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Langdon

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  • House of Suns

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Alastair Reynolds
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (905)
    Performance
    (587)
    Story
    (590)

    Six million years ago, at the very dawn of the starfaring era, Abigail Gentian fractured herself into a thousand male and female clones: the shatterlings. Sent out into the galaxy, these shatterlings have stood aloof as they document the rise and fall of countless human empires. They meet every 200,000 years to exchange news and memories of their travels with their siblings.

    Ethan M. says: "Science fiction in Deep time"
    "Enjoyed greatly"
    Overall

    After listening to three other Alastair Reynolds books I'd have to say I enjoyed this one the most. I was a bit skeptical about the idea of shatterlings when I read the summary before listening and wondered if the idea was too complex to support a good story line. It was a bit confusing at first, but then came together very nicely. It really made me think about the passage of deep time. I also think narrator John Lee does a great job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dog Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Peter Heller
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (983)
    Performance
    (875)
    Story
    (876)

    Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and to pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life exists beyond the airport.

    Melinda says: "Absolutely Stellar!"
    "One of the best in a long time"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A friend described it to me as The Road -- Light. But it is much more than that. Heller has a concise and beautiful writing style that I really enjoyed, and this book has become one of my favorites. With some books I listen to them for fun and can do many things while listening, such as working around the house, and it doesn't diminish the book. I might miss a few details, but it doesn't matter for a fun listen. Not the case with Dog Stars. I wasn't willing to miss a word and so found myself listening only when I could sit and enjoy, or when I was walking with my dog in the woods next to my house. Excellent narration as well. This will be a book that I buy for friends this Christmas.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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