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Melvin

Ridgeland, MS, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Borders of Infinity: Miles Vorkosigan Series

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (825)
    Performance
    (472)
    Story
    (477)

    The popular adventures of Miles Vorkosigan, a clever and outlandish science fiction hero for the modern era, continue in these three tales. In The Mountains of Mourning, Miles is dispatched to a back-country region of Barrayar, where he must act as detective, judge, and executioner in a controversial murder case. In Labyrinth, Miles adopts his alternate persona as Dendarii Mercenary Admiral Naismith for an undercover mission to rescue an important research geneticist from Jackson’s Whole.

    DERALD says: "Even better than expected"
    "Borders of Infinity"
    Overall

    Borders of Infinity is a great stand alone novel for the adventures of Miles Vorkosigan during his early IMSEC missions. As usual, Lois McMaster Bujold is at her best in the world of Barrayar. After enjoying these Heinleinesque adventures of the hyperactive muteeLord Miles, I strongly
    recomend them as soon to be Science Fiction Classics, much in the tradition of Robert A. Heinlein and Hal Clement!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Sharing Knife, Volume 3: Passage

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (599)
    Performance
    (226)
    Story
    (231)

    Filled with magic, heroism, and all-too-human characters, Bujold's Sharing Knife saga is both a gripping adventure and a poignant romance.

    The farmers and riverfolk have long distrusted the power of the mysterious and aloof Lakewalkers. The proud Lakewalkers, meanwhile, have exiled Dag after learning of his marriage to Fawn, the first outsider to be bound to a Lakewalker in their magical way. But as Dag's natural Lakewalker ability to manipulate "ground energy" begins to develop in dangerous directions, he and Fawn realize that big changes are ahead.

    Neale says: "The quality keeps coming"
    "Speculative fiction."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Sharing Knife, Volume 3 the most enjoyable?

    The narrator is perfect for the characters involved. Lois McMaster Bujold is an expert at keeping her universes ordered. I have enjoyed every book that I have gotten by this author!!


    What other book might you compare The Sharing Knife, Volume 3 to and why?

    The fellowship of the ring. The characters are bonded to their world.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I did not have a favorite.


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

    Yes it was. I have come across a few of those books. Lois McMaster Bujold is that kind of author!


    Any additional comments?

    I have bought all the Bujold books available on AUDIBLE!! I hope she writes some more really soon!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Michael Gerber
    • Narrated By Christopher Cazenove
    Overall
    (288)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (49)

    Warning: This isn't the real thing...it's funnier! "Gerber's affectionate, giggle-inducing send-up is one giant step toward restoring the somewhat debased art form known as 'parody,'" says Sean Kelly, former editor of National Lampoon. If you love Harry Potter - or if you have had enough of him! - you've gotta hear this.

    Eddie Beard says: "If Zero stars were an option . . ."
    "Parodies"
    Overall

    Barry Trotter is a delightful bit of nonsense.
    The chariscters are so far out, they bring a
    laugh just thinking of this story. Parodies
    are necessary for reminding us that taking ourselves to seriously is not really a good
    thing.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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