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Edwin R. Reyes

Macondo

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20
REVIEWS
5
FOLLOWING
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HELPFUL VOTES
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  • Cloud Atlas

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By David Mitchell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Cassandra Campbell, Kim Mai Guest, and others
    Overall
    (3172)
    Performance
    (2371)
    Story
    (2382)

    A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified "dinery server" on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation: the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history.

    Elizabeth says: "thoroughly enjoyed"
    "Book not suited for audio"
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I will buy this book on print to see if I can make heads and tails of it. The book is not suitable for being read to you. They did a good job at the characterization, but still it is way too hard to follow. So hard that is very taxing trying to follow the story, which seems to be a good one. I got the audio book first and could not follow. After watching the movie, I realize that I really wanted this book so I am buying the print version.


    What was most disappointing about David Mitchell’s story?

    Nothing wrong with the story. The audiobook media is not suitable for this book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Could not finish even the first audio file. I think I went through 30% before I had to stop it. It was pure toture.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Anger!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Legion

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3363)
    Performance
    (3046)
    Story
    (3109)

    Stephen Leeds, AKA 'Legion,' is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his 'aspects' are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society.

    Joshua says: "The only flaw..."
    "One of the best SF stories I have read"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Legion to be better than the print version?

    Yes. When Sanderson wrote the book, I don't think he was thinking of printed media. The book reads as if it was intended to be read out loud. Kind of like OSC books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ending. The ending is very captivating.


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    Everything. I felt like I was in the story while he was reading it.


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

    Yes and did. It is short enough and interesting enough.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Crack in Space

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    When a repairman accidentally discovers a parallel universe, everyone sees it as an opportunity, whether as a way to ease Earth’s overcrowding, set up a personal kingdom, or hide an inconvenient mistress. But when a civilization is found already living there, the people on this side of the crack are sent scrambling to discover their motives. Will these parallel humans come in peace? Or are they just as corrupt and ill-intentioned as the people of this world?

    Edwin R. Reyes says: "I can't seem to be able to keep listening"
    "I can't seem to be able to keep listening"
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    Would you try another book from Philip K. Dick and/or Benjamin L. Darcie?

    Of course I would buy another book from PKD. I do not thin Benjamin L. Darcie does it justice. I had to stop listening after 15 mins. I guess BLD is not my cup of tea.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Earth Afire

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, Stefan Rudnicki, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1271)
    Performance
    (1168)
    Story
    (1174)

    One hundred years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston is the story of the First Formic War. Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. They didn’t believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame. And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat.

    DocJim says: "This is a GREAT adventure Sci-Fi Book. Masterful!"
    "OSD is the best"
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    What made the experience of listening to Earth Afire the most enjoyable?

    The voices, all the different voices. It is great to have character with different voices.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It tells the before story. It is always nice to find out how the Ender Universe got started.


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

    No. I really like to spread my listening.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Among Others

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Jo Walton
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (712)
    Performance
    (613)
    Story
    (614)

    Startling, unusual, and yet irresistably readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and SF, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.

    Eoin says: "Subtle Character Piece"
    "Very hard to hear"
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    Would you try another book from Jo Walton and/or Katherine Kellgren?

    Maybe this book is better for reading than hearing. I need to give a try to a printed copy to decide whether I would by a book buy them since hearing it was such a bad experience.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Katherine Kellgren’s performances?

    Katherine Kellgren was so hard to understand that I doubt I'll buy another performance by her.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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