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Alexander Mcconaughey

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Fremont, CA USA | Member Since 2007

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  • Firestar: Firestar Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Michael Flynn
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    Overall
    (163)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (144)

    It is the dawn of the 21st century, and America is in trouble. Public schools breed apathy and ignorance, and politics has become the art of the quick fix. There is one woman, though, who has both the vision and the money to leverage change. Mariesa Gorley van Huyten, heiress to one of the great American fortunes, is determined to bring America, and the rest of the world, back on track. She founds an educational subsidiary in hopes of raising a new, less cynical generation.

    Amazon Customer says: "Slow Rise"
    "Incredible Epic"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Firestar?

    Unbelievably well executed story of humanity beginning to reach for the stars.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ned is a jock pilot who knows what is truly important.


    What about Malcolm Hillgartner’s performance did you like?

    He makes the characters come alive. I feel like I'm standing in a room with them hearing them speak.


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

    It evokes a feeling that we as humanity can truly do anything. It also is a refreshing look on the modern education system with a true grasp of the problems my generation is creating in the modern work force.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Birth of the Dread Remora

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Aaron Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Dave Courvoisier
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    Nathaniel Demming is a midshipman aboard the HMES Remora, the very first ship to go beyond their world’s waters and out into the ether. He and the rest of the crew are ready for adventure, eager to explore the unknown and chart a new course for the rest of their world to follow. But what they find out there will change their lives, and their perspective, forever.

    Alexander Mcconaughey says: "I don't mind books that ignore physics, but..."
    "I don't mind books that ignore physics, but..."
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Sure, it was a fun story, I enjoyed it overall, but it was distracting to have the author incorrectly use physics. I'm not sure if it was intended to try to make the culture more primitive, but a race that lives underwater not understanding how pressure works. (The example is using a lower pressure inside the airlock to prevent things getting in.) Also, the whole time they have gravity on the ship. I could probably have ignored that except they use it in some of the fights.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Aaron Rosenberg? Why or why not?

    I'm not sure, again, the story was good, but it was just hard to enjoy when errors kept popping up. I think the big thing would be having it reviewed before publishing.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not sure


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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