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Matthias Schüssler

Journalist, blogger, radio man. Visit me at clickomania.ch

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  • The Bone Season

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Samantha Shannon
    • Narrated By Alana Kerr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1466)
    Performance
    (1347)
    Story
    (1347)

    The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people's minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant, and in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.... It is raining the day her life changes forever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford - a city kept secret for 200 years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race.

    linda says: "Engaging, Room for Improvement"
    "Lots of nice incredients. But the meat is lacking."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    There area lot of great ideas in the story. Interesting locations and characters I want to get to know better. But somehow, they did not come to life for me. This is a disadvantage, since I am not living in the æther, after all. There are many bones, but no meat in the soup.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    No clue. A better recommending system by Audible would be helpful. ;-)


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance is quite okay. I like readers with a broader ability for creating voices for the characters, though.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    First, couriosity, sometimes boredom and relief in the end.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll give one of the next books of Shannon a shot. She'll improve.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Lucifer's Hammer

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By Marc Vietor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3207)
    Performance
    (1844)
    Story
    (1863)

    The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....

    DJM says: "Good story from front to back"
    "Interesting story, but too long"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle and/or Marc Vietor?

    I already have "Ringworld" in the pipeline.


    What was most disappointing about Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle ’s story?

    I understand the discussion about racism in this title. There are at least some racist undertones, which could be a sign of the time period when the book was written. My biggest complaint is the length. I don't mind long books, but here, less protagonists and locations would not have harmed the book. I wasn't completely happy about the ending either. I'd have appreciated less fighting and a longer outlook into the future of the new civilization and it's building...


    What about Marc Vietor’s performance did you like?

    Marc Vietor has a likable voice I can listen to for hours. Sometimes, the performance could have been a little less solemn, but after all, he's was a good choice for this title.


    Was Lucifer's Hammer worth the listening time?

    Despite the shortcomings – people who love apocalypse stories should listen to this book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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