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Rae

St KildaAustralia | Member Since 2008

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  • 4 reviews
  • 17 ratings
  • 1 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
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  • METAtropolis

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated By Michael Hogan, Scott Brick, Kandyse McClure, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1290)
    Performance
    (539)
    Story
    (545)

    Armed camps of eco-survivalists battle purveyors of technology in this exclusive, original production featuring five sci-fi masters and five all-star narrators.

    Karen says: "Fascinating stories"
    "Worth the work, it stays with you"
    Overall

    It took me some time to get into the rythym of the storys, had to listen to each one more than once as I had trouble following the narrative but I have to say it was well worth it. I find I am still thinking about a whole range of ideas and concepts that came through the writing. Each narrator did a wonderful job and the writing was clever, engaging, unpredictable and very challenging. I for one am glad the writers did not compromise to the 'lowest common denominator' too much, and pull the punches on the storylines, which always leaves you open to 'preachy' and 'political' whining from the 'fraidy cats of course.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Road

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5602)
    Performance
    (2231)
    Story
    (2258)

    America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

    Darwin8u says: "My wife says he's that Cold Desert Writer I love."
    "It's bleak but entirely wonderful storytelling"
    Overall

    This is somewhat unrelenting in the horror it is portraying but I found that I could not turn away.
    It seems each generation has an Apocalypse fear, it used to be an expected nuclear event in the simple recent past however it no longer needs to have the origin explained. Either way you are with the man and the boy all the way and 'worry' about them when you take a break from the reading.
    This is not puppies and rainbows but I found it to be an excellent experience.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Man in the High Castle

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (436)
    Performance
    (254)
    Story
    (259)

    It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. It's all because, some 20 years earlier, the United States lost a war - and is now occupied jointly by Nazi Germany and Japan.

    Julie W. Capell says: "Meta before meta was cool"
    "This is an excellent piece of work."
    Overall

    Totally loved this story and the reader did an excellent job!

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Foundation

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Jim Gallant
    Overall
    (236)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (44)

    After 12,000 years, the once-supreme Galactic Empire was plunging into a future of barbarism and warfare. All knowledge previously created by mankind faced destruction. Only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, foresaw the dark age of ignorance that was to come, and set out to preserve knowledge and mankind itself.

    Colin says: "Stop read"
    "Always check if it is an abridged version"
    Overall

    The story was really difficult to follow due to the heavy editing or abridging, basically it has had the guts ripped out of it and is incomprehensible as a result. I have given up trying to get through it, the awful soundtrack did not help. Also there are some strange gaps with no sound at all, I checked my iphone the first few times thinking something was wrong before I got used to waiting a while for the story to continue.

    Sorry to be so negative but for $30US I was not expecting this. Any chance of an unabridged version any time soon? Massive though it will be.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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