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Shawn Ridenour

Spanish Fork, UT United States | Member Since 2008

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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
    (1438)
    Performance
    (665)
    Story
    (679)

    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"
    "A wretched experience"
    Overall

    I had big hopes for this book, some big names on the cast, promoted heavily, etc.

    However I was terribly disappointed, the stories seemed to be more agenda driven then story or character driven, and though I forced myself to keep listening and got to the third or fourth story, where it actually got interesting, the self righteous trite lessons that were being spoon fed to the protagonist just reeked of so much condescending naivety that I finally gave up and took the book of my iphone. This is the only audible book I haven't finished, there are so many gems out there don't waste time on this one.

    28 of 42 people found this review helpful
  • Elantris

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Jack Garrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4852)
    Performance
    (3289)
    Story
    (3335)

    Legendary science fiction author Orson Scott Card calls Brandon Sanderson a writer to watch, and Publishers Weekly says his debut is "outstanding." Once the godlike rulers of the capital of Arelon, the inhabitans of Elantris have been imprisoned within themselves, unable to die after the city's magic failed years ago. But when a new prince falls victim to the curse, he refuses to accept his fate.

    Lore says: "What if your body could never heal?"
    "Excellent Single Novel story"
    Overall

    Most modern authors don't have the confidence to confine their successes to a single novel, but rely on never ending sequels. Brandon Sanderson creates fascinating worlds so well and so well told that he's become one of my new favorites and I've only read 4 of his books. Great world, had me from the 2nd minute when the premise I thought I was ready for changed.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs)
    • By Alan Greenspan
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    Overall
    (1074)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (171)

    "This book is in part a detective story. After 9/11 I knew, if I needed further reinforcement, that we are living in a new world - the world of a global capitalist economy that is vastly more flexible, resilient, open, self-correcting, and fast-changing than it was even a quarter century earlier. It's a world that presents us with enormous new possibilities but also enormous new challenges. The Age of Turbulence is my attempt to understand the nature of this new world." (Alan Greenspan)

    Terry says: "Tripled my understanding of our economy"
    "Fascinating"
    Overall

    Who knew that Alan Greenspan was such a fascinating person and had led such a varied life. I was enlightened and intrigued, I learned a lot and some of it even stuck with me.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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