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Richard

VISTA, CA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • 206 titles in library
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  • Star Wars: The Jedi Academy Trilogy, Volume 1: Jedi Search

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (165)

    While Luke Skywalker takes the first step toward setting up an academy to train a new order of Jedi Knights, Han Solo and Chewbacca are taken prisoner on the planet Kessel and forced to work in the fathomless depths of a spice mine. But when Han and Chewie break away, they flee to a secret Imperial research laboratory surrounded by a cluster of black holes - going from one danger to a far greater one.

    clay says: "annoying"
    "Abridged - Ugh"
    Overall
    Performance
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    What disappointed you about Star Wars?

    This was the first abridged audiobook that I'd ever listened to. Never again. The story felt very disjointed and choppy. There was clearly more to be told, but I wasn't privy to it through this retelling of the story. It was disappointing overall, and I will never buy another abridged audiobook again.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Neuromancer

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By William Gibson
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1553)
    Performance
    (1388)
    Story
    (1399)

    Twenty years ago, it was as if someone turned on a light. The future blazed into existence with each deliberate word that William Gibson laid down. The winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer didn't just explode onto the science fiction scene - it permeated into the collective consciousness, culture, science, and technology.Today, there is only one science fiction masterpiece to thank for the term "cyberpunk," for easing the way into the information age and Internet society.

    David says: "5 stars for coolness, 3 stars for give-a-heckness"
    "Read as a teenager, and it is even better now"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Neuromancer is a must-read for any fan of sci-fi, "hacking", cyber-punk, etc. Especially Cyberpunk, because so few people really know what it is, and this is it's origin. The writing is excellent, the narration is as well.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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