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James

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  • Burning Chrome

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By William Gibson
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Dennis Holland, Kevin Pariseau, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (154)

    William Gibson's dark visions of computer cowboys, bio-enhanced soldiers of fortune, and hi-tech lowlifes have won unprecedented praise. Included here are some of the most famous short fiction and novellas by the author of Count Zero and Neuromancer.

    Darwin8u says: "Anticipates Gibson's later, great Cyberpunk novels"
    "Don't waste your money."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Some one out there might enjoy these shorts but they are not my idea of enjoyable. For me they have no depth. If you enjoy abstract art you may like these stories.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Shadow of Saganami

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (404)
    Performance
    (290)
    Story
    (290)

    The Star Kingdom has a new generation of officers! And this elite group hand-picked and trained by Honor Harrington herself is going to be needed immediately, as their first assignment turns out to be more dangerous than anyone expected. What was supposed to be a quiet outpost, far from the blazing conflict between the Star Kingdom of Manticore and the People's Republic of Haven has actually been targeted by an unholy alliance between the slaveholders of Manpower.

    Jean says: "The Shadow of Saganami"
    "Really good story line. Some minor flaws."
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    If you could sum up The Shadow of Saganami in three words, what would they be?

    Story line is same as other authors but still a good listen. I question the reason for making the Masons ( Masonic body ) part of the bad guys. Can't help but wonder if he "David Weber " is anti mason minded? I hope not but will watch his future novels to see if this point continues.


    What other book might you compare The Shadow of Saganami to and why?

    Several Space Military books all run about the same story line. Several use x and xx rated sections which detracts from the story line.


    Have you listened to any of Jay Snyder’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He's really good and gives a better than average performance here.


    Any additional comments?

    This one is easy to follow and does not jump around to much.

    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
    (5929)
    Performance
    (5524)
    Story
    (5523)

    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"
    "A little out there"
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    This one is rather good. Not liostened to any other of hiswork but plan on listening to more of his work

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition (A Full Cast Production)

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris, Daniel Oreskes, Ron McLarty, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4937)
    Performance
    (4435)
    Story
    (4460)

    First published in 2001, American Gods became an instant classic, an intellectual and artistic benchmark from the multiple-award-winning master of innovative fiction, Neil Gaiman. Now discover the mystery and magic of American Gods in this 10th anniversary edition. Newly updated and expanded with the author's preferred text, this commemorative volume is a true celebration of a modern masterpiece by the one, the only, Neil Gaiman.

    Michael says: "New to Neil"
    "Not that good."
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    Did not like this one. My brother selected it for me and i thought it would be a lot better than it is
    I hope his other works are better

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Gentle Brush of Wings: A Free Short Story from Defining Moments

    • UNABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By David Niall Wilson
    • Narrated By Basil Sands
    Overall
    (571)
    Performance
    (476)
    Story
    (474)

    Defining Moments is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated collection by author David Niall Wilson. The story "The Gentle Brush of Wings", first published in this collection, won the Bram Stoker Award for short fiction.

    David says: "Lepidopterists need love, too"
    "Not my cup of coffee"
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    I bought this selection on a whim...and now i regret it . For me its not that interresting. I did not finnish it and feel that i wasted my money. This is a good reason to listen to the samples audible provides with each selection. I skipped this and now regret it. My fault not theirs...

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Ice Dragon

    • UNABRIDGED (48 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Maggi Meg Reed
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (68)

    The ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember.

    Clarissa says: "Too short for the cost"
    "G. R. R. Martin and Dragon's make a good listen"
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    George R R Martin has alway writen a good story. The Ice Dragon makes another good listen.
    I enjoy longer more involed story lines better than short stories. How ever Ice Dragon is a very fine short listen. Give it a try.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Rebellion: Star Force, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1905)
    Performance
    (1739)
    Story
    (1747)

    Rebellion is the turning point in the great interstellar war between all living creatures and the machines. Star Force is on the side of the machines...but for how long? In the third book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs learns just what kind of war Earth is caught up in. At the mercy of the Macros, his marines fight against new alien races, big and small. They battle the innocent and the vile alike, until their situation becomes grim. Rebellion is a military science-fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson.

    Amazon Customer says: "Awesome,and original."
    "Rebellion brings it together."
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    B. V. Larson's Rebellion book 3 in the Star Force Series Pulls the story line from books 1 & 2
    together yet leaves you wanting more. Very good ballance of action and Sci-Fi. I plan to buy the rest of the series as they are developed. Best series I've listen to sence i've listened to Fred Saberhagen's Berserker series. Mark Boyett does an exceptional performance in this series.
    Hope he stays with it..........

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Extinction: Star Force, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2244)
    Performance
    (2047)
    Story
    (2054)

    In the second book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has another bad year. The Nano ships have a new mission--one that sentences their pilots to death. Meanwhile, the governments of Earth want to steal Star Force's Nano technology for their own. Worst of all, Earth has made a promise to the Macros, and the machines are coming to collect.

    Andrew says: "The Kyle Rigs Show"
    "Book 2 Just as good as Book 1"
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    B. V. Larson does it again.... Book 2 held my attention just as strongly as book 2. Anyone that is a space Sci-Fi fan will enjoy this series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Swarm: Star Force, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3664)
    Performance
    (3355)
    Story
    (3365)

    Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

    Lamonica Johnson says: "If Micheal Bay Wrote a Sci-Fi Novel..."
    "Epic stellar Story"
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    Extreamly well writen and performed story. I've listened to the first three books and really enjoyed each . Could not waight to listen to the next installment. Looking forward to book 4.
    Star Force series is a major hit for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Third Option

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By Armand Schultz
    Overall
    (585)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (159)

    When diplomacy has failed and military intervention is deemed inappropriate, our leaders often turn to a silent and dark community for results. This is a course of action not always taken by wise and honorable men. In certain circles it is known as "the third option."

    Paul says: "Wanted more"
    "Flynn Does it again"
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    Verry good listen. You should listen to the others first, to get the story line. Its more interresting
    that way

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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