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Seattle, WA, United States | Member Since 2009

  • 3 reviews
  • 3 ratings
  • 155 titles in library
  • 6 purchased in 2015

  • Among Others

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jo Walton
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Startling, unusual, and yet irresistably readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and SF, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.

    Eoin says: "Subtle Character Piece"
    "Bit of a let down"
    What did you like best about Among Others? What did you like least?

    The reader is fabulous, and probably the reason I persevered with the story. The story is full of onerous details like what someone is wearing, expressions on faces, the weather, which slow everything down. The reader is hoping for a big finish to reward the slow going. But the end of this story is a bit of a fizzer.

    Would you recommend Among Others to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not really. There are plenty of better reads than this I can recommend.

    What about Katherine Kellgren???s performance did you like?


    Did Among Others inspire you to do anything?

    Wish I hadn't bought more Jo Walton books

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated By Christopher Hitchens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris' recent best-seller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos.

    ben capozzi says: "...Though Hitchens Is!"
    "Hitch at his confident pugilistic best"

    Well researched. Well structured. Wonderfully delivered. Hitch makes the case that there is a war being fought and provides the weapons of historical understanding, reason and rationalism to arm us against superstition-based decision makers and theocracy. Better still, he leads the charge with flair and gusto.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Company: A Novel of the CIA

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick

    "If Robert Littell didn't invent the American spy novel," says Tom Clancy, "he should have." In this spectacular Cold-War-as-Alice-in-Wonderland epic, Littell, "the American le Carre," takes us down the rabbit hole and into the labyrinthine world of espionage that has been the CIA for the last half-century. "Ostensibly a single novel, The Company can also be listened to as an anthology of cracking good spy stories," says (Publishers Weekly).

    Cynthia says: "Hang on to your Hat"
    "Best spy novel I've read (listened to)"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely I recommend this to anyone interested in a great story which has adventure, intrigue, politics, history, and plenty of well-researched spy-craft. But the book also has that rare quality of giving you more just when you think it is going to end. So the book is like 2 or 3 or 4 books in one, each one more compelling than the last because you are more emotionally involved in the characters as you know them better. I loved it from the late 1940's (where it begins) to the arrival of Putin (where it ends). The reader is, Scott Brick, is brilliant. Read/listen to it!

    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Scott Brick reads and enacts the book in a way that lifts it from being a great story to being an even better performance and listening experience.

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes but I didnt want it to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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