's a 4 5 it is."
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"The quality of this e-book is excellent."
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"I'm giving this book and the trilogy a four because the quality of the writing, plotting and impactful themes was excellent, but the character-engagement and action excitement lessened after the first book."
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Resolution

Resolution:
"If I have a criticism, it's that the resolution perhaps came a bit easily."
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"Questions are answered, problems given a just resolution, beloved characters revisited and led to the finish line."
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"As with the other two, plenty of action and surprises, with a great resolution to the whole adventure at the end."
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"I am sad to see the silo series come to an end but am satisfied with its resolution."
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"And that's too bad, because the well written WOOL and SHIFT created great expectations for a better resolution to this series than DUST turns out to be."
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"I flew right through this book and really enjoyed seeing further development of the characters as well as the resolution of the series."
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"It was the perfect amount of resolution and ambiguity."
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Setting

Setting:
"Some people mistake his pacing for lagging but he's just setting the reader up for the next twist or turn."
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"The setting and premise are so wonderfully serviced with every chapter, and the characters are both flawed and beautiful."
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"Howey is a wonderful writer and his descriptions of the environments and settings cause the reader to feel alive in the story."
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"The storytelling, setting, and character development are well done."
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"It's a fantastic setting for a story and there were some pretty good characters to populate it (and females took some of the top roles, which is something I like).One thing I didn't like was the fact that each silo (apart from Silo 1) was powered by a single diesel driven generator that was located at the very lowest level of the silo."
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"Great setting!"
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Size

Size:
"I only have two small complaints about this book though."
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"But honestly, these are small complaints."
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"It seemed to meander a bit and I was disappointed that Thurman played such a small role."
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"Another very small criticism, I would've liked Charlotte to become more of a leader, as she is the last remaining survivor of the old times, before the nanos."
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"I had i small fear that Howey would fail to deliver an appropriate end to a fantastic series."
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"Howey is amazing when you consider how he started with such a small story."
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"Howey's writing is so vivid that you can't help but have an incredible mental image of the silo... Just from a plot perspective, as you get further into the story and grasp exactly how huge the world inside the silo is, and yet how small at the same time, it's easy to step into the character's shoes and imagine what life is like for them."
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"This series is so well ended that I am likely to read it again, not a small compliment."
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"Another very small criticism, I would've liked Charlotte to become more of a leader, as she is the last remaining survivor of the old times, before the nanos."
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"There is always hope: hope to change one's life, hope to change the course of history, hope that one is still able to start small and become great."
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Speed

Speed:
"Fast paced and you get caught up with the characters and hate to see it end...or does it?"
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"this was a FAST read, very hard to set down."
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"The second one was okay for me, but not great, so I was slow to pick up the third."
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"started a little on the slow side, but all of a sudden all hell broke loose.... maybe my fault, but I did not see where this is the third book of a series......bought on the advice of amazon."
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"The first two books were so thoughtful and slow paced in many ways, that it was hard to imagine that there would be a satisfying conclusion that tied up all of the loose ends."
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"Once I started reading, it was hard to put it down--not just because of the fast pace but because the events made me wonder if something like that might actually happen & if it should, how would I react?"
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"It is somewhat slow paced, but the characters are well developed and the future world is interesting."
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"A little slow at times but overall it was great entertainment."
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"Some parts were slow moving so i scanned, but other parts were fascinating."
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"I am a speed reader and this book took me well over a week to get through!"
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"It is slow reading at times, but the author has taken great care to craft a story that is very believable."
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Video

Video:
"Often when you read the final book movie tv show in a saga they are never able to live up to the series as a whole or they are very unsatisfying."
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"This is a fantastic series and I am looking forward to the movies."
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"I won't go into a lot of detail about the story, but will just say that I was hooked on all three books, would recommend to anyone, and will absolutely go see the movie if they get around to making it."
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"I would love to see a movie series come out of these books!"
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"Would love to see it as a movie."
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"So glad they are making a movie from the first book, sure hope they do a great job bringing this entire story to life for us."
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Volume

Volume:
"At the same time I was disappointed with the third volume of the sequel."
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"I found the whole saga and multiple #'s in a single volume confusing but it you just ignore that and read you will hopefully find a well-written, engaging series with some great characters and a great story."
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"Mr. Howey has managed to to keep my interest through three decent sized volumes, and created a world that I hope will never happen -- but it could."
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"I may be late to the party, but very happy I found these volumes."
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"Third and final volume of the Wool series (and I'd like to have a discussion with the author about the title), and it was as wonderful as the first two volumes."
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"Trilogies generally follow the same path; the introduction and the conclusive books are the best whereas book #2, the tie in volume, flounders on the topic and merely hovers about until we set out towards the conclusion of the tale."
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"This final volume served well to resolve most, if not all, of the unresolved issues."
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