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Chris

conesus, NY, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • What Would Machiavelli Do?: The Ends Justify the Meanness

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Stanley Bing
    • Narrated By Philip Bosco
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    The focus of What Would Machiavelli Do? is on what works and how to get it done. Machiavellians may not get to heaven, but on earth they have a significant edge over the competition. The goal is to learn how to approach problems in a manner that is at once creative, geared toward achieving financial success, and refreshingly amoral.

    Kerwin says: "A very funny tongue in cheek book"
    "Entertaining spin on management or business books"
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    have you had to read any of the books about business, or business theory? Bing's satire makes the "normal" books on business topics bearable. You are likely to see your boss, or yourself, in at least one of his examples. Try not to laugh out lound in you meeting when you think about your boss conquering the beach like Coligula though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • METAtropolis: Green Space

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jay Lake, Elizabeth Bear, Karl Schroeder, and others
    • Narrated By Dion Graham, Robin Miles, Mark Boyett, and others
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (147)

    As METAtropolis: Green Space moves into the 22nd Century, human social evolution is heading in new directions after the Green Crash and the subsequent Green Renaissance. Nearly everyone who cares to participate in the wired world has become part of the "Internet of things", a virtual environment mapped across all aspects of the natural experience. At the same time, the serious back-to-the-land types have embraced a full-on paleo lifestyle, including genetically engineering themselves and their offspring.

    Joey says: "The Good and the Bad"
    "further decline"
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    While Cascadia seemed to be a "what happened to" followup to Metatropolis, Green space didn't even live up to that level. The stories are humdrum and have none of the richness of the first book, but expands on some of the weirder concepts from Cascadia.

    The narrators are mostly an improvement, but with the poor stories they don't have much to work with.

    If there is a fourth in this series, I suspect it will include 400 year old characters dealing with the voting rights of the universe.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • METAtropolis: Cascadia

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jay Lake, Mary Robinette Kowal, Elizabeth Bear, and others
    • Narrated By Rene Auberjonois, Kate Mulgrew, Wil Wheaton, and others
    Overall
    (685)
    Performance
    (434)
    Story
    (431)

    This sequel to the Hugo and Audie Award nominated METAtropolis features interconnected stories by today’s top writers of speculative fiction – performed by a galaxy of Star Trek stars. As the mid-20th century approaches, the Pacific Northwest has been transformed - politically, economically, and ecologically - into the new reality of Cascadia. Conspiracies and secrets threaten the tenuous threads of society. And the End of Days seems nearer than ever.

    Stephen says: "Some good, some bad"
    "a little dissapointing"
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    Having enjoyed the concept of the first Metatropolis, I was excited to listen to this one. I was hoping for more of what made the first so good. The creativity of the first collaboration just wasn't here. These stories aren't quite as strong but rely on the inclusion of characters from the first to maintain the readers interest.

    A good choice if you wondered what happened to a character. Most of the readers are mediocre and tend to act more than narrate.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (1341)
    Performance
    (585)
    Story
    (593)

    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"
    "Creative collaboration"
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    Great exercise in world building. These stories fit together well and are highly believable. Every time I listen to it I enjoy it more. The readers were better than expected, given that they initially seemed chosen as the science fiction celebrities of the moment. I don't know if I would search them out as readers but they did not hurt the stories through their narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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