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Scott

Southfield, MI, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • InterstellarNet: Origins, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Edward M. Lerner
    • Narrated By J. D. Hart
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    Life changes for everyone in general - and for physicist Dean Matthews in particular - when astronomers detect a radio signal from a nearby star. First Contact forces humanity to face hard questions, and do it fast. Every answer spawns new questions. Every solution sets in motion a new and more daunting crisis to challenge Dean, his family - and an expanding number of interstellar civilizations - or generations to come.

    Scott says: "I can't even finish this book"
    "I can't even finish this book"
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    Would you try another book from Edward M. Lerner and/or J. D. Hart?

    I would try other books by this author, and even retry this title if a new narrator was selected.


    What could Edward M. Lerner have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Having Mark Boyett narrate the story.


    Would you be willing to try another one of J. D. Hart’s performances?

    Only after he gets better direction on how to narrate a story.


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

    Anger. I find the subject matter very interesting, but could not follow the story, or who was speaking.


    Any additional comments?

    I even tried slowing the playback to .75, which made it worse. I hope this is reread with another narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Annihilation: Star Force, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1226)
    Performance
    (1142)
    Story
    (1143)

    Kyle Riggs is in for a rough ride. In Annihilation, the seventh book of the Star Force Series, nothing goes as planned. The three fledgling human colonies in the Eden System are beginning to take hold, but the forces threatening to root them out are many. The Crustaceans are calling for help, despite the fact they are the sworn enemies of Star Force. Are they potential allies, or vicious tricksters? And why are the oceans of their world heating up?

    Amazon Customer says: "It could be so much better!!!"
    "The series should have ended much sooner."
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    Performance
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    Would you try another book from B. V. Larson and/or Mark Boyett?

    Yes, and I have.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Another book from this genre.


    Did Mark Boyett do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    As always, yes.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Annihilation?

    The whole book


    Any additional comments?

    This series is a little long in the tooth. I was left with the feeling that Kyle Riggs is an idiot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sub-Human: Post-Human Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By David Simpson
    • Narrated By Ray Chase
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (103)

    Before he was Old-timer, he was Craig Emilson, a young doctor, sucked into military service at the outbreak of World War III. Enlisting to become a Special Forces suborbital paratrooper, Craig is selected to take part in the most important mission in American military history - a sortie into enemy territory to eliminate the world's first strong Artificial Intelligence. The mission is only the beginning of Craig's story, and for the story of humanity as well, as they accelerate towards a world that is post-human.

    thomas says: "Highly Entertaining"
    "The main character did not measure up..."
    Overall
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    What would have made Sub-Human better?

    A main character that behaved more intelligently.


    Has Sub-Human turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What aspect of Ray Chase’s performance would you have changed?

    Nothing


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Sub-Human?

    I would skip the plank sequences


    Any additional comments?

    The main character did not behave intelligently, and he acted too emotional.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Zombie Fallout 7: For The Fallen

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1139)
    Performance
    (1080)
    Story
    (1082)

    Mike is back. The battle with Eliza is past. Now Mike must strike out once again in a desperate race against time as his son and best friend are succumbing to the zombie virus within them. What he does not know is that an old foe hasrisen up and a more insidious threat has emerged to not just the Talbots but all of humanity.

    Teddy says: "Yes! Yes! Yes! AWESOMENESS!"
    "I thought the series was finished. I was wrong!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Zombie Fallout 7: For The Fallen to be better than the print version?

    I'm too busy to read text. Audio books allow me to consume and absorb the content while performing other tasks.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the new direction and back stories.


    Which character – as performed by Sean Runnette – was your favorite?

    Trip was halarious.


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

    Yes, but work and sleep prevented me from doing so.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the next edition.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outer Perimeter

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ken Goddard
    • Narrated By Kevin Kenerly
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    A man of reason and science, Colin Cellars has earned a reputation as a top crime scene investigator. But Cellars finds himself disgraced after a bizarre episode that led to a horrifying shoot-out right in front of his eyes. What Cellars thinks he knows about the victim’s identity - and her death - has plunged him into a deadly search for a killer who may or may not be of this world.

    Scott says: "The story line was very difficult to follow."
    "The story line was very difficult to follow."
    Overall
    Performance
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    What disappointed you about Outer Perimeter?

    The story seemed to jump around. The characters were difficult to keep track of. The ending was not explained well. I only have a general understanding of what the book was about.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure...


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Somewhat, but the story jumped around so much it's difficult to know for sure.


    Any additional comments?

    Better editing, a more clearly defined time line would make this story much better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vaccine Nation

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By David Lender
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Dani North is a filmmaker who just won an award at the Tribeca Film Festival for her documentary, The Drugging of Our Children, a film critical of the pharmaceutical industry. When a pharmaceutical industry vaccine researcher hands her “smoking gun” evidence about the national vaccination program seconds before he’s murdered right in front of her, Dani finds herself implicated and pursued by the police.

    Scott says: "Straight from the lifetime channel"
    "Straight from the lifetime channel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What would have made Vaccine Nation better?

    Elimination of the main characters relationship issues.


    What was most disappointing about David Lender’s story?

    It was difficult for me to listen to the main character's relationship issues, I was expecting an action novel.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The performance was ok...


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Basic plot was interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    This book wasn't for me, but that does not mean others won't enjoy it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The B-Team: The Human Division, Episode 1

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (523)
    Performance
    (473)
    Story
    (476)

    Colonial Union Ambassador Ode Abumwe and her team are used to life on the lower end of the diplomatic ladder. But when a high-profile diplomat goes missing, Abumwe and her team are last minute replacements on a mission critical to the Colonial Union’s future. As the team works to pull off their task, CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson discovers there’s more to the story of the missing diplomats than anyone expected... a secret that could spell war for humanity.

    A Fitts says: "Obumwe said, Eagan said, Wilson said, Rickney said"
    "Grew tired of waiting for more chapters"
    Overall
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    Story
    Where does The B-Team rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The series started off well enough, but I grew tired of waiting for more episodes to come out. The piecemeal release of each episode is how tv networks operate, I don't want the same thing in my books.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The B-Team?

    The first book in the series.


    What does William Dufris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great narration.


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

    My extreme reaction caused me to preorder the whole series.


    Any additional comments?

    After the ninth episode, I canceled the rest. I decided not to put up with having to wait. If a full book is published, I'll be one of the first to order it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Nano

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Robin Cook
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (276)
    Performance
    (233)
    Story
    (235)

    Pia Grazdani, the embattled medical student from Death Benefit, decides to take a year off from her medical studies and escape New York City. Intrigued by the promise of the burgeoning field of medical technology and the chance to clear her head, Pia takes a job at Nano, LLC, a lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology insititute in the picturesque foothills of the Rockies. Nano, LLC is ahead of the curve in the competitive world of molecular manufacturing, including the construction of microbivores, tiny nano-robots with the ability to gobble up viruses and bacteria. But the corporate campus is a place of secrets.

    Gerald says: "First time review"
    "Unfinished"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. I found the main character to be cold and unlikable. All but one of the men in this story were foolish. The doctor friend she met in Co. was my favorite character.


    What aspect of George Guidall’s performance would you have changed?

    George gave a decent performance...


    Do you think Nano needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes, but I probably won't bother with it...


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Fighting to Survive: As the World Dies, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Rhiannon Frater
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    Overall
    (308)
    Performance
    (279)
    Story
    (278)

    Picking up where The First Days ends, Fighting to Survive features the further zombie-killing, civilization-saving adventures of a pair of sexy, kick butt heroines and the men who love them. A hundred or so survivors of the zombie plague have found tenuous safety in the walled off center of a small Texas town. Now the hard work of survival begins - finding enough food; creating safe, weather-resistant shelter; establishing laws; and fighting off both the undead who want to eat them and the living bandits who want to rob and kill them.

    Vanessa says: "OK OK she LIKES both SEXES..MOVE ON ALREADY! JEEZ!"
    "Ok, but a little too "Lifetime Channel" for me"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Rhiannon Frater and/or Cassandra Campbell?

    Read book one and two of the series. Lost interest midway through book two, have no plans to read book three. Just lost interest in the characters.


    If you’ve listened to books by Rhiannon Frater before, how does this one compare?

    Listened to book one of the series, book two seems to go even further into the "Lifetime Channel" realm.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Cassandra Campbell?

    Maybe...


    Could you see Fighting to Survive being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes for the Lifetime channel.


    Any additional comments?

    The story is decent, but the constant talk of feelings and inner struggle is difficult to listen through.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Legion

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3491)
    Performance
    (3153)
    Story
    (3222)

    Stephen Leeds, AKA 'Legion,' is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his 'aspects' are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society.

    Joshua says: "The only flaw..."
    "Great story, eagerly awaiting more."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Legion the most enjoyable?

    The different personalities involved, and what they contributed.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Legion?

    The secret romance, eww.


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    Easy to listen to


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The hole story left me wanting more.


    Any additional comments?

    Please tell me there's more to come...

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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