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David

I am a novelist and short story writer.

Hephzibah, GA, USA | Member Since 2008

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  • Flashforward

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1091)
    Performance
    (548)
    Story
    (548)

    A scientific experiment begins, and as the button is pressed, the unexpected occurs: everyone in the world goes to sleep for a few moments while everyone's consciousness is catapulted more than twenty years into the future. At the end of those moments, when the world reawakens, all human life is transformed by foreknowledge.

    Phelix_da_Kat says: "How would you digest the fruits of knowledge??"
    "Excellent Hard SF"
    Overall

    This book was spectacular. I enjoy hard SF, especially stories that begin in contemporary times, and this book did not let me down. Sawyer does a great job at mixing murder mystery with the skiffy (sci-fi) foundation.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Legion

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3278)
    Performance
    (2971)
    Story
    (3031)

    Stephen Leeds, AKA 'Legion,' is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his 'aspects' are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society.

    Joshua says: "The only flaw..."
    "Excellent"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
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    Mr. Sanderson, turn this into a full novel and I will definitely buy it. The novella was excellent, but far too short.

    -- david j.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • WWW: Wake

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy, Jennifer Van Dyck, A. C. Fellner, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1566)
    Performance
    (835)
    Story
    (837)

    Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math - and blind. Still, she can surf the net with the best of them, following its complex paths clearly in her mind. But Caitlin's brain long ago co-opted her primary visual cortex to help her navigate online. So when she receives an implant to restore her sight, instead of seeing reality, the landscape of the World Wide Web explodes into her consciousness, spreading out all around her in a riot of colors and shapes.

    'Nathan says: "Fantastic."
    "A fun, human journey."
    Overall

    Despite the fact the novel is about an AI developing on the web, it is a very human story. Kate's journey was (will continue to be I hope) fascinating, and her character was endearing. I loved it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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