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Robert

Moorpark, CA, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Ashes of Victory: Honor Harrington, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (820)
    Performance
    (599)
    Story
    (603)

    The People's Republic of Haven made a tiny mistake when it announced the execution of Honor Harrington. It seemed safe enough. After all, she was already dead. Unfortunately, they were wrong. Now Honor has escaped from the prison planet called Hell and returned to the Manticoran Alliance with a few friends. Almost half a million of them, to be precise including some who know what really happened when the Committee of Public Safety seized power in the PRH. Honor's

    Jean says: "Ashes of Victory"
    "Another great HH story, but politics are tedious!"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Ashes of Victory to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print edition


    What did you like best about this story?

    How the war was being driven to a successful conclusion. The long-running nature of it was causing unconscionably large casualties.


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

    The varied voices, inflections and accents help differentiate the large cast of characters.


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

    The loss of still more of Honor's past comrades-in-arms is a sad part of the story, but inevitable given the long-running heavy fighting and their propensity for being where the action is.


    Any additional comments?

    The re-emergence of characters from Masada brings a note of extremism and intolerance that is unpleasant. Sort of matches the real world in a sad way.

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  • The End of Eternity

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1062)
    Performance
    (738)
    Story
    (751)

    This stand-alone work is widely regarded as Asimov's best science fiction novel. Andrew Harlan is an Eternal, a member of the elite of the future. One of the few who live in Eternity, a location outside of place and time, Harlan's job is to create carefully controlled and enacted Reality Changes. These Changes are small, exactingly calculated shifts in the course of history, made for the benefit of humankind. Though each Change has been made for the greater good, there are also always costs....

    C. A. Milus says: "Superior Time Travel Story"
    "Good story, somewhat wooden reading"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The End of Eternity again? Why?

    The reading seemed mechanical, and I checked it several times to see if it really was a speech-to-text engine. As the story progressed, I either adjusted or the performance got better.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The End of Eternity?

    When he discovers that Nuys was from the hidden centuries.


    What three words best describe Paul Boehmer???s performance?

    Slow, wooden, mechanical


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

    Who can argue with perfection?


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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