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Andrew

Chatham, ON, Canada | Member Since 2002

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  • Time Bandit: Two Brothers, the Bering Sea, and One of the World's Deadliest Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Andy Hillstrand, Johnathan Hillstrand, Malcolm MacPherson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    The Time Bandit is the fishing vessel that Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand use to hook the "deadliest catch", Alaskan king crabs and opilio crabs, in the Bering Sea, a dangerous body of water that can steal years from a fisherman's life. In pursuit of their daily catch, the brothers brave ice floes and heaving 60-foot waves, gusting winds of 80 miles per hour, unwieldy and unpredictable half-ton steel crab traps, and an injury rate of almost 100-percent.

    There are fewer than 400 fishermen of this kind in the U.S., and early death is a common fate. But the Hillstrand brothers are drawn to the drama and adventure of life on the high seas - this is their world.

    Andrew says: "Much Better Then I Had Expected"
    "Much Better Then I Had Expected"
    Overall

    For Fans of the Discovery Channels 'Deadliest Catch' Series, this story follows the captains of the Time Bandit one of the 4-5 crab boats they feature in the series. Chapters are told from alternating perspectives of Andy and Jonathan, with one overlying story that makes it even better then just hearing stories from there seasons on the boat. The book covers the King Crab and Snow Crab seasons, as well as there growing up, and personal lives. I think this book even if you have not seen the show would still be enjoyable and maybe make you look into the series. If you have followed the crew over the 4-5 seasons you will remember some of the events they talk about which makes you fell more a part of the story. Being chased by the Russian Navy while fishing in there waters is only one of the great segments.

    - Andrew H. Hochheimer

    7 of 7 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
    (4097)
    Performance
    (2520)
    Story
    (2555)

    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!"
    "One of the Great Si-Fi Action Books"
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    I read this several years ago and am happy to lissen to it on Audible, hope the sequal "The Gripping Hand" will appear in Audible soon

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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