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Gohar

I Like scifi-fantasy,non-fiction, historical fiction genres. Liked Stormlight Archive, GoT, Ken Follett's work. Last read: Words of Radiance

Issaquah, WA | Member Since 2015

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  • Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    Overall
    (10958)
    Performance
    (6514)
    Story
    (6599)

    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    Joshua says: "Wonderful production!"
    "A Classic but not captivating enough..."
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    ...for me to continue the series. Mr Herbert's writing is beautiful and one of the best I have ever read. The characters are excellent and well developed. But the plot is not that interesting for me. It could be because a lot of writers have borrowed from Herbert's writing and remixed more interesting plots.

    The narration also is one of the best on audible yet. With a star cast and unique voices, the production quality with background music and effects is incredible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Words of Radiance: The Stormlight Archive, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (48 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9921)
    Performance
    (9329)
    Story
    (9359)

    In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war.

    D says: "Book !!; no let down- "Words of Radieance" shines"
    "Excellent sequel to WoK"
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    After reading WoK, I was impressed by Sanderson. After WoR, I'm a fan. Sanderson does a great job gripping the reader throughout this book. There are lots of peaks and action in this book unlike WoK. I'm definitely planning to read rest of this author's work.

    kramer and Reading are once again awesome. This duo was brilliant in WoT and they have not lost the magic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Way of Kings: Book One of The Stormlight Archive

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13284)
    Performance
    (10545)
    Story
    (10609)

    Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

    Katy Crumpton says: "Very enjoyable (but a slight warning)"
    "Cannot wait to read the entire series"
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    Very well written. Love the character development. It take a while to get hold of the spren and surgebinding thing but it gets cooler as it progresses. Definitely one of my favorite series right now. And hopefully it stays awesome and not nosedive like the WoT.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18409)
    Performance
    (17079)
    Story
    (17081)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Macgyver on Mars"
    "What Would Mark Whatney Do?"
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    Excellent and original screenplay. Very well written. Andy Weir's humor in the book is top notch. I never find comedy books funny but Andy did a great job in giving chuckles here and there. This book is a great story of resourcefulness in the worst of times. Also shows what real knowledge is unlike the dependency on google for everything. Story does seem unreal at times with the protagonist being super relaxed with death in his face. But, there are people like that and most of them are astronauts.

    Great plot, great story line, good writing, good humor. The narrator does a great job putting the humor through. Highly highly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dust: Silo Saga, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Hugh Howey
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1307)
    Performance
    (1188)
    Story
    (1197)

    Wool introduced the silo and its inhabitants. Shift told the story of their making. Dust will chronicle their undoing. Welcome to the underground.

    Tango says: "Meanders, then races to a satisfying conclusion"
    "Not a great ending to an excellent IP"
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    The ending was very anti-climactic. I was expecting a very explosive ending and very entertaining. It build up a lot of anticipation through-out the second book and first half of the third.

    Still worth reading the entire series. Very entertaining and original scifi series in a while,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shift Omnibus Edition: Shift 1-3, Silo Saga

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Hugh Howey
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1635)
    Performance
    (1490)
    Story
    (1502)

    In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platform that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct repairs, and even self-propagate. In the same year, a simple pill, it had been discovered, could wipe out the memory of any traumatic event. At almost the same moment in humanity's broad history, mankind had discovered the means for bringing about its utter downfall - and the ability to forget it ever happened.

    Tango says: "Your ears are in for a real treat"
    "Downhill and slow from the first book"
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    Wool was excellent and in a silo. Shift tells you how it all began. Hugh howey does a lot of back and forth in time for his story-telling. Hugh Howey is trying to tell an implausible unrealistic story. Shoot yourself before someone else shoots you.

    Its not as good as a prequel to what is expected after Wool. Writing is mediocre, narration is alright. But the story is worth continuing.

    Still good series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wool: Silo, #1; Wool, #1-5

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Hugh Howey
    • Narrated By Amanda Sayle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2100)
    Performance
    (1921)
    Story
    (1935)

    In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo’s rules for years, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: He asks to go outside.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Post-apocalyptic life in a silo"
    "Excellent series to read"
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    Writing this review after reading all the 3 books in the series. Hugh Howey has a really good IP here. He did a great job developing the characters and built the story. The book's quality goes down from book 1. Wool is definitely the best book out of the 3.

    Although the story and characters are original, Hugh's writing is mediocre. The narration is mediocre as well but not horrible.

    Definitely worth reading the series and one of the good original scifi books in along time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Free: Homeland: Phantom Pain

    • UNABRIDGED (29 mins)
    • By Glenn Gers
    • Narrated By Damian Lewis
    Overall
    (713)
    Performance
    (638)
    Story
    (635)

    Picking up at the end of Season Two after he has parted from Carrie at the border, Brody relates, in the form of a letter to Carrie, his desperate escape by sea and land as the world's most-hunted fugitive. Guided off the grid by a former CIA analyst and a battle-scarred French mercenary, he stays in the shadows...both physically and emotionally. But wherever he goes and whoever he meets, he cannot stop thinking about Carrie.

    elise says: "Great addition to the series!"
    "Damian Lewis is not an ideal narrator"
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    Even in the show, its hard to understand what he's saying from all the mumbling dialogues. And now he speaks in this audiobook.

    Good content, slow 30 minutes but sounded it will have a good story going forward.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By James W. Loewen
    • Narrated By Brian Keeler
    Overall
    (999)
    Performance
    (522)
    Story
    (533)

    This national best seller is an entertaining, informative, and sometimes shocking expose of the way history is taught to American students. Lies My Teacher Told Me won the American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship.

    Timothy says: "Of course he has an agenda. He wrote a book!"
    "This should be called....Everything is Lies"
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    Theres a lot of good points the author brings in with his research and "hate". I agree with most of the stuff in this book mostly from the early chapters starting from Columbus to the part in the early 20th century. After that it felt like I'm reading some conspiracy theory.

    Anyways, its a good read for the first half. Other half is just rambling.

    Narrator seems to understand the tone of this book and sounds pissed too.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Bill Bryson
    • Narrated By Richard Matthews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7636)
    Performance
    (3378)
    Story
    (3384)

    Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.

    Corby says: "Very informative, fun to listen to"
    "Information......information....so much of it"
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    If you like to learn things and understand how things work in the areas off cosmology, archaeology, biology, physics, chemistry, geology, then read this. Great stuff. Obviously a lot of names and information that you would ever remember. But some important bits stick and you learn more. This is how books should be where they teach you in a fun way. Bryson's way of moving from one area to other is so seamless that you dont even realize that you moved from cosmology to geology in the same chapter.

    Very well narrated as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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