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Warren

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  • Factoring Humanity

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Robert J. Sawyer
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (267)
    Performance
    (234)
    Story
    (234)

    In the near future, a signal is detected coming from the Alpha Centauri system. Mysterious, unintelligible data streams in for ten years. Heather Davis, a professor in the University of Toronto psychology department, has devoted her career to deciphering the message. Her estranged husband, Kyle, is working on the development of artificial intelligence systems and new computer technology utilizing quantum effects to produce a near-infinite number of calculations simultaneously.

    Warren says: "Enjoyable, Fast Listen"
    "Enjoyable, Fast Listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I like science fiction that is just on the edge of being real. This whole story was very believable to me. After you are done, you pause and start to think what if ...I like those kind of stories.


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    The narration was well done. The narrator made it very easy and interesting to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend it.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Mote in God's Eye

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By L J Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3917)
    Performance
    (2354)
    Story
    (2386)

    The Mote In God's Eye is their acknowledged masterpiece, an epic novel of mankind's first encounter with alien life that transcends the genre. No lesser an authority than Robert A. Heinlein called it "possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read".

    J. Rhoderick says: "A great read!"
    "I could not finish it, waste of money and time."
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    Performance
    Story
    What would have made The Mote in God's Eye better?

    There was way too much detail in the story. I kept wanting to move on and see if it got any better, but I was still stuck listening to dates and times in the future that meant absolutely nothing to me. Everything was described in such detail that the story moved at a snails pace. After forcing myself to listen for several hours and skipping ahead a few times to see if it got any better, I just gave up. I could not finish it.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle again?

    NO, I don't like the style of writing that offers so much detail, which adds nothing to the story. The story was like reading a sci-fi comic book, the size of a James Michener Novel.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The story was so boring, it never caught my interest. Even after listening to it for several hours, it was easy for me to walk away from it. I didn't really care what happened next.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your money.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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