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paul

melbourne, Australia | Member Since 2012

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  • 6 reviews
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  • 153 titles in library
  • 23 purchased in 2014
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  • The World of Poo

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Helen Atkinson-Wood
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (64)

    From Snuff: "Vimes looked at the cover. The title was The World of Poo. When his wife was out of eyeshot he carefully leafed through it. Well, okay, you had to accept that the world had moved on and these days’ fairy stories were probably not going to be about twinkly little things with wings. As he turned page after page, it dawned on him that whomever had written this book, they certainly knew what would make kids like Young Sam laugh until they were nearly sick. The bit about sailing down the river almost made him smile.

    Jacobus says: "Its about Pooh without an h, but with humor"
    "Opps its for kids"
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    We grabed this thinking it wold be fun typical Terry Pratchett, nope its for children.
    It was well read and im sure there is some sort of fun and learning about poo for kids but its not for adults

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Magician’s End

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Raymond E. Feist
    • Narrated By Peter Joyce
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (22)

    Discover the fate of the original black Magician, Pug, and his crew of agents who safeguard the world of Trigia, as prophecy becomes truth in the last book of the last-ever Midkemian trilogy, the final volume in the epic Riftwar Cycle. The dragons are calling.… Civil war is tearing apart the Kingdom of the Isles, for the throne lies empty and rivals are converging. Having spirited his beloved Princess Stephané safely out of Roldem, Hal - now Duke of Crydee - must turn his attention to the defence of the ancient realm so that a king can be anointed by the Congress of Lords, rather than by right of might.

    paul says: "Bad"
    "Bad"
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    This was a poor ending to a great 'series' Feist keeps writing the same book over and over juts changing the characters names.
    His explantion of 'stuff' and extra dimensions et. al. and the uber enemy in this book is purile, tedious rubbish.I groaned every time he went on to have his characters try to explain physic 101 in terms of 'stuff' silly silly silly....

    A real shame as i would place the 1st there books in the magaican series in my top 10 favourite books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wyrd Sisters: Discworld, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Celia Imrie
    Overall
    (112)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (81)

    In Wyrd Sisters, the enchanting world of Discworld is turned upside down by 3 meddling witches: Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg, and Magrat Garlick. Their interference in royal politics causes kingdoms to wobble, crowns to topple, knives to flash, and citizens to shudder in fear.

    Katy says: "Happy I gave it a chance, despite other reviews"
    "very poor quality recording"
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    I could not listen to this recoding as it was blaring and poor quality.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dance with Dragons (Part One): Book 5 of A Song of Ice and Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (276)
    Story
    (277)

    This is Part One of A Dance With Dragons. The fifth volume in the greatest epic work of the modern age, George R R Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire, this recording is unabridged and split into two parts. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. In the east, Daenerys, last scion of House Targaryen, her dragons grown to terrifying maturity, rules as queen of a city built on dust and death, beset by enemies.

    Ian says: "What happened here?"
    "Boring"
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    This book was like reading a phone book and a menu. Dull new characters introduced rather than progress the storyline of any of the interesting ones.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tooth and Nail

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Craig DiLouie
    • Narrated By Steve Cooper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (245)
    Performance
    (132)
    Story
    (128)

    As a new plague related to the rabies virus infects millions, America recalls its military forces from around the world to safeguard hospitals and other vital buildings. Many of the victims become rabid and violent but are easily controlled—that is, until so many are infected that they begin to run amok, spreading slaughter and disease.

    Flavius says: "Rough, but Enjoyable"
    "Not Bad"
    Overall

    Im a big fan of easy reading zombie fiction. This book is not bad and as others have pointed out its rather a mix of 28days meets platoon. Lots of action and tight story telling. One minor but nagging issue i have is the authors insistence on making the book sounds like a boys own war story. He writes like he has read too many of those war comics i used to read a a child. His constant references to military tactics and equipment left me some what annoyed rather than adding to the imagery of the story. Unfortunately many of his references are blatantly incorrect and his use to military terms and descriptions is equipment are often wrong. Again a small point but as the military units progress through the city is the main focus of the book he perhaps should have paid more attention to this aspect.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Mary Roach
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1733)
    Performance
    (977)
    Story
    (972)

    Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can’t walk for a year? Have sex? Smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour?

    Roy says: "Everything You Always Wanted to Know - and More"
    "Title is missleading"
    Overall

    This is a very interesting book, but nothing to do with preparing go to mars at all, it is all about space travel in general. I was hoping for some specific challenges associated with a mars mission.
    Also the author spends too much time on the absolute miniature of some of the more dull aspects of specetravel. We'll yes thats the point of the book but some snappier editing would have been appreciated

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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