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Robert

Abilene, TX, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • Boom!

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Mark Haddon
    • Narrated By Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    From the moment that Jim and his best friend, Charlie, bug the staff room and overhear two of their teachers speaking to each other in a secret language, they know there's an adventure on its way. But what does "spudvetch" actually mean, and why do Mr. Kidd's eyes flicker with fluorescent blue light when Charlie says it to him? Perhaps Kidd and Pearce are bank robbers talking in code. Perhaps they're spies. Perhaps they are aliens. Whatever it is, Jimbo and Charlie are determined to find out.

    danni says: "Just a romp"
    "Good Book"
    Overall

    One of the best Sifi Books That I have every read. Just love the way the narrator reads the book. Quit a good story. Would like more of the same!

    1 of 1 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
    Overall
    (4943)
    Performance
    (2053)
    Story
    (2045)

    "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"
    "A bold and riveting novel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would recommend this book to my friends and other auditable readers. From the time I started listening to this book until I finished it was little more than 60 hours although the book is 40 yards long. You have to sleep sometime. It's probably the best novel I have ever read or listen to in my life.


    What other book might you compare The Company to and why?

    A history of the FBI


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

    A crisscross of intrigue, betrayal, intrigue. It's really a book of what might have been. As well as to what was.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The sorcerer's apprentice


    Any additional comments?

    I hardly ever write a review on a book. This book is a great book one of the best I've ever read. I won't give anything away in the book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Variable Star

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein, Spider Robinson
    • Narrated By Spider Robinson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (390)
    Performance
    (178)
    Story
    (182)

    At his death in 1988, Robert A. Heinlein left a legacy that almost single-handedly defined modern science fiction. But one of Heinlein's masterpieces was never finished. In 1955, he began work on Variable Star, a powerful and passionate tale of two young lovers driven apart by pride, power, and the vastness of interstellar time and space. Now, the Heinlein estate has authorized award-winning author Spider Robinson to expand his outline into a full-length novel. And the result is vintage Heinlein.

    Michael says: "BRVO!"
    "A small Problem"
    Overall

    I just love Variable Star, And Spider Roberson is great. The story has a good plot. But there is a small problem. I do not believe Robert A. Heinlein every used four letter words in his other story, and if he had finished this one I do not think he would have used them in Variable Star. Beside that, I think it a great book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Have Space Suit, Will Travel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Will McAuliffe, the Full Cast Family
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (930)
    Performance
    (402)
    Story
    (406)

    A journey of 167,000 lights years begins with...a bar of soap? Fasten your zero gravity restraints for Robert Heinlein's novel of intergalactic adventure, a story that carries teenager Clifford "Kip" Russell from his job as soda jerk to space-suit winner to alien abductee! Along the way Kip is joined by a pint-sized genius named Peewee and an empathetic alien creature known as "the Mother Thing."

    Laura says: "My kids voted this one of the best"
    "A trip to Space"
    Overall

    A high school senior wins a space suit in a soap jingle contest, takes a last walk wearing "Oscar" before cashing him in for college tuition, and suddenly finds himself on a space odyssey.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • City of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ben Bova
    • Narrated By Harlan Ellison
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    The huge Manhattan Dome hovers high in the smog. Beneath it, the city lies deserted, its buildings haunted, hollow shells. Years ago it was closed by the government in response to insidious crime and pollution. Now it is open only 2 months out of the year as a sort of morbid recreational park, and its only residents are the poor and downtrodden...

    Lisa says: "Dated, predictable"
    "An Execelent Short Story"
    Overall

    He's passed his college entrance exams with flying colors. He can do pretty much whatever he wants. But what teenager Ron Morgan wants most is for his father to quit telling him what to do. Quit running his life. What better way to unwind than having a last blowout on Labor Day in the domed playground of Fun City: Manhattan.
    Inside the dome, however, Ron loses his wallet and identity card. Worse, he's trapped when the dome closes for the season. There's no way out. Gangs roam the street. Food is scarce. Ron is on his own. All Ron wanted was some fun. He'll be lucky to escape New York alive.

    The story is excently, but the audio quility is a bit sub-standard for Audible. A great Ben Bova!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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