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Matthew

Smithfield, VA, United States | Member Since 2002

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  • 21 purchased in 2014
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  • Oryx and Crake

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Campbell Scott
    Overall
    (1637)
    Performance
    (805)
    Story
    (807)

    As the story opens, Snowman is sleeping in a tree, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Why is he left with nothing but his haunting memories? Alone except for the green-eyed Children of Crake, he explores the answers to these questions in the double journey he takes - into his own past, and back to Crake's high-tech bubble-dome, where the Paradice Project unfolded and the world came to grief.

    Doug says: "Very Scary Stuff"
    "Pretty good but..."
    Overall

    Overall this was a good story, and it really made me think about possible futures for our society, which I suspect was the author's intent. The narrator was also good. What I didn't like about it was how much of the story relied on flashbacks. There was very little action that was occuring in the present. The ending was also a little disappointing, because it was a complete cliffhanger, so i'm not sure if she was leaving it open for a sequel or what. Overall, a pretty good book I suggest you listen to.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Memory of Running

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Ron McLarty
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2823)
    Performance
    (1022)
    Story
    (1013)

    In late 2003, in his column in Entertainment Weekly, Stephen King called The Memory of Running "the best novel you won't read this year." This glowing endorsement of the audiobook resulted in Ron McLarty receiving a $2 million two-book deal from Viking Penguin. Also, Warner Brothers has shelled out big bucks for the movie rights to The Memory of Running, for which McLarty will write the script.

    Neal says: "Funny and Fascinating, A Wonderful Book"
    "Excellent book, excellent narrator"
    Overall

    This was a relatively simple book about simple people, and it made for an absolutely wonderful story. I definitely recommend listening to it as soon as possible.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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