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Steve

Ypsilanti, MI, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • 12 reviews
  • 15 ratings
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  • 21 purchased in 2014
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  • The Cassandra Project

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt, Mike Resnick
    • Narrated By Brian Holsopple
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (147)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (136)

    Early in his career, Jerry Culpepper could never have been accused of being idealistic. Doing public relations—even for politicians—was strictly business...until he was hired as NASA’s public affairs director and discovered a client he could believe in. Proud of the agency’s history and sure of its destiny, he was thrilled to be a part of its future—a bright era of far-reaching space exploration.

    Matthew says: "A lunar winner!"
    "Fun but far fetched"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Cassandra Project to be better than the print version?

    I never read the print version


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was good. It took a far fetched story and brought back down to earth


    What about Brian Holsopple’s performance did you like?

    His performance was good.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It was not that type of book


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Battle Station: Star Force, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1412)
    Performance
    (1304)
    Story
    (1305)

    In Battle Station, Kyle Riggs faces new challenges, new alien fleets, and learns the secrets behind the war he has been fighting for years. In the fifth book of the Star Force Series, the Eden system is in humanity's grasp, but can they keep it? Star Force is weak after a long war, and many yearn to go home. Knowing the machines will return with a new armada eventually, Riggs seeks a more permanent solution. Along the way, worlds are won and lost, millions perish, and great truths are revealed.

    William says: "Non-stop Sci-Fi Action"
    "Part 1 of a fun series"
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    Any additional comments?

    I like this series it is fun to listen to and the story line is very unique. I have not read (or listened to) a space series with this type of story line. I would recomemmend this series to anyone who like space storys.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Empire: Star Force, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1237)
    Performance
    (1144)
    Story
    (1157)

    Kyle Riggs has been away from Earth for a long time.... What’s happening back home? In Empire, the sixth book of the Star Force Series, the story moves in a new direction. Earth falls quiet, and the few reports coming out of the homeworld are increasingly strange. Isolated in the Eden system, Riggs realizes his enemies are forming an alliance against him. Crushed between two monstrous fleets, the last defenders of Star Force must forge their own alliance with the biotic aliens. But which alien race can Riggs truly trust?

    Professor says: "EMPIRE OR COLONY?"
    "Fun series always full of action"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    This is always a fun series, I enjoy listening to. There is always a surprise added and the author has an infinite amount of ideas he can draw on fr new twists to the plot. I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys space stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shattered Hourglass: Day by Day Armageddon, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By J. L. Bourne
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (914)
    Performance
    (850)
    Story
    (849)

    In a desperate bid to take back the continental United States - where hordes of undead now dominate the ravaged human population - a Navy commander leads a global mission to the heart of the pandemic. Task Force Hourglass is humanity’s final hope, and his team’s agonizing decisions could mean living one day more - or surrendering to the eternal hell that exists between life and death.

    Amanda says: "A bit on the dull side"
    "Good but not as good as the previous two"
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    Any additional comments?

    I though the first two were really great being written from the Journal style. But the 3rd seeemed like it was a bit of an effort to bring the previous story lines together. I still really enjoyed it and would recommend it as one of the better Zombie storys I have read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Android's Dream

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2349)
    Performance
    (2035)
    Story
    (2041)

    A human diplomat creates an interstellar incident when he kills an alien diplomat in a most unusual way. To avoid war, Earth's government must find an equally unusual object: A type of sheep ("The Android's Dream"), used in the alien race's coronation ceremony. To find the sheep, the government turns to Harry Creek, ex-cop, war hero and hacker extraordinaire.

    James says: "Philip K Dick meets Douglas Adams"
    "Fun Story"
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    Would you listen to The Android's Dream again? Why?

    No, the only stories I listen tto twice are educational.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Android's Dream?

    The big monster who ate people complaining about watches.


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

    Wil Wheaton is an excellent reader. I have listened to a couple of his stories and he brings a good performance to the story.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    It was not that typ of tory


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Extinction: Star Force, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2022)
    Performance
    (1845)
    Story
    (1852)

    In the second book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has another bad year. The Nano ships have a new mission--one that sentences their pilots to death. Meanwhile, the governments of Earth want to steal Star Force's Nano technology for their own. Worst of all, Earth has made a promise to the Macros, and the machines are coming to collect.

    Andrew says: "The Kyle Rigs Show"
    "Fun listen - kept me engaged"
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    Would you listen to Extinction again? Why?

    No, I almost never listen to novels twice.


    What other book might you compare Extinction to and why?

    There is not a lot that I have listtened to that I can compare it to it is a very unique aspect on an alien invasion.


    What about Mark Boyett’s performance did you like?

    His narration was good, he kept me engaged and gave the story an extra life of its own.


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

    With an alien invasion you can not know who to trust.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated By Ray Bradbury
    Overall
    (449)
    Performance
    (151)
    Story
    (154)

    In lyrical prose, Bradbury describes the decline of the mysterious and fragile Martian civilization, overwhelmed by the human newcomers. Bradbury reads these tales of common people - families, truck-stop owners, priests - who confront a new world with their human pride, fears, tenderness, and greed intact. And at the heart of each story lies the basic conflict between man's search for new frontiers and his irresistible urge for the comfort of the past.

    Karen says: "Wonderful!"
    "It's a classic"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it is a classic


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

    Never listened before


    Any additional comments?

    It was an enjoyable book. I read it twice and this was my first listen. It always sems to present me with new angles and having Bradbury read it it gives you his own personal perspective.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Day By Day Armageddon

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By J L Bourne
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3134)
    Performance
    (2230)
    Story
    (2226)

    In your hands is the handwritten journal depicting one man's struggle for survival. Trapped in the midst of global disaster, he must make decisions; choices that ultimately mean life, or the eternal curse to walk as one of them. Enter, if you will, into the world of the undead.

    rob haight says: "Great book! More more more!!"
    "Awsome"
    Overall

    This book was really well written I really enjoyed it and I thought the idea was really creative.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Robert Charles Wilson
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (224)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (80)

    In the reign of President Deklan Comstock, a reborn United States is struggling back to prosperity. Over a century after the Efflorescence of Oil, after the Fall of the Cities, after the Plague of Infertility, after the False Tribulation, after the days of the Pious Presidents, the sixty stars and thirteen stripes wave from the plains of Athabaska to the national capital in New York City. In Colorado Springs, the Dominion sees to the nation's spiritual needs.

    William says: "Excellent tragedy with very good narration"
    "Thought is was a bit far fetched"
    Overall

    The timeline of the book was to short. The book started too close to the current time for such a drastic change in society. The author tried to make some justifications but it felt more like a fictional built story from the American Revolution.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Pandora's Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Spencer Wells
    • Narrated By Spencer Wells
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (43)

    This new book by Spencer Wells, the internationally known geneticist, anthropologist, author, and director of the Genographic Project, focuses on the seminal event in human history: mankind's decision to become farmers rather than hunter-gatherers.

    Roy says: "The Costs of Civilization"
    "Really good well presented"
    Overall

    The book was really good and for having a lot of fact and data it was very easy to take it in and think about it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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