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Conduit (An Emily Monroe Novel) (Volume 1)
More product info From Angie Martin

66% of potentially unnatural reviews removed (Why?)
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Fail Overall Grade
FAIL Suspicious Reviewers
FAIL Reviewer Ease
FAIL Phrase Repetition
WARN Deleted Reviews
WARN Unverified Purchases
WARN Incentivized Reviews
PASS Rating Trend
PASS Word Count Comparison
PASS Overlapping Review History
PASS Reviewer Participation
PASS Brand Repeats

Most Trusted Reviews

5/5
Excellent novel. TERRIFIC story. I will be getting more of ... [Go to full review]
Jun 20, 2014      
100% TRUST
  • Verified Purchaser
  • Overlapping Review History: reviewed 1 of 9 top products
  • Easy Grader (avg. rating: 4.5)


Least Trusted Reviews

As a private investigator, Emily Monroe trusts her supernatural instincts ... [Go to full review]
Apr 12, 2014      
0% TRUST
  • Unverified Purchaser
  • Overrepresented word count (157 words)
  • Admitted to receiving an incentive
  • Contains repetitive phrases (show)
  • Critical Reviewer (avg. rating: 4.2)


Analysis Details

Fail Suspicious Reviewers

One-Hit Wonders


44 of the 186 reviewers have only reviewed this product. While this is more One-Hit Wonders than we'd expect to see, the discrepancy in ratings between the One-Hit Wonders and reviewers who have posted more than one review isn't significant enough to rule out the possibility of it being due to random chance.

from one-hit wonders

from reviewers with more than one review


4.8
4.6


Take-Back Reviewers


65 of the 186 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.

from take-back reviewers

from reviewers without previously deleted reviews


4.6
4.7


Read more about our Suspicious Reviewers test.

Fail 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 4.6, while the average ease score for reviewers in this category is 4.3. Based on our statistical modeling, the discrepancy in average rating between these two groups is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, and may indicate that there are unnatural reviews.

4.6 Product's Average Ease Score

4.3 Category's Average Ease Score


4.6
4.3


Read more about our Reviewer Ease test.


Fail 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:
16 reviews
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Common Phrases in Titles:
4 reviews
2 reviews
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124 of the 186 total reviews for this product use substantial repetitive phrases between them. These reviewers have rated this product an average of 4.8 while reviews without substantial repetitive phrases rated this product an average of 4.4. Based on our statistical modeling, the discrepancy in average rating between these two groups is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, and may indicate that there are unnatural reviews.

from reviews with substantial repetitive phrases

from reviews without substantial repetitive phrases


4.8
4.4


Read more about our Phrase Repetition test.

Warn Deleted Reviews

We discovered a total of 1 deleted review for this product, with an average rating of 5. 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:
  1. 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.
  2. We have no information on reviews that were never published in the first place.
  3. 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.
Read more about the Deleted Reviews test here.

5.0 average rating of deleted reviews

5.0


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Warn Unverified Purchases

103 of the 186 total reviews for this product are unverified purchases. While this is a higher percentage of unverified purchases than we'd expect to see, it does not appear to have a significant impact on the overall rating.

from unverified purchasers

from verified purchases


4.7
4.7


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.

Warn Incentivized Reviews
On Oct 3, 2016, Amazon prohibited incentivized reviews, however we still test for them since there are still millions in our dataset.


20 of the 186 total reviews for this product admitted to receiving a free or discounted product in exchange for a review. While we could not find a statistically significant difference between the average rating of incentivized reviews and non-incentivized reviews, the presences of at least one incentivized review indicates that there may be more, since not all reviewers will disclose that they had received an incentive to post a review.

from incentivized reviews

from non-incentivized reviews


4.8
4.7


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.

Pass Rating Trend

  • 4%
  • Created over 2 days

We counted 186 reviews for this product over the span of 1,093 days, an average of 0.2 reviews per day. If these reviews were created randomly, there would be a 99.9% chance that we would see 3 or fewer reviews on any given day.

However, we see the following 2 days exceeding this threshold:In total, we found that 8 reviews were created on just 2 days. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from reviews created on high volume days

from reviews created on normal volume days


4.8
4.7


Read more about our Rating Trend test.

Pass Word Count Comparison

  • 25%
  • 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:In total, we found that 47 reviews (or 25%) are within an overrepresented word count group. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from reviews with an overrepresented word count

from reviews with a properly represented word count


4.8
4.6


Read more about our Word Count Comparison test.

Pass Overlapping Review History
Reviewers of this product have ALSO reviewed the following products:

7% also reviewed:
Charlie's Pond by C. L. Heckman



61 of the 186 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.

from reviewers with substantial overlapping history

from reviewers without a substantial overlapping history


4.7
4.7


Read more about our Overlapping Review History test.

Pass Reviewer Participation

  • 0%
  • From reviewers with an overrepresented participation
We didn't find any participation groups that had a statistically significant greater concentration than what we'd expect to see in this category.
Read more about our Reviewer Participation test.

Pass Brand Repeats

Brand Repeaters


6 of the 186 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.

from Brand Repeaters

from Non-Repeaters


5.0
4.7


Read more about our Brand Repeats test.


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