I've listened to this audiobook several times. There is so much going in this story, I can turn it on at any point, and just listen for hours.
Left for dead when his crew is forced to suddenly abort the mission, astronaut Mark Watley pits his formidable intelligence against everything the red planet throws at him.
Plenty of hard science for those like me who regularly read science fiction, but really, it doesn't matter if you're not used to reading science fiction. The characters usually explain what's happening.
The audiobook contains quite a lot of humor, and the narrator handles it beautifully. Very well done!
I have over 450 books in my Audible library, and this book is one of my top 10 reads of all time.
But if you don't like profanity, please don't buy the book, you wouldn't enjoy it.
So freakin' listen to it already!!!
This is very entertaining audiobook and well narrated. If you enjoy science fiction, I think you'll like this book. It contains plenty of action, with pretty well developed characters.
That said, it is much better than the movie, and I can't recommend the movie at all.
Any fan of thoroughbred horse racing will love this book. This is a very popular book on horse racing, and deservedly so. Few books describe a horse race so vividly, no others so beautifully.
This book will tell you everything about Secretariat, something about the history of thoroughbred racing in American, and much about his owner/breeder, his trainer and his jockey.
If you are even a casual fan of horse racing you will enjoy this book. Don't shy away because you think it will be dry, or that it might contain too much history that you won't like. It is beautifully written, and very well narrated.
This edition contains an epilog read by William Nack himself.
I am a big fan of Alan Cumming the author, and I loved this audiobook where he narrates his own novel.
I liked the overall story but rated it down somewhat for the all the drug use. I know that people use drugs, but at times this story felt like that was was all that was going on.
I highly enjoyed the fact that this was a story where gay characters can have a happy ending.
This dramatization of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere features many wonderful performances, the very best being that of James McAvoy. If you are a fan of Gaiman and/or McAvoy, don't miss this! One caution, some of the characters, especially the lead played by James McAvoy have heavier Scottish and English accents which may challenge American listeners.
This audiobook is probably more for those into character development than action. I bought this because I'm a fan of Euan Morton's narration, and that is the best part of this audiobook to me. Morton again is a marvel and who knew, he can even sing!
This is a phenomenal story. I read a book or two a week and listen to audiobooks hours every day and this is my favorite book in years. A thinking person's horror story. If you are a history or literature buff, you should check this out. If you somehow have missed it this long, do yourself a favor - listen to it! Read it! Do both, I did!
I listen to audiobooks hours every day, and this is one of my absolute favorites. The reading/performance by Euan Morton is absolutely phenomenal. He was very good as Paul in the Dune books, I think it was 2 books, but on those I think he was limited to just the one character. He is superb with this book! We need more Morton!
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