A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel
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Warn Overall Grade
FAIL Suspicious Reviewers
WARN Deleted Reviews
WARN Rating Trend
WARN Reviewer Ease
WARN Reviewer Participation
PASS Unverified Purchases
PASS Word Count Comparison
PASS Phrase Repetition
PASS Overlapping Review History
PASS Brand Repeats
PASS Incentivized Reviews
Most Trusted Reviews
Although we have yet to finish the novel (we listen ... [Go to full review]
Oct 19, 2016
- Verified Purchaser
- Overrepresented Participation (posted 8 reviews)
- Critical Reviewer (avg. rating: 3.6)
Least Trusted ReviewsWe couldn't find any low-quality reviews
Fail Suspicious Reviewers
2,426 of the 10,012 reviewers have had at least one of their past reviews for another product deleted. This is an excessively large percentage of Take-Back Reviewers which may indicate unnatural reviews.
Warn Deleted Reviews
We discovered a total of 350 deleted reviews for this product, with an average rating of 4.7. Even though deleted reviews don't affect the average rating, the fact that action was taken to delete reviews raises some red flags about the integrity of the reviews for the product as whole.
There are a few limitations to keep in mind regarding the Deleted Reviews test:
- We don't have a magic ability to collect every single deleted review; we can only identify reviews as deleted if we collect them on one date and then notice they are no longer visible on a subsequent date.
- We have no information on reviews that were never published in the first place.
- We also don't know why these reviews were removed. It could be action from the platform, personal decision by the review author, part of an entire account closure, even some data error on our part, etc.
4.7 average rating of deleted reviews
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Warn Rating Trend
- Created over 89 days
We counted 10,012 reviews for this product over the span of 997 days, an average of 10.0 reviews per day. If these reviews were created randomly, there would be a 99.9% chance that we would see 22 or fewer reviews on any given day.
However, we see the following 89 days exceeding this threshold:
Warn Reviewer Ease
The ease score is the average rating for all reviews that a given reviewer submits. The average ease score for reviewers of this product is 4.3, while the average ease score for reviewers in this category is 4.2. While this discrepancy is rather large, it is not quite large enough to rule out the possibility of it being due random chance.
4.3 Product's Average Ease Score
4.2 Category's Average Ease Score
Read more about our Reviewer Ease test.
Warn Reviewer Participation
- From reviewers with an overrepresented participation
We see the following 2 participation groups with a statistically significant greater concentration than what we'd expect to see:
Pass Unverified Purchases
1,430 of the 10,012 total reviews for this product are unverified purchases. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.
Unverified purchases may be the result of Kindle Unlimited readers, buyers who didn't pay full price, or reviewers who did not purchase the product at Amazon. Read more about our Unverified Purchases test.
Pass Word Count Comparison
- Have an overrepresented word count
In the graph above, we can see the distribution of review word counts for this product and the expected distribution for this category. We see the following 1 group with a statistically significant greater concentration than what we'd expect to see:
Pass Phrase Repetition
Reviews that contain one of these phrases are NOT necessarily devalued; read more about how this test works here.
Common Phrases in Reviews:
Common Phrases in Titles:
193 of the 10,012 total reviews for this product use substantial repetitive phrases between them. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.
Pass Overlapping Review History
Reviewers of this product have ALSO reviewed the following products:
2,554 of the 10,012 reviewers have substantial overlapping product review history. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.
Pass Brand Repeats
45 of the 10,012 reviewers have reviewed other products for this brand. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.
Pass Incentivized Reviews
On Oct 3, 2016, Amazon prohibited incentivized reviews, however we still test for them since there are still millions in our dataset.
3 of the 10,012 total reviews for this product admitted to receiving a free or discounted product in exchange for a review. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.
Read more about our Incentivized Reviews test, or check out our study showing that Incentivized Reviewers are much more likely to leave a positive review.