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Ken

Forest Grove, Oregon, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Calculating God

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1710)
    Performance
    (1126)
    Story
    (1139)

    In this Hugo-nominated novel, an alien walks into a museum and asks if he can see a paleontologist. But the arachnid ET hasn't come aboard a rowboat with the Pope and Stephen Hawking (although His Holiness does request an audience later). Landing at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the spacefarer, Hollus, asks to compare notes on mass extinctions with resident dino-scientist Thomas Jericho.

    Ione says: "Interesting book, very enjoyable narration"
    "Calculating God-- wow"
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    What did you love best about Calculating God?

    It was interesting, thought provoding (over and over again), creative and captured my interest right away. I found myself wondering what new idea or concept he would introduce next.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Calculating God?

    There were so many. Perhaps when the main character considered his options for extending his life.


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis and Robert J. Sawyer – was your favorite?

    My favorite character was probably Hollis. Robert uses our visiting Alien to easily introduce many new ideas and ways of looking at things. I love getting to know him (her :) and all of her human / non-human qualities.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The final moments when Holis and the main character go their separate ways I realized


    Any additional comments?

    Sawyer does a wonderful job of educating (with interesting facts and observations) and also creates a mileau in which we find ourselves somewhat confortably questionning many, perhaps long held, assumptions about god, evolution, other forms of life. This book was so interesting, creative, stimulating and full of rich and varied feelings that my wife and I plan to listen to it again.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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