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Benjamin

Decatur, GA, United States

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  • 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
    (3957)
    Performance
    (2389)
    Story
    (2423)

    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!"
    "Way too much tech"
    Overall

    In my humble opinion, the authors gave too much priority to the technical aspects of the story. It came at the expense of character development and in some cases it distracted the story itself. For example the first time the ship travels we get a blow-by-blow description of the changes in gravity: up to 4G then down to 2G then back up to 3G and so on. For me it added nothing to the story. I also completely missed the beginning a journey which I would think is one of the most exciting moments yet they barely mentioned it. Some folks may enjoy all of that tech - and maybe one day I will give it another shot - but for me this was a big thumbs down.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Seth Grahame-Smith
    • Narrated By Scott Holst
    Overall
    (6882)
    Performance
    (5250)
    Story
    (5332)

    While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.

    Haden says: "My friends thought I was crazy."
    "Pleasantly surprised"
    Overall

    I really was not sure what to expect on this - campy was a word that came to mind. But that was not the case. It was faithful to the history (as far as my limited knowledge) and provided "explanations" for some of the mysteries about Lincoln's history. A must-read for vampire fans and Lincoln fans who don't take history too seriously.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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