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Joseph

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  • Earth Afire

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye, Arthur Morey, Stefan Rudnicki, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1776)
    Performance
    (1610)
    Story
    (1618)

    One hundred years before Ender's Game, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston is the story of the First Formic War. Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a threat. They didn’t believe that until space stations and ships and colonies went up in sudden flame. And when that happened, only Mazer Rackham and the Mobile Operations Police could move fast enough to meet the threat.

    DocJim says: "This is a GREAT adventure Sci-Fi Book. Masterful!"
    "Wait for the next book!"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Lame! Just as much of a be continued as the last one, but this one is slow and totally predictable. Worst book in the whole Enderverse!


    What could Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    A good story doesn't need to be a cliff hanger. Ender's Game was a complete story. The last two books have Not been!


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Narration is fabulous as always.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    It never would be!


    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • An Unwelcome Quest: Magic 2.0, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Scott Meyer
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1997)
    Performance
    (1814)
    Story
    (1809)

    Ever since Martin Banks and his fellow computer geeks discovered that reality is just a computer program to be happily hacked, they've been jaunting back and forth through time, posing as medieval wizards and having the epic adventures that other nerds can only dream of having. But even in their wildest fantasies, they never expected to end up at the mercy of the former apprentice whom they sent to prison for gross misuse of magic and all-around evil behavior.

    Chris says: "Happy to see more, but not as fun as the first two"
    "More of the same"
    Overall
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    Story

    It's as good as the second book.
    I just can't get post how stupid their use of unlimited power is!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Leftovers

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Tom Perrotta
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (751)
    Performance
    (642)
    Story
    (655)

    What if—whoosh, right now, with no explanation—a number of us simply vanished? Would some of us collapse? Would others of us go on, one foot in front of the other, as we did before the world turned upside down?That’s what the bewildered citizens of Mapleton, who lost many of their neighbors, friends and lovers in the event known as the Sudden Departure, have to figure out. Because nothing has been the same since it happened—not marriages, not friendships, not even the relationships between parents and children.

    glamazon says: "The title is the best part"
    "It's like something that..."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    It you just want to read about how the US might deal with a huge mental and emotional trauma, and see how some people go nuts, but mostly life just keeps on going on. Then this book will be great.
    BUT,
    For anyone who likes books to have a plot, or a story, or a conclusion: Do Not Read This!


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    I feel sorry for whatever genre this book is listed under. Because that genre just got worse.


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Kevin is the only non crazy person. But he's spineless, so he doesn't hold people accountable or even try and help them.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • VangoNotes for Microbiology: An Introduction 10/e

    • ORIGINAL (10 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Gerard Tortora, Berdell Funke, Christine Case
    • Narrated By Amy LeBlanc, Mark Greene
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (4)

    You're busy. We get it. With VangoNotes you can study "in between" all the other things you need to get done. VangoNotes gives you the confidence you need to succeed in the classroom. They're flexible; just download and go. And, they're efficient. Use them in your car, at the gym, walking to class, wherever. Get yours today and start studying.

    Joseph says: "Great Review! (Textbook Summary)"
    "Great Review! (Textbook Summary)"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to VangoNotes for Microbiology the most enjoyable?

    *THERE ARE NO ADVERTISEMENTS IN THIS AUDIO DOWNLOAD!*
    There are 28 separate chapters, all about 25 minutes long. They summarize the key points you should have learned in lecturing or by reading the full textbook. After the "Key Points" summary they quiz you to make sure you are getting it. It's a little hard to follow the summary when you're our and about, but don't worry. Just wait until you hit the review questions and if you don't know the answers, go study what you need to learn.


    What other book might you compare VangoNotes for Microbiology to and why?

    Cliff Notes or Spark Notes.


    Which character – as performed by Amy LeBlanc and Mark Greene – was your favorite?

    Amy does summary, then Mark quizzes you.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It's great to listen to a chapter, get all the questions right, then Know that you Know what you should be learning in Micro.


    Any additional comments?

    There is a bad review that bags on Vango. It made me Very reluctant to but this. That review is complete crap. They give you exactly what they say, and they do it Commercial free!! I repeat, There are NO adds!

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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