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Joseph

Cherry Hill, NJ, United States | Member Since 2001

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  • 13 purchased in 2014
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  • Darwin's Children

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Greg Bear
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (74)

    Eleven years have passed since SHEVA was discovered in human DNA, a retrovirus that caused mutations in the human genome and heralded the arrival of a new wave of genetically enhanced humans. Now these changed children have reached adolescence...and face a world that is outraged about their very existence. For these special youths are also ticking time bombs that could exterminate the "old" human race...

    Jim says: "Serious Science Fiction"
    "Enterntaining - Although a little uneven"
    Overall

    This book has an interesting premise. It follows a long line of other titles that have a "Me against the World" theme. It is definitely a good listen since it is well read. I found the book a bit uneven in parts, but that is why they call them unabridged versions.

    3 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Live Free or Die: Troy Rising, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2051)
    Performance
    (1409)
    Story
    (1425)

    When aliens trundled a gate to other worlds into the solar system, the world reacted with awe, hope and fear. But the first aliens to come through, the Glatun, were peaceful traders and the world breathed a sigh of relief.

    MJP_MD says: "Republican Physicists in Space!!!"
    "Great Story. Good Wrting. Heavy Handed politics"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I found this story to be very entertaining especially the first half of the book. The protagonist is interesting and the author places him in some very well designed scenarios. One thing I had to muscle through was the dogmatic conservatism in the story especially towards the end of story. I have read stories that had the opposing bias before so I suppose this isn't unfair. However at times it breaks of the pace of what is otherwise and exciting story with great procedural elements. No room is left for moderates everyone is conservative or a blooming idiot so if you can't stomach that move onto other SF.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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