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Nicholas

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  • Job: A Comedy of Justice

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Paul Michael Garcia
    Overall
    (209)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
    (133)

    After firewalking in Polynesia, fundamentalist minister Alexander Hergensheimer never saw the world the same. Now called Alec Graham, he was in the middle of an affair with his stewardess, Margrethe, and natural disasters kept following them. First, there was an impossible iceberg that wrecked the ship in the tropics; then, after being rescued by a Royal Mexican plane, they were hit by a double earthquake. To Alex, the signs were clear that Armageddon and the Day of Judgment were near.

    Vincent says: "OK, So I Get The Joke Already..."
    "A bit hard to follow but overall worth a listen"
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    What did you like best about Job? What did you like least?

    I really liked the twist in the plot but it was a but hard to follow until the reveal. Also the the ending was a little confusing.


    Would you recommend Job to your friends? Why or why not?

    I really like Heinlein but this story was pretty different from most of his books. It was still enjoyable and I got to like it more as the story went on.

    Overall it is worth listing to but Heinlein has better books.


    Which character – as performed by Paul Michael Garcia – was your favorite?

    All of the characters were pretty good.


    Do you think Job needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no the story is pretty complete


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Enchantment

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (1369)
    Performance
    (668)
    Story
    (673)

    As one of the most consistently exciting writers to emerge in the last 25 years, Orson Scott Card has been honored with numerous awards, while immersing readers in dazzling worlds only he could create. Now, in Enchantment, Card works his magic as never before, transforming the timeless story of Sleeping Beauty into an original fantasy brimming with romance and adventure.

    Annette says: "Enchanting"
    "Not exactly sleeping beauty"
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    Any additional comments?

    When reading the publishers summery it said that it was a modern day sleeping beauty which I really had no intrest in. However I was pleasantly surprised when I listened to it. Other than a couple points it is a very different and interesting story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Orphans of the Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Eric Michael Summerer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (312)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (186)

    The Jordan Foundation sponsored the Proxima Centauri Expedition in 2119, in attempt to reach the nearer stars of the galaxy. But that was far in the mythic past. The original purpose of the Ship's epic voyage has long been forgotten, and for generations the giant spaceship, lost between the stars, is the only world that the people aboard have known. A strange civilization has evolved, with its own superstitions, savage religion, rigid class structure and mutant outcasts.

    Noe says: "Our world is a spaceship."
    "Pretty good but not very long"
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    Where does Orphans of the Sky rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really like Heinlein so I know some of his books are shorter or longer I am just always disappointed when the short ones are over. If you like his books that are adventures in space then you should like this one. He doesn't really go into all of the sex and religion like he does in some of his books so if you don't like that part of his other books this one should be a pretty safe bet.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Your typical Heinlein space story so it was pretty enjoyable.


    Which character – as performed by Eric Michael Summerer – was your favorite?

    I thought the character Joe-Jim was pretty interesting.


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

    not particularly


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadows in Flight

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card, Scott Brick, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1469)
    Performance
    (1323)
    Story
    (1335)

    At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children--the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth’s scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten - a fading ansible signal speaking of events lost to Earth’s history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity in days to come.

    joshua says: "OSC again conveys his clear insight into humanity."
    "Good to continue the story but it was too short"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed listening to this book so I could see the rest of Bean's story but the story never really took off. There was never really a big climax to the book.


    If you’ve listened to books by Orson Scott Card before, how does this one compare?

    I think his other books are better but if you like the Ender series you should listen to it.


    Could you see Shadows in Flight being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No, the story is much too short.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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