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Daniel

I absolutely love listening to books as well as reading print. Audible is crucial to getting through my day.

United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 8 reviews
  • 32 ratings
  • 126 titles in library
  • 13 purchased in 2014
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  • Ender’s World: Fresh Perspectives on the SF Classic Ender’s Game

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card (editor)
    • Narrated By Gabrielle de Cuir, Janis Ian, Arthur Morey, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (67)

    Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game is a science fiction classic. In Ender’s World almost two dozen writers offer new perspectives on the 1985 novel, along with insights gleaned from other Ender stories that fit within the Ender’s Game chronology. In addition, military strategists Colonel Tom Ruby and Captain John Schmitt offer insight into the human-Formic war.

    Matt Z says: "Just let Stefan Rudnicki read... Seriously."
    "It's fine for hardcore fans, otherwise pass it up"
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    This is a pleasant little audiobook about the experience different people had with Ender's Game. It's interested to listen to how some authors learned from the novel, how military members benefitted, and how people reflected on multiple reads. After a while the listen gets a little awkward. It starts to just beat the dead horse on how fantastic Ender's Game is and what a God OSC is in the literary world. I would listen to each essay and then step away for a time or you'll be overwhelmed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

    • UNABRIDGED (12 mins)
    • By Dr. Seuss
    • Narrated By Walter Matthau
    Overall
    (471)
    Performance
    (410)
    Story
    (428)

    The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Whoville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday.

    Stacy Coombs says: "Awesome Grinch"
    "A true classic."
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    This is a timeless story and would be perfect for any person or family to listen to during the holiday season. This audiobook is very pleasing and the narrator makes it a very enjoyable experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Click-Clack the Rattlebag: A Free Short Story Written and Performed by Neil Gaiman

    • UNABRIDGED (12 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    Overall
    (2018)
    Performance
    (1850)
    Story
    (1853)

    "Click-Clack the Rattlebag", a subtle, witty, deceptive little tale, is your Halloween treat from Neil Gaiman and Audible, FREE through October 31. It's not available anywhere else, and for a limited time, each download from Audible benefits educational charities at DonorsChoose.org. Lock the doors, turn off the lights, and enjoy!

    Daryl says: "WHY WHY WHY"
    "An excellent and quick story"
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    Minor spoilers/hints:

    Despite finding this story a little predictable I really enjoyed this story. It's very easy to listen to and could be appropriate for most people/teens. I really enjoyed the subtle descriptions of what was going on as well as the quick immersion into what was clearly a mundane situation turned dangerous. Thank you for narrating this story and providing to charity!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Earth Unaware

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1739)
    Performance
    (1574)
    Story
    (1580)

    The mining ship El Cavador is far out from Earth, in the deeps of the Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto. Other mining ships, and the families that live on them, are few and far between this far out. So when El Cavador’s telescopes pick up a fast-moving object coming in-system, it’s hard to know what to make of it. It’s massive and moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light.

    El Cavador has other problems. Their systems are old and failing. The family is getting too big for the ship. There are claim-jumping corporate ships bringing Asteroid Belt tactics to the Kuiper Belt.

    Keith says: "Earth Unaware is a must listen for Ender fans"
    "A must listen to fans of the Enderverse"
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    This novel fills much of what you are left wanting for in Speaker. It's a bit longer and deeper but that doesn't detract from your enjoyment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadows in Flight

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card, Scott Brick, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1683)
    Performance
    (1512)
    Story
    (1526)

    At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children--the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth’s scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten - a fading ansible signal speaking of events lost to Earth’s history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity in days to come.

    Brittani says: "Great Build Up, and then Just Ends"
    "Rarely have I been so moved"
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    For the time being, what an incredible "conclusion" to the Shadow series (until Shadows Alive comes out). This book brought me to tears. I must read for anyone of the Enderverse.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Darth Plagueis

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By James Luceno
    • Narrated By Daniel Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1631)
    Performance
    (1534)
    Story
    (1532)

    Darth Plagueis: one of the most brilliant Sith Lords who ever lived. Possessing power is all he desires. Losing it is the only thing he fears. As an apprentice, he embraces the ruthless ways of the Sith. Darth Sidious: Plagueis’s chosen apprentice. Under the guidance of his Master, he secretly studies the ways of the Sith, while publicly rising to power in the galactic government, first as Senator, then as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor. as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor.

    Mike Naka says: "couldn't stop listening"
    "As a long time Star Wars fan: Loved it"
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    There is a lot offered in this novel. First of all the narration and effects are very good. It's much more interesting to listen to than many audio books. Sound effects and music from Star Wars movies add much to the book.

    The story is also excellent. There is much in the book for people who have been reading the books for a long time. (For example, even a name like Armand Isard is mentioned). The story is fun and very full of Sith. The back story of Plagueis and Sidious is one that has been a long time coming. I believe that James Luceno, narrated by Daniel Davis, did an excellent job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23162)
    Performance
    (14497)
    Story
    (14646)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Please take the time to listen to this"
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    This is one of those stories that I think everyone needs to listen to. The voice acting is incredible and makes this one of the best novels I have ever listened to. This is the only book I have ever read/listened to that had my jaw on the floor at multiple times, not just the climax of the plot.It's the kind of novel that you wouldn't be able to stop listening to. Remember: The enemies gate is down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Shadow

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, a Full Cast
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4995)
    Performance
    (2933)
    Story
    (2976)

    Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this book, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean, the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters.

    L. says: "Totally Card"
    "An incredible story for anyone"
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    This parallel novel to Ender's Game is an incredible story. It is told with a fantastic cast of voices. The story is enthralling, and while it IS a parallel story it brings so many new elements to that plot that it is a completely new book. You will not feel like you are listening to the same thing. The story of Bean fleshes out the plot of Ender's Game and will only add to your appreciate for the Enderverse.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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