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Rik

San Diego, CA, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Dimension of Miracles

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated By John Hodgman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (609)
    Performance
    (563)
    Story
    (562)

    Dimension of Miracles is a satirical science fiction novel first published by Dell in 1968. It's about Tom Carmody, a New Yorker who, thanks to a computer error, wins the main prize in the Intergalactic Sweepstakes. Tom claims his prize before the error is discovered and is allowed to keep it. However, since Tom is a human from Earth without galactic status and no space traveling experience, he has no homing instinct that can guide him back to Earth once his odyssey begins - and the galactic lottery organizers cannot transport him home.

    Author Ronda Del Boccio says: "Hilarious! - Could have been written this year"
    "Witty, Smart and Well Read"
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    Neil Gaiman has found another pearl. I laughed my way through this book. I'm making my way through NGP's selections.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kill Decision

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Daniel Suarez
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2956)
    Performance
    (2636)
    Story
    (2645)

    Linda McKinney is a myrmecologist, a scientist who studies the social structure of ants. Her academic career has left her entirely unprepared for the day her sophisticated research is conscripted by unknown forces to help run an unmanned - and thanks to her research, automated - drone army. Odin is the secretive Special Ops soldier with a unique insight into the faceless enemy who has begun to attack the American homeland with drones programmed to seek, identify, and execute targets.

    Madeleine says: "What's that droning sound?"
    "Entertainment non-stop!"
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    Jeff Gurner does a fabulous bit of narration for Daniel Suarez' 3rd novel. As in the first two the technology is believable and plausible (and current). This could happen! is the feeling you get while listening. If you haven't listened to Suarez' previous novels, give them a try. All three are "page turners" (or "sit in your car and be late for work" listens).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Sam Weller (Editor), Mort Castle (Editor)
    • Narrated By George Takei, Edward Herrmann, Kate Mulgrew, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    Ray Bradbury - peerless storyteller, poet of the impossible, and one of America's most beloved authors - is a literary giant whose remarkable career spanned seven decades. Now 26 of today's most diverse and celebrated authors offer new short works in honor of the master; stories of heart, intelligence, and dark wonder from a remarkable range of creative artists.

    Dave says: "The Heirs to Ray Bradbury"
    "Certainly not Bradbury!"
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    As a tribute to the master Bradbury these shorts were just that. Short of the mark! Generally well written and in the most part well performed, I was entertained but not engrossed.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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