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Barry

Saint Johns, FL, USA

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  • Tepper Isn't Going Out

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Calvin Trillin
    • Narrated By Calvin Trillin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (25)

    Tepper enjoys sitting in his car, reading his newspaper in peace. His car always seems to be parked in a prime spot and other drivers want to know if Tepper is going out. He isn't. This drives some people crazy - including the mayor - but leads others to think Tepper harbors some hidden wisdom. The tale that emerges is "refreshing and completely likable."

    George says: "Dog Stopping Funny"
    "Great Listen"
    Overall

    This is the funniest laugh out loud book I have read since Confederacy of Dunces. You can see every character in the book as if they were in your living room.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    Overall
    (21319)
    Performance
    (12811)
    Story
    (12938)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Interesting Story"
    Overall

    Good story with very good narration. The only shortcoming was the lack of full development of the subplot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sons of Fortune

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (292)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (99)

    In Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940's a set of twins is parted at birth - not by accident. During the 1950s and 1960s, the two brothers grow up apart, following similar paths that take them in different directions. At various times in their lives, both men are confronted with challenges and obstacles, tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, before they both decide to run for governor, unaware they are brothers...

    Margaret Campbell says: "A Total Disappointment"
    "Good writing but story lacks complexity"
    Overall

    Archer remains a good writer, but this story lacks the twists and turns his readers have come to expect in past novels.

    25 of 32 people found this review helpful
  • Dune: The Butlerian Jihad

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (895)
    Performance
    (329)
    Story
    (329)

    Frank Herbert's Dune is one of the grandest epics in the annals of imaginative literature. Now Herbert's son, Brian, working with Kevin J. Anderson and using Frank Herbert's own notes, reveals a pivotal epoch in the history of the Dune universe: the Butlerian Jihad, the war that was fought ten thousand years before the events of Dune - the war in which humans wrested their freedom from "thinking machines."

    Brian says: "enoyed premise but not execution"
    "Best Dune Book since original trilogy"
    Overall

    Goes back to the spirit of the first book. The chronology of this book is a prequel to all of the original series, and to the more recent series.. House Harkoness, Atreides, and Corrila.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Silmarillion, Volume I

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By J.R.R. Tolkien
    • Narrated By Martin Shaw
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Considered to be Tolkien's most important work, The Silmarillion is the story of the creation of the world and the happenings of the First Age, clearly setting the stage for all his other works. With a superb performance by Martin Shaw, this first installment of 3 volumes will thrill and delight Tolkien fans of all ages, and listeners will treasure this extraordinary presentation for years to come.

    Duif says: "Adds character to the mythology"
    "Silmarillion is a must read for Tolkien fans."
    Overall

    The book, which can be dry in print, comes to life in this well narrated audio.

    18 of 20 people found this review helpful

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