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  • Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By David Brin
    • Narrated By David DeVries, Kristin Kalbli
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (36)

    The long-awaited new novel by the award-winning, best-selling author of Startide Rising and The Uplift War- an epic novel set 50 years from tomorrow, a carefully-reasoned, scientifically faithful tale of the fate of our world.

    Sean Dustman says: "David has an inside line on the future"
    "great science fiction, characters and facts"
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    What did you love best about Earth?

    the connections it made for me about how the world works; social; economic and physical


    What other book might you compare Earth to and why?

    Kim Stanley Robinson "2312" except on a universal palette


    Have you listened to any of David DeVries and Kristin Calbley ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    wish it wasn't over.....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Claw of the Conciliator: The Book of the New Sun, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Gene Wolfe
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (316)
    Performance
    (191)
    Story
    (195)

    The Claw of the Conciliator continues the saga of Severian, banished from his home, as he undertakes a mythic quest to discover the awesome power of an ancient relic, and learn the truth about his hidden destiny.

    Gene Wolfe's "The Book of the New Sun" is one of speculative fiction's most-honored series. In a 1998 poll, Locus Magazine rated the series behind only "The Lord of the Rings" and The Hobbit as the greatest fantasy work of all time.

    Riley A. Vann says: "fascinating world"
    "good book, nice read, mid series book"
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    If you could sum up The Claw of the Conciliator in three words, what would they be?

    complex, layered, fascinating


    What did you like best about this story?

    nuanced and adult


    What does Jonathan Davis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    mostly gives greater context - age, experience, personality


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    not possible nor desirable, its a book (series) to be soaked in slowly


    Any additional comments?

    looking forward to books 3 and 4!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Caryatids

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Bruce Sterling
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    The world of 2060 is divided into three spheres of influence, each fighting with the others over the resources of fallen nations and an environment degraded almost to the point of no return. There is the Dispensation, centered in Los Angeles, where entertainment and capitalism have fused with the highest of high-tech.

    Vicki In Crete says: "Cloned Sisters Rule!"
    "great listen!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes it was very different and wacky and provoking - typical Bruce Sterling


    What did you like best about this story?

    how it examines our unspoken assumptions


    Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    don't think so


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    nope - far too long


    Any additional comments?

    I do recommend it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Wizard of Earthsea: The Earthsea Cycle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (711)
    Performance
    (545)
    Story
    (561)

    When Sparrowhawk casts a spell that saves his village from destruction at the hands of the invading Kargs, Ogion, the Mage of Re Albi, encourages the boy to apprentice himself in the art of wizardry. So, at the age of 13, the boy receives his true name - Ged - and gives himself over to the gentle tutelage of the Master Ogion. But impatient with the slowness of his studies and infatuated with glory, Ged embarks for the Island of Roke, where the highest arts of wizardry are taught.

    Finance Guy says: "Elegant & unique fantasy, deliciously performed"
    "wonderful reminder of an old favorite"
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    What made the experience of listening to A Wizard of Earthsea the most enjoyable?

    absorbing the deatail - i tend to speed read so as always listening to books ive read is a treat


    What did you like best about this story?

    the textured appreciation that one makes mistakes and pays for them


    Which scene was your favorite?

    hard to say as it all fits togehter in such a balanced manner


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    not really; but i did feel the shared satisfaction of finally facing ones demons


    Any additional comments?

    Audible needs to present the missing books of the series asap

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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