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J. Perry

USA | Member Since 2005

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  • 3 reviews
  • 179 ratings
  • 763 titles in library
  • 5 purchased in 2015
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  • Sharpe's Trafalgar

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (364)
    Performance
    (194)
    Story
    (197)

    A guttersnipe who has risen through the ranks of the British army, Ensign Sharpe is sailing home to England from his latest campaign against Napoleon. Anticipating an uneventful voyage, the dashing young maverick discovers the intriguing and very married Lady Grace Hale on board the Calliope. But just as he wins his way into her heart, the ship is fired upon and, suddenly, he finds himself in the thick of one of history's most spectacular incidents: the Battle of Trafalgar.

    J. Perry says: "Part 2 is incomplete (otherwise 5 stars)"
    "Part 2 is incomplete (otherwise 5 stars)"
    Overall

    I loved this book. Patrick Tull (who narrates many of the famous Patrick O'Brian Aubrey-Maturin series).

    WARNING - As others have stated this version (on Audible) of the audiobook is lacking a considerable amount of the book. I went through the book 3 times trying to figure out if I missed the part where an important plot member is killed. Alas it's simply missing. Thanks to the other readers who compared this version to Local Library copies and noticed the error.

    This needs to be fixed as the book shouldn't be sold as "Unabridged" with missing content.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Cryptonomicon

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (2427)
    Performance
    (1736)
    Story
    (1756)

    Neal Stephenson hacks into the secret histories of nations and the private obsessions of men, decrypting with dazzling virtuosity the forces that shaped this century.

    Steven L says: "Good Book But Missing Something"
    "History of tech. Turing, WW2, and a killer story"
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    Performance
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    I've read and listened to this book many times now. I love the characters, history, and technology. Rare is it to find a book that can explain cryptography in an approachable way while being accurate and not overbearing. the two tracks of the story (one modern, one in the throws of WW2) are hilarious and nicely interleaved. I owe Neal Stephenson a beer (he signed my hardcopy!).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18390)
    Performance
    (17061)
    Story
    (17063)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Macgyver on Mars"
    "Awesome for Engineering types."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Hilarious storytelling, great narration, excellent plot. If you are an engineering type that winces at bad physics, gimpy tech plot devices, or lame understanding of computers then this book is an excellent breath of fresh air. it's not overly technical (simply to prove the author gets tech). It's a great balance of plot, humor, and the technical grind that space travel entails.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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