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Sunny

library technician & reader of speculative fiction: alternate realities, cyberpunk, fantasy, science fiction, steampunk, time-travel, etc.

Listener Since 2009

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  • A Beautiful Friendship: Star Kingdom, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1054)
    Performance
    (933)
    Story
    (934)

    Stephanie Harrington had always expected to be a forest ranger on her homeworld of Meyerdahl until her parents relocated to the frontier planet of Sphinx in the far distant Star Kingdom of Manticore. It should have been the perfect new home - a virgin wilderness full of new species of every sort, just waiting to be discovered. But Sphinx is a far more dangerous place than ultra-civilized Meyerdahl, and Stephanie's explorations come to a sudden halt when her parents lay down the law: no trips into the bush without adult supervision!

    brendanstallard says: "Wow, Weber hits the target."
    "Nice YA Science Fiction"
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    Would you listen to A Beautiful Friendship again? Why?

    Yes. I thought it was a really original story with good narration.


    Which character – as performed by Khristine Hvam – was your favorite?

    Stephanie Harrington, the protagonist. She was very believable as a character, and had interesting development.


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

    Definitely, but I usually can't.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Hunger for the Infinite: A Galactic Center Story

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 46 mins)
    • By Gregory Benford
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    Overall
    (464)
    Performance
    (406)
    Story
    (406)

    A Hunger for the Infinite, which first appeared in Robert Silverberg's Far Horizons anthology, is a novella that takes place in the universe of "The Galactic Center Saga", detailing a galactic war between mechanical and biological life. Here, the pilots had made it to True Center in order to destroy something, anything, important to the Mechs, but Paris had something else on his mind. A story of the Mantis, and the decline of humans beginning in 3600 AD.

    Michale says: "Haunting"
    "Don't get this if you have a weak stomach."
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    Would you try another book from Gregory Benford and/or Robin Sachs?

    Maybe, depending on the content.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Gregory Benford again?

    Maybe, depending on the content.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Robin Sachs’s performances?

    Sure, the narration was fine.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disgust. Though the story intrigued me, it was much too gory for me to handle.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Howl's Moving Castle

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Diana Wynne Jones
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    Overall
    (1119)
    Performance
    (882)
    Story
    (890)

    A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and ALA Notable and Best of the Year in Young Adult Fiction, Howl's Moving Castle is by acclaimed fantasy writer Diane Wynne Jones amd was transformed into an Academy Award nominated animated motion picture by Hayao Miyazaki. On a rare venture out from her step-mother's hat shop, Sophie attracts the attention of a witch, who casts a terrible spell transforming the young girl into an old crone.

    Elisa says: "Howl's Moving Castle is Amazing!"
    "My favorite listen!"
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    Of all the audio books I've purchased on audible, this is my absolute favorite. The story is magical, inventive, original, and enthralling from beginning to end, and the narration does it justice. Sophie is such a likable character, and over time you begin to see why Howl is awesome, too. I wish there were more. This is the author's masterpiece. I also recommend seeing Miyazaki's Anime interpretation of this story, though it deviates toward the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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