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Scott Wells

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  • Hominids: The Neanderthal Parallax, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1239)
    Performance
    (585)
    Story
    (591)

    Neanderthals have developed a radically different civilization on a parallel Earth. A Neanderthal physicist, Ponter Boddit, accidentally passes from his universe into a Canadian underground research facility. Fortunately, a team of human scientists, including expert paleo-anthropologist Mary Vaughan, promptly identifies and warmly receives Ponter. Solving the language problem and much else is a mini-computer, called a Companion, implanted in the brain of every Neanderthal. But it can't help his fellow scientist back in his world, Adikor Huld, when the authorities charge Adikor with his murder.

    Scott says: "Scicen Fiction Can Be Literature"
    "Eh - not so good"
    Overall

    I wanted to like this book - an award winner with a decent premise. Had some interesting moments, but all in all it just wasn't very good.

    2 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (3982)
    Performance
    (2414)
    Story
    (2448)

    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!"
    "Very dated"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Mote in God's Eye better?

    the story is just dated - narrator is a ham


    What was most disappointing about Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle ???s story?

    it doesnt hold up - had high hopes, but feels like a story from the 70s


    What didn???t you like about L J Ganser???s performance?

    he's a ham - artificial delivery


    What character would you cut from The Mote in God's Eye?

    none


    Any additional comments?

    nah

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heartsick

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Chelsea Cain
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (645)
    Performance
    (269)
    Story
    (266)

    Damaged Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent 10 years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful serial killer. But in the end, she was the one who caught him. Two years ago, Gretchen kidnapped Archie and tortured him for 10 days, but instead of killing him, she mysteriously decided to let him go.

    Karen says: "Entertaining Listen"
    "Weak!"
    Overall

    Weak dialogue, weak characters, weak narration & lame plot. Don't waste your time.

    25 of 33 people found this review helpful

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