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  • The Judas Gate

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jack Higgins
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (66)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (27)

    A disturbing audiotape has made its way to General Charles Ferguson, adviser to the Prime Minister, and from him to the President of the United States: battlefield chatter from an ambush in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in which twelve U.S. Army Rangers and a British medical team died. Most of the Taliban voices are Afghan, but not all of them — shockingly, some of them are British, and one in particular, the voice of the commander, bears an Irish accent.

    Kindle Customer says: "Great intrigue"
    "Great intrigue"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Judas Gate the most enjoyable?

    The reader did a good job of taking you into the scene.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sean Dillon is always my favorite. I love his tongue-in-cheek style.


    Which character – as performed by Simon Vance – was your favorite?

    Sean Dillon, same as above.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Billy Salter was shot outside the Dark Man. I was afraid we'd lost him.


    Any additional comments?

    Jack Higgins is a great read, and now I've found him to be a great listen as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Android's Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2943)
    Performance
    (2594)
    Story
    (2592)

    A human diplomat creates an interstellar incident when he kills an alien diplomat in a most unusual way. To avoid war, Earth's government must find an equally unusual object: A type of sheep ("The Android's Dream"), used in the alien race's coronation ceremony. To find the sheep, the government turns to Harry Creek, ex-cop, war hero and hacker extraordinaire.

    James says: "Philip K Dick meets Douglas Adams"
    "Scalzi and Wheaton:Superb combination"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Android's Dream to be better than the print version?

    For me, undoubtedly.


    What other book might you compare The Android's Dream to and why?

    Fuzzy Nation - same dry wit, same excellent narration.


    What about Wil Wheaton’s performance did you like?

    Sometimes I have to remind myself that one person is doing the narration. And he captures Scalzi dry wit so well, making me almost laugh out loud at times as I listen.


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

    Scalzi at his dryest.


    Any additional comments?

    Even if the story doesn't grab you, the way Scalzi writes, will. You can't help but become a Scalzi fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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