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Daryl

Los Angeles, US, Canada | Member Since 2004

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  • By Schism Rent Asunder: Safehold Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (723)
    Performance
    (399)
    Story
    (404)

    The world has changed. The mercantile kingdom of Charis has prevailed over the alliance designed to exterminate it. Armed with a multitude of small technological improvements - better sailing vessels, better guns, better devices of all sorts - Charis faced the combined navies of the rest of the world at Darcos Sound and Armageddon Reef, and broke them.

    B. Bozeman says: "Thought Provoked"
    "Compelling meditation on religion and technology"
    Overall

    I highly recommend absorbing the previous (first book in the series) book, "Armageddon Reef." This novel moves at an enjoyable pace and delivers many thought provoking moments. It is well read, never breaking the spell with awkward voicings. Can't wait for the next one in the series...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anathem

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman, Tavia Gilbert, William Dufris, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1666)
    Performance
    (690)
    Story
    (694)

    In celebration of the week-long, once-in-a-decade rite of Apert, the fras and suurs prepare to venture outside the concent's gates - opening them wide at the same time to welcome the curious "extras" in. During his first Apert as a fra, Erasmus eagerly anticipates reconnecting with the landmarks and family he hasn't seen since he was "collected". But before the week is out, both the existence he abandoned and the one he embraced will stand poised on the perilous brink of cataclysmic change.

    Richard says: "Tour de force"
    "Exploration of Thought and Thinking with Heart"
    Overall

    This is a fascinating book, filled with engaging ideas and vivid characters. Despite being deep and thought provoking, it is also a romp! How does he do that?

    Niel Stephenson once again delivers a stunning work that will be remembered long into the future. All the more stunning because it looks so easy when he does it (but nobody else can do it).

    Do not miss this if you can help it. As I just said, the book itself is wonderful. In addition, it is well read, and as enjoyable to listen to as anything I've ever heard on Audible.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • I.O.U.S.A.: One Nation. Under Stress. In Debt.

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Addison Wiggin, Kate Incontrera
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    The United States has been spending its way deeper and deeper into the red, and saddling future generations with the mess - but who's paying attention? To answer that question, this companion audiobook to the critically acclaimed documentary I.O.U.S.A. includes some of the most revered voices in the nation.

    morton says: "Fascinating, Enlightening Listen"
    "Panic Mongers Should At Least Be Interesting"
    Overall

    While the data exposed in this documentary holds some value, the meandering prose and dialogue that constitute the majority of this project is boring. The exposition of the various theories presented are boring.

    The obvious slant toward "wake-up or we are all going to die" doesn't work because the material is presented in cliched nuggets that build toward only a surface description of the issues. Conclusions are soft and unconvincing.

    Clearly this work is designed to exploit recent public panic, and ride the coattails of (nearly)ubiquitous media fear mongering. Not scared enough yet? Come get some more right here.

    I wish I had used my credit elswhere.

    On the positive side, this audio book is a highly effective sleep aid. Sigh.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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