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Martha

Hartford, CT, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Prelude to Foundation

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (405)
    Performance
    (364)
    Story
    (364)

    It is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who would see him fall - those whom he would destroy if only he could read the future.

    Svenghali says: "Trantor, capital of a galactic empire!"
    "Asimov is eternal"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes but only as part of the series


    What other book might you compare Prelude to Foundation to and why?

    This is part of a series that can be a short (Foundation) series, or a much longer one if you start at I Robot.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Nothing, it's just easier to find time to listen than to read


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

    No


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Remember When (includes 'Big Jack': In Death, Book 17.5)

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
    Overall
    (556)
    Performance
    (410)
    Story
    (417)

    Laine Tavish is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life in the small town of Angel's Gap, Maryland, as the proprietor of Remember When, an antique treasures and gift shop. At least, that's what everyone in Angel's Gap thinks. They have no idea that she used to be Elaine O'Hara, daughter of the notorious con man Big Jack O'Hara. Or that she grew up moving from place to place, one step ahead of the law.

    trish says: "If you've read or listened to Big Jack don't buy!"
    "Interesting premise, interesting story"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, but more if they've read the 17 books before it.


    What other book might you compare Remember When (includes 'Big Jack': In Death, Book 17.5) to and why?

    All the


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    She is amazing, hard to believe all the voices are from one person.


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

    Yes, but I didn't


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Misquoting Jesus

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated By Richard M. Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1887)
    Performance
    (1078)
    Story
    (1080)

    When world-class biblical scholar Bart Ehrman first began to study the texts of the Bible in their original languages he was startled to discover the multitude of mistakes and intentional alterations that had been made by earlier translators. In Misquoting Jesus, Ehrman tells the story behind the mistakes and changes that ancient scribes made to the New Testament and shows the great impact they had upon the Bible we use today.

    R. J. Monts says: "a (mostly) balanced discussion"
    "Very interesting"
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    What made the experience of listening to Misquoting Jesus the most enjoyable?

    It is a scholarly work for the layperson and was understandable and interesting.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are no


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It is a scholarly work, not a novel.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forged: Writing in the Name of God - Why the Bible's Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Bart D. Ehrman
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (423)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (300)

    It is often said, even by critical scholars who should know better, that “writing in the name of another” was widely accepted in antiquity. But New York Times bestselling author Bart D. Ehrman dares to call it what it was: literary forgery, a practice that was as scandalous then as itis today. In Forged, Ehrman’s fresh and original research takes readers back to the ancient world, where forgeries were used as weapons by unknown authors to fend off attacks to their faith and establish their church.

    Robert says: "Good Info"
    "Boring, boring, boring"
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    Would you try another book from Bart D. Ehrman and/or Walter Dixon?

    I have read/listened to other Bart Ehrman books and enjoyed which is why I ordered this.


    Has Forged turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, just Bart Ehrman


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not really. It was very, very repetitious.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Caves of Steel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1022)
    Performance
    (512)
    Story
    (512)

    Like most people left behind on an over-populated Earth, police detective Elijah Baley has little love for either the arrogant Spacers or their robotic companions. But when a prominent Spacer is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Baley is ordered to the Outer Worlds to help track down the killer. Then he learns that he has been assigned a partner: R. Daneel Olivaw. Worse, the R stands for "robot" - and his positronic partner is made in the image and likeness of the murder victim!

    Dionne says: "perfectly executed!"
    "Reading Asimov series first to last"
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    Would you try another book from Isaac Asimov and/or William Dufris?

    Absolutely


    What did you like best about this story?

    The genius of Asimov forecasting the future


    Did William Dufris do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Ok, nothing great.


    Did The Caves of Steel inspire you to do anything?

    Well, it kept me on my quest to the next book in the series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: The Millennium Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stieg Larsson
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17908)
    Performance
    (8107)
    Story
    (8139)

    Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority.

    B.J. says: "Perfect."
    "So happy to finish"
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    Would you try another book from Stieg Larsson and/or Simon Vance?

    This was my third and last. No, not true, my curiosity would probably get the better of me.


    What was most disappointing about Stieg Larsson’s story?

    I get into a series and just go through it but this trilogy was overwhelming. Book one was fine but really books two and three were book two, a very, very, very, very long overdone book two. There is no end to book two; have book three ready when you finish two--it is more a chapter end then a book end. DON'T wait long between book two and book three or I hope you have a really good memory for names. The brief


    Did The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest inspire you to do anything?

    As one who is


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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