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William Kessler III

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  • Colonization: Second Contact: Colonization, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (63)

    In the extraordinary Worldwar tetralogy, set against the backdrop of World War II, Harry Turtledove, whom Publishers Weekly has called the "Hugo-winning master of alternate SF," wove an explosive saga of world powers locked in conflict against an enemy from the stars.

    William Kessler III says: "I was so excited"
    "I was so excited"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I think I would recommend this only because you'll want to continue thru the story. I was so looking forward to a greater amount of new content. I have to say that I was disappointed by the lack of any "moving along". I felt just about like we left off about where we wound up at the end of the first series of books. I didn't hate it. I just felt a little cheated. I also didn't like the narration nearly as well as Todd McLaren's. When you pick up where another narrator leaves off you really ought to work on the pronunciations of the names of major characters. For instance if you were familiar with a lizard named Strayhaw you may need a couple of chapters to figure out that Strawhaw is the same lizard. Also the hissing speak the narrator added was less than necessary. I'll be continuing on with the series because 1. I'm dying of curiosity and 2. I've already purchased the rest of the books. Ha. I sure hope Harry doesn't let me down. He had all my confidence going in.


    If you’ve listened to books by Harry Turtledove before, how does this one compare?

    Usually the story get's told a little more completely than in this particular novel.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Patrick Lawlor?

    Todd McLaren


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    Overall
    (4701)
    Performance
    (2741)
    Story
    (2762)

    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    Andy Spooner says: "A page-turner, no doubt, but..."
    "Please! listen for God's sake."
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    Performance
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    Would you consider the audio edition of One Second After to be better than the print version?

    In a country obsessed with fears of ciggarettes, gay mariage, nail files on airplanes and hundreds of other unfounded concerns, this story (this reality) is laying in wait.
    From the forward from Newt Gingrich through to the end, this book grabs you by the shirt and slaps you into realization. It is gripping and fast paced. Heart stopping and heart breaking.
    I only hope we won't be foolish enough to ignore the message. Our electrical grid can be protected at a cost of just a few billion. I don't want to ask myself afterwards "what were we thinking?"
    Listen and then act.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The author created such emotional attachment that I had to care.


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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