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Peter

Edmonton , Alberta, Canada | Member Since 2005

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  • Blackout

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Connie Willis
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren, Connie Willis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1934)
    Performance
    (1208)
    Story
    (1210)

    In her first novel since 2002, Nebula and Hugo award-winning author Connie Willis returns with a stunning, enormously entertaining novel of time travel, war, and the deeds - great and small - of ordinary people who shape history. In the hands of this acclaimed storyteller, the past and future collideand the result is at once intriguing, elusive, and frightening.

    Monica says: "Double review - Blackout and All Clear"
    "Only Half a book, but a good half!"
    Overall

    Great stuff, until I got to the end; it just sort of stops and leaves you wondering what happens next… After a quick bit of research I found out that it is part of a two book series. Had I known, I might have waited until the second book comes out so I could have listened to them one after the other. I enjoyed it and can’t wait for “All Clear” which is due late 2010.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • First Light

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Geoffrey Wellum
    • Narrated By Jamie Glover
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Two months before the outbreak of WWII, 17-year-old Geoffrey Wellum leaves school to become a fighter pilot with the RAF. Bursting with youthful energy and expectations, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat almost immediately, Wellum finds himself flying several sorties a day, caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s.

    Warren says: "A down to earth thoroughly enjoyable listen..."
    "Brilliant!"
    Overall

    What a great memoir! If you ever wanted to gain an insight into those which Churchill said "so much owed by so many to so few", this is a great place to start. My own father flew fighters in the RAF, and who knows, the two men might have met. Unfortunately my father passed away when I was a young man, too young to have involved discussions about what his war time experiences were like. This memoir filled a bit of that gap. Don't hesitate to download this gem if you have a relative or family friend who participated in the air war in WWII - you won't regret it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • WWW: Wake

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Jessica Almasy, Jennifer Van Dyck, A. C. Fellner, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1566)
    Performance
    (835)
    Story
    (837)

    Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math - and blind. Still, she can surf the net with the best of them, following its complex paths clearly in her mind. But Caitlin's brain long ago co-opted her primary visual cortex to help her navigate online. So when she receives an implant to restore her sight, instead of seeing reality, the landscape of the World Wide Web explodes into her consciousness, spreading out all around her in a riot of colors and shapes.

    'Nathan says: "Fantastic."
    "A thoroughly enjoyable listen!"
    Overall


    I see so far that the reviews have been a bit "hate it or love it" I will not comment on the underlying premise of sentient web mind. It's the basic assumption of the book, I didn't question it, I just sat back and thought "Okay, that's the assumption" and then sat back and listened.

    And enjoy I did. A mix of different story lines, a good presentation, and it ended all too quickly with me wanting more of the story. Realising that the next book in the series is not available was is just a big tease! I will be downloading it as soon as it's available!

    Overall I give it high marks.

    23 of 24 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Rhonda Byrne
    • Narrated By Rhonda Byrne, contributors
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3651)
    Performance
    (1101)
    Story
    (1119)

    It has been passed down through the ages, highly coveted, hidden, lost, stolen, and bought for vast sums of money. Fragments of this Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. In this audiobook you will discover the Secret, and you will learn how to have, do, or be anything you want.

    Elisabeth says: "Good for an intro to the Law of Attraction"
    "Not worth the time"
    Overall

    A rare occurrence for me, but I gave up on this book about 1 hour and 45 minutes into it. The concepts just don’t work for me; frankly I believe it’s a bunch of dribble. Does the universe vibrate, and if I think the right things, in the right way, all will come true? Perhaps further into the book something more substantive is offered, I just could not wait for it. Not worth the money or time.

    95 of 126 people found this review helpful

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