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  • 16 purchased in 2014
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  • Between the Strokes of Night

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated By Melissa Edris
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    >The author of Sight of Proteus and The Selkie brings a unique brand of sci-fi to this riveting story. To long-established worlds of starfaring humans come the Immortals - beings with strange ties to ancient Earth, who seem to live forever, who can travel light years in a day - and who use their strange powers to control the existence of ordinary mortals.

    Darryl says: "very interesting but poor narrator"
    "Excellent and creative story. Decent narration."
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    If you could sum up Between the Strokes of Night in three words, what would they be?

    FIrst a disclaimer: I am a fan of hard science fiction and of Charles Sheffield in particular. Although there are works of his that I have liked more than Between the Strokes of Night, it is an excellent stand-alone story. Sheffield creates an entirely internally consistent universe and I appreciate that he does not feeling an obligation to engage in long expository to explain every last element. The characters are rich. Melissa Edris's narration does not do the novel the justice it deserves but neither does it completely detract from it. It annoyed me that she did not know how to pronounce some fairly mainstream words which were not neologisms of Sheffield's. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it very much and am delighted that Audible has added several of Sheffield titles that they had not offered before.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    Overall
    (10466)
    Performance
    (9505)
    Story
    (9522)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "Hilarious and much enhanced by Porter's narration"
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    What did you love best about 14?

    Super characterization


    What did you like best about this story?

    Turned a lot of SF tropes on their heads


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yup. I almost did!


    Any additional comments?

    Am recommending it to my friends

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By A. Lee Martinez
    • Narrated By Scott Aiello
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1056)
    Performance
    (981)
    Story
    (983)

    Emperor Mollusk. Intergalactic Menace. Destroyer of Worlds. Conqueror of Other Worlds. Mad Genius. Ex-Warlord of Earth. Not bad for a guy without a spine. But what's a villain to do after he's done... everything. With no new ambitions, he's happy to pitch in and solve the energy crisis or repel aliens invaders should the need arise, but if he had his way, he'd prefer to be left alone to explore the boundaries of dangerous science. Just as a hobby, of course. Retirement isn't easy though.

    Kat Hooper says: "Hilariously wacky!"
    "Great narration -- not a bad story either!"
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    Would you listen to Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain again? Why?

    Probably not, but I have recommended it to a friend who enjoyed it as well.


    What about Scott Aiello’s performance did you like?

    Top notch narration. Really understood the characters. This is one case in which the narration made a good book really excellent.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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