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Randal

Dover, DE, United States

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  • 40 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
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  • Cold as Ice: Cold as Ice, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated By Christine Rendel
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    Twenty-five years ago there was a great interplanetary war in the Solar System. It was a suicidal spasm in which terrible weapons were created and used; in which nine billion people were killed. The rivalries that led to the war are not gone. And a few of those deadly weapons remain - some still orbiting the sun in the debris of destroyed ships, some deliberately placed in storage. Now Cyrus Mobarak, the man who perfected the fusion engine, is determined to bring human settlement to the protected seas of Europa. Opposing him is Hilda Brandt, Europa's administrator.

    Randal says: "Pleasantly surprised!"
    "Pleasantly surprised!"
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    This is Hard SciFi at its best. Cold as Ice is the first of a tight well-written trilogy.

    I've read the Cold as Ice series and was happy to discover the reader did such a good job. I hope they finish the series with the same reader. Good job on a true SciFi classic.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Ganymede Club: Cold as Ice, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Charles Sheffield
    • Narrated By Christine Rendel
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Charles Sheffield returns to the Solar System of his novel Cold as Ice, to spin a tale of the years immediately following the Great War, a horrifying spasm that was over in weeks, but killed half the human race.

    Randal says: "the 2nd of an engageing trilogy"
    "the 2nd of an engageing trilogy"
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    This trilogy concerns the uncovering of a war-crime and [spoiler alert] more

    I really liked the characters in the stories. Especially that of the young eccentric "Bat". The third of the series "Dark as Day" brings it all together. As they finally figured out there was a "war crime.' and how the decide to deal with it.

    The narrator chosen would be better for another story I feel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Wreck of The River of Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Michael F. Flynn
    • Narrated By Dave Giorgio
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    In the days of the great sailing ships in the mid-21st century, when magnetic sails drew cargo and passengers alike to every corner of the Solar System, sailors had the highest status of all spacemen, and the crew of the luxury liner The River of Stars, the highest among all sailors. But development of the Farnsworth fusion drive doomed the sailing ships and now The River of Stars operates in the late years of the century as a mere tramp freighter among the outer planets, and her crew is a motley group of misfits.

    Randal says: "Well crafted & Poignant"
    "Well crafted & Poignant"
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    I really enjoyed this book. I thought is was well-done and its haunted for for days afterward.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Light

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By M. John Harrison
    • Narrated By Julian Elfer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (113)

    In contemporary London, Michael Kearney is a serial killer on the run from the entity that drives him to kill. He is seeking escape in a future that doesn' t yet exist - a quantum world that he and his physicist partner hope to access through a breach of time and space itself.

    Max says: "Utterly Brilliant"
    "Light is a well-crafted weird romp"
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    Would you listen to Light again? Why?

    I'll eventually listening to it again because the language was so rich and the plot so bizzare


    What did you like best about this story?

    The writing was well-crafted ,literate, yet the style was novel.


    Which character – as performed by Julian Elfer – was your favorite?

    The heroine in the tank was interesting; Seria Mau Genlicher, the cybernetically-altered female pilot of a


    Any additional comments?

    This trippy little book introduced me to the author and his works. I'm looking forward to the sequel

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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