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Geoff

Brisbane, CA, USA | Member Since 2014

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  • Thief of Time: A Discworld Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (301)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (104)

    The construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time. For if the perfect clock starts ticking, Time, as we know it, will stop. And then the trouble will really begin. Subtle, sly, thought-provoking, and hilarious, Thief of Time is Terry Pratchett at his best. "This delightful production keeps the listener spellbound," says AudioFile.

    GoryDetails says: "Good story, but multiple readers were distracting"
    "I was able to deal with the voices"
    Overall

    I agree with other reviews about how the changes in the voices are a bad thing. But, I had already read this book and really liked it, so I decided to buy this audiobook anyway. These reviews had prepared me for the worst (in the same way that the reviews of Star Wars I were so bad that I was pleasantly surprised when I went to see it) and I was happy to learn that I was able to deal with the voice changes. Actually, the narrator stays mostly the same for the first half and then I think changes 3 times in the last half. I wish it wasn't so, but regardless I still enjoyed listening to it and plan on listening to it many times in the future.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Edwin A. Abbott
    • Narrated By Patrick Frederic
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (223)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    One of the rare novels about math and philosophy with almost universal appeal, Flatland is simultaneously a brilliant parody of Victorian society and a fictional guide to the concepts of relativity and the multiple dimensions of space.

    Brian says: "Loved all the concepts of this book"
    "good, but Sphereland is better"
    Overall

    I wish there was an audiobook version of Sphereland. Flatland is the classic book on this subject and is quite enjoyable to listen to. But, in my opinion, Sphereland has less discussion of the social structure of flatland and spends more time enlightening the reader about how we can think of four dimensions in our three dimensional world.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Dragonquest: Dragonriders of Pern, Volume 2

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Adrienne Barbeau
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    Another Turn, and the deadly silver Threads begin falling again. So the bold dragonriders take to the air once more and their magnificent flying dragons swirl and swoop, belching flames that destroy the shimmering strands before they reach the ground.

    Alan says: "Abridged is not good"
    "abridged is bad!"
    Overall

    This is an abridged audiobook. That might not be so bad for other Pern books, but this is the first in the series. This is the book that lays the groundwork for the entire series, but unfortunately almost all of the groundwork is summarized in the beginning of the audiobook. I left with a feeling that I had missed a lot of the background information.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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