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john

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  • The Ringworld Throne: The Ringworld Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Larry Niven
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    Overall
    (241)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (221)

    Come back to the Ringworld - the most astonishing feat of engineering ever encountered. A place of untold technological wonders, home to myriad humanoid races, and world of some of the most beloved science fiction stories ever written.

    The human Louis Wu; the puppeteer known as the Hindmost; Acolyte, son of the Kzin called Chmeee: legendary beings brought together once again in the defense of the Ringworld. Something is going on with the protectors.

    Aerindel says: "Should have stopped at the second book."
    "Yet another fun read."
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    Where does The Ringworld Throne rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right up there!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Ringworld Throne?

    Spoiler alert!! Tunesmith killing Bram and brams passing did it for me.


    What does Paul Michael Garcia bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice characterizations were quite good. He tried to bring the characters to life in what I am sure was a grueling time.His Bram was especially good as the character would struggle with pronunciation as it had no lips or teeth!


    Any additional comments?

    Well done Mr Niven and Mr Garcia

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Many-Colored Land: Volume 1 of the Saga of Pliocene Exile

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Julian May
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (114)

    This is a spellbinding tale woven of equal parts epic and myth - with a liberal dash of hard science fiction. When a one-way time tunnel to Earth’s distant past, specifically six million B.C., was discovered by folks on the Galactic Milieu, every misfit for light-years around hurried to pass through it. Each sought his own brand of happiness. But none could have guessed what awaited them. Not even in a million years....

    Jon says: "About time - I hope we get the rest of Julian May"
    "Cant wait for the rest of the series."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Many-Colored Land to be better than the print version?

    Definately not. How can u compare peas to carrots? Books are great and audibooks are great. Is one better than the other? Who can say. I love both.


    What about Bernadette Dunne’s performance did you like?

    Bernadette did very well. It would have been nice to have multiple readers, but she did well.


    Any additional comments?

    Bring on the rest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fate of Worlds: Return from the Ringworld

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (168)
    Story
    (166)

    For decades, the spacefaring species of known space have battled over the largest artifact - and grandest prize - in the galaxy: the all-but-limitless resources and technology of the Ringworld. Now, without warning, the Ringworld has vanished, leaving behind three rival war fleets. If the fallen civilization of the Ringworld can no longer be despoiled of its secrets, the puppeteers will be forced to surrender theirs - everyone knows that they are cowards. But the crises converging upon the trillion puppeteers of the Fleet of Worlds go far beyond even the onrushing armadas.

    Colin says: "A fitting end to a great story from 42 years ago"
    "Very disappointing"
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    What disappointed you about Fate of Worlds?

    Where are the Protectors? Nowhere to be seen. The whole experience was boring and very ordinary.


    What was most disappointing about Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner ’s story?

    Where do I start?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Century Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (534)
    Performance
    (412)
    Story
    (409)

    Three hundred years from now, Earth has been rendered uninhabitable due to the technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust. Archaeologist Verity Auger specializes in the exploration of its surviving landscape. Now, her expertise is required for a far greater purpose. Something astonishing has been discovered at the far end of a wormhole: mid-twentieth-century Earth, preserved like a fly in amber.

    DAVID says: "One of John Lee's best performances"
    "Frackin Awesome"
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    What made the experience of listening to Century Rain the most enjoyable?

    Listening to the story over and over and sharing it with my son, who listened to it over and over etc. A great story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    So many to choose from. Perhaps the final scene of Floyd dropping the universal restorative. Interesting though self centered move.


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

    Yes but I kept falling asleep and having to go back and start over!


    Any additional comments?

    Readers voice was great.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ringworld's Children

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Larry Niven
    • Narrated By Barrett Whitener
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (461)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (221)

    The Ringworld is a landmark engineering achievement, a flat band 3-million-times the surface area of Earth, encircling a distant star. Home to trillions of inhabitants, not all of which are human, and host to amazing technological wonders, the Ringworld is unique in all of the universe.

    Ausbin says: "Great Sci-Fi"
    "Love this Book! So does my Son."
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    Where does Ringworld's Children rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right up there!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The small Protector was a standout. Finally a different character you could empathise with.Pretending to be a pet chimp ook ook really cracked me up.


    What three words best describe Barrett Whitener’s voice?

    Ok his voice was ok. Sorry Barrett the Tunesmith voice was way too human, with perfect pronunciation etc. And the Kzin Battle cat sounded like a castrated teenager! Barrett could have used some help with other readers to do the different voices.


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

    Spoiler alert, Louis turning Protector then human was a nice twist.


    Any additional comments?

    More please Mr Niven.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Ringworld Engineers: The Ringworld Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Larry Niven
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    Overall
    (477)
    Performance
    (421)
    Story
    (427)

    It’s been 20 years since the quixotic and worldsweary Louis Wu discovered the Ringworld. Now he and SpeakertoAnimals are going back, captives of the Hindmost, a deposed puppeteer leader.

    Kevin d. says: "Good Story, Wrong Narrator. Way Wrong."
    "Great Fun Read"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. If you enjoy hard sci fi, you will enjoy the Ringworld engineers.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Teela Brown and Chmee the Kzin were my favourite characters. Teela as the Protectors always intrigue me and the Kzin, well who wouldn't love a battle cat?


    Did Paul Michael Garcia do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes and no. I find one reader has a hard time bringing the different characters to life. Even trying different accents for different characters. A cast of readers would be much better see the Time Machine classic radio sci fi available on Audible. It was an old radio show I believe with lots of readers, sound effects, music etc etc. Very entertaining. Sci fi has so much going for it where sound effects would really lift the experience.


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

    Killing Teela. Very sad, regrettable.


    Any additional comments?

    The original Rinworld was written as a stand alone novel. The books that followed did a great job of blending the Protector Novel into the Ringworld Saga and known space scenarios. As the books go forward Niven seems to have improved his writing. The Ringworlds Children was a very entertaining novel, it just finished too soon! More please Mr Niven!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Classic Radio Sci-Fi: The Time Machine (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 40 mins)
    • By H.G. Wells
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister, William Gaunt
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    It opens in 1943, when Wells is recording a talk for the Home Service in which he questions mankind's future. After the broadcast, he spends the evening with American journalist Martha, and tells her the astonishing news that his bestselling book The Time Machine was not fantasy but fact. Wells explains that he was actually present at the dinner party in Richmond fifty years earlier, when the Time Traveller returned from his first fateful journey into the future.

    john says: "Awesome"
    "Awesome"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Loved every minute of it. The sound effects, the multiple actors/readers, a great experience.Highly recommended.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Classic Radio Sci-Fi?

    All of them


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scary ones


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

    Yep


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Prefect

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1168)
    Performance
    (927)
    Story
    (927)

    Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply. His beat is the multifaceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone, the teeming hub of a human interstellar empire spanning many worlds. His current case: investigating a murderous attack against one of the habitats that left 900 people dead, a crime that appalls even a hardened cop like Dreyfus.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Best yet of the Revelation Space series"
    "The Prefect is Awesome!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    What can I say. Great story, great characters, great writer.What more could you want?Thanks Alastair. Your writing has hooked my 12 year old on sci fi. Nurds rule!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • House of Suns

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (921)
    Performance
    (601)
    Story
    (604)

    Six million years ago, at the very dawn of the starfaring era, Abigail Gentian fractured herself into a thousand male and female clones: the shatterlings. Sent out into the galaxy, these shatterlings have stood aloof as they document the rise and fall of countless human empires. They meet every 200,000 years to exchange news and memories of their travels with their siblings.

    Ethan M. says: "Science fiction in Deep time"
    "House of Suns Is Awesome"
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    Where does House of Suns rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Alistair Reynolds Is a great Writer. His stories are all plot and Character driven, not just gee wiz special effects.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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