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Gregory

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  • 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
    (1827)
    Performance
    (1647)
    Story
    (1657)

    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.

    D says: "The beginning- or a plot filler"
    "Not the Best"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The first chapter was horrible. It felt like a soap opera so I almost deleted the book. It got better later in the book so overall it was an ok book.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Each chapter was essentially read by a different narrator. I felt that this was rather jarring and interrupted the flow of the story.


    Was Earth Unaware worth the listening time?

    After the first chapter it was an ok book to listen too.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12702)
    Performance
    (11820)
    Story
    (11827)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Julie W. Capell says: "I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book."
    "Surprisingly Good Listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Ready Player One again? Why?

    If you grew up in the 80's you will want to listen to this book multiple times. Not only was it a surprisingly good listen, but many of the references to 80's culture made me somewhat nostalgic.


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

    I laughed out loud quite a few times, usually when something from the 80's was mentioned that I remembered or it was something that I did when I was a kid.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Reamde

    • UNABRIDGED (38 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Neal Stephenson
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3896)
    Performance
    (3411)
    Story
    (3448)

    Richard Forthrast created T’Rain, a multibillion-dollar, massively multiplayer online role-playing game. But T’Rain’s success has also made it a target. Hackers have struck gold by unleashing REAMDE, a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. They have also unwittingly triggered a deadly war beyond the boundaries of the game’s virtual universe - and Richard is at ground zero.

    ShySusan says: "Not perfect, but worth a listen."
    "Introduced me to audio books"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Reamde to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version


    What about Malcolm Hillgartner’s performance did you like?

    I liked the different voices and the overall performance of the narrator.


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

    This book made me get an audible account and convinced me to try audio books.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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