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P. Dever-Reynolds

Penny

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  • The Creative Fire: Book One of Ruby's Song

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Brenda Cooper
    • Narrated By Yetta Gottesman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Ruby Martin expects to spend her days repairing robots while avoiding the dangerous peacekeeping forces that roam the corridors of the generation ship the Creative Fire. The social structure of the ship is rigidly divided, with Ruby and her friends on the bottom. Then a ship-wide accident gives Ruby a chance to fight for the freedom she craves.

    P. Dever-Reynolds says: "If only it had been half it's length"
    "If only it had been half it's length"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about The Creative Fire? What did you like least?

    The idea was the best part. The totally-teen, endless worship was the worst.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    What ending? Just a teaser for the next book.


    Was The Creative Fire worth the listening time?

    No.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Daedalus Incident

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Michael J. Martinez
    • Narrated By Kristin Kalbli, Bernard Clark
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (59)

    Mars is supposed to be dead. Bizarre quakes are rumbling over the long-dormant tectonic plates of the planet, disrupting its trillion-dollar mining operations and driving scientists past the edges of theory and reason. However, when rocks shake off their ancient dust and begin to roll seemingly of their own volition carving canals as they converge to form a towering structure amid the ruddy terrain, Lt. Jain and her JSC team realize that their routine geological survey of a Martian cave system is anything but. The only clues they have stem from the emissions of a mysterious blue radiation, and a 300-year-old journal that is writing itself.

    Ethan M. says: "I wanted to love this more, but still solid..."
    "I tried, but what sloppy poppycock"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Daedalus Incident?

    The so-called science was ludicrous, and so was the magic.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Michael J. Martinez again?

    No.


    What three words best describe Kristin Kalbli and Bernard Clark ’s performance?

    Well, they were trying, too.


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

    It sounded like it would be interesting, but was poorly realized.


    Any additional comments?

    I want to swap this dreck!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Barrayar: A Vorkosigan Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
    (1065)
    Performance
    (587)
    Story
    (589)

    In the wake of interplanetary war, former commander Cordelia Naismith has deserted her own planet to marry the leader of the defeated enemy, Aral Vorkosigan. On his home planet of Barrayar, two rival factions are eyeing the recently vacated throne, and Aral, recently appointed Regent of Barrayar by the Emperor on his deathbed, must stand between them. Lord and Lady Vorkosigan, Aral and Cordelia struggle to establish stability in a fragile government thrown into confusion by the transition of power.

    Karen S. Coyle says: "Lois Bujold always delivers!"
    "My favorite, of the whole Vorkosigan series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Barrayar to be better than the print version?

    yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    it's often surprising, and funny, and gives great insight into the characters, with lots of action, too


    What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

    great with the voices, the pacing ... making the book even better, without putting his performance in the forefront.


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    I've read them all, and the audio versions are even better than print.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Healing: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Jonathan Odell
    • Narrated By Adenrele Ojo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (57)

    Mississippi plantation mistress Amanda Satterfield loses her daughter to cholera after her husband refuses to treat her for what he considers to be a “slave disease.” Insane with grief, Amanda takes a newborn slave child as her own and names her Granada, much to the outrage of her husband and the amusement of their white neighbors. Troubled by his wife’s disturbing mental state and concerned about a mysterious plague sweeping through his slave population, Master Satterfield purchases Polly Shine, a slave reputed to be a healer.

    Dream says: "I am a HEALER too"
    "Interesting, needed editing, irritating narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Healing the most enjoyable?

    The story


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Adenrele Ojo?

    Anyone who does not emphasize the adverbs instead of the most important words


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

    didn't matter


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    Overall
    (1708)
    Performance
    (945)
    Story
    (947)

    In this Hugo-winner from Connie Willis, when too many jumps back to 1940 leave 21st century Oxford history student Ned Henry exhausted, a relaxing trip to Victorian England seems the perfect solution. But complexities like recalcitrant rowboats, missing cats, and love at first sight make Ned's holiday anything but restful - to say nothing of the way hideous pieces of Victorian art can jeopardize the entire course of history.

    Amazon Customer says: "Sci-fi Comdey of Manners"
    "Laugh-out-loud wonderful!"
    Overall

    I've read the book, and I still enjoyed this audio version. It's even a thought-provoking study of time travel.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful

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