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River

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  • Remnant Population

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated By Vanessa Hart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (88)

    For forty years, Colony 3245.12 has been Ofelia’s home. On this planet far away in space and time from the world of her youth, she has lived and loved, weathered the death of her husband, raised her one surviving child, lovingly tended her garden, and grown placidly old. And it is here that she fully expects to finish out her days - until the shifting corporate fortunes of the Sims Bancorp Company dictates that Colony 3245.12 is to be disbanded, its residents shipped off, deep in cryo-sleep, to somewhere new and strange and not of their choosing.

    Nancy says: "THERE ARE NO BAD PARTS IN REMNANT POPULATION"
    "Lovely story!"
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    Where does Remnant Population rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very high.


    Any additional comments?

    In some ways the book starts very slowly, but the story is still completely engaging, and well worth it! So often I find the endings of books disappointing, but not this one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rider: Spirals of Destiny: Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Jim Bernheimer
    • Narrated By Christine Padovan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (223)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (202)

    A unicorn is not supposed to survive the death of its rider, but Majherri did. Now he is a pariah, mistrusted by the Greater Herd. To reclaim his lost honor and status, he will entrust the remnants of his life to a new human female while unraveling the mystery of his continued existence.

    Ruth says: "A Horse Lover's Book-- An Enchanting Fantasy"
    "Very disappointing."
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A completely different reader.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Christine Padovan’s performances?

    No


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    If you have no idea who the Companions are in Mercedes Lackey's books, then you may enjoy this book. Though, by about halfway through it was different enough that I became interested, though I couldn't listen to another one unless someone else was the reader. I've learned my lesson and will always preview the audio not just read the descriptions.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson, Jonathan Davis, Christopher Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1771)
    Performance
    (1233)
    Story
    (1231)

    Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science - as well as religious and cultural institutions - has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing....

    Mark says: "too much focus on academic in-fighting"
    "Wow!"
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    Where does Sex at Dawn rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's the first nonfiction, so this does not really apply.


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

    I have never listened to a nonfiction book before. Ideally, I think reading it makes more sense, but as I don't have time to read I am very grateful for the audiobook. The narrator was excellent, it only lost a star because I don't think the book lends itself to narration.


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

    It's like stepping over a threshold, turning around and looking back and seeing what's familiar from a completely different perspective.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't read this book if you want to stay comfortable in your views of human sexuality! But if you are a curious person, love learning new things, seeing things from different angles, or have ever wondered why you are completely happily married but still find your eyes wandering, this book is for you!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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