You no longer follow Amazon Customer

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Amazon Customer

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Amazon Customer

ratings
18
REVIEWS
6
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
2

  • Outcast Mine

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jamie Craig
    • Narrated By Jack LeFleur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (150)
    Story
    (150)

    There is nothing Aleron Pitre can’t steal, nobody he can’t con and no situation he can’t slip out of until he’s sent to the prison planet Tantoret, where every sentence is death. If the prisoners don’t kill each other, they’ll die slowly and painfully from mining the poisonous drug chojal. Yet Aleron still hopes that he can escape.

    Joseph Lance Tonlet says: "Awesome!"
    "Great Sci-fi story, too much sex"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I acquired this book based on it's sci-fi aspect and did not expect the inter-species homo-erotic aspect. The story here is well thought out and the idea of a prison planet where the guards are as much prisoners as the inmates is an interesting concept. Both of the lead characters are strong well defined characters with interesting backgrounds. This story can stand alone without the erotic romance aspect.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A.I. Apocalypse: Singularity, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By William Hertling
    • Narrated By J. M. Badger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (114)

    Leon Tsarev is a high school student set on getting into a great college program, until his uncle, a member of the Russian mob, coerces him into developing a new computer virus for the mob's botnet - the slave army of computers they used to commit digital crimes. The evolutionary virus Leon creates, based on biological principles, is successful - too successful. All the world's computers are infected.

    Margo says: "Solid and Interesting"
    "realistic and scary"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    As a software engineer I normally hate to read books concerning computers and software but this one is different. This almost 100% plausible and in a couple of years, might transcend the 'almost' word. .


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

    Yes, I wanted to listen to the whole book without stopping. I listen while driving to work, and found myself in the parking lot listening to the book instead of entering the building.


    Any additional comments?

    This is book 2 of a set, but it is a stand alone book. I will go back and read book 1, based on the strength of this book, but book 1 was not necessary to follow this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 2312

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Kim Stanley Robinson
    • Narrated By Sarah Zimmerman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (242)
    Story
    (247)

    The year is 2312. Scientific and technological advances have opened gateways to an extraordinary future. Earth is no longer humanity's only home; new habitats have been created throughout the solar system on moons, planets, and in between. But in this year, 2312, a sequence of events will force humanity to confront its past, its present, and its future. The first event takes place on Mercury, on the city of Terminator, itself a miracle of engineering on an unprecedented scale. It is an unexpected death, but one that might have been foreseen....

    Tamara says: "Monotone narration"
    "another great story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Any additional comments?

    This is another great story from Kim Stanley Robinson which could be, but not necessarily, set in the same universe as the Mars series. I found the plot to be weaker than the Mars books, but the characters were extremely interesting. The story is about events leading up to the year 2312 and involves characters from Mercury, Earth, Venus and Saturn. There are descriptions of the rolling city on Mercury, and really cleaver ways of turning asteroids into cities and what might happen if we could do this. There are thousands of large asteroids out there. If we could hollow them out, we coudl put different environments in each of them. The plot involves people, politics, the way different societies respond to stimuli, and the way youth perceive things as opposed to those with more experience. For example, the sun walkers on Mercury walk along the edge of the sunrise as the planet rotates. Some walk for the glory of the walk, some walk for the excitement of the continuously rising sun, some walk for the beauty, some walk for the challenge. The lead character, Swan, is a sun walker, but her current view is much different than her younger days.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pandora's Star

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4335)
    Performance
    (2637)
    Story
    (2675)

    The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears.

    Devin says: "Great Epic Scifi"
    "Wow, what a story!!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Pandora's Star to be better than the print version?

    Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained comprise an epic tale of our universe after the discovery of wormhole technology, the ability to regenerate our broken bodies, and the discovery of possible hostile aliens. The audio for these two books is over 77 hours of complex, integrate story telling involving many different people on a host of planets who's various stories are woven into a single story about life as it might become.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hyperion

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor, Allyson Johnson, Kevin Pariseau, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4177)
    Performance
    (2669)
    Story
    (2700)

    On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.

    aaron says: "A LESSON in How to Write Smart, Dark, ADULT SciFi"
    "Complex and Intense and Tight"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Hyperion in three words, what would they be?

    Complex Intense Tight


    Any additional comments?

    This is a complex, intense and tightly written story involving many cultures and lifestyles. The story hold together tightly with all parts leading to a conclusion. It does not have a 'feel good' ending, but the bad guys were, at least, stopped. Of course, determining who are the bad guys is quiet a chore.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10515)
    Performance
    (9393)
    Story
    (9367)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Chris says: "Finally, a modern day fantasy that really hits the"
    "knowledge and power and .... fun"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It was great listening to this. The sarcastic lead character takes his business seriously while protecting his friends and poking fun at hypocrisy and the idiosyncratic behaviour of us all. .


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the fun aspects embedded within a serious and complex story.


    What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Listening to the book we can learn how to pronounce Tuatha Da Dannon as well as the names of other Irish gods and some of the gods from other religions


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

    Laugh


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.