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  • The Dreaming Void

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Peter F Hamilton
    • Narrated By Toby Longworth

    AD 3580. The Intersolar Commonwealth has spread through the galaxy to over a thousand star systems. It is a culture of rich diversity with a place for everyone. Even death itself has been overcome. But at the centre of the Commonwealth is a massive black hole. This Void is not a natural artefact. Inside there is a strange universe where the laws of physics are very different to those we know. It is slowly consuming the other stars of the galactic core - one day it will devour the entire galaxy.

    Jon Kj?r says: "Complex, fascinating and thrilling"
    "Well written and well performed sci-fi"
    What made the experience of listening to The Dreaming Void the most enjoyable?

    To be honest, I don't usually like far future, all over the galaxy and many races kind of sci-fi. However this one is imaginative enough without too many cliches. Story lines start out loose but nicely merge eventually and the world seems well thought through.
    If I compare it with Hyperion, I enjoyed this one more.
    I'm definitely going for the second book.

    Any additional comments?

    It would be probably even better if I read the previous books of Hammilton, as he often refers back to the events of the Commonwealth saga. It is not necessary however.
    Also some characters are difficult to understand due to their extreme accent, but those are allways minor characters, so it never hurts the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Lies of Locke Lamora

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Scott Lynch
    • Narrated By Michael Page

    They say that the Thorn of Camorr can beat anyone in a fight. They say he steals from the rich and gives to the poor. They say he's part man, part myth, and mostly street-corner rumor. And they are wrong on every count. Only averagely tall, slender, and god-awful with a sword, Locke Lamora is the fabled Thorn, and the greatest weapons at his disposal are his wit and cunning. He steals from the rich - they're the only ones worth stealing from - but the poor can go steal for themselves.

    Tracey says: "Very Entertaining!"
    "Nice and original fantasy"
    Where does The Lies of Locke Lamora rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I listened to several audio books and I would place it to the second place after songs of ice and fire.

    What other book might you compare The Lies of Locke Lamora to and why?

    Somewhat it associates with The Rise of the blue moon. It has a nice sense of humor but not diminishing the seriousness of the story...

    Have you listened to any of Michael Page’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


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

    This is a book that would fulfill that description. I didn't want to interrupt listening.

    Any additional comments?

    Definitely worth it. One of the best fantasy books for me...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: The Incas: Inside an American Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Terence N. D'Altroy
    • Narrated By Terence N. D'Altroy

    The story of the Incas is a powerful one, and their legacy remains a potent influence in the Andes of South America. In this insightful lecture series, Columbia University professor Terence D'Altroy focuses on Inca life at the height of the empire, the society's origins, its military, religion, ruling structure, and finally, the Inca legacy today.

    Ullanta says: "Interesting, comprehensive intro to the Incas"
    "Interesting topic told in a less interesting way"

    Some parts were very interesting, other parts were told in a way that made it difficult to follow. There are also 2 or 3 mistakes in cutting of the audio book, which do not make the material unintelligible, but still, shouldn't be there.
    All in all, it's not a bad audio book, but there are better pieces from Modern Scholar.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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