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  • Pushing Ice

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (2053)
    Performance
    (1712)
    Story
    (1727)

    2057. Humanity has raised exploiting the solar system to an art form. Bella Lind and the crew of her nuclear-powered ship, the Rockhopper, push ice. They mine comets. And they're good at it. The Rockhopper is nearing the end of its current mission cycle, and everyone is desperate for some much-needed R & R, when startling news arrives from Saturn: Janus, one of Saturn's ice moons, has inexplicably left its natural orbit and is now heading out of the solar system at high speed.

    Jesse says: "Proof that a good story doesn't require a trilogy"
    "Artist has one voice"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The reader


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The artist voices have no separation. Cannot tell when switching between narration and dialog, it all sounds the same. I will not buy another book read by this “talent”


    Did Pushing Ice inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, listen to a different book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Into the Storm: Destroyermen, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2424)
    Performance
    (1618)
    Story
    (1617)

    Pressed into service when World War II breaks out in the Pacific, the USS Walker---a Great-War vintage "four-stacker" destroyer---finds itself in full retreat from pursuit by Japanese battleships. Its captain, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Patrick Reddy, knows that he and his crew are in dire straits. In desperation, he heads Walker into a squall, hoping it will give them cover---and emerges somewhere else.

    Lore says: "It just never grabbed me."
    "performance lacks"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    The recording talent lacks versatility. does not have the depth of characters to bring this too life. sounds forced and fake.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Snow Crash

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5695)
    Performance
    (2992)
    Story
    (3051)

    Neal Stephenson is a blazing new force on the sci-fi scene. With the groundbreaking cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, he has "vaulted onto the literary stage." It weaves virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility - in short, it is the gigathriller of the information age.

    A. Tuck says: "Classic Stephenson"
    "too much religion"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend Snow Crash to your friends? Why or why not?

    The performance was very good, but the religion history was hard to follow. Found myself just waiting for it be over to get back to the action. Hard to pay attention.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis – was your favorite?

    YT


    Any additional comments?

    I was really enjoying this book until it got bogged down in Sumerian and Babylonian religious history.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Warbreaker

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By James Yaegashi
    Overall
    (3140)
    Performance
    (2294)
    Story
    (2313)

    An author whose previous, wildly successful novels have earned him a reputation as fantasy's master of magic, Brandon Sanderson continues to dazzle audiences with this tale of princesses and gods. In this extraordinary world, those who attain glory return as gods. And those who can master the essence known as breath can perform the most wondrous miracles - or unleash the most devastating havoc.

    Robert says: "What's Your god like?"
    "Sanderson is great, Yaegashi...not su much"
    Overall

    This is the 5th book I've had from Sanderson and I do love his stories.
    This had a new reader, James Yaegashi, who does not measure up. Very limited in voices and range of characters. Resorts to sounding like a "valley girl/guy," does not fit into the story.
    Should have stuck with Michael Kramer. He had great range and very distinct voices without being annoying.
    Hope Sanderson brings back Kramer for the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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