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Robert

Hightstown, NJ, USA

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  • Empire: The Empire Duet, Part 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (779)
    Performance
    (213)
    Story
    (216)

    Orson Scott Card is a master storyteller, who has earned millions of fans and reams of praise for his previous science-fiction and fantasy works. Now he steps a little closer to the present day with this chilling look at a near-future scenario: a new American Civil War. The American Empire has grown too fast, the fault lines at home are stressed to the breaking point, and the war of words between Right and Left has collapsed into a shooting war.

    Andrea says: "Good pace, weak premise"
    "Great Premise, Fair Delivery"
    Overall

    This is kind of like a politically-oriented Crichton novel, just not as well thought out or written. I like the premise of a "new civil war", but it's execution is fair at best. Many of the characters are stereotypes -- and cardboard ones at that -- and there are holes in the plot large enough to drive a few "mechs" through. (Read the book and you'll get the reference>)

    That said, I still basically enjoyed to book. The plot moves along fairly quickly, some of the stereotypes are spot on, and Card does make one really consider the impact of overheated political rhetoric.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Dust

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Jacqueline Druga
    • Narrated By Jacqueline Druga
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    Without warning the United States is invaded and attacked. The result: World War III. In the sanctity of her shelter, Joanna Collins reconciles her life on the pages of a notebook. In doing so, she gains the determination to discover what has become of those she loves in a world that has turned to dust.

    Robert says: "Painfully Amateurish"
    "Painfully Amateurish"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Don't waste money on this like I did. It features overwrought writing and a laughable plot that has a secret Chinese-Israeli alliance launching a surprise nuclear attack on the US -- targeting three warheads for Pittsburgh! -- and a "nuclear cloud" that sends temperatures plummeting to 50 degrees below zero (but only for a few days!)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Prayers for the Assassin

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Robert Ferrigno
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Seattle, 2040. The Space Needle lies crumpled. Veiled women hurry through the busy streets. Alcohol is outlawed, replaced by Jihad Cola, and mosques dot the skyline. New York and Washington, D.C., are nuclear wastelands. Phoenix is abandoned, Chicago the site of a civil war battle. At the edges of the empire, Islamic and Christian forces fight for control of a very different United States.

    Paul says: "An excellent thriller"
    "Couldn't Be Worse"
    Overall

    Absolutely horrid. Don't waste your money. Cliched, one-dimensonal characters, predictable plot, vapid writing. I'm still kicking myself for wasting a credit on this garbage.

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful

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