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Londell

DALLAS, TEXAS, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • Foundation

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Isaac Asimov
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2499)
    Performance
    (1828)
    Story
    (1856)

    For 12,000 years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future, to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last 30,000 years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire, both scientists and scholars, and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations.

    Alexander T. McMahon says: "The Foundation Trilogy is a True Classic"
    "DEFINITELY WORTH THE REVISIT"
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    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I just like his style. The rhythm he sets when he reads makes the story all the more engrossing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Jesus: A History

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1561)
    Performance
    (1358)
    Story
    (1376)

    Millions of people have thrilled to best-selling authors Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, works of nonfiction that have changed the way we view history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor details the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. Nearly 2,000 years after this beloved and controversial young revolutionary was brutally killed by Roman soldiers, more than 2.2 billion human beings attempt to follow his teachings and believe he is God.

    christina m. groetzinger says: "Interesting Listening Experience"
    "A fascinating listen!"
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    Any additional comments?

    This book brought the story of the historical Jesus to life; giving in depth background information on the society in which he lived, and the events that lead them. I'd highly recommend it to not only those who are religious, but as a book of history.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dune Messiah

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Katherine Kellgren, Euan Morton, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2336)
    Performance
    (1332)
    Story
    (1352)

    The second Dune installment explores new developments on the planet Arrakis, with its intricate social order and strange, threatening environment. Dune Messiah picks up the story of the man known as Muad'Dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to fruition an ambition of unparalleled scale: the centuries-old scheme to create a superbeing who reigns not in the heavens but among men. But the question is: DO all paths of glory lead to the grave?

    Andrew says: "A nice continuation"
    "Too many readers"
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    Any additional comments?

    There were too many readers for the story, and it disrupted the rhythm of the story. Once I got into the accent and voice inflections of one reader, it changed with another, and interfered with the story line.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dune: House Corrino: House Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (410)
    Performance
    (270)
    Story
    (273)

    Continuing the events leading up to Frank Herbert's immortal Dune saga, the exciting conclusion to this trilogy finds the cruel Tleilaxu overlords on Ix manufacturing a synthetic form of amal to supplant the spice from Dune. If amal is accepted, Emperor Shaddam IV will gain absolute power. But if the plot of the Imperial House Corrino succeeds, the result may be the end of civilization itself.

    Robert says: "At least as good as the original Audible prodn."
    "I finally know the full story!"
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    What did you love best about Dune: House Corrino?

    House Corrino finally tells the complete story that leads up to the events in Dune.
    It was interesting to find out just how much of a buffoon Shaddam really was. No wonder he lost his throne to Paul Atreides.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved the way Fenring spoke. All of the HMMM's after every other sentence made for some pretty good chuckles from me.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Thufir Hawats quick thinking that saved Caladan from invasion; disguising fishing vessels as battleships to frighten off the invaders was brilliant, and spoke to just how useful a mentat could really be.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    There was no way I could listen to this book in one sitting. I was afraid I'd miss something if I tried. It's so much more enjoyable to listen to several chapters then ruminate on what happened.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dune: The Battle of Corrin

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (777)
    Performance
    (330)
    Story
    (340)

    Fifty-six hard years after the events of The Machine Crusade, after the death of Serena Butler, the bloodiest decades of the Jihad take place. The human worlds begin to hope that the end of the centuries-long conflict with the thinking machines is finally in sight.

    Eric says: "The Battle for Corrin"
    "Now I finally know what happened"
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    Would you listen to Dune again? Why?

    Yes. It is a long read, but for me it was worth it.

    I've been wondering about the past history of the Dune world ever since I read the original. This book puts all of the pieces together.


    If you’ve listened to books by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson before, how does this one compare?

    I've only read the other Dune books by the two authors, and this one is about the same in scope and does what I think they intended to do: tell the history that led up to the atreides dethroning an aeamperor.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dune: The Machine Crusade

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (835)
    Performance
    (320)
    Story
    (324)

    More than two decades have passed since the events chronicled in The Butlerian Jihad. The crusade against thinking robots has ground on for years, but the forces led by Serena Butler and Irbis Ginjo have made only slight gains; the human worlds grow weary of war, of the bloody, inconclusive swing from victory to defeat. Get ready for Dune: The Machine Crusade.

    Jr says: "Dune - How We Love Thee!"
    "Almost reads like a history book"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Dune to be better than the print version?

    Yes.
    Only because of the length of the book, it becomes much easier to listen than take the time to read the words.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I don't think there is anything to do to make the story more enjoyable. This is basically a history lesson on the past 10000 years.


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

    Brick brings familiarity to the story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    There was no way I could listen to this book in one sitting. I wouldn't even consider trying it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dune: The Butlerian Jihad

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (945)
    Performance
    (371)
    Story
    (374)

    Frank Herbert's Dune is one of the grandest epics in the annals of imaginative literature. Now Herbert's son, Brian, working with Kevin J. Anderson and using Frank Herbert's own notes, reveals a pivotal epoch in the history of the Dune universe: the Butlerian Jihad, the war that was fought ten thousand years before the events of Dune - the war in which humans wrested their freedom from "thinking machines."

    Brian says: "enoyed premise but not execution"
    "Harkonnen as a heroic figure?"
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    What made the experience of listening to Dune the most enjoyable?

    The story, plain and simple.


    What other book might you compare Dune to and why?

    Asimov's foundation trilogy is probably close in comparison, although Dune has a great more scope.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Possibly experimented a bit more with character voices. Especially in differentiating human from thinking machine, or titan voices.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Butlerian Jihad: The Birth of Dune


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dune

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
    Overall
    (10027)
    Performance
    (5682)
    Story
    (5760)

    Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

    Joshua says: "Wonderful production!"
    "One of my all time favorites!"
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    Would you listen to Dune again? Why?

    I'd listen to this book again. and again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gurney Halleck.

    I love his description - A lump of a man.


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

    No


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wish it were possible to do so.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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