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Christopher Barton

I'm a politically conservative, technologically inclined, open-minded, all American citizen of this great terrestrial ball we call home. I keep my head in the clouds, I love Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels but I keep my feet on the ground, I stay informed on news and current events, and I love the fact that I can still form and express my own opinions in this great nation we call The Untied States.

SHREVEPORT, LA, US | Listener Since 2008

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  • 19 reviews
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  • 238 titles in library
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  • Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By E. L. James
    • Narrated By Becca Battoe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13570)
    Performance
    (11044)
    Story
    (11674)

    When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

    Kd says: "Really 2.5"
    "Fifty shades of HELL YES!!"
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    Story

    I downloaded Fifty Shades of Grey because I was curious from all the hype surrounding this story. It's not my usual genre of listening but the more I listened, the more I enjoyed the story. Anastasia Steele is the kind of woman a man dreams of but rarely finds. She's highly intelligent, innately good-hearted, awkwardly innocent, passionately affectionate, and optimistically unjaded. Listening to Becca Battoe tell the story, she suddenly becomes Anastasia as you listen and that's a rare quality in a narrator. The way she speaks and the was she phrases her sentences, Ms. Battoe captures the emotion expressed in the words of the book. The story is excellently written and gives the listener an opportunity to take an uninhibited, uncensored look into the heart and mind of a proper, intelligent young woman while she falls in love for the first time. Love before she's had her heart broken and trampled on by some other guy. Love before she puts up a wall around her heart and decides that showing her love exposes a weakness that will be taken advantage of. It breaks my heart thinking of her and how this is bound to end up but it also gives me hope that maybe one day, I'll find an Anastasia of my own. Great book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Titan: Gaean Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By John Varley
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    Overall
    (229)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (93)

    John Varley's monumental trilogy - Titan, Wizard, and Demon - has achieved cult status, hailed as a modern triumph of the imagination by critics and fans. It begins with humankind's exploration of a massive satellite orbiting Saturn. It culminates in a shocking discovery: the satellite is a giant alien being. Her name is Gaea. Her awesome interior is mind-boggling - because it is a mind. A mind that calls out to explorers...and transforms all who enter.

    Ted says: "A good if dated SciFi Story"
    "I am a fan of the entire series!"
    Overall

    I started from book one and followed through all the way to the end. The story kept my attention and I could not take the headphones off. A very good read!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Wizard: Gaean Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 1 min)
    • By John Varley
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (44)

    One of the greatest science-fiction epics ever written, John Varley's Titan, Wizard, and Demon comprise a groundbreaking trilogy that will live forever. Human explorers have entered the sprawling mind of the alien Gaea. Now they must fight her will. For she is much too powerful. And definitely insane....

    thomas says: "The Whole Series is Great"
    "I am a fan of the entire series!"
    Overall

    I started from book one and followed through all the way to the end. The story kept my attention and I could not take the headphones off. A very good read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Demon: Gaean Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By John Varley
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (48)

    Titan, Wizard, and Demon have enthralled a generation of readers with adventure, humor, horror, and dazzling imagination. Now, in the epic conclusion of John Varley's masterpiece, the satellite-sized Gaea has gone completely insane. She has trapped humans in her mind. She has transformed her love of old movies into monstrous realities. She is Marilyn Monroe. She is King Kong. And she must be destroyed.

    Doug D. Eigsti says: "And Now for Our FEATURE PRESENTATION"
    "I am a fan of the entire series!"
    Overall

    I started from book one and followed through all the way to the end. The story kept my attention and I could not take the headphones off. A very good read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Illuminatus! Part I: The Eye in the Pyramid

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Robert Shea, Robert Anton Wilson
    • Narrated By Ken Campbell, Chris Fairbank
    Overall
    (188)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (73)

    The Illuminati, an inside joke? The lunatic fringe? Or a vast conspiracy hidden for centuries, unleashing it's power on a naive, defenseless world? It was the lousy luck of Saul Goodman, a tough, streetwise New York detective, to smell the trail in a bombed-out office - the heavy case he'd always dreaded. In a breakneck race against an awesome deadline, Goodman plunges down the trail of the ultimate conspiracy as the days fall away toward Apocalypse.

    David R. Gemmer says: "Over the Top and Proud of It"
    "Very Strange"
    Overall

    I got this book because of an interest in the Illuminati. I found that it was just a bunch of stories being told in flashback and the book was kind of confusing. The narrator's voice will really irk you at the beginning but if you can stand to get through the book I found I kinda liked it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Altered Carbon

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Richard K. Morgan
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3101)
    Performance
    (1326)
    Story
    (1334)

    In the 25th century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

    Jake Williams says: "Altered Carbon"
    "A shorter book in pages but very tall in tale!"
    Overall

    I liked the cover of the book and the summary of the story and had some extra credits so I thought "What the heck?" and got it. I enjoyed the story and the authors use of imagery to bring me right into the story. A very good read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Mark R. Levin
    • Narrated By Adam Grupper
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (925)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (248)

    Conservative talk radio's fastest-growing superstar is also a New York Times best-selling phenomenon: the author of the groundbreaking critique of the Supreme Court, Men in Black, and the deeply personal dog lover's memoir Rescuing Sprite, Mark R. Levin now delivers the book that characterizes both his devotion to his more than 5 million listeners and his love of our country and the legacy of our Founding Fathers.

    Roy says: "Shifted My Point of View"
    "A MUST READ BOOK!!!"
    Overall

    I found this book very informative about the conservative movement and where our country is headed. I would recommend everyone get this book no matter your party affiliation.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lucifer's Hammer

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2815)
    Performance
    (1498)
    Story
    (1510)

    The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....

    DJM says: "Good story from front to back"
    "A very good read!"
    Overall

    I got this book on a whim and figured it was an Audible Frontiers book I might like it. I DID! I found the story very engrossing and could not put the headphones down. I would highly recommend this book to others

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • V for Vendetta

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Steve Moore
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (508)
    Performance
    (299)
    Story
    (294)

    Imagine a Britain stripped of democracy, a world of the not-too-distant future in which freedom has been surrendered willingly to a totalitarian regime which rose to power by exploiting the people's worst fears and most damning weaknesses.

    John says: "Visceral Vindictive Vicarious Vicissitudes?"
    ""V" Freedom Forever"
    Overall

    I first saw the movie and loved it. I got the book and it seemed to follow the same story line so I enjoyed the book as well. A very good read

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Elantris

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Jack Garrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3605)
    Performance
    (2138)
    Story
    (2172)

    Legendary science fiction author Orson Scott Card calls Brandon Sanderson a writer to watch, and Publishers Weekly says his debut is "outstanding." Once the godlike rulers of the capital of Arelon, the inhabitans of Elantris have been imprisoned within themselves, unable to die after the city's magic failed years ago. But when a new prince falls victim to the curse, he refuses to accept his fate.

    Garry says: "Don't miss this one!"
    "Wonderful Selection"
    Overall

    This story was great. It used its characters to display honor, courage, chivalry, and love. You can never have too much of either of those. It was a love story for a sci-fi fan

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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