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robert

Retired, Diesel Mechanic, System Administrator, scale modeler, motorcycle collector, gardener, Historian, father. on the coast of California.

Lompoc, CA, United States | Member Since 2006

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  • The Fire Engine That Disappeared: A Martin Beck Police Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (54)

    The cunning incendiary device that blew the roof off a Stockholm apartment not only interrupted the small, peaceful orgy underway inside, it nearly took the lives of the building's 11 occupants. And if one of Martin Beck's colleagues hadn't been on the scene, the explosion would have led to a major catastrophe because, for reasons nobody could satisfactorily explain, a regulation fire truck has vanished. Was it terrorism, suicide, or simply a gas leak?

    robert says: "police procedural"
    "police procedural"
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    Where does The Fire Engine That Disappeared rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    you can swap the foreign names for places and people for something from Chicago, and you would think these writers are American Policemen turned fiction writers. it is claimed that all modern police procedural novels stem from this 10 volume set. I can almost believe that!!


    Any additional comments?

    wonderful listen!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A Canticle for Leibowitz

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Walter M. Miller
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (860)
    Performance
    (756)
    Story
    (762)

    Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel and widely considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, Walter M. Miller’s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a true landmark of 20th-century literature—a chilling and still-provocative look at a postapocalyptic future.

    Joel D Offenberg says: "A Classic"
    "Classic"
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    What made the experience of listening to A Canticle for Leibowitz the most enjoyable?

    this is one of the top 5 SciFi books of all time. I have read it many many times. now I get to have someone read it to me!!


    What other book might you compare A Canticle for Leibowitz to and why?

    Foundation, Ringworld, Berserker, Dumarest


    Which scene was your favorite?

    eat food, eat food, if you read it, you know what that means.


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    basically this author was a one shot wonder, the "Horse" was not so good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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