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Bill

Glenolden, PA, USA | Member Since 2010

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  • Century Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (521)
    Performance
    (398)
    Story
    (396)

    Three hundred years from now, Earth has been rendered uninhabitable due to the technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust. Archaeologist Verity Auger specializes in the exploration of its surviving landscape. Now, her expertise is required for a far greater purpose. Something astonishing has been discovered at the far end of a wormhole: mid-twentieth-century Earth, preserved like a fly in amber.

    DAVID says: "One of John Lee's best performances"
    "I would listen to this one again!"
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    Would you listen to Century Rain again? Why?

    Whenever you get into an Alastair Reynolds book you know you are in for an epic adventure. This is no different. Although it is easy to get a little confused at the beginning, the story will work its way into a delightful tale long before you would even begin to think of giving up.
    Which is always the case for me with his novels. This is why I know that I will enjoy the story even more the second time around, in a few months.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Century Rain?

    Maybe its all my years around SciFi that had prepared me for the possibility, but I was thinking along the lines of a planetary intelligence being behind some of the activities. When that is revealed as being the case, it was done in such a way that really kept me glued.


    Have you listened to any of John Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Whenever I am contemplating a new audiobook, if I see John Lee as the narrator, its a done deal. I could listen to him for a week. Actually, I am sure that I have.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    A one-sitting read for an Alastair Reynolds book would be quite a feat. I listen at work. (I am a general contractor.) Although there are interruptions, this was a book that kept me interested the whole way through. After some distractions, I always backed up so that I wouldn't miss a thing.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book to any SciFi fan.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Endymion

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    Overall
    (1366)
    Performance
    (765)
    Story
    (778)

    Here, Simmons returns to this richly imagined world of technological achievement, excitement, wonder and fear. Endymion is a story about love and memory, triumph and terror - an instant candidate for the field's highest honors.

    David says: "A fine Part II of the Hyperion Cantos"
    "Great Read!"
    Overall

    read this originally a few years ago, and it was great to be able to listen to it at work. Narration is seamless, and doesn't get in the way of the story.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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