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Chuck Baker

Augusta, Maine United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Empire: Star Force, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1393)
    Performance
    (1284)
    Story
    (1300)

    Kyle Riggs has been away from Earth for a long time.... What’s happening back home? In Empire, the sixth book of the Star Force Series, the story moves in a new direction. Earth falls quiet, and the few reports coming out of the homeworld are increasingly strange. Isolated in the Eden system, Riggs realizes his enemies are forming an alliance against him. Crushed between two monstrous fleets, the last defenders of Star Force must forge their own alliance with the biotic aliens. But which alien race can Riggs truly trust?

    Professor says: "EMPIRE OR COLONY?"
    "I enjoyed this book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Empire again? Why?

    Yes. I listen sometimes while working and miss some of the story.


    What about Mark Boyett’s performance did you like?

    He makes characters believable


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed a few times.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Gripping Hand

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (658)
    Performance
    (577)
    Story
    (587)

    Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, award-winning authors of such best sellers as Footfall and The Legacy of Heorot, return us to the Mote, and to the universe of Kevin Renner and Horace Bury, of Rod Blaine and Sally Fowler. There, 25 years have passed since humanity quarantined the mysterious aliens known as Moties within the confines of their own solar system. They have spent a quarter century analyzing and agonizing over the deadly threat posed by the only aliens mankind has ever encountered - a race divided into distinct biological forms, each serving a different function: Master, Mediator, Engineer, Warrior.

    James says: "The sequel matches the first book"
    "Great story/ shakey performance"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narrator seriously needs to work on emphasis in the phrasing of sentences. Quite obvious mistakes and they change the meaning of the script. Needs to read for understanding of the dialog.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story, narrator has decent character definition. Wish he understood what was being read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mote in God's Eye

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By L J Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3916)
    Performance
    (2353)
    Story
    (2385)

    The Mote In God's Eye is their acknowledged masterpiece, an epic novel of mankind's first encounter with alien life that transcends the genre. No lesser an authority than Robert A. Heinlein called it "possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read".

    J. Rhoderick says: "A great read!"
    "Great story but fumbled performance"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Mote in God's Eye to be better than the print version?

    I like both but the performance in the audible version was a let down.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performers voice and characters are quite good but there are very many mis-pronunciations and inflections that are misplaced in the sentence. It changes the meaning of the script and is quite distracting for me. I still love the audible book but wish the reader would do a little research into terms and work on understanding what the character is trying to say.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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