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John

Love my sci-fi and fantasy, but delve into Historical and Biographical.

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  • Daemon

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Daniel Suarez
    • Narrated By Jeff Gurner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6705)
    Performance
    (3758)
    Story
    (3784)

    Thousands of autonomous computer programs, or daemons, make our networked world possible, running constantly in the background of our lives, trafficking e-mail, transferring money, and monitoring power grids. For the most part, daemons are benign, but the same can't always be said for the people who design them.

    Erica says: "Possibly The Best Techno-thriller Ever"
    "Gripping to the end"
    Overall

    I am in IT, so this hits home even more. I thought this was a very intricate and well thought out book and just very well narrated as well.

    Not much I can say other than I neglected my usual podcasts for this gripping book in two days...even at home.

    I absolutely reccommend this one.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stranger in a Strange Land

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2585)
    Performance
    (1158)
    Story
    (1174)

    Stranger in a Strange Land tells the story of Valentine Michael Smith, an earthling born and educated on Mars, who arrives on Earth with superhuman powers and a total ignorance of the mores of man. Smith is destined to become a freak, a media commodity, a scam artist, a searcher, and finally, a messiah.

    Harris says: "A Parable for the Ages"
    "Interesting"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I found the book interesting. When it comes down to it, I don't see why its such a celebrated book. I guess because of the age its an older book. It was fairly revolutionary for its time.

    In the end, it was interesting to read, but I would give it only a 3 stars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rebellion: Star Force, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1681)
    Performance
    (1537)
    Story
    (1544)

    Rebellion is the turning point in the great interstellar war between all living creatures and the machines. Star Force is on the side of the machines...but for how long? In the third book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs learns just what kind of war Earth is caught up in. At the mercy of the Macros, his marines fight against new alien races, big and small. They battle the innocent and the vile alike, until their situation becomes grim. Rebellion is a military science-fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson.

    Amazon Customer says: "Awesome,and original."
    "Interesting, not astounding"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Story - 3
    I found the book interesting as I am a fan of sci-fi/fantasy with space and aliens. I am not a great writer of reviews but the book itself had some parts that fascinated me with logistics and the survival of the main characters of the book, but it over time, would drag on in a diatribe or personal reflection of the mail characters. Now, sometimes these are not a problem in some books, but these tend to be a little more annoying than most.

    Narration - 3
    Now the book's narrator was ok (not great, not bad).

    Overall - 3
    I gave this a 3, as frankly, I consider this about an average story in its writing. The story line is probably a little better but some slow spots tend to drop it down a little.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Conquest: Star Force, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1486)
    Performance
    (1359)
    Story
    (1367)

    Conquest is the next chapter in the great interstellar war between all living creatures and the machines. Star Force must stop the machine invaders once again - but how?

    In the fourth book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has freed Earth from the chains of the Macros - but at what cost? The Macros no longer trust him. He is a mad dog that must be put down - and all Star Force must be stamped out with him. The war expands in this story, and mankind is once again faced with annihilation.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Riggs finally stands his ground"
    "Interesting, not astrounding"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Story - 3
    I found the book interesting as I am a fan of sci-fi/fantasy with space and aliens. I am not a great writer of reviews but the book itself had some parts that fascinated me with logistics and the survival of the main characters of the book, but it over time, would drag on in a diatribe or personal reflection of the mail characters. Now, sometimes these are not a problem in some books, but these tend to be a little more annoying than most.

    Narration - 3
    Now the book's narrator was ok (not great, not bad).

    Overall - 3
    I gave this a 3, as frankly, I consider this about an average story in its writing. The story line is probably a little better but some slow spots tend to drop it down a little.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Empire: Star Force, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1209)
    Performance
    (1118)
    Story
    (1131)

    Kyle Riggs has been away from Earth for a long time.... What’s happening back home? In Empire, the sixth book of the Star Force Series, the story moves in a new direction. Earth falls quiet, and the few reports coming out of the homeworld are increasingly strange. Isolated in the Eden system, Riggs realizes his enemies are forming an alliance against him. Crushed between two monstrous fleets, the last defenders of Star Force must forge their own alliance with the biotic aliens. But which alien race can Riggs truly trust?

    Professor says: "EMPIRE OR COLONY?"
    "Interesting by not astounding"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Story - 3
    I found the book interesting as I am a fan of sci-fi/fantasy with space and aliens. I am not a great writer of reviews but the book itself had some parts that fascinated me with logistics and the survival of the main characters of the book, but it over time, would drag on in a diatribe or personal reflection of the mail characters. Now, sometimes these are not a problem in some books, but these tend to be a little more annoying than most.

    Narration - 3
    Now the book's narrator was ok (not great, not bad).

    Overall - 3
    I gave this a 3, as frankly, I consider this about an average story in its writing. The story line is probably a little better but some slow spots tend to drop it down a little.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Battle Station: Star Force, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1386)
    Performance
    (1279)
    Story
    (1280)

    In Battle Station, Kyle Riggs faces new challenges, new alien fleets, and learns the secrets behind the war he has been fighting for years. In the fifth book of the Star Force Series, the Eden system is in humanity's grasp, but can they keep it? Star Force is weak after a long war, and many yearn to go home. Knowing the machines will return with a new armada eventually, Riggs seeks a more permanent solution. Along the way, worlds are won and lost, millions perish, and great truths are revealed.

    William says: "Non-stop Sci-Fi Action"
    "Interesting but not Astrounding"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    Story - 3
    I found the book interesting as I am a fan of sci-fi/fantasy with space and aliens. I am not a great writer of reviews but the book itself had some parts that fascinated me with logistics and the survival of the main characters of the book, but it over time, would drag on in a diatribe or personal reflection of the mail characters. Now, sometimes these are not a problem in some books, but these tend to be a little more annoying than most.

    Narration - 3
    Now the book's narrator was ok (not great, not bad).

    Overall - 3
    I gave this a 3, as frankly, I consider this about an average story in its writing. The story line is probably a little better but some slow spots tend to drop it down a little.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • War of Honor

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (39)

    No one wanted another war. Thomas Theisman didn't. After risking his life and a fresh round of civil war to overthrow the Committee of Public Safety's reign of terror and restore the Republic of Haven's ancient Constitution, an interstellar war was the last thing he wanted. Baron High Ridge didn't. The Prime Minister of Manticore was perfectly happy with the war he had. No one was shooting anyone else at the moment, and as long as he could spin out negotiations on the formal treaty of peace, his government could continue to milk all those "hostilities only" tax measures for their own partisan projects.

    Maurice says: "Extensively Abridged"
    "I detest abridged versions"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I love the story, but didn't know it was abridged. This is extremely unfortunate as it does not do it justice.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Midway: The Battle That Doomed Japan, the Japanese Navy's Story

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Mitsuo Fuchida, Masatake Okumiya
    • Narrated By Terence Aselford
    Overall
    (325)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
    (133)

    This landmark study was first published in English by the Naval Institute in 1955. Widely acknowledged for its valuable Japanese insights into the battle that turned the tide of war in the Pacific, the book has made a great impact on American readers over the years. Two Japanese naval aviators who participated in the operation provide an unsparing analysis of what caused Japan's staggering defeat.

    Carleton T. Anderson says: "Edge of your seat history"
    "Fascinating to the last"
    Overall

    I was a buff of Midway, but never read a book from the enemies point of view. This changed that. It's full of insights and commentaries about the Japanese military and citizenry. Once more, it helps you see the motivations of the entire national complex, let alone the military.

    I recommend this book if you find Midway a fascinating subject, as it only reinforces the concept of a series of perfect coincidences that benefit one side.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Going Rogue: An American Life

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Sarah Palin
    • Narrated By Sarah Palin
    Overall
    (749)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (152)

    In this eagerly anticipated memoir, Palin paints an intimate portrait of growing up in the wilds of Alaska; meeting her lifelong love; her decision to enter politics; the importance of faith and family; and the unique joys and trials of life as a high-profile working mother. She also opens up for the first time about the 2008 presidential race, providing a rare, mom's-eye view of high-stakes national politics - from patriots dedicated to "Country First" to slick politicos bent on winning at any cost.

    Mike & Jan Geihsler says: "Needed unabridged"
    "Entertaining"
    Overall

    It was what I expected. (aside me supporting or not supporting her in politics, as that does not matter here) I enjoyed the book. She has had an interesting life in my opinion and most people should be able to take a little something home with them.

    Its not a powerhouse of intellectual penmanship, its a light autobiography. I found it interesting to know more about the person, and I think it did that.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • One Second After

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5015)
    Performance
    (3027)
    Story
    (3053)

    Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

    Andy Spooner says: "A page-turner, no doubt, but..."
    "Quite Good"
    Overall

    I enjoyed the book.
    I dont find myself to be a good critic, generally, did I enjoy the book. This was really enjoyable and frightening...

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful

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