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Scott

Wellington, New Zealand | Member Since 2009

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  • I Will Fear No Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Robert A. Heinlein
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    Overall
    (347)
    Performance
    (282)
    Story
    (291)

    As startling and provocative as his famous Stranger in a Strange Land, here is Heinlein’s grand masterpiece about a man supremely talented, immensely old, and obscenely wealthy who discovers that money can buy everything.

    Lisa says: "Not Heinlein's best - but still good"
    "Oh my god, make it stop, MAKE IT STOP"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Robert A. Heinlein and/or Anthony Heald?

    Yes, I love Heinlein, I collect Heinlein, but this storey is dross, his absolute worst.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Robert A. Heinlein again?

    yes, but please avoid this unless your an absolute masochist


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Good Narrator, no problems


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It ended, eventually


    Any additional comments?

    One for the purists only

    5 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Dimension of Miracles

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated By John Hodgman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (535)
    Performance
    (494)
    Story
    (493)

    Dimension of Miracles is a satirical science fiction novel first published by Dell in 1968. It's about Tom Carmody, a New Yorker who, thanks to a computer error, wins the main prize in the Intergalactic Sweepstakes. Tom claims his prize before the error is discovered and is allowed to keep it. However, since Tom is a human from Earth without galactic status and no space traveling experience, he has no homing instinct that can guide him back to Earth once his odyssey begins - and the galactic lottery organizers cannot transport him home.

    Author Ronda Del Boccio says: "Hilarious! - Could have been written this year"
    "Painful and a struggle to get through"
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    Performance
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    Would you try another book from Robert Sheckley and/or John Hodgman?

    No, not certain that i will, this has put me off.


    What was most disappointing about Robert Sheckley’s story?

    I came to this next after Ready player one and Outlander, expecting high things. It just doesn't work for me, its painful, and a drag to get through.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I'm not familiar with John other than he is a PC advert, so perhaps I dont have an ear for his work.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It was short, thank goodness.


    Any additional comments?

    I like HHGTTG, and hard sci Fi, Heinlein, Asimov etc, this just didn't kick off at all for me, sorry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outlander

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14878)
    Performance
    (9252)
    Story
    (9127)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: An all-time Audible favorite that mixes historic fiction, adventure, and romance with one of the most fascinating literary devices: time travel. Outlander introduces an exhilarating world of heroism and breathtaking thrills as one woman is torn between past and present, passion and love. In 1945, former combat nurse Claire Randall returns from World War II and joins her husband for a second honeymoon. But their blissful reunion is shattered....

    Lulu says: "The Reason for the Existence of Audio Books"
    "Enjoyable, Indeed I'm going onto Book 2 now"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Outlander rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'm into hard Sci Fi so not the top of my list


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Outlander?

    (SPOLIER - The part where she nearly went back to the present but changed her mind and went back to Jamie.


    Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favorite?

    Claire


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Love across the ages


    Any additional comments?

    I am an aficionado of Time Travel, so picked this up hoping there would me more, Paradoxes etc. There isnt, she goes back and has a life. It was good though but a bit mills n Boon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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