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Pat

Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada | Member Since 2005

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  • Revelation Space

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1503)
    Performance
    (1035)
    Story
    (1039)

    Nine hundred thousand years ago, something annihilated the Amarantin civilization just as it was on the verge of discovering space flight. Now one scientist, Dan Sylveste, will stop at nothing to solve the Amarantin riddle before ancient history repeats itself. With no other resources at his disposal, Sylveste forges a dangerous alliance with the cyborg crew of the starship Nostalgia for Infinity. But as he closes in on the secret, a killer closes in on him because the Amarantin were destroyed for a reason.

    Eoin says: "Defeated"
    "Monotony in the extreme"
    Overall

    While I am sure that this is a very well written novel, I am having a great deal of difficulty with it in the audio version.
    The voice changes between characters is somewhat confused, with imitation accents being the main difference. Sometimes though, the accents used are inappropriate for the particular character.
    It is difficult to follow the reading here. Whether this is due to my hearing loss in specific frequencies, or just the continual drone of the reader, I am not sure.
    Do listen to the audio clip before downloading this book. I think it might be better in written form.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Thunder in the Morning Calm: Pacific Rim Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Don Brown
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (101)

    Lieutenant Commander "Gunner" McCormick is assigned as an intelligence officer to Carrier Strike Force 10, being deployed to the Yellow Sea at the invitation of South Korea for joint exercises with the US Navy. During his pre-deployment briefing, he discovers a top-secret memo revealing rumors that the North Koreans may still be holding a handful of elderly Americans from the Korean War in secret prison camps.

    Paul says: "Another wonderful listen"
    "For American Patriots"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What was most disappointing about Don Brown’s story?

    The premise of the story is great. The presentation of the story is strictly "America is Best".


    Any additional comments?

    Sad to report that this novel could have been much better had the story line been less Pro American, and been more Pro Humanity.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dune: House Corrino: House Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (380)
    Performance
    (242)
    Story
    (245)

    Continuing the events leading up to Frank Herbert's immortal Dune saga, the exciting conclusion to this trilogy finds the cruel Tleilaxu overlords on Ix manufacturing a synthetic form of amal to supplant the spice from Dune. If amal is accepted, Emperor Shaddam IV will gain absolute power. But if the plot of the Imperial House Corrino succeeds, the result may be the end of civilization itself.

    Robert says: "At least as good as the original Audible prodn."
    "Getting tired"
    Overall

    While the additional information of this space is greatly appreciated, Scott Brick is becoming tired with the series. His voice is wearing out, and he appears to have lost interest.

    Perhaps it is time for a new reader for the Dune series?

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Dust

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Bear
    • Narrated By Alma Cuervo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (80)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (32)

    Hugo Award winner Elizabeth Bear has been called one of the best science fiction authors of her generation. In Dust she skillfully spins a classic science fiction trope - the lost generation ship - into a complex and compelling tale of fallen angels, secretive family politics, and sexual taboo.

    Philip says: "A new twist"
    "Still chewing through this one."
    Overall

    Sorry folks. I find this book extremely hard to listen to. The author takes a lot of time developing characters to the detriment of the story.

    This could have been reduced in length to about 100 pages. Perhaps an abridged version would be better.

    This is definitely a "chick flick" and a review of the sample audio should be in order before buying.

    2 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Flags of Our Fathers

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By James Bradley, Ron Powers
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (91)

    In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America.

    Patti says: "History in Real Life"
    "Leave it here"
    Overall

    I found this to be a boring monotonologue. I managed 3 hours before I had to turn to something that had some action to it.

    This appears to be a number of biographies rolled into a "novel". Unfortunately, it reads more like a funeral announcement.

    If you get your kicks fromthe Obits, then this one is for you.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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