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Lisa

Huntsville, Alabama. Language and Literature College Faculty.

Huntsville, Alabama

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  • Micro: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    Overall
    (830)
    Performance
    (710)
    Story
    (723)

    In a locked Honolulu office building, three men are found dead with no sign of struggle except for the ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly invisible to the human eye. In the lush forests of Oahu, groundbreaking technology has ushered in a revolutionary era of biological prospecting. Trillions of microorganisms, tens of thousands of bacteria species, are being discovered; they are feeding a search for priceless drugs and applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined.

    Amanda says: "Honey, I Shrunk Your I.Q."
    "What a Gift"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Micro?

    I loved being given an unexpected taste of the flavor of the intellectual who was Michael Crichton. I hadn't expected another novel by Crichton. Richard Preston added verve and a pleasing authenticity to this after-the-loss, Crichton, Techno-Bio-Thriller. I appreciated the robotics story all-the-more, having just volunteered in a youth robotics contest in Huntsville, Alabama, a city housing the Army's Redstone Arsenal. I appreciated Crichton/Preston typical insights into Biology, from the perspective of my being a former state Communicable Disease Intervention Specialist-III. I learned about Entomology while listening to this nonstop intrigue and action blast. It was educational, true to Crichton, imaginative, and a combination of two extremely capable authors' brilliance. What a gift. I adored it. I still grieve the loss of Michael Crichton. What an unspeakable loss to the world. So lovely to have experienced Crichton again.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Blanca Nieves y Muchos Cuentos Mas, Volume 3 [Snow White and Many More Stories, Volume 3]

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By various
    • Narrated By various
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Blanca Nieves Y Muchos Cuentos mas.

    Lisa says: "INaudible"
    "INaudible"
    Overall

    Horrible quality of recording my worst purchase with Audible.com. Should be refunded my money and they should discontinue selling this series. This would be a great opportunity really for a narrator and quality recording studio entrepreneur. Why not record many fairy tales for children of a higher standard of sound? Sales would be high I imagine.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Light of Other Days

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (63)

    The Light of Other Days tells the tale of what happens when a brilliant, driven industrialist harnesses the cutting edge of quantum physics to enable people everywhere, at trivial cost, to see one another at all times: around every corner, through every wall, into everyone's most private, hidden, and even intimate moments. It amounts to the sudden and complete abolition of human privacy - forever.

    Lisa says: "When Seeing All is not Understanding All"
    "When Seeing All is not Understanding All"
    Overall

    Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter do not disappoint in their joint effort, "The Light of Other Days" If clones, wormholes, cloaking technology, brain implants, and the ability to alter the space-time continuum tend to rock-your-world - then this read/listen is for you. The unfortunate passing of Arthur C. Clarke marked the end of a science-fiction era of heyday popularity and futuristic envisioning. If there is another dimension available to this beloved carbon-based biped - I hope he has journeyed there and is happy discovering new mysteries of our universe.

    One has to wonder if Clarke ever progressed beyond his early obsession with ground-controlled approach radar. Without an instrument landing system or modern navigational capability one would be entering the unknown in a hazardous fashion, counting only on the guidance and accuracy of a ground-based air traffic controller. There are some similarities in the journey of the main characters in this novel, but, to avoid spoiling the plot I will end now.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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