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  • Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jared Diamond
    • Narrated By Christopher Murney
    Overall
    (1107)
    Performance
    (259)
    Story
    (262)

    In his million-copy best seller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond examined how and why Western civilizations developed the technologies and immunities that allowed them to dominate much of the world. Now in this brilliant companion volume, Diamond probes the other side of the equation: what caused some of the great civilizations of the past to collapse into ruin, and what can we learn from their fates?

    Rebecca says: "an fascinating book, but better on paper"
    "Great content, lousy delivery"
    Overall

    The message in this book is critical for our modern society. The author looks objectively at the dangers that face us. His reserach is exhaustive, and his conclusions are credible and interesting. However, the delivery was painful. I usually can't turn a book off, and I had to force myself to listen to this one. I needed to make sure I never listened when I was tired, and I had to take it in manageable amounts. I don't know if the reading didn't suit me, or the writing was not great for audio book. I do know that the book was worth listening to, but also difficult to make it through. It was like painting my house. I am glad I did it, but it wasn't always fun in the process.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Xenocide

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, Amanda Karr, and others
    Overall
    (4526)
    Performance
    (2400)
    Story
    (2427)

    Xenocide is the third installment of the Ender series. On Lusitania, Ender found a world where humans and pequeninos and the Hive Queen could all live together; where three very different intelligent species could find common ground at last. Or so he thought. But Lusitania also harbors the descolada, a virus which kills all humans it infects, but which the pequeninos require in order to transform into adults.

    David says: "full of passion"
    "The plot thickens"
    Overall

    I thought Card did a sensational job of story-telling with this book. The characters are developed further and the story is excellent. The books continue to get more philisophical and less action-oriented. Card's writing is able to pull it off well.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Speaker for the Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7716)
    Performance
    (4225)
    Story
    (4278)

    In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

    Joe says: "The Enderverse"
    "Worthy successor"
    Overall

    I actually liked this a bit more than Ender's Game (which I thought was also great). The story has matured along with Ender's Character. However, this book will be disappointing if you are not prepared to consider it the first of a trilogy. The two following books are excellent as well.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    Overall
    (21293)
    Performance
    (12786)
    Story
    (12913)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Excellent series"
    Overall

    This first book sets up the entire series. It is written towards a young adult audience and is action oriented. The bottom line--I have listened to the next three books in the series because of the writing and the story. Exceptional work by Card.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Grass for His Pillow: Tales of the Otori, Book Two

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2700)
    Performance
    (586)
    Story
    (585)

    The exhilerating tale of Takeo continues in book II of the internationally best-selling Tales of the Otori trilogy, a sweeping saga set in a mythical, medieval Japan.

    RacerX says: "Good book. First one was better"
    "Great second book"
    Overall

    This book was a great follow-up to the first one. The writing was as excellent as the first one. I couldn't stop listening and was looking forward to commute time so I could hear more. The narrators are excellent. I liked the author's exploration of a woman's role in the male-dominated society. I didn't enjoy the "to be continued" ending. However, I have already started the third book, so no big deal.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lian Hearn
    • Narrated By Kevin Gray, Aiko Nakasone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5937)
    Performance
    (2096)
    Story
    (2105)

    A tour-de-force novel set in ancient Japan filled with passion, fantasy, and feuding warlords. The first volume in the highly anticipated Tales of the Otori trilogy.

    Jody R. Nathan says: "Wonderful epic story"
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    This is a great book. I liked both the narrators and the intertwining story lines. I was engaged throughout the entire thing. The characters and the story were enjoyable. I am looking forward to the next one in the series, and will probably get it immediately.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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