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Stephen

Fox Island, WA, United States | Member Since 2005

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  • 23 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 31 purchased in 2014
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  • Inherit the Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By James P. Hogan
    • Narrated By John Pruden
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (78)

    The man on the moon was dead. They called him Charlie. He had big eyes, abundant body hair, and fairly long nostrils. His skeletal body was found clad in a bright red spacesuit, hidden in a rocky grave. They didn’t know who he was, how he got there, or what had killed him. All they knew was that his corpse was 50 thousand years old - and that meant this man had somehow lived long before he ever could have existed.

    James says: "IT'S TIME FOR LUNCH"
    "It was great 20 years ago, It was great now!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I read this boot 20 years ago and it was great! I am happy to see Audible has added it to their line up. Now we need the sequels!!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5972)
    Performance
    (5677)
    Story
    (5687)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Brian says: "Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped"
    "Wow! I mean.. well.. just Wow."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about The Martian?

    Very entertaining. Not at all expected. You MUST listen to this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Martian?

    Space Pirates! Poop Potatoes! What more can you ask for!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Molt Brother

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Lichtenberg
    • Narrated By Linda Velwest
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    College students, human and nonhuman, raised together on the same planet, search for the origins of civilization in the galaxy - and find old magic and a vast, implacable conspiracy. Can they forge bonds of friendship and understanding among themselves strong enough to stand against greed, lust for power, and absolute domination of a hundred planets? If not, then why does the enemy fear them?

    Stephen says: "Good god! The narrator must be special needs."
    "Good god! The narrator must be special needs."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I have several hundred audio books. I have listened to many varied narrators, but have never heard anything as horrific as this. The story was OK, when we could actually focus on the story and not the crazy vocal dialects. Wow!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Command Decision: Vatta's War, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (358)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (204)

    After orchestrating a galaxy-wide failure of the communications network owned and maintained by the powerful ISC corporation, Gammis Turek and his marauders strike swiftly and without mercy. First they shatter Vatta Transport. Then they overrun entire star systems, growing stronger and bolder. No one is safe from the pirate fleet.

    Jean says: "Good series"
    "Great book but narration distracting!"
    Overall

    The fourth book was fantastic and met all of our expectations. However, the narrator appears unacquainted with science fiction or military vocabulary. The most glaring and distracting was the pronunciation of "ensign" as "en-sign". What the hell is an en-sign? I don't blame the narrator, it is the editors job to review and EDIT!

    We look forward to the fifth book.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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