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  • The Fountains of Paradise

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (233)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (140)

    Vannemar Morgan's dream is to link Earth to the stars with the greatest engineering feat of all time: a 24,000-mile-high space elevator. But first he must solve a million technical, political, and economic problems while allaying the wrath of God. For the only possible site on the planet for Morgans Orbital Tower is the monastery atop the Sacred Mountain of Sri Kanda.

    David Citron says: "Human-focused science fiction"
    "One of Clark's better stand alone stories"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is a marvellous mix of Clark's perfectly plausible technology (no warp cores, no transporters or ray guns) and a well executed story with fully fleshed out characters. Even if you were to take away the science it would still be a good story with the arc (and final tragedy) able to move you.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Vanevar Morgan


    Which character – as performed by Marc Vietor – was your favorite?

    Vanevar Morgan


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

    Can amibition reach to heaven?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elisabeth Sladen: The Autobiography

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Elisabeth Sladen
    • Narrated By Caroline John
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    When Elisabeth Sladen first appeared as plucky journalist Sarah Jane Smith in the 1973 Doctor Who story "The Time Warrior", little did she know her character would become one of the most enduring of the series’ long history, and one of the all-time favourite companions. She left the TARDIS in 1976, but reprised the role of Sarah Jane many times, as well as touring the world of ‘Doctor Who’ fandom.

    Amazon Customer says: "The Life Story of an Unexpected Celebrety"
    "The Life Story of an Unexpected Celebrety"
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    Would you listen to Elisabeth Sladen: The Autobiography again? Why?

    It's a brave and clearly written story that doesn't hide from the tricky parts of her life. It's also nicely positioned in that while she achieved fame as Sarah Jane Smith, to her it was just a role in a TV series that formed part of her career.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Elisabeth Sladen: The Autobiography?

    The description of her first filming on Doctor Who, before she'd been publicly announced as Katy Manning's replacement.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The description of David Tennant as the new Doctor Who, being utterly star struck on his first day of filming with "Sarah Jane Smith".


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

    Sometimes Dreams Find You


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The City and the Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke
    • Narrated By Geoffrey T. Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (118)

    Diaspar is Earth's last city - surrounded by deserts, on a world where the oceans have long-since dried up. It is a domed, isolated, technological marvel, run by the Central Computer. Diaspar has conquered death. People are called forth; they live for a thousand years and then are recalled, to be born thousands of years later, over and over again. No child has been born for at least 10 million years. Until Alvin....

    Andy says: "Even better 30 years later"
    "Not one of Clark's greatest, but interesting"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The story is very much a morality tale on what happens when Man ceases to look out into the universe, ceases to grow & ceases to advance; stagnation, mechanisation and a slide into decadence. It's a theme of many of Clark's books but this one doesn't quite hit the mark. The inhabitants of the city (of the title) have immortality, freedom from all phyiscal needs and the elimination of crime, disease & all social ills. This lack of strife eliminates all desires for expansion but also eliminates everything you can hang a story off!


    What other book might you compare The City and the Stars to and why?

    The obvious comparision is "Childhood's End" which deals with the end of Man in a much better and more interesting way.


    How could the performance have been better?

    It could have been a performance. There's no emotional content and the variation between characters was attempted by varying the squeekiness of the reader's voice in subtle shades.


    Do you think The City and the Stars needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    The book describes one man's struggle to break Man out of the decandent Nirvana he has trapped himself in. To prevent spoiling the plot, any follow up book could only be his continuing struggle to break Man out or Man's attempt to break back in! The book is a message not a story & having delivered the message, it's done where it is.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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