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Vaughn

BALTIMORE, MD, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Foundation

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2337)
    Performance
    (1678)
    Story
    (1702)

    For 12,000 years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future, to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last 30,000 years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire, both scientists and scholars, and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations.

    Alexander T. McMahon says: "The Foundation Trilogy is a True Classic"
    "Classic"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    A Classic story told by the Classiest Reader. Thoroughly enjoyed The Foundation Series so many years later.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 2666

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Roberto Bolaño
    • Narrated By John Lee, Armando Durán, G. Valmont Thomas, and others
    Overall
    (343)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (181)

    Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño's life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his highest achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strangeness, beauty, and scope. Its throng of unforgettable characters includes academics and convicts, an American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student and her widowed, mentally unstable father. Their lives intersect in the urban sprawl of Santa Teresa - a fictional Juárez - on the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Nancy Bauer says: "Brilliant"
    "Better as separate books"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about 2666? What did you like least?

    There are really 5 separate books. The relationships between each are tenuous at best. I found myself looking for the threads rather than enjoying the story.

    Would not recommend


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Framley Parsonage

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (26)

    Mark Robarts, a young vicar, is newly arrived in the village of Framley. With ambitions to further his career, he seeks connections in the county's high society. He is soon preyed upon by a local member of parliament to guarantee a substantial loan, which Mark, in a moment of weakness, agrees to, even though he knows the man is a notorious debtor; it brings Mark to the brink of ruin.

    Herv J. Peairs says: "Doesn't disappoint"
    "What more can I say? It's Trollope"
    Overall

    I just love Anthony Trollope. Oh, and Miss Dunstable! All of these characters have become my friends, especially with Simon Vance as the voice of Trollope.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Our Mutual Friend

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Jim Killavey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    John Harmon returns from exile expecting to receive an inheritance, but knows that he must marry a stranger, Bella Wilfer, in order to collect. He fakes his own death and takes on a new identity in order to observe her first. Some of the memorable characters in this, the last completed Dickens novel, include Bella who, unlike other Dickens heroines, cannot be accused of unnatural virtue; the insolent barrister Eugene Wrayburn; the amiable Boffin; and the rascal Silas Wegg.

    Louise M says: "The Usual Dickens"
    "Disappointed"
    Overall

    After downloading and listening for a while, I searched to see what else the narrator had done. It turns out this was read years ago, I guess before narrators really became accomplished actors.

    I'm afraid to say I did not even finish the first volume. Maybe I'll give Dickens another chance with a more modern reader.

    2 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Deep Storm

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Lincoln Child
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2099)
    Performance
    (711)
    Story
    (717)

    Former naval doctor Peter Crane is summoned to a remote oil platform in the North Atlantic to help diagnose a bizarre medical condition. But when he arrives, Crane learns that the real trouble lies far below on "Deep Storm", a stunningly advanced science-research facility built two miles beneath the surface on the ocean floor. The top-secret structure has been designed for one purpose: to excavate a recently discovered undersea site that may hold the answers to an ancient mystery.

    Tom says: "Must Read"
    "Technothriller extraordinaire"
    Overall

    Believable until the climax, but really enjoyable listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Breakpoint

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Richard A. Clarke
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    The global village: an intricately intertwined network of technology that binds together the world's economies, governments, and communication systems. So large, so vital, and so fragile. Now a sophisticated group is seeking to "disconnect the globe" by destroying computer grids, communications satellites, Internet cable centers, and biotech firms. Hard to do? If only that were so.

    Edwin says: "Interesting but no cigar"
    "Breakpoint"
    Overall

    Whether it's personal knowledge from his time in government, or just a great imagination, the author has a fascinating insight to our very near future.

    This book is a wake up call reminding us that all of the risks involved in the internet which we've all come to love, hate, and depend on, are still unimaginable.

    Great Read!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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