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Alex Webb

San Marcos, TX USA | Member Since 2011

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  • Ubik

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Philip K. Dick
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (540)
    Performance
    (335)
    Story
    (343)

    Glen Runciter is dead. Or is everybody else dead? Chip works for Glen Runciter's anti-psi security agency, which hires out its talents to block telepathic and paranormal crimes. But when its special team tackles a big job on the moon, something goes terribly wrong, and Runciter is seemingly killed.

    Darwin8u says: "Safe when read as directed!"
    "A great thriller"
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    I love this book, although I must admit the writing isn't poetry. Also the parodies of a future society, i.e. coin operated doors as slap stick are hilarious interspersed as they are in what is a terse thriller. This book really leans on the red herring as literary device, and after each chapter you get the impression that the book is going in another direction. However, the actual execution of the character's psychic environment and the threat that they face is viscerally rendered, and very memorable. Though the final twist of the book is sort of telegraphed early on, it is surrounded by enough chaff and awesome psychedelic set pieces that it leaves you with a satisfied feeling, rather than one of bored irritation. Maybe the best genre moment in any dirt dozen style thriller book, the vaguely parodic, overly generous character introductions given by the main character in his internal third person limited voice are priceless. Best as a quick read in my opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • It

    • UNABRIDGED (44 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Steven Weber
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5606)
    Performance
    (4251)
    Story
    (4279)

    They were just kids when they stumbled upon the horror of their hometown. Now, as adults, none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.

    Parola138 says: "I thought I was desensitized"
    "I hate this reader"
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    yeah if you like your reader over emoting every meaningless sentence and spending the entire book talking in a phony childs voice for even adult characters, this guy is for you. I however would punch the guy in the face if I ever saw him for making me listen to so many hours of his inane, suspense-less shrieking

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Snow Crash

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6243)
    Performance
    (3479)
    Story
    (3539)

    Neal Stephenson is a blazing new force on the sci-fi scene. With the groundbreaking cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, he has "vaulted onto the literary stage." It weaves virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility - in short, it is the gigathriller of the information age.

    A. Tuck says: "Classic Stephenson"
    "Strong start, weak finish"
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    The sci fi elements are compelling and well rendered. The tech in the book is the center of the show. The biblical/religious themes were tight. Story devolves into a predictable shoot out by the end however, and I lost interest in the characters. Drips with hard to swallow weeaboo style throughout unfortunately. The social critiques of American consumer culture and the 80's/90's corporate mentality, though facile, are entertaining.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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