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Ma Hen

Atlanta, GA | Member Since 2013

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  • Farmer in the Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (100)

    Farmer In The Sky is a 1953 science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein about a teenage boy who emigrates with his family to Jupiter's moon Ganymede, which is in the process of being terraformed. A condensed version of the novel was published in serial form in 1950 in Boys' Life magazine (August, September, October, November), under the title "Satellite Scout".

    Katherine says: "A Heinlein Juvenile"
    "Sentimental journey"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    The concept of terraforming and colonizing our solar system. I read this book when I was in my teens - a looong time ago in other words. In my heart I always hoped that these opportunities would be available in my lifetime. How sad that we have the runaway population growth and the hunger that goes along with it, but not the ability to expand our living space - into space.


    Have you listened to any of Nick Podehl’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was written quite a while ago and in some respects has not aged well. But it was written for a Scouting magazine in the vernacular of the time. The concept is more timely than ever. If Heinlein were writing it now I'm sure he would revise some of the technical details but human nature hasn't changed and the motivations of the characters to be pioneers would be much the same, I think.


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

    Not a thing. He sounds just like Bill should.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sheepfarmer's Daughter: The Deed of Paksenarrion, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck
    Overall
    (1189)
    Performance
    (863)
    Story
    (872)

    Refusing to marry a pig farmer and joining the army, even if it means never seeing her family again, Paksenarrion begins an adventure that enables her to restore an overthrown ruler.

    Christopher says: "Intriguing start"
    "Multi-tasking - bane or blessing?"
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    Would you listen to Sheepfarmer’s Daughter again? Why?

    When you listen to an audiobook and knit lace at the same time you will have to repeat both activities. I know this. I am resigned to it.The first time through the series the elves voices drove me crazy. If the reader had been present I might have hurt her. The second time through they didn't bother me nearly as much. And, to be fair, how does a human being reproduce a lilting, singing, nonhuman voice? I have no idea, and so I'm glad I didn't have the opportunity to hurt the reader.Final analysis - I loved the story, the perrformance was better than I would have said had I not messed up the lace pattern so badly. The lace was better the second time too.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • On Basilisk Station: Honor Harrington, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2323)
    Performance
    (1687)
    Story
    (1679)

    Honor Harrington has been exiled to Basilisk station and given an antique ship to police the system. The vindictive superior who sent her there wants her to fail. But he made one mistake: he's made her mad....

    gerry says: "Damn you Steve Gibson"
    "Don't hesitate - dive right in"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would, I have.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Well first, it's just a good story. Second, I get a kick out of the way Weber skewers all of the absurdities of all our governments, political systems, social systems and so on. He spares no one.


    What about Allyson Johnson’s performance did you like?

    At first I thought she made Honor sound like a little girl, but soon realized that Weber intended our heroine to be a "light soprano". Now, of course, with several more novels in the series under my belt, she sounds exactly like Honor should sound.


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

    Yes, and it is a book I listened to more than once.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9587)
    Performance
    (5261)
    Story
    (5336)

    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    Joshua says: "Wonderful production!"
    "Great book - Great narration"
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    What made the experience of listening to Dune the most enjoyable?

    I'm not quite through listening to the entire book. Today I was reading some of the other reviews and realized that I hadn't even noticed the discontinuity of voices that bothered some other listeners. To me the entire performance seems outstanding. The book is one that I've read many times however, and maybe my brain is editing out incongruencies because I already know who's saying what.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Trading in Danger: Vatta's War, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Moon
    • Narrated By Cynthia Holloway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (696)
    Performance
    (382)
    Story
    (386)

    The first of the acclaimed Vatta's War books, the exciting military science fiction series that features a swashbuckling spaceship-captain heroine who mixes commerce with combat.

    L'Aura says: "Highly Recommend"
    "Maybe she wanted to stand out from the crowd?"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would only reccomend this to someone who loves Elizabeth Moon's writing. If you are familiar with her style it's possible to translate the story as you're listening into a semblance of reasonable human conversation and interaction.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Trading in Danger?

    I would certainly persue the series - it will be interesting to see what Moon makes of some of the plot lines. If the rest have the same narrator I'll just buy the printed version.


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

    Why do all the characters sound sarcastic and snide - all the time about everything? Also the narrator has done what I can only describe as the verbal equivalent of walking on stilts. If her intent was to stand out from the common crowd of narrrators she suceeded in her intention at the expense of the book. Certainly I don't think anyone who hears it will ever forget it...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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