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Thomas

Tangstedt, Germany | Member Since 2004

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  • God Is Not Great: The Case Against Religion

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christopher Hitchens
    • Narrated By Christopher Hitchens
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (79)

    With robust clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which Hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope's awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix. God Is Not Great marvels at the possibility of society without religion.

    Mark says: "God is not great is great"
    "If only he didn't read it himself"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Christopher Hitchens and/or Christopher Hitchens?

    Yes, but only if the author doesn't read it.The book is good, the arguments, while not new, well founded in quotations and facts. Interesting and sometimes new (to me) details.


    What didn’t you like about Christopher Hitchens’s performance?

    Sorry, but the man can't read. Slurry, hard to understand, monotone that makes you sleepy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Theorem

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Arthur C. Clarke, Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (65)

    The historic collaboration between Frederik Pohl and Arthur C. Clarke is both a momentous literary event and a fittingly grand farewell from the great visionary author of 2001: A Space Odyssey

    This is a story of one man's mathematical obsession, a celebration of the human spirit and the scientific method, and an intellectual thriller in which humanity, facing extermination from all-but-omnipotent aliens, must overcome differences of politics and religion and come together or perish.

    Mark says: "Good but not Clarke's Best"
    "Boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Last Theorem?

    Old men telling a story about what they imagine to be how young people live, interspersed with their egomanical views on how to "save the world".


    Has The Last Theorem turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mark Bramhall?

    He did ok.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Last Theorem?

    Most everything. All the "happily living along in Sri Lanka" stuff.


    Any additional comments?

    The worst book by Clarke I know. By far. All of his old ideas mixed into one book, in a boring story with very little "science fiction".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I Am Number Four: Lorien Legacies, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Pittacus Lore
    • Narrated By Adam Kaplan
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    John Smith is not your average teenager. He regularly moves from small town to small town. He changes his name and identity. He does not put down roots. He cannot tell anyone who or what he really is. If he stops moving those who hunt him will find and kill him.But you can’t run forever. So when he stops in Paradise, Ohio, John decides to try and settle down. To fit in. And for the first time he makes some real friends. People he cares about – and who care about him.

    Rebecca says: "Listen to a sample before you buy"
    "Nice idea, bad execution"
    Overall

    The plot idea is nice, and the writing starts out nice enough, but it really falls off towards the end. All the action scenes are clumsy, many don't make sense. Also - something I dislike in movies, too - the plot only goes forward because the main character behaves exceedingly stupid. Not a great listen, I'm afraid.

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