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Christopher

Colchester, CT, USA

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  • The Coffee Trader: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By David Liss
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (228)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (76)

    On the world's first commodities exchange, fortunes are won and lost in an instant. Miguel Lienzo, a sharp-witted trader in the city's close-knit community of Portuguese Jews, knows this only too well. Once among the city's most envied merchants, Miguel has lost everything in a sudden shift in the sugar markets. Now, impoverished and humiliated, living on the charity of his petty younger brother, Miguel must find a way to restore his wealth and reputation.

    Robert says: "Flawless!"
    "Fascinating"
    Overall

    Great re-creation of the world of mid 17th century European traders. Rich characters and complex plot. Very enjoyable!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Sex on Legs

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Brian Luff
    • Narrated By Brian Luff
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Sex on Legs is a bizarre sci-fi thriller, in which former ITV sports journalist, and critically acclaimed podcaster Brian Luff takes a surreal look behind the scenes of professional sport. The book is also a thriller, a ghost story, and a hair-raising guided tour of broadcasting and TV advertising.

    Darryl says: "fun goofy story"
    "Lots of fun"
    Overall

    This is complex, funny, Brit humor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Assassination Vacation

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Sarah Vowell
    • Narrated By Conan O'Brien, Stephen King, Dave Eggers, and others
    Overall
    (1950)
    Performance
    (443)
    Story
    (434)

    Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrums of American history and culture with wit, probity, and an irreverent sense of humor. With Assassination Vacation, she takes us on a road trip like no other, a journey to the pit stops of American political murder and through the myriad ways they have been used for fun and profit, for political and cultural advantage.

    Michael Harrison says: "Quirky and Enchanting"
    "Delightful - funny and interesting"
    Overall

    This book was a lot of fun. Sarah Vowell's research, insights, and sense of humor make this a great book. One would probably either really enjoy or really hate her little-girl voice. I, for one, thought that it added to experience of the book. Her left-leaning political views will put some off, but most will enjoy the ride.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Ringworld

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Larry Niven
    • Narrated By Tom Parker
    Overall
    (2554)
    Performance
    (1263)
    Story
    (1282)

    Welcome to Ringworld, an intermediate step between Dyson Spheres and planets. The gravitational force created by a rotation on its axis of 770 miles per second means no need for a roof. Walls 1,000 miles high at each rim will let in the sun and prevent much air from escaping. Larry Niven's novel, Ringworld, is the winner of the 1970 Hugo Award for Best Novel, the 1970 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and the 1972 Ditmars, an Australian award for Best International Science Fiction.

    Kennet says: "Genuinely Creative"
    "Still great"
    Overall

    This book is still a great one. I read it 30 years ago and loved it. It's a classic example of hard science fiction. Interesting characters, interesting plot, lots of science, some "adult situations". Niven is a master of creating aliens with alien motivation. Highly recommended as one of the best of its kind.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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