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daniel

la mesa, CA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Alif the Unseen

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By G. Willow Wilson
    • Narrated By Sanjiv Jhaveri
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (109)

    In an unnamed Middle Eastern security state, a young Arab-Indian hacker shields his clients — dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and other watched groups — from surveillance and tries to stay out of trouble. He goes by Alif — the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, and a convenient handle to hide behind.

    Nick says: "Entertaining and insightul"
    "So many Catholic fanatics seem to hate this book"
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    Would you listen to Alif the Unseen again? Why?

    well probably not. it ain't Samuel Beckett


    What other book might you compare Alif the Unseen to and why?

    This type of underdog computer hacker story reminds me a lot of Ernest Clines Ready Player One


    What about Sanjiv Jhaveri’s performance did you like?

    He provided a clear voice that was strong and seperated the characters well


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

    All of the muslim religion stuff was cool and unique. As i am a recovering catholic I've been exposed to a lot of Catholic dogma and I didn't know much about muslim religion, this provided a fun overview of the magical realism of Islam


    Any additional comments?

    I can't understand people who say a book is terrible because its muslim propaganda. I picked this book up to spite those close minded prejudice people and was pleasantly surprised in how much I enjoyed it. Forget the nay sayers who are anti anything that isn't jesus centric, or are American brainwashed. I don't read to be closeminded and perpetuate ignorance. Pick this book up! especially if you like underdog adventure stories and don't mind a bit of the fantastical. Plus it provides some crazy good insight about close minded Americans and enlightens you to different philosophical views while still remaining a page turner. That says something. Trust me it ain't for stupid people

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Leviathan Wakes

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By James S.A. Corey
    • Narrated By Jefferson Mays
    Overall
    (1907)
    Performance
    (1698)
    Story
    (1697)

    James S.A. Corey delivers compelling SF that ranks with the best in the field. In Leviathan Wakes, ice miner Jim Holden is making a haul from the rings of Saturn when he and his crew encounter an abandoned ship, the Scopuli. Uncovering a terrifying secret, Jim bears the weight of impending catastrophe. At the same time, a detective has been hired by well-heeled parents to find a missing girl, and the investigator’s search leads him right to the Scopuli.

    Ethan M. says: "Fun hard SF action with a blue collar bent"
    "Enjoyable characters"
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    Where does Leviathan Wakes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoyed it. Not my all time fav. But a fantastic space opera


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Miller b far. I love haunted alcoholic cops living by their own since of justice. Space noir hahaha


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

    No it's nineteen hours sometimes I go potty


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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