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John

Torrensville, Australia | Member Since 2011

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  • Soldier, Ask Not: Dorsai Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Gordon R. Dickson
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (31)

    Men of War on the Dorsai worlds, men of Faith on the Friendly Worlds of Harmony and Association, men of Science, the Exotics of Kultis and Mara, and the Splinter cultures which had produced even stranger new talents. Those who knew said it was the Dorsai who supplied soldiers to the sixteen worlds. The Friendlies supplied cannon fodder, common soldiers who could be relied on to obey orders at all times. But even cannon fodder can sometimes produce genius.

    John says: "A great rendition of a sci-fi classic"
    "A great rendition of a sci-fi classic"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Soldier, Ask Not in three words, what would they be?

    Compelling, prophetic, imaginative


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tam Olyn, damaged, but redeemable


    Have you listened to any of Stefan Rudnicki’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, the first two offerings of the Dorsai series, all excellent. Rudnicki does the Dorsai series justice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Just make the film!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Civilization: The West and the Rest

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated By Niall Ferguson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (25)

    If in the year 1411 you had been able to circumnavigate the globe, you would have been most impressed by the dazzling civilizations of the Orient. The Forbidden City was under construction in Ming Beijing; in the Near East, the Ottomans were closing in on Constantinople. By contrast, England would have struck you as a miserable backwater ravaged by plague, bad sanitation and incessant war. The other quarrelsome kingdoms of Western Europe - Aragon, Castile, France, Portugal and Scotland - would have seemed little better.

    scmathew says: "Oooh, me accent's slippin'!"
    "Great!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Civilization in three words, what would they be?

    Simply bloody brilliant


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Civilization?

    Concluding comments make a lasting impact


    What about Niall Ferguson’s performance did you like?

    Has a great voice filled with genuine enthusiasm for his topic


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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