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Paul

Philosophy, Science, Econ, Sci Fi, Medicine for now...

Member Since 2014

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  • A Fire Upon the Deep

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Vernor Vinge
    • Narrated By Peter Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (577)
    Performance
    (406)
    Story
    (415)

    A Fire Upon the Deep is the big, breakout book that fulfills the promise of Vinge's career to date: a gripping tale of galactic war told on a cosmic scale. Thousands of years hence, many races inhabit a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths, where only simple creatures and technology can function.

    Noah says: "What a wild, wacky, awesome book!"
    "Hollywood writers could never come up with this"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Fire Upon the Deep to be better than the print version?

    Don't know


    What did you like best about this story?

    Amazing creativity, introduction to cool scientific ideas and compelled me to review Einstein, really fleshed out world that makes BSG or Hollywood Sci fi seem puerile by comparison.


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

    Great vocal range and giving consistent voices to the different characters.


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

    Yes but for lack of time....


    Any additional comments?

    My new favorite Sci Fi story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23486)
    Performance
    (14805)
    Story
    (14962)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "wicked awesome"
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    Would you listen to Ender's Game again? Why?

    I'm not sure it has the replay value, but I'm told Ender's Shadow is a great read and covers some of the same ground.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Demosthenes.


    What about Stefan Rudnicki and Harlan Ellison ’s performance did you like?

    great vocal range, very listenable, good enunciation and the different voices gave some pep and verve to the performance.


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

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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