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Robert

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  • Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5227)
    Performance
    (4811)
    Story
    (4808)

    Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.

    Magpie says: "Two books in one - keep listening!!"
    "Theft of Swords is a swashbuckeling good listen"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Theft of Swords to be better than the print version?

    I am looking forward to the remaining books in this series. Michael J. Sullivan takes you back in time (or is it forward in time) to a place of mysteries and intrigue filled with talented good good guys and really bad guys. The story moves quickly and is a really good listen. You can escape into another world of challenges and successes. Be very careful that you do not listen to this story while riding on the Interstate. You may just miss your next planned turn off and end up 50 miles or so out of your way.


    What about Tim Gerard Reynolds’s performance did you like?

    Tim Gerard is able to play the different parts so that you are able to see the new character talking no matter the gender or age. He listens well and is easy on the ears.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Could have been an all in one sitting book. I just do not listen to books that way.


    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Fountains of Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (248)
    Performance
    (150)
    Story
    (152)

    Vannemar Morgan's dream is to link Earth to the stars with the greatest engineering feat of all time: a 24,000-mile-high space elevator. But first he must solve a million technical, political, and economic problems while allaying the wrath of God. For the only possible site on the planet for Morgans Orbital Tower is the monastery atop the Sacred Mountain of Sri Kanda.

    David Citron says: "Human-focused science fiction"
    "The Listen is better than the original read."
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    If you could sum up The Fountains of Paradise in three words, what would they be?

    Fascinating future predictions.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fountains of Paradise?

    The ending


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Scenes, interactions among the characters.


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

    How long before this prediction becomes a reality.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm older now and have worked with some of the technical concepts that AC
    Clark predicts in this novel. There are still some details to be worked out but some day this could happen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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