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Steve

I am immortal. I have inside me blood of kings. I have no rivals. No man can be my equal.

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  • Bottom of the 33rd: Hope and Redemption in Baseball's Longest Game

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Dan Barry
    • Narrated By Dan Barry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (65)

    On April 18, 1981, a ball game sprang eternal. What began as a modestly attended minor-league game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings became not only the longest ever played in baseball history, but something else entirely. The first pitch was thrown after dusk on Holy Saturday, and for the next eight hours the night seemed to suspend its participants between their collective pasts and futures, between their collective sorrows and joys....

    Amazon Customer says: "If This Were Fiction . . ."
    "The people who were there."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Only to baseball fans. This book is not too kind to the uninitiated. But to those who love the game, this is a great get. You will hear about the longest game and how it relates to other games, feats, and players.You will hear about the hard work and the heartbreak of trying to make it to the majors.And You will hear about the spirit and attitude of Pawtucket.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bottom of the 33rd?

    The book does a great job of making you feel the players fatigue and frustration. At one point, it seems like the game is finally going to end, but it comes to nothing and the game has to keep going.


    What aspect of Dan Barry’s performance would you have changed?

    Overall nothing. A little too Just-The-Facts for my taste; but then again this is Baseball, so meh.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Is anybody still with us?


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  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23174)
    Performance
    (14508)
    Story
    (14659)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "it's just a game..."
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    Where does Ender's Game rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Number One! Easy.


    What other book might you compare Ender's Game to and why?

    I haven't read that many books, so for now I will have to say Hunger Games. The sad, heart-gripping stories of kids taken from their parents, forced to grow up early to survive the "game" that the adults built for them.


    What about Stefan Rudnicki and Harlan Ellison ’s performance did you like?

    All of them did great work. The emotions were palpable through the recording. Even the goofy future slang the kids used felt genuine. "Let's freeze these bugger-lovers."


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cried. Cried, cried, cried. Tried not to cry on the public bus. They put this kid through hell, and I'm right there with him.


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