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  • Bowl of Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Gregory Benford
    • Narrated By Zach Villa
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (132)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (117)

    In this first collaboration by science fiction masters Larry Niven (Ringworld) and Gregory Benford (Timescape), the limits of wonder are redrawn once again as a human expedition to another star system is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure half-englobing a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earths…and it’s on a direct path heading for the same system as the human ship.

    LesPaul says: "Nothing Happens... Nothing Happens... Its Over"
    "Sudden ending, leaving you feeling flat"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about Bowl of Heaven?

    Starts off pretty good, then turns into a long drawn out story that leaves you waiting for something to happen.
    Once something starts to build the book just ends, leaving you hanging and wondering why you bothered suffering through the slow drawn out survival story that occupies most of the story.
    Even if a second book is released, I wouldn't bother.


    What could Larry Niven and Gregory Benford have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    have an aim for so there is something to build up to


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Did pretty good job of a long drawn out story


    Any additional comments?

    Lacking in direction and no ending.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10348)
    Performance
    (9847)
    Story
    (9866)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Brian says: "Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped"
    "Loved it, got hooked really quickly"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to The Martian again? Why?

    Probably not I know the ending now


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Martian?

    Just loved the way he kept using duct tape everywhere.


    Any additional comments?

    Just well written, good story, well presented, and I don't want to give anything away about the story, just enjoy it. One of those stories you could listen to from start to stop without a break, if you battery lasts, I had to take a break to recharge.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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