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Lars

San Mateo, CA, United States | Member Since 2015

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  • Winterfair Gifts: A Vorkosigan Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (949)
    Performance
    (559)
    Story
    (565)

    In the festive season of Winterfair on the planet Barrayar, Lord Miles Vorkosigan is making elaborate preparations for his wedding. The long-awaited event stirs up romance and intrigue among his eccentric family and friends, particularly for bioengineered space mercenary Sergeant Taura and shy, diffident Armsman Roic.

    Amazon Customer says: "Really Enjoyed"
    "Miles"
    Overall

    Lois... Please, please, please...
    Bring us more Miles.
    This is my favorite series, and I have heard them all more than once. Most are on Audible, but keep them comming.
    There are not many books with this mix of action, emotion, and humor. Great Characters that are very memorable from book to book.

    15 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • The Sky People

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By S. M. Stirling
    • Narrated By Todd McLaren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (54)

    Marc Vitrac was born in the early 1960's, about the time the first interplanetary probes delivered the news that Mars and Venus were teeming with life, even human life. Now, in 1988, Marc has been assigned to the US-Commonwealth base on Venus. But there are flies in this ointment - and not only the Venusian dragonflies, with their yard-wide wings....Extravagant and effervescent, The Sky People is alternate-history SF adventure at its best.

    Lars says: "Fun in a wild world...."
    "Fun in a wild world...."
    Overall

    I liked this book.
    It took a while for me to get past the real history that this book (alternated and/or) left from. It is easy to suspend our reality when the story is hundreds of years in the future or in a different galaxy and time. This starts in a bad time for our real world.
    The STORY though has nothing to do with Earth or our reality. It isn't even hard SCI FI. It is closer to a land of the lost story with high tech characters involved. If you listen carefully through the initial disjointed plot lines, they do come together and never let you down.
    I will get the next book in this series when it comes out.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Starswarm

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    Overall
    (560)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
    (211)

    Kip has a secret. A young boy who lives with his uncle at the Starswarm Station research outpost on planet Paradise, he has heard a voice in his head for as long as he can remember. The voice guides him in all his decisions, helping him through situations with useful information and helpful insight.

    L. says: "Genius"
    "Heinlein??? For this book who cares."
    Overall

    I am a Huge fan of Robert Heinlein's books for adult readers.
    After seeing the reviews above comparing this to Heinlein's book, I listened to this book before hearing or reading 'Citizen of the Galaxy' and I really enjoyed it. The story is well written, and half way through, I couldn't put it down.
    This is good Science Fiction. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good listen.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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