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Steve

Pinehurst, NC, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Methuselah's Children

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (242)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (218)

    After the fall of the American Ayatollahs as foretold in Stranger in a Strange Land and chronicled in Revolt in 2100, the United States of America at last fulfills the promise inherent in its first Revolution: for the first time in human history there is a nation with Liberty and Justice for All. No one may seize or harm the person or property of another, or invade his privacy, or force him to do his bidding. Americans are fiercely proud of their re-won liberties and the blood it cost them; nothing could make them forswear those truths they hold self-evident. Nothing except the promise of immortality…

    Rey says: "Another brilliant work by RAH"
    "The Beginning"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Always,,,,, If you have an open mind, not afraid of other opinions, and willing to listen to a story,,,,This could be for you,
    If you are familiar with Heinlein and his future history stories, This novel is one of the bedrock stories---an introduction to Lazarus Long and the Howard families, who have the problem of living longer than regular humans. This is due to their parents and grandparents participating in an experiment which encouraged longer-lived people to marry and have children together by the simple inducement of being paid for each child produced.......Surprise!! It worked.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The War with the Mein: Book One of the Acacia Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By David Anthony Durham
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (839)
    Performance
    (397)
    Story
    (405)

    A deadly assassin sent from a race called the Mein, exiled long ago to an ice-locked stronghold in the frozen north, strikes at Leodan Akaran, ruler of the Known World, while the Mein also unleash surprise attacks across the empire. On his deathbed, Leodan puts into play a plan to allow his children to escape, each to his separate destiny. And so his children begin a quest to avenge their father's death and restore the Acacian empire, this time on the basis of universal freedom.

    Glen says: "Thumbs up!"
    "Good story, but audio problems."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The book as a whole is well written, some parts drag a little, but recover.


    What aspect of Dick Hill’s performance would you have changed?

    The audio sometimes fails to maintain the volume... The narration can trail off, becoming almost impossible to hear, even at max volume.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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