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Anders

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  • Children of Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1376)
    Performance
    (732)
    Story
    (751)

    The sand-blasted world of Arrakis has become green, watered, and fertile. Old Paul Atreides, who led the desert Fremen to political and religious domination of the galaxy, is gone. But for the children of Dune, the very blossoming of their land contains the seeds of its own destruction. The altered climate is destroying the giant sandworms, and this in turn is disastrous for the planet's economy.

    Ziya says: "great story, more production problems"
    "Too much"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you enjoy thinking and intrigues and mind games between people you will love this book.


    What could Frank Herbert have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The book is too complex for me to read.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None, didn't come very far


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Children of Dune?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    The book is probably very good, it is just not a book for everyone.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow of the Hegemon

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2943)
    Performance
    (1545)
    Story
    (1551)

    Orson Scott Card tells a tale long awaited by millions of fans: the story of how Bean turned away from his first friend, Ender, and became the tactical genius who won the Earth for Ender's brother, Peter, who became the Hegemon.

    Michael says: "Great book, poor transfer"
    "This is the path to go"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The book is about tactics and strategy. Bean against another smart guy in an epic battle. You will feel very smart after reading it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shadow of the Hegemon?

    When Petra tries to escape an imprissonment from Achilles. It is very well and realistic and not dumb down a bit.


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator is reading in a good pace smooth and entertaining.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Petra tries to escape an imprissonment from Achilles. It is very well and realistic and not dumb down a bit.


    Any additional comments?

    Read the first book (Ender's Game).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Fleet: Fearless

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3381)
    Performance
    (2237)
    Story
    (2265)

    Outnumbered by the superior forces and firepower of the Syndicate Worlds, the Alliance fleet continues its dangerous retreat across the enemy star system. Led by the legendary Captain John "Black Jack" Geary, who returned to the fleet after a hundred-year suspended animation, the Alliance is desperately trying to return home with its captured prize: the key to the Syndic hypernet, and the key to victory.

    Jean says: "The lost fleet: fearless"
    "Greate continuation"
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    Where does The Lost Fleet: Fearless rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best books I have heard/read but it is also one of the most liked sci-fi books out there.


    What other book might you compare The Lost Fleet: Fearless to and why?

    This book compares well to Ender's game. Both are heavily focused on a certain task and sticks with it with no distractions at all except elements that are natural to the situations which enhances the experince.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favourite scene (spoiler) .... was when Captain Falco had taken all the ships. After that you still had a hope that some of the ships would come back and a feeling you had to be extra careful since we are lot fewer now (like I was part of the story).


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

    No, but I sometimes saw images and had to stop with what I was doing so I could live in the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8975)
    Performance
    (4702)
    Story
    (4771)

    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    Joshua says: "Wonderful production!"
    "A classic that really is good"
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    Would you listen to Dune again? Why?

    Yes, an interesting world where the best of the best are. A reality which you feel could be real for people of that stature: The leaders of the Universe. Dune is painted as an intriguing planet of sand with interesting people in it.

    The plots and plans within plans can be hard to follow so a second run through could reveal more of the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dune?

    It is not a particular moment. The whole atmosphere is the best in the book.


    What three words best describe the narrators’s performance?

    inconsistent, voice, good


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    No idea, something that would play on the opposing words: a colourful desert


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    Overall
    (21267)
    Performance
    (12760)
    Story
    (12887)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Best book ever!"
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    If you could sum up Ender's Game in three words, what would they be?

    Brilliant, space, reality


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is not a normal story. No love story and not trying to be smart. It is a smart book! I think it is smart by making the characters do really smart things but no unrealistic and it gives the readers full information. Everything becomes very clean simple and elegant. It doesn't try to complicate anything.


    What about Stefan Rudnicki and Harlan Ellison ’s performance did you like?

    They read the book in a way that made you think about the story and not that someone was reading. No anoying voices and all was very clear.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The final test and one particular moment: when main character (Ender) fought a bully without confronting him. I thought that was really smart and a fantastic way of dealing with the situation.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dune Messiah

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Katherine Kellgren, Euan Morton, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2100)
    Performance
    (1119)
    Story
    (1134)

    The second Dune installment explores new developments on the planet Arrakis, with its intricate social order and strange, threatening environment. Dune Messiah picks up the story of the man known as Muad'Dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to fruition an ambition of unparalleled scale: the centuries-old scheme to create a superbeing who reigns not in the heavens but among men. But the question is: DO all paths of glory lead to the grave?

    Andrew says: "A nice continuation"
    "Trying to be smart"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The plot was hard to figure out and why I should care. It didn't have the same action and amazement as the fist book. It was just too complicated to follow.


    What was most disappointing about Frank Herbert’s story?

    I feel it is hard to tag along in the book. Full of trying to be smart. A plan within a plan within a plan. Like the fist book but this doesn't have the magic as the first book had. Now Paul has all the kingdom and universe it becomes really dull.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end, it was only then I started to understand the book.


    Could you see Dune Messiah being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost Fleet: Dauntless

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4539)
    Performance
    (3073)
    Story
    (3105)

    Captain John "Black Jack" Geary's legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic "last stand" in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndics.

    Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance's one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic "Black Jack" legend.

    AudioAddict says: "A hero with a sexy voice!"
    "Not good at headlines: just going with Star Treck!"
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    Would you listen to The Lost Fleet: Dauntless again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen to this again. It reminds me of what is good about Star Treck but leaves the


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character is the only one who really gets


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The beginning of the book takes of with action right away and makes it clear what the problem is. After that, you will remember the main problem, what everybody needs to focus on without problem. That is how you start a book!


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

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, a Full Cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4565)
    Performance
    (2551)
    Story
    (2580)

    Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this book, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean, the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters.

    L. says: "Totally Card"
    "A real greate shadow book"
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    This book is the same story as Ender's game. However the author has done a really good job not to repeat himself. It is definetly worth reading both books and I truely think you will look on both books differently depending on which one you read first. I read Ender's game first. I can't really tell which one was best, but this one gave a good cliff hanger in the end for the rest of the Shadow series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Neuromancer

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By William Gibson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1120)
    Performance
    (987)
    Story
    (994)

    Twenty years ago, it was as if someone turned on a light. The future blazed into existence with each deliberate word that William Gibson laid down. The winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer didn't just explode onto the science fiction scene - it permeated into the collective consciousness, culture, science, and technology.Today, there is only one science fiction masterpiece to thank for the term "cyberpunk," for easing the way into the information age and Internet society.

    David says: "5 stars for coolness, 3 stars for give-a-heckness"
    "Not a compelling story or performance"
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    I didn't follow the story at all. It didn't pull me in or anything like that. The performance was bad in Audible standards, why not bring more readers instead of changing the vioce now and again...next time!

    I finished only part one. However, this is one the big classic books, maybe it is just me.

    0 of 0 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
    (1554)
    Performance
    (530)
    Story
    (547)

    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"
    "Good discussions about our fears of robots!"
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    This book are several stories in one. The beginning is a little bit slow but wait until they get into space. All stories has something to do with the three laws of robotics. What happens if you change them, what problems can they cause, what would happen if a robot questions man etc.

    The book is like the philosophy meetings where one is placed in an imaginary situation with some moral or ethical dilemma and you reason about the options and it consequences.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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