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  • The Temporal Void: Void Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1744)
    Performance
    (1099)
    Story
    (1110)

    Long ago, a human astrophysicist, Inigo, began dreaming scenes from the life of a remarkable human being named Edeard, who lived within the Void, a self-contained microuniverse at the heart of the galaxy. There, under the beneficent gaze of mysterious godlike entities, humans possessed uncanny psychic abilities, and Edeard's were the strongest of all. Equally strong was his determination to bring justice and freedom to a world terrorized by criminal violence and corruption.

    Ingwe says: "Make Sure you have read the Dreaming Void"
    "Excellent Universe with compelling storyline"
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    Hamilton does a great job with the universe he has created. Mixing technology and the social impacts of that technology in a believable series of events.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5184)
    Performance
    (3183)
    Story
    (3210)

    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..."
    "Lacking story substance"
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    I like a good apocalypse story line as much as the next person but at some point this book lost me in all the efforts to convince me of ...well everything. I guess my "agenda o'meter" was going off, soon after the forward by Newt Gingrich. It just felt like the book should have had more story and real character development. Instead most of the character interaction was used as a means to string together avenues for introducing facts about our country and how easily we would fall to ruin. From how dependent we are on food transport, medicine, and electronics...to how ill prepared our local, state and federal governments are. Which don't get me wrong, we probably are, but I wasn't really looking for someone's dissertation / doctoral thesis converted into story format with a little dialogue mixed in to grease the wheels. I even consider myself to be slightly leaning toward the "prepper" mentality, and in that regard this book has a few good take aways. Although if that's what you are looking for, then check out the book Patriots. It has a lot better info and honestly is more helpful as a cookbook for that sort of thing.There are some touching moments between the main character and his daughters, but even those moments were slightly ruined as I felt bludgeoned over the head with explainations about statistically speaking this is how things go and practically speaking we've seen this happen before in major wars.On the light side I did feel the narrator did a good job and helped me stick with the book until the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Live Free or Die: Troy Rising, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2081)
    Performance
    (1438)
    Story
    (1454)

    When aliens trundled a gate to other worlds into the solar system, the world reacted with awe, hope and fear. But the first aliens to come through, the Glatun, were peaceful traders and the world breathed a sigh of relief.

    Amazon Customer says: "Republican Physicists in Space!!!"
    "Pass"
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    So I've got to admit, I'm new to audible and have only listened to a dozen or so books so far, but this is by far the biggest dud I've encountered. Maybe it is due to the comparison books that I've been happy with (i.e. the void trilogy and dark tower series).

    I had read a good review of the Citadel book after this one so I figured I'd start with the first in the series. Unfortunately I won't be making it to the second. There are many dialogue sequences that are basically filler and have no importance at all in the story line and don't build up the characters either. There are large holes in the story line where the most unlikely outcome happens for what seems only to allow the story to continue. I was reminded of Dr Evil and the typical underachieving evil doer more times than I care to remember. And it wasn't comical....

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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