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Ed

Marietta, GA, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • 232 titles in library
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  • The Mote in God's Eye

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By L J Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3560)
    Performance
    (2048)
    Story
    (2072)

    The Mote In God's Eye is their acknowledged masterpiece, an epic novel of mankind's first encounter with alien life that transcends the genre. No lesser an authority than Robert A. Heinlein called it "possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read".

    J. Rhoderick says: "A great read!"
    "Narrator does matter...."
    Overall

    I read the book many years ago and loved it. It is dated, but if you like shows like "Firefly", it won't bother you too much. The science isn't really dated...just the cultural norms. The story is interesting, as are the aliens. As others have mentioned the narrator is annoying. He would have been okay for 1 character, but having him read all the parts just didn't work. It is worth listening to.

    28 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • The Sparrow

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Mary Doria Russell
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (489)
    Performance
    (315)
    Story
    (320)

    Emilio Sandoz is a remarkable man, a living saint and Jesuit priest who undergoes an experience so harrowing and profound that it makes him question the existence of God. This experience - the first contact between human beings and intelligent extraterrestrial life - begins with a small mistake and ends in a horrible catastrophe.

    Yvette says: "Far fetched book but good summer listen."
    "Great book and series!"
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    What did you love best about The Sparrow?

    I am a Christian and I love Science Fiction. This book and series is firing on both cylinders. MD Russell has crafted a great story with real in sites in faith and the human condition, and understanding of science and society.


    What other book might you compare The Sparrow to and why?

    Dune series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Worldwar: Striking the Balance

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (70)

    At the bloody height of World War II, the deadliest enemies in all of human history were forced to put aside their hatreds and unite against an even fiercer foe: a seemingly invincible power bent on world domination. With awesome technology, the aggressors swept across the planet, sowing destruction as Tokyo, Berlin, and Washington, D.C., were A-bombed into submission.

    Ramona says: "Interesting Idea Never Fulfilled-Entire Series"
    "Good book - Audible STINKS!"
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    Any additional comments?

    No where in the description does Audible make it clear this is the FOURTH book in the series...I thought it was the third. Is it really so hard, Audible, to figure out that folks will want to listen to the books in order and that you need to clearly state what that order is in the description?

    14 of 17 people found this review helpful

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