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Kauaijim

Lihue, HI, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • Year Zero: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Rob Reid
    • Narrated By John Hodgman
    Overall
    (1244)
    Performance
    (1137)
    Story
    (1135)

    Low-level entertainment lawyer Nick Carter thinks it's a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. And boy, do they have news. The entire cosmos, they tell him, has been hopelessly hooked on humanity's music ever since "Year Zero" (1977 to us), when American pop songs first reached alien ears. This addiction has driven a vast intergalactic society to commit the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang.

    Robert says: "Fantastic Performance by Hodgman"
    "This is the funniest combination I've heard"
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    What made the experience of listening to Year Zero the most enjoyable?

    The writer is funny. The story has plenty of nice twists. Hodgman is the perfect narrator. The combination is perfect. I laughed out loud during this book more frequently than ever before while listening.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Just a great combination of characters.


    What about John Hodgman’s performance did you like?

    He's funny just talking. With good material like this he's great.


    If you could take any character from Year Zero out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Sorry, I'm not writing a fifth grade book report. I just want other people to know this book is worth their time and money


    Any additional comments?

    You will not be disappointed.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Cryptonomicon

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (2211)
    Performance
    (1542)
    Story
    (1564)

    Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century.

    flaos says: "Finally Audible"
    "Totally entertaining"
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    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cryptonomicon to be better than the print version?

    I read it a few years ago and have recently listened to the Audible edition . Enjoyed the Audible experience more. Not better, just different.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cryptonomicon?

    Waterhouse with Turing at IAS.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Bobby's many adventures are all great.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Bobby reunites with Goto on baseball field.


    Any additional comments?

    Neil Stephenson is one of the most creative writers of the last fifty years.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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