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Charles

Logan, UT, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Pushing Ice

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (2076)
    Performance
    (1734)
    Story
    (1749)

    2057. Humanity has raised exploiting the solar system to an art form. Bella Lind and the crew of her nuclear-powered ship, the Rockhopper, push ice. They mine comets. And they're good at it. The Rockhopper is nearing the end of its current mission cycle, and everyone is desperate for some much-needed R & R, when startling news arrives from Saturn: Janus, one of Saturn's ice moons, has inexplicably left its natural orbit and is now heading out of the solar system at high speed.

    Jesse says: "Proof that a good story doesn't require a trilogy"
    "Good story bad language"
    Overall
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    Story
    What did you like best about Pushing Ice? What did you like least?

    The story was integrating and interesting but it had a lot of language. The F bomb was dropped constantly and in some places in the book a sentience couldn't go without obscene language. So I guess my search for a good clean sifi author continues.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Leviathan Wakes

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By James S.A. Corey
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mays
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2113)
    Performance
    (1881)
    Story
    (1879)

    James S.A. Corey delivers compelling SF that ranks with the best in the field. In Leviathan Wakes, ice miner Jim Holden is making a haul from the rings of Saturn when he and his crew encounter an abandoned ship, the Scopuli. Uncovering a terrifying secret, Jim bears the weight of impending catastrophe. At the same time, a detective has been hired by well-heeled parents to find a missing girl, and the investigator’s search leads him right to the Scopuli.

    Ethan M. says: "Fun hard SF action with a blue collar bent"
    "Lots of language, just couldn't get into it"
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    Would you try another book from James S.A. Corey and/or Jefferson Mays?

    No, why is it that so many scifi writers think that we want to hear about sex jokes and have the F word dropped 50 times every couple of minutes. I really don't mind some language but there is a point where it just starts distracting from the story, this book hit that point and keep going like a runaway train wreck.


    Would you ever listen to anything by James S.A. Corey again?

    Not if this is the standard quality of work that he does.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He was rather monotone, I felt like I was listening to my 8th grade math teacher that always spoke in the same boring voice no mater what happened.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment, refer to my first comment.


    Any additional comments?

    I just couldn't get into the book, to much language, the story line was mediocre, the action was okay. There was one thing I liked about it, he did give the ships and space combat a realistic feel.

    For those of us that care, There wasn't a sex scene, admittedly I only made it through he first few hours of the book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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