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D. Arkless

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Member Since 2003

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  • 12 ratings
  • 309 titles in library
  • 18 purchased in 2014
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  • 21: The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 58 mins)
    • By Patrick O’Brian
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (50)

    Blue at the Mizzen ended with Jack Aubrey getting the news of his elevation to flag rank: Rear Admiral of the Blue Squadron, with orders to sail to South Africa. The next novel, never completed, would have been the chronicle of that mission and much else besides. The three chapters left on O'Brian's desk at the time of his death are presented here. Though tantalizingly incomplete, these pages prove that O'Brian's humor, powers of observation, and understanding of his characters were undiminished to the end.

    D. Arkless says: "still a "must have""
    "still a "must have""
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    finish it. bring in a new author as was done with 007 series and continue the books


    Has 21 turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    What three words best describe Simon Vance’s voice?

    not Patrick Tull


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Unfinished, Rough, but still a 'must have" to complete the series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Draco Tavern

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Larry Niven
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (81)

    When a tremendous spacecraft takes orbit around Earth's moon and begins sending smaller landers down toward the North Pole, the newly arrived visitors quickly set up a permanent spaceport in Siberia. Their presence attracts many, including Rick Schumann, who establishes a tavern catering to all the various species of visiting aliens, a place he calls the Draco Tavern. From the mind of best-selling author Larry Niven come 27 tales and vignettes from this interstellar gathering place.

    D. Arkless says: "A Great Listen"
    "A Great Listen"
    Overall

    This is really just a lot of fun to listen to.
    I have read everything that Larry Niven has written. Most things more than once. I was hooked on his short stories over three decades ago when I read "Neutron Star". His humor and his insight into the human race and his ability to ask the "What if?" question and then take that ball and run with it is always paramount.
    In this collection (which contains a couple of stories not in earlier collections) he answers "What if a human had the only alien species friendly bar on earth?"
    Each time I read or listen to these stories I am refreshed and I find something new to think about and I have a chuckle or two.
    I think you will too!

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • I, Robot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1661)
    Performance
    (627)
    Story
    (649)

    They mustn't harm a human being, they must obey human orders, and they must protect their own existence...but only so long as that doesn't violate rules one and two. With these Three Laws of Robotics, humanity embarked on a bold new era of evolution that would open up enormous possibilities, and unforeseen risks.

    Herb says: "Forget the violence - Read this one for the humor"
    "Absolute Must Hear"
    Overall

    The Godfather of modern Science Fiction writes the Grandfather of all robot stories. Everything before was lacking in depth and everything after "borrowed" from this series. Asimov sets up rules of behavior for robots and a universe with a nearly unbreakable internal logic (only Asimov himself "bends" them with anything like impunity"). Other writers who have ignored the need for the Three Laws of Robotics have given us the Berserkers and the Borg and the like. Also good fiction; thus highlighting Asimov's genius in the first place! Enjoy!

    84 of 90 people found this review helpful

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