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Jim

I collect physical books - SciFi/Fantasy & History. I also listen to Audible for over ten years now.

Member Since 2001

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REVIEWS
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
30

  • The Hydrogen Sonata

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Iain M. Banks
    • Narrated By Peter Kenny
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (279)
    Performance
    (250)
    Story
    (248)

    The Scavenger species are circling. It is, truly, provably, the End Days for the Gzilt civilization. An ancient people, organized on military principles and yet almost perversely peaceful, the Gzilt helped set up the Culture 10,000 years earlier and were very nearly one of its founding societies, deciding not to join only at the last moment. Now they've made the collective decision to follow the well-trodden path of millions of other civilizations; they are going to Sublime, elevating themselves to a new and almost infinitely more rich and complex existence.

    Ethan M. says: "Culture meets Hitchhiker's Guide & Da Vinca Code"
    "I don't know what to say Iain...."
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    This book, like all your others was fantastic. But that does not matter to me right now. YOU DO. My best to you and your family & friends.

    --
    Jim D
    Pennsylvania, USA

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dodger

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (831)
    Performance
    (755)
    Story
    (748)

    A storm. Rain-lashed city streets. A flash of lightning. A scruffy lad sees a girl leap desperately from a horse-drawn carriage in a vain attempt to escape her captors. Can the lad stand by and let her be caught again? Of course not, because he's...Dodger. Seventeen-year-old Dodger may be a street urchin, but he gleans a living from London's sewers, and he knows a jewel when he sees one. He's not about to let anything happen to the unknown girl - not even if her fate impacts the most powerful people in England.

    Snoodely says: "Finally Revealed: Where Dickens Got His Ideas!"
    "Find all the literary references !"
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    Hello,
    A good listen. Characters are in many cases drawn from real people, though not always in the right time. C. Dickens is such a character who is always writing down notes (he works at a newspaper). Listen close to the notes.
    Much fun as is anything by Terry Pratchett.
    --
    Jim
    Honesdale, PA USA

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11663)
    Performance
    (10600)
    Story
    (10621)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "Different Fantasy"
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    A very good mystery / fantasy. The characters are likable & the narration is very well done. Enjoy!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • V Is for Vengeance: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1358)
    Performance
    (1119)
    Story
    (1113)

    A woman with a murky past who kills herself-or was it murder? A dying old man cared for by the son he pummeled mercilessly. A lovely woman whose life is about to splinter into a thousand fragments. A professional shoplifting ring racking up millions in stolen goods. A brutal and unscrupulous gangster. A wandering husband, rich and powerful. A spoiled kid awash in gambling debt thinking he can beat the system. A lonely widower mourning the death of his lover, desperate for answers that may be worse than the pain of his loss.

    Gayle says: "Worth The Wait!"
    "Fantastic !"
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    I really enjoyed this book. Must be the best in the last 10 letters. Judy Kaye is easily the best narrater of this series. I hope Sue Grafton finds a way to keep giving us Kinsey Millhone mysteries after the alphabet comes to an end. Only four more letters to go. But no matter what the furture brings, I've had a great time reading these books.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Black Magic Sanction: Rachel Morgan, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Kim Harrison
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1878)
    Performance
    (1143)
    Story
    (1147)

    Rachel Morgan has fought and hunted vampires, werewolves, banshees, demons, and other supernatural dangers as both witch and bounty hunter—and lived to tell the tale. But she’s never faced off against her own kind, until now. Denounced and shunned for dealing with demons and black magic, her best hope is life imprisonment-at worst, a forced lobotomy and genetic slavery.

    Eivind says: "Ms Morgan is back, finally"
    "Good series - 2 credits ??"
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    Hello,
    I have enjoyed all the books in this series. 2 credits however indicates greed on someones part. It is a file I downloaded from Audible. No CD's, packaging or any other hardware that adds cost. So when I see a price of 2 credits I wonder why this book costs more then 99% of the other books on Audible? If not for that issue the overall rating would be 5 credits.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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