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John

Sayre, OK, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • A Desert Called Peace: Carrera, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Tom Kratman
    • Narrated By James Fouhey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (119)

    He raised an army against those who took everything from him. They should have picked their enemies more carefully. Five centuries from now, on a remarkably Earthlike planet that is mankind's sole colony in space, religious fanatics called the "Salafi Ikhwan" have murdered the uncle of former colonel Patrick Hennessey. That was their first mistake, because uncle was rich and Hennessey was rather a good colonel. But they also murdered Hennessey's wife, Linda, and their three small children, and that was their worst mistake for she was the only restraint Hennessey had ever accepted.

    John says: "Good Listen!"
    "Good Listen!"
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    Took a chance on this one being I was not familar with the author. Overall this was very enjoyable. I will grant that the writer used events from our real world history in the plot but that is okay. What he did with them is what matters. Am looking forward to the next installment in the series.

    Recommended!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • When the Gods Aren't Gods: The Theogony, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Chris Kennedy
    • Narrated By Craig Good
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (74)

    Lieutenant Commander Shawn 'Calvin' Hobbs and his special forces platoon just returned from a three-month mission to the stars. The technology they brought back will help with the Earth's defense, but it won't be enough to hold off the alien menace headed their way. Although they made it back alive, they returned without any new allies or help in building the fleet necessary to ensure the Earth's survival. They've got to go back.

    John says: "A fun read"
    "A fun read"
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    An enjoyable listen with just enough humor to keep it light and entertaining. Recommended for anyone with a taste for military si fi.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I, Robot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1882)
    Performance
    (827)
    Story
    (849)

    They mustn't harm a human being, they must obey human orders, and they must protect their own existence...but only so long as that doesn't violate rules one and two. With these Three Laws of Robotics, humanity embarked on a bold new era of evolution that would open up enormous possibilities, and unforeseen risks.

    Herb says: "Forget the violence - Read this one for the humor"
    "Timeless Classic"
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    I would be the first to state that the tech and social norms are dated (not so much when I first read these as a young teen though). If you are looking for stories about cutting edge tech and so on then this is not for you. If you are looking for brilliant writing and still reverent ideas then this is well worth the time. Buy and enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dragons of Dorcastle Part 2: The Pillars of Reality, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    The Mechanics and the Mages have been bitter rivals, agreeing only on the need to keep the world they rule from changing. But now a Storm approaches, one that could sweep away everything humans have built. Only one person has any chance of uniting enough of Dematr behind her to stop the Storm, but the Great Guilds and many others will stop at nothing to defeat her.

    John says: "Fun Listen"
    "Fun Listen"
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    Been a Jack Campbell fan for a long time. Did not know what to expect from him in this genre but was pleased with this. Looking forward to the next volume.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Plague Ship

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Andre Norton
    • Narrated By Michael Warner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (47)

    Lured by exotic gems and valuable oils, the crew of the space trader Solar Queen landed on the newly discovered planet Sargol only to find their most ruthless competitor there ahead of them. Still, they tried for fair trade, even according to the sly rules of the strangely feline, native Salariki. But after takeoff they found they had a plague on board, the treachery of someone who'd been on Sargol. Although they'd begun to run out of supplies, they couldn't land or they might start an inter-planetary epidemic....

    Margo says: "Glad to see this in audio form"
    "Old School"
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    One good old school story. Do not try to dissect it, just sit back and enjoy! Recommended for listening enjoyment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Case of Conscience

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James Blish
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (35)

    Father Ruiz-Sanchez is a dedicated man - a priest who is also a scientist, and a scientist who is also a human being. He has found no insoluble conflicts in his beliefs or his ethics...until he is sent to Lithia. There he comes upon a race of aliens who are admirable in every way except for their total reliance on cold reason; they are incapable of faith or belief. Confronted with a profound scientific riddle and ethical quandary, Father Ruiz-Sanchez soon finds himself torn.

    Amazon Customer says: "Excellent audio book of a Hugo winning story"
    "Timeless story"
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    Read this a long time ago and found it interesting. This time it is much more engaging. Perhaps it might be that it is because I am a practicing Catholic, but the questions that are raised resonate and interest me. Do get this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deep Space: Star Carrier, Book Four

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (328)
    Performance
    (304)
    Story
    (305)

    Humanity had appeared to fend off the Sh'daar assault once and for all, though they never learned why the alien empire was driven to halt Earth's advancement toward technological Singularity. But in this war of worlds, victory is always elusive. And now a new battle begins. After 20 years of peace, not one but two fragile truces are unraveling. Alexander Koenig, the former Navy commander whose heroics forced the Sh'daar into submission, has won a second term as President of the United States of North America. But pursuing his mandate - sovereignty from the centuries-old Earth Confederation - becomes a risky proposition....

    Anandasubramanian says: "Excellent series and book"
    "The story continues!"
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    Ian Douglas continues to deliver. Picking the story up several years after Singularity he delivers a great story that is well paced and diffuct to put down (or stop listening to). Do not start unless you have time on your hands!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson
    • Narrated By Dan Woren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (548)
    Performance
    (441)
    Story
    (440)

    Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?

    Joshua Kim says: "Pros and Cons of "Why Nations Fail""
    "Different look at things."
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    What struck me was that this book seemed balanced. No doubt many will say that the author has some kind of agenda but I did not get that impression. Yes he is a commited capitalist with liberatian views, but he kept them checked. This is a fresh look at why nations fail, recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Attack of the Theocrats!: How the Religious Right Harms Us All - and What We Can Do About It

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Sean Faircloth
    • Narrated By Sean Faircloth, Richard Dawkins
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (170)

    At no time in history has the United States had such a high percentage of theocratic members of Congress - those who expressly endorse religious bias in law. Just as ominously, especially for those who share the values and views of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, at no other time have religious fundamentalists effectively had veto power over one of the country's two major political parties. As Sean Faircloth argues in this deeply sobering yet highly engaging book, this has led to the crumbling of the country's most cherished founding principle - the wall of separation between church and state.

    A says: "Was expecting more but well worth it"
    "Food for thought."
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    Let me first get this out of the way, I am a committed Catholic. I also firmly beleive what the church teaches and do my best to practice that. I also can not imagine living in a country where there is no seperation between religious and civil law, such as Iran. I also beleive that seperation of church and state is a fundemendal principle that should stand firm. What Faircloth brought to light are disturbing trends in America that anyone watching should notice. What I object to is that he gives scant acknowlagement of the good the Church, Catholic and Protestent, has done while highlighting the scandal that has plaged it recently (and I do wish to point out that it is something we Catholics should be shamed by and pray that it never happens again). Having said that I do agree this is something that has to be countered before we find ourselves living under Christianed Sharia style law.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Pope Benedict XVI
    • Narrated By Dan Woren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (60)

    In 2007, Joseph Ratzinger published his first book as Pope Benedict XVI in order “to make known the figure and message of Jesus”. Now, the Pope focuses exclusively on the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life as a child. The root of these stories is the experience of hope found in the birth of Jesus and the affirmations of surrender and service embodied in his parents, Joseph and Mary.

    Nancy says: "An Insightful Book from a Great Theologian"
    "Clarifies a mysterious time in our Lords life."
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    What stood out for me was not so much what our Lord did as a child but the roles that Mary and Joseph played in his early years. Pope Benedict took what could have easly been a dry, theological work and brings it to life and makes it relevent to all of us. In particular I came away from this short work with a very new impression of Saint Joseph and the role model he provides for all Christian Fathers and indeed any man no mater their faith. A must Read!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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