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Geoff

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada | Member Since 2005

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  • The Moral Lives of Animals

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Dale Peterson
    • Narrated By Sanjiv Jhaveri
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    Wild elephants walking along a trail stop and spontaneously try to protect and assist a weak and dying fellow elephant. Laboratory rats, finding other rats caged nearby in distressing circumstances, proceed to rescue them. A chimpanzee in a zoo loses his own life trying to save an unrelated infant who has fallen into a watery moat.

    Douglas says: "Read This Book Along With One..."
    "The Moral Lives of Animals is to long"
    Overall

    The Moral Lives of Animals
    Interesting topic but this book could have been much better at half the length.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mark Twain
    • Narrated By Elijah Wood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2526)
    Performance
    (2004)
    Story
    (1990)

    A Signature Performance: Elijah Wood becomes the first narrator to bring a youthful voice and energy to the story, perhaps making it the closest interpretation to Twain’s original intent.

    James says: "Worthy "signature" premiere"
    "Great audio book"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Great audio book with excellent performance from Elijah Wood. I would recommend this book to anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5734)
    Performance
    (5347)
    Story
    (5346)

    Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

    Paige says: "Not his Wheal-house"
    "Good book went places i was not expecting"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Excellent writing and great performance from Wil Weaton. A great listen with some unexpected twits.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Towers of Midnight: Wheel of Time, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (38 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5688)
    Performance
    (3373)
    Story
    (3403)

    The Last Battle has started. The seals on the Dark One’s prison are crumbling. The Pattern itself is unraveling, and the armies of the Shadow have begun to boil out of the Blight. The sun has begun to set upon the Third Age. Perrin Aybara is now hunted by specters from his past: Whitecloaks, a slayer of wolves, and the responsibilities of leadership. All the while, an unseen foe is slowly pulling a noose tight around his neck....

    Jacob says: "Doesn't wrap as nicely as Gathering Storm"
    "Long winded too much dialog not enough story"
    Overall

    Should have been one book not three. The main story get lost in this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Science Matters: Achieving Science Literacy

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Robert M. Hazen, James Trefil
    • Narrated By Fred Sanders
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (225)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (96)

    These 18 lucid essays on chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy and biology will help listeners comprehend today's science news.

    Joshua says: "Everything I thought I knew, brilliantly told."
    "disappointed"
    Overall

    This was a uninteresting read.
    I recommend The Logical Leap for something similar but with better narrative.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • 61 Hours: A Jack Reacher Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Lee Child
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (2516)
    Performance
    (1255)
    Story
    (1247)

    A tour bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces. If she's going to live long enough to testify, she'll need help. Because a killer is coming to Bolton, a coldly proficient assassin who never misses.

    Gustavo says: "Make sure you have time before you start"
    "boring"
    Overall

    Should be titled stuck in bad weather for 61 hours.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1966)
    Performance
    (1149)
    Story
    (1151)

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has a talent for guiding readers through the mysteries of outer space with stunning clarity and almost childlike enthusiasm. This collection of his essays from Natural History magazine explores a myriad of cosmic topics. Tyson introduces us to the physics of black holes by explaining what would happen to our bodies if we fell into one; he also examines the needless friction between science and religion, and notes Earth's status as "an insignificantly small speck in the cosmos".

    Lind says: "Well written and well read"
    "egocentric"
    Overall

    The author is a bit long winded and egocentric.

    1 of 13 people found this review helpful

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