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Daniel

CRANSTON, RI, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • Foundation and Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1039)
    Performance
    (692)
    Story
    (694)

    The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are one of the great masterworks of science fiction. Unsurpassed for their unique blend of nonstop action, daring ideas, and extensive world-building, they chronicle the struggle of a courageous group of men and women to preserve humanity's light against an inexorable tide of darkness and violence.

    Lynwood says: "Masterpiece"
    "Dissappointing"
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    Very slow and boring, with a long drawn out plot that was extremely predictable. After listening to Foundation, I was very disappointed by this sequel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mote in God's Eye

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By L J Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3565)
    Performance
    (2054)
    Story
    (2078)

    The Mote In God's Eye is their acknowledged masterpiece, an epic novel of mankind's first encounter with alien life that transcends the genre. No lesser an authority than Robert A. Heinlein called it "possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read".

    J. Rhoderick says: "A great read!"
    "Epic, entertaining, but confusing performance."
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    Great story, but the overlapping voices were difficult to keep track of at times. Got a little slow in the middle, but all around a great epic sci-fi tale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ringworld

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Larry Niven
    • Narrated By Tom Parker
    Overall
    (2556)
    Performance
    (1265)
    Story
    (1284)

    Welcome to Ringworld, an intermediate step between Dyson Spheres and planets. The gravitational force created by a rotation on its axis of 770 miles per second means no need for a roof. Walls 1,000 miles high at each rim will let in the sun and prevent much air from escaping. Larry Niven's novel, Ringworld, is the winner of the 1970 Hugo Award for Best Novel, the 1970 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and the 1972 Ditmars, an Australian award for Best International Science Fiction.

    Kennet says: "Genuinely Creative"
    "Loved It... can't get enough"
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    Larry Niven is amazing, his stories are like crack to me, I can't believe I only discovered him last year. I found a discarded copy of A World Out of Time, picked it up out of curiosity, and couldn't put it down. Tom Parker does an great job with character voices, not too over the top cheezey, but diverse enough to make things interesting. I'm just finished listening to The Protector (also excellent, though I would listen to Ringworld first) and am about to listen to both of them, as well as the second Ringworld book, over again because they were so good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By John J. Ratey
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
    Overall
    (2422)
    Performance
    (1483)
    Story
    (1464)

    Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.

    Kathleen says: "Spark"
    "Enlightening"
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    I'm an educator, as well as someone who has struggled with many of the emotional imbalances that Dr. Ratey talks about in his book. It was so exciting to hear all the scientific evidence that he has gathered on this topic. If you are someone who finds logical arguments very motivating, but have always had trouble convincing yourself to sacrifice time in your busy schedule for exercise, you need to listen to this book. I have already recommended it to 3 of my closest friends. It will change the way you think about learning, medicine, and happiness.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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