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Paul

Coeur d'Alene, ID, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • The Dreaming Void: Void Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2392)
    Performance
    (1527)
    Story
    (1546)

    AD 3580. The Intersolar Commonwealth has spread through the galaxy to over a thousand star systems. It is a culture of rich diversity with a place for everyone. A powerful navy protects it from any hostile species that may lurk among the stars. For Commonwealth citizens, even death has been overcome.

    Ethan M. says: "Solid Hamiltonian Space Opera"
    "Classic Hamilton."
    Overall

    Hamilton himself has stated that his books aren't for everyone and I'd have to agree. But if you enjoy his style of writing, if you enjoyed Pandora's Star or it's sequel, you're going to love this book. I simply couldn't wait for the next book to be added to Audible. I went straight out and bought the hardcover. (Unfortunately, now I'm going to have to wait for a year or so for him to finish the final book in the trilogy.)

    I highly recommend this book (and author) to any sci-fi fans.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Jim Butcher
    • Narrated By John Glover
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5883)
    Performance
    (5042)
    Story
    (5035)

    When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn't doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn't stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends - and his own soul - Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic....

    Bill says: "Not the best audio book in the series"
    "Not your typical Dresden novel...."
    Overall

    I suspect this novel will be rated slightly lower than other Dresden novels due to it's unique nature. In most Dresden Files novels, Harry is figuring out who did what to whom and throwing power around in his battle against evil. This book is a deviation from that formula as Dresden has far less influence over his environment in this story. Still, it full of Butcher's unique witty prose and plot twists that make his books so enjoyable. And... once again... I can't wait for the next book.

    Go Harry!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • In the Courts of the Sun

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Brian D'Amato
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (37)

    December 21, 2012. The day time stops. Jed DeLanda, a descendant of the Maya living in the year 2012, is a math prodigy who spends his time playing Go against his computer and raking in profits from online trading. His secret weapon? A Mayan divination game---once used for predicting corn-harvest cycles, now proving very useful in predicting corn futures---that his mother taught him.

    Melanie says: "Top of the list for this book!"
    "Disappointing...."
    Overall

    The lead characters were... inhuman. You simply couldn't relate to them. And the science was.... unbelievable. I realize that it's science "fiction" but this would have been far more fitting in a fantasy genre. I simply couldn't suspend my disbelief to that extent... it didn't make sense. And to top it all off, I hated the conclusion as well. I had to make myself finish this one.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Temporal Void: Void Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1890)
    Performance
    (1235)
    Story
    (1247)

    Long ago, a human astrophysicist, Inigo, began dreaming scenes from the life of a remarkable human being named Edeard, who lived within the Void, a self-contained microuniverse at the heart of the galaxy. There, under the beneficent gaze of mysterious godlike entities, humans possessed uncanny psychic abilities, and Edeard's were the strongest of all. Equally strong was his determination to bring justice and freedom to a world terrorized by criminal violence and corruption.

    Ingwe says: "Make Sure you have read the Dreaming Void"
    "My new favorite author...."
    Overall

    I'm glad Mr. Hamilton likes to write because this 2nd book in the void trilogy has placed him at the top of my author list.

    I love the characters, I hate the characters. I love the plot, I hate the plot. His writing pulls me into the story, creating a world I want to live in with characters I wish were real. And once you care about the characters, you care about the story.

    Sci-fi at it's best. Highly recommended.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Susanna Clarke
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    Overall
    (3447)
    Performance
    (1433)
    Story
    (1436)

    English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

    David says: "Hang in there!"
    "Wow."
    Overall

    The book itself is incredible, and the person who reads it is one of the best I've ever heard. Together it is easily the best audio book I've ever listened to. If you're a fan of any magical realm from any writer's imagination, you're going to love this book. And if you're new to this genre, this book may well ruin you for other lesser works.

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • The Worthing Saga

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (804)
    Performance
    (365)
    Story
    (372)

    It was a miracle of science that permitted human beings to live, if not forever then for a long, long time. Some people, anyway. The rich, the powerful, they lived their lives at the rate of one year every 10. Some created two societies: that of people who lived out their normal span and died, and those who slept away the decades, skipping over the intervening years and events. It allowed great plans to be put into motion. It allowed interstellar empires to be built.

    Lisa says: "Early Work of a Master"
    "A very.... human story"
    Overall

    Good sci-fi stories all have one thing in common: they are about us. A good sci-fi story... a good fantasy story... a good fiction story is always essentially about the human experience. Whether it's human nature, human potential, human failings, human strengths...

    What I love most about Card's work is his incredible understanding of the human condition. The setting is just a tool to explore ths. The Worthing Saga is a great example of just that. Card uses this setting to explore so many ideas, from how cultures cause their own downfalls to the deep dark depths of jealousy and hatred.

    Where do you find a balance between happiness and free will?

    If you were God where would you draw the line?

    I loved the book and I give it 4 stars.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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