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  • Firstborn: A Time Odyssey, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (289)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (154)

    Twenty-seven years later, the Firstborn are back. This time, they have sent a "quantum bomb" speeding toward Earth, a device that human scientists can barely comprehend, let alone stop or destroy. But when shocking new insights emerge about the nature of the Firstborn and their plans, an unexpected ally appears from light-years away.

    Kristi Richardson says: "The end to the Trilogy!"
    "Good book"
    Overall

    Excellent read. A little over my head with some of the scientific theories, but still an enjoyable read. Can't wait for the next book in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Map of Time: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Felix J. Palma
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (138)

    Set in Victorian London, with characters real and imagined, The Map of Time boasts a triple play of intertwined plots in which a skeptical H. G. Wells is called upon to investigate purported incidents of time travel and to save lives and literary classics, including Dracula and The Time Machine, from being wiped from existence. What happens if we change history? FĂ©lix J. Palma explores this question, weaving a historical fantasy as imaginative as it is exciting

    CRISTY says: "Langton couldn't have done a better job narrating"
    "Hard to get through."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Map of Time better?

    A better story without so many written in a better way.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Will start the "Eye of the World" again in preparation for the final book in the "Wheel of Time" series.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Map of Time?

    Most of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was hard to get into. The characters were hard to like and even when you thought you might be able to like them, they were no longer part of the story. The book only got listenable after slogging through the first two parts. The third part was decent, but still not exceptional. If I were able to do it over again, I would not have wasted my time.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Way of Kings: Book One of The Stormlight Archive

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11397)
    Performance
    (8806)
    Story
    (8864)

    Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

    Lore says: "Wow - 45 hours long and leaves you wanting more!"
    "Instant Classic"
    Overall

    I can't write a reveiw as eloquently as many of the others have here. This is just a good book. Well worth the read. If you enjoyed "The Wheel of Time" series, you will enjoy this well written novel. Brandon Sanderson is now one of my favorite authors.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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