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E.D. Trimm

A voracious reader/listener with specific requirements for what I read/listen.

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HELPFUL VOTES
10

  • Foundation and Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Larry McKeever
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (332)
    Performance
    (303)
    Story
    (303)

    Councilman Golan Trevize is wondering if he was right to choose a collective mind as the best possible future for humanity over the anarchy of contentious individuals, nations and planets. To test his conclusion, he decides he must know the past and goes in search of legendary Earth, all references to which have been erased from galactic libraries. The societies encountered along the way become arguing points in a book-long colloquy about man's fate, conducted by Trevize and traveling companion Bliss, who is part of the first world/mind, Gaia.

    Jerry says: "Please please re-record with Scott Brick!!"
    "Really? Not necessarily the narrator."
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    I read all the reviews about how the narration was less than satisfactory. But really? I don't think even Scott Brick could have made this book interesting. I don't remember it being so dry and uninteresting on the read, but I read faster than I listen so the story didn't get a chance to get on my last nerve like this audio version did. I can only hope that had Asimov survived, his next Foundation book would have been *much* more interesting and a lot more lively. And that a narrator could be found that didn't read like he was doing a picture book for kindergartners in the media center.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Help

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Kathryn Stockett
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26711)
    Performance
    (13346)
    Story
    (13390)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: The most celebrated performance in all of Audible’s history, The Help has nearly 2,000 5-star reviews from your fellow listeners. We hear the print book’s not bad, either. In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another.

    Jan says: "What a great surprise!"
    "Third read just as good as the first"
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    This was a good book the first time I read it, and the second time, felt the movie was as true to the book as possible, and now I got to listen to it. This audible performance was just exquisite in that the women who performed the narrations were spot on with their dialect and accent -- that Southern accent isn't as easy as some people may think. Though there has been a great deal of controversy over this book, I think the insight it offers in into the other side -- offering the perspective of the black woman in the 50s and 60s waiting on the white woman --- was laid out in a way that it could not fail to open all but the most bigoted and stiff-necked eyes. To know that peoples' lives depended on them swallowing all the garbage the Southerners poured out on the black community, is to understand much better what led to the Civil Rights Movement. And while the "terrible, awful" is truly terrible and awful, that particular white woman more than deserved what she got. It is truly horrifying to know that the black person had no rights and no recourse, that their jobs and indeed their lives rested on the whims of the people they served. It is no wonder that those who could, fled North. A good read, a good watch, and an excellent listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Extinction Machine: The Joe Ledger Novels, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jonathan Maberry
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1074)
    Performance
    (1017)
    Story
    (1008)

    The president of the United States vanishes from the White House. A top-secret prototype stealth fighter is destroyed during a test flight. Witnesses on the ground say that it was shot down by a craft that immediately vanished at impossible speeds. All over the world, reports of UFOs are increasing at an alarming rate. And in a remote fossil dig in China dinosaur hunters have found something that is definitely not of this earth.

    Karen says: "Another Amazing Entry in the Series"
    "Ledger still rocks."
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    Maberry delivers once again in The Extinction Machine. The rock-n-roll action never stops from start to finish and is Maberry's usual gotta stay up to finish this type story. So I was totally pumped to find the first two books in this series, Patient Zero and Dragon Factory, on sale here on Audible. So now I get to listen to the first two books I read before! Ray Porter does an outstanding job on the narration, bringing Joe and the gang to life, and is perfect for the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Long Earth: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated By Michael Fenton-Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (639)
    Performance
    (563)
    Story
    (569)

    The Western Front, 1916. Private Percy Blakeney wakes up. He is lying on fresh spring grass. He can hear birdsong and the wind in the leaves. Where have the mud, blood, and blasted landscape of no-man's-land gone? For that matter, where has Percy gone? Madison, Wisconsin, 2015. Police officer Monica Jansson is exploring the burned-out home of a reclusive - some say mad, others allege dangerous - scientist who seems to have vanished. Sifting through the wreckage, Jansson find a curious gadget.

    colleen says: "A Different Pratchett"
    "A Prachett Book I didn't like??"
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    I never thought I'd find a Terry Pratchett book I didn't like. But I didn't like this one. It was loaded with atheistic philosophy which is fine except when you put an entire bit of narrative in that had absolutely nothing to do with the story line at all. I found the book a depressing and disappointing listen. Narrator was good, story wasn't worth reading to me. Sorry.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful

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