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  • The Goliath Stone

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Matthew Joseph Harrington
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Doctor Toby Glyer has effected miracle cures with the use of nanotechnology. But Glyer’s controversial nanites are more than just the latest technological advance, they are a new form of life - and they have more uses than just medical. Glyer’s nanites also have the potential to make everyone on Earth rich from the wealth of asteroids.

    G. House Sr. says: "Boring, unbelievable nano junk!"
    "Niven still is at the top of the field"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Goliath Stone to be better than the print version?

    The audible version has some jarring lapses. For example, "Kay-on" is the pronunciation used for term "cation."


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Niven version the escaped nanobot plot: as a rule, Niven's plots are unusually technologically dense and bubbling with ideas.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The southern accent of a main character intrudes on the story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    A new Niven book is almost always a lovely mini-vacation: this Niven collaboration is more comfort food than a seven course gourmet meal, but it works.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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