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Timothy

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  • Moby Dick

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Herman Melville
    • Narrated By William Hootkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (207)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (140)

    "Call me Ishmael." Thus starts the greatest American novel. Melville said himself that he wanted to write "a mighty book about a mighty theme" and so he did. It is a story of one man's obsessive revenge-journey against the white whale, Moby-Dick, who injured him in an earlier meeting. Woven into the story of the last journey of The Pequod is a mesh of philosophy, rumination, religion, history, and a mass of information about whaling through the ages.

    Jessica says: "Excellent, EXCELLENT reading!"
    "Hast thou seen the White Whale?"
    Overall

    Although Melville can be long winded, this narrator makes the trip worth it. Great listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • PhiLOLZophy: Critical Thinking in Digestible Doses

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Chrissy Stockton, Sarah Heuer
    • Narrated By Theresa McCarthy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (395)
    Performance
    (349)
    Story
    (355)

    A popular question in philosophy is "How do I know I exist?" That seems really boring, though. How about, "How can I use logic to get over my ex?" If you really love wisdom, you love it in all situations - you don't need to be spoon fed unsolved problems in philosophy, because you're already analyzing the US Weekly you’re reading or your kinda significant other. Sarah Heuer and Chrissy Stockton are writers living in Minneapolis who are determined to do something more interesting with their philosophy degrees than talk about dead white guys.

    John B. Hayes says: "The Worst Example of Critical Thinking I've Seen"
    "TRASH"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I guess these days anyone can get published. I am so glad that this one was a free offer from Audible or I would be seriously upset for the waste of money as well as my time listening to this garbage.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21940)
    Performance
    (13375)
    Story
    (13513)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Simply Great"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book does not drag although you might want to take Ender across your knee a few times for being a petulant little brat. The story gives a probable account of a possible future and the misunderstandings that may occur with first contact. How we as a species will not just lay down, but will go to any length to survive even if it means damaging our little children.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sharpe's Triumph: Book II of the Sharpe Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (469)
    Performance
    (217)
    Story
    (219)

    The paths of treachery lead Sharpe's company to join the army of Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, to take on the Mahratta horde. Sharpe must survive the carnage and live to tell the tale of what will be remembered as one of the greatest battles of the 19th century.

    Don says: "Great story - Poor narration quality"
    "Skips present in recording"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I don't think they checked the transfer from CD or vinyl. There are two places where the narration skips like an old scratched record. Otherwise, the story is excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • H.M.S. Surprise: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    Overall
    (692)
    Performance
    (324)
    Story
    (328)

    At the opening of his third novel in an ongoing adventure series by Patrick O'Brian, Jack Aubrey is cruising off Cape Sicie when his friend Stephen Maturin (more serenely situated in Sussex) is informed of the Board's decision regarding Aubrey's prize money, taken after victorious engagement with a Spanish squadron at Cape Santa Maria. The money, five million pieces of eight, is not, as is the custom of war, to be divided among the crews of the four victorious vessels.

    Bob says: "A pleasure to listen to"
    "Long winded narrator"
    Overall

    While I enjoy these books I decided to change narrators. Big mistake. Tull draws out the narrative too much. I'm going back to Vance.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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