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Ender's Girl

Enjoy sci-fi, cozy mysteries, WWII stories and listening to Audible while in the car

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  • Pulse: A Chess Team Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Jeremy Robinson
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (66)

    Imagine a world where soldiers regenerate and continue fighting without pause, and where suicide bombers live to strike again. This is the dream of Richard Ridley, founder of Manifold Genetics, and he has discovered the key to eternal life: an ancient artifact buried beneath a Greek inscribed stone in the Peruvian desert.

    Qatarcutie says: "Good story, weird narration"
    "Cool - or cheesy?"
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    The coolest thing about this book was the concept that the plot is built upon. I found the Greek mythology connection wrapped in modern technology fascinating, and it kept me reading even when parts got slow. Ironically, what I thought would appeal to me most about this book - the elite team - was what least impressed me. Their introduction scene seemed especially cheesy, and while some of the interactions were better than others, the team dynamics left me wanting a lot more. I did think the end was worth the read as well.

    I also have to say that the narrator had way too much of a Jack Nicholson style for me, and took me a long time to get used to. The style also seemed a bit overly cheesy and self-important. But if you like Nicholson, or are enraptured by the drama and action of this book, you'll probably think it's fine.

    I got this as a bargain book -- and I think it was worth that, but I'm not sure if I would use a whole credit on it. In fact, I am on the fence about continuing the series. When I finished it, I thought I would get the 2nd one, but the scenario for the 2nd one sounds SO SIMILAR to this one that I wasn't very interested. The third book in the series sounds more appealing. I think I'll put the series on my long list for other things to read. I have a few others that are more appealing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Song in Stone

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Walter H. Hunt
    • Narrated By Allen O' Reilly
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (5)

    Friday the 13th of October 1307 A fateful day for the powerful Order of the Temple. Arrested by the King of France, betrayed by the Holy Father, the Templars will cease to exist. And Ian Graham, twenty-first century television personality, has just found himself in 1307 - and an initiate of the Order. He has ten weeks to escape death or torture - if he can find his way home.

    Ender's Girl says: "I SHOULD have liked this... I wanted to"
    "I SHOULD have liked this... I wanted to"
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    I really, really wanted to like this, but I couldn't get all the way through it. I don't generally abandon books either. It sounds like it has all the right elements: music, a code that needs puzzled out, middle ages, Templars... and yet, the book is really about a guy on this pilgrimage, having no idea what's going on. And then he starts having these weird flashes (dreams? visions? memories?) that are supposed to be "clues," but all they did was make me more confused. I got about halfway through this, thinking if I hung in there long enough, the plot would turn and get more interesting. It never did. I just wasn't willing to spend another few hours. I also never got used to the narrator's accent...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Robin Sloan
    • Narrated By Ari Fliakos
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2003)
    Performance
    (1804)
    Story
    (1794)

    The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a San Francisco Web-design drone - and serendipity, sheer curiosity, and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey has landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after just a few days on the job, Clay begins to realize that this store is even more curious than the name suggests. There are only a few customers, but they come in repeatedly and never seem to actually buy anything....

    Susan says: "Fun, thought-provoking, mysterious.... and FUN !"
    "A page from my life -- So cool, modern and fun!"
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    This definitely feels like the story of someone you know - or a potential way my own life could have gone! And all his friends could be my friends. So for me, I definitely felt a strong connection to this story.

    The narrator was PERFECT for the book's modern dialogue. He pulls off every line just as you would say it in your own head. I loved the modern connections to Google, etc.

    When I finished this book, I picked up Robin Sloane's other novel (his first, Annabel Scheme) and read that. Not as long and well-developed, but definitely a neat idea. More sci-fi, but again, that great modern setting.

    I definitely look forward to Sloane's future writings. And I need to look up the narrator's other projects as well!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (16044)
    Performance
    (14202)
    Story
    (14149)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "A Great Story"
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    A wonderful, believable look into our past, this is a "time travel" book that doesn't dwell on the time travel. As a sci-fi fan, the time travel element was just enough for me, but what I really enjoyed were the vignettes - the mini-stories all through this book. While the book centers around JFK, the story has so much more depth. I came to like the narrator quickly and had such clear pictures of this world in my head. I had read other reviews mentioning that the story was a little self-referential to other King books. I recently completed the Dark Tower series (which I loved) but have not read any of his other books. Whenever he is self-referential, it makes me want to pick up his other stories, even though I am not really a horror fan. If you're a fan of his non-horror stories, you'll like this one too. There are certainly dark elements, but the realities are what carry the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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