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  • Clean: A Mindspace Investigations Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Alex Hughes
    • Narrated By Daniel May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (583)
    Performance
    (519)
    Story
    (522)

    I used to work for the Telepath’s Guild before they kicked me out for a drug habit that wasn’t entirely my fault. Now I work for the cops, helping Homicide Detective Isabella Cherabino put killers behind bars. My ability to get inside the twisted minds of suspects makes me the best interrogator in the department. But the normals keep me on a short leash. When the Tech Wars ripped the world apart, the Guild stepped up to save it. But they had to get scary to do it - real scary.

    Lisa says: "Some good, Some annoying!"
    "Fun Worldbuilding"
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    If you could sum up Clean in three words, what would they be?

    Sci-fi with personality.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Clean?

    When Adam faces his poison, and decides he wants to be clean.


    What about Daniel May’s performance did you like?

    Really great characterization. Recognizable voices that I could easily tell apart. Good level of emotion. This character goes through a lot, and May portrays it without getting overdamatic or crazy-sounding.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Sections of it were. It was so fast-moving and high emotion that I ended up needing a break sometimes.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought the world building was interesting. In a place without technology, mind-powers are more prevalent. Loved that people were basically afraid of things like cell phones, etc. And she did a great job of maintaining it throughout. Finished it this morning, already downloaded book 2. :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Terminal World

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (761)
    Performance
    (500)
    Story
    (504)

    Spearpoint, the last human city, is an atmosphere-piercing spire of vast size. Clinging to its skin are the zones, a series of semi-autonomous city-states, each of which enjoys a different---and rigidly enforced---level of technology. Following an infiltration mission that went tragically wrong, Quillon has been living incognito, working as a pathologist in the district morgue.

    DAVID says: "This ain't your fathers Alastair Reynolds"
    "Annoying!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book might be better for someone who doesn't need closure.


    Has Terminal World turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but I'm not reading any more by this author for awhile. This book was really dry in parts. I went away and came back to it several times, just to get it finished. (I just can't leave a book unread.)


    What about John Lee’s performance did you like?

    I loved the accents, and he did a great job of making each character sound different. Wonderful!


    What character would you cut from Terminal World?

    I wished that Kaliss and Nimcha had more "screentime." They are amazingly interesting plot devices who never get fully explored as characters. I loved Meroka. I would read a book that was just about her.


    Any additional comments?

    The ending of this book is extremely unsatisfying. Nothing resolves. The characters are left literally hanging. By that point I was *almost* to a point where I didn't care what happened to them, but ... there were just so many promises in this book that never paid off -- Angel society -- I want to know more; really amazing technology -- please show me some that doesn't start crapping out right away; techtomancers can do things -- LIKE WHAT?!? What kind of culture do the skull boys have? What is the origin of Kaliss and Nimcha? Why is Fray so "frayed"? How did Tulwah get that way? NO PAYOFFS!

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