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L. Shapiro

baltimore md. | Member Since 2009

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REVIEWS
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  • Inherit the Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James P. Hogan
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (81)

    The man on the moon was dead. They called him Charlie. He had big eyes, abundant body hair, and fairly long nostrils. His skeletal body was found clad in a bright red spacesuit, hidden in a rocky grave. They didn’t know who he was, how he got there, or what had killed him. All they knew was that his corpse was 50 thousand years old - and that meant this man had somehow lived long before he ever could have existed.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "IT'S TIME FOR LUNCH"
    "an interesting story and fun too"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Inherit the Stars to be better than the print version?

    It's about the same. I read the book when it first came out(still have it) and have still enjoyed ti.


    What other book might you compare Inherit the Stars to and why?

    a lot of the science fiction of the era when it was written have the same optimism


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

    nothing really he just does not spoil it


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    no not really


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Iron Gray Sea: Destroyermen, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (714)
    Performance
    (644)
    Story
    (649)

    In Taylor Anderson's acclaimed Destroyermen series, a parallel universe adds an extraordinary layer to the drama of World War II. Now, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, the crew of the USS Walker, and their allies battle an ever-growing host of enemies across the globe in a desperate battle for freedom.

    Casey Ferrell says: "I want longer books!"
    "just as good as the others"
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    Would you listen to Iron Gray Sea again? Why?

    this was just as good as the others in ther series


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

    I listen going to and from work


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Halo: Glasslands

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Karen Traviss
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (427)
    Performance
    (402)
    Story
    (408)

    The Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and her colonies. For the first time in decades, however, peace finally seems possible. But though the fighting's stopped, the war is far from over: it's just gone underground. The UNSC's feared and secretive Office of Naval Intelligence recruits Kilo-Five, a team of ODSTs, a Spartan, and a diabolical AI to accelerate the Sangheili insurrection.

    S. Blackwell says: "Traviss at the top of her game"
    "Just wish the saga were longer"
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    If you could sum up Halo: Glasslands in three words, what would they be?

    flowing,enjoyable, satisfying minimum 15 words??????? and they only ask for three words!


    What other book might you compare Halo: Glasslands to and why?

    the other HALO books


    What about Euan Morton???s performance did you like?

    it was OK


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

    sure


    Any additional comments?

    no

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Distant Thunders: Destroyermen, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (1167)
    Performance
    (770)
    Story
    (769)

    After the battle in which the men of the destroyer Walker and their Lemurian allies repelled the savage Grik, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy is shocked by the arrival of a strange ship captained by one Commaner Jenks of the New Britain Imperial Navy - an island-nation populated by the descendants of British East Indiamen swept through the rift centuries before.

    John M says: "Very enjoyable - could have used more action"
    "One of the best of the new SCI-FI story's today"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Distant Thunders to be better than the print version?

    not really.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    all of them


    Which scene was your favorite?

    all of them


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

    since I listen when driving to work(a two hour commute) the longer the better


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sten: Revenge of the Damned: Sten Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Allan Cole, Chris Bunch
    • Narrated By Jerry Sciarrio
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    Sten had fully expected to die in a blaze of glory, taking his Emperor's greatest foe with him. Instead he was a slave laborer in a P.O.W. camp deep in the heart of enemy territory. But sitting out the action had never been Sten's style. And now that the war was building to a climax, the Eternal Emperor needed him more than ever. Not even the toughest prison in the known universe could keep Sten from his mission . . .

    L. Shapiro says: "One of the classics!"
    "One of the classics!"
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    If you could sum up Sten: Revenge of the Damned in three words, what would they be?

    The only problem with the series is that they released the books slowly and out of order. The story itself is good and understandable if a little live the roman empire in space.But in the space opera genre it is at the top of it's form.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the sten character Has the right amount of humanity for the hero type.


    What does Jerry Sciarrio bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    not much but then I have a great imagination and most of the voice actors do OK but some really suck (Jerry is not one of the the ones that suck)


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    no really


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Area 51: The Sphinx

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs)
    • By Robert Doherty
    • Narrated By Colin Stinton
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    No place is safe from an alien infiltration. Not even top secret Area 51. Scientist Lisa Duncan and Special Forces officer Mike Turcotte know that better than anyone. Secrets have been revealed. Codes have been broken. A countdown has begun. Using alien technology, a group has gained control of a Star Wars satelite that could engulf the planet in a nuclear fire. With no room for error, Turcotte and Duncan must race to solve an acient riddle and prevent a global catastrophe.

    Jeremy says: "Why is it abridged????!!!! Very Disappointed"
    "what a ripoff !!!! it is abridged"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    all the books in the series 1,2,3 are unabridged then comes this then the next one is back to unabridged. this really sucks!!!!!!!!!


    What was most disappointing about Robert Doherty???s story?

    it is abridged!!!!!!!!!!


    What didn???t you like about Colin Stinton???s performance?

    na


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I said enough!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Worldwar: In the Balance

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (234)
    Performance
    (146)
    Story
    (146)

    War seethed across the planet. Machines soared through the air, churned through the seas, crawled across the surface, pushing ever forward, carrying death. Earth was engaged in titanic struggle. Germany, Russia, France, China, Japan: the maps were changing day by day. The hostilities spread in ever-widening ripples of destruction: Britain, Italy, Africa...the fate of the world hung in the balance. Then the real enemy came.

    W says: "Awesome"
    "great story"
    Overall

    When I first read this book it had a different title and author. It was 1943 by Newt Gingrich. I have compared the two books side by side they are identical. But be that as it may, the story is interesting but a little farfetched. The technology of the Lizards is too primitive; they have starships capable of launching an interstellar invasion but only have 1990’s weapons systems (jets, tanks, artillery etc). But I still enjoy the story and would recommend it to others

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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