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William

THE SEA RANCH, CA, USA

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  • First Contact: Escape to 55 Cancri

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Kenneth E. Ingle
    • Narrated By Gene Eugene
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    When a lab experiment results in a group of scientists gaining extremely long life, they realize that if they stay on Earth, they'll soon become lab specimens. To escape this, they decide to travel to the stars. Unfortunately, the stars are already occupied.

    J. Parkes says: "interesting concept"
    "Worth sticking through the beginning"
    Overall

    The beginning of this novel, a genetic accident creating long life, is no worse that other inventions (frozen sleep, etc.), to build the foundation for mankind's first visit to the stars. It does offer some interesting plot support. Once you get through that, and the lack of science content, you have a great book of first contact with mankind the underdogs! Reminds me of some of the great SF of the 60's & 70's, which I have sorely missed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Impact

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Douglas Preston
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1214)
    Performance
    (399)
    Story
    (399)

    A brilliant meteor lights up the Maine coast and two young women borrow a boat and set out for a distant island to find the impact crater. A scientist at the National Propulsion Facility discovers an inexplicable source of gamma rays in the outer Solar System. He is found decapitated, the data missing.High resolution NASA images reveal an unnatural feature hidden in the depths of a crater on Mars and it appears to have been activated. Sixty hours and counting.

    adam says: "Not good"
    "A good plot without enough detail"
    Overall

    A good SciFi plot, developed to short story detail, then expanded with mild adventure to fill a novel's pages.

    I was expecting more remembering "Blasphemy."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bone by Bone

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Carol O'Connell
    • Narrated By Benjamin Harris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (511)
    Performance
    (219)
    Story
    (212)

    In the northern California town of Coventry, two teenage brothers go into the woods one day, but only one comes back. No one knows what happened to the younger brother, Josh, until 20 years later, when the older brother, Oren, now an ex-investigator for the Army CID, returns to Coventry for the first time in many years. His first morning back, he hears a thump on the front porch. Lying in front of the door is a human jawbone, the teeth still intact. And it is not the first such object, his father tells him.

    Paige says: "A good, solid listen"
    "Slow start, worth completing"
    Overall

    Now that the background of Oren Hobbs has been told in this story, I hope possible sequels approach the quality of the Mallory novels.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Real Animal House

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Chris Miller
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    Animal House, the film adaptation of stories Chris Miller published in National Lampoon about his experiences at a Dartmouth fraternity, is among the most beloved and successful comedies of all time. In fact, its portrayal of college party life is still imitated on campuses across the country: toga party, anyone? Now Chris Miller can finally answer the fans who all want to know one thing: was it really like that? The answer: yes, but much, much more out of control!

    William says: "Reality Stranger than Fiction"
    "Reality Stranger than Fiction"
    Overall

    While not as slapstick as the movie where tales were cherry-picked from frat lore and had rating concerns, Pinto's "real" sophomore year is funny, bizarre, and a good male escape listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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