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Jasen

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United States | Member Since 2010

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  • Clockwork Fairy Tales: A Collection of Steampunk Fairy Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Stephen L. Antczak, James C. Bassett
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik, Kaleo Griffith, Robertson Dean, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Red Shoes", New York Times best-selling author K. W. Jeter's "La Valse" forges a fable about love, the decadence of technology, and a gala dance that becomes the obsession of a young engineer - and the doom of those who partake in it. In "You Will Attend Until Beauty Awakens", national best-selling author and John W. Campbell Award winner Jay Lake tells the story of Sleeping Beauty - and how the princess was conceived in deception, raised in danger, and rescued by a prince who may be less than valiant.

    Saud says: "Magical"
    "Enjoyed the creative science"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It was a fun listen. If you like Victorian age technology with cogs and animatrons, you'll love this book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hellhole

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (366)
    Performance
    (257)
    Story
    (258)

    Only the most desperate colonists dare to make a new home on Hellhole. Reeling from a recent asteroid impact, tortured with horrific storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and churning volcanic eruptions, the planet is a dumping ground for undesirables, misfits, and charlatans…but also a haven for dreamers and independent pioneers. Against all odds, an exiled general named Adolphus has turned Hellhole into a place of real opportunity for the desperate colonists who call the planet their home.

    Dan says: "Very Good Series Intro"
    "A good beginning"
    Overall

    This first in the series is a good start for a lengthy epic. The characters are all flawed, but that is the point of this world and Hellhole is a great exploration into the depths of political betray and intrigue and the traps that the upper eschalon's of society often face. The author has a good understanding of world building. My only complaint is that the end leave me hanging a bit too much and I would have liked to had a better resolution for at least one of the loose ends.

    The native life on Hellhole is intriguing and I'm looking forward to seeing where their story is going. As to the royalty of the core worlds, they deserve their fate and I think this is a great analysis of a decaying civilization.

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