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  • It Can't Happen Here

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (63)

    Doremus Jessup, a newspaper editor, is dismayed to find how many people he knows support presidential candidate Berzelius Windrip. The suspiciously fascist Windrip is offering to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press. But after Windrip wins the election, dissent soon becomes dangerous for Jessup.

    Peter says: "Close to Home"
    "Couldn't get into it"
    Overall

    I couldn't get into this book at all and never finished it. It goes on and on and on describing the characters and just gets very boring.

    2 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • Relativity: The Special and the General Theory

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Albert Einstein
    • Narrated By Julian Lopez-Morillas
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Albert Einstein described Relativity as a "popular explosion" of his famous theory. Written in 1916, it introduced the lay audience to the remarkable perspective which had overturned theoretical physics. Einstein's genius was to express this perspective in understandable terms.

    Amazon Customer says: "Another Absolute Must have"
    "Can't stand listening to the reader."
    Overall

    The reader's voice is fine. However, it's driving me NUTS to hear him swallow and make mouth noises in between paragraphs. When will these publishes start editing these annoying things out. If this type of thing bothers you too beware.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Heir Apparent

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Vivian Vande Velde
    • Narrated By Carine Montbertrand
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    In the virtual reality game Heir Apparent, there are way too many ways to get killed, and Giannine seems to be finding them all. Which is a darn shame, because unless she can get the magic ring, locate the stolen treasure, answer the dwarf's dumb riddles, impress the head-chopping statue, charm the army of ghosts, fend off the barbarians, and defeat the man-eating dragon, she'll never win. And she has to, because losing means she'll die, for real this time.

    TheCauseMaster says: "Thoroughly Enjoyed It"
    "I loved this book and i'm over 40"
    Overall

    This book was well written and easy to listen too. It is also VERY smart and witty! I also thought the reader was perfect for this book. She makes it come alive as if SHE was really the one writing it. LOVED THIS BOOK! I'm hoping the author will do a sequel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ender in Exile

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, David Birney, Cassandra Campbell, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2148)
    Performance
    (1067)
    Story
    (1073)

    Andrew Wiggin is told that he can no longer live on Earth, and he realizes that this is the truth. He has become far more than just a boy who won a game: he is the Savior of Earth, a hero, a military genius whose allegiance is sought by every nation of the newly shattered Earth Hegemony. He is offered the choice of living in isolation on Eros, at one of the Hegemony's training facilities, but instead the 12-year-old chooses to leave his home world and begin the long relativistic journey out to the colonies.

    Joshua says: "A Change of Perspective"
    "AWESOME!"
    Overall

    GREAT BOOK! I have read all the Ender books and I have to say that this book is the best one since Ender's game. I like it even MORE than Speaker for the Dead.

    The latter books in the series just dragged on and on and on and I have to admit that it was a chore to get through Children of the Mind. I was afraid that this book would be the same but I went ahead and got it anyway and I am glad I did.

    The characters in this book are so believable and landing on Shakespeare Colony has to be one of the greatest moments in this series! This book made me love and respect Ender more than any of them.

    Kudos to Orson Scott Card.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Children of the Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Gabrielle de Cuir, John Rubinstein
    Overall
    (3596)
    Performance
    (1793)
    Story
    (1825)

    The planet Lusitania is home to three sentient species: a large colony of humans; the Pequeninos; and the Hive Queen, who was brought there by Ender Wiggin. Once again, the enemy (the Starways Congress) has gathered a fleet and is threatening to destroy Lusitania. Ender's oldest friend, Jane, an evolved computer intelligence, is trying to save the three sentient species of Lusitania, but the Starways Congress is destroying the computer world she lives in.

    Jim says: "Hmm"
    "Skip this one"
    Overall

    If you want to know how the ender series ends look on the web and save your money. I couldn't get through this book. This book and Xenocide should have been one book. The IS the most boring book of the series and just rambles on and on and on and on and on and on and....well, you get the point.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    Overall
    (21526)
    Performance
    (12997)
    Story
    (13127)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
    "Awesome book"
    Overall

    Awesome book. Just became probably my favorite sci-fi books and now i've download the next book in the series, "Speaker for the dead" and am looking forward to reading it.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Hooked: A Thriller About Love and Other Addictions

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Matt Richtel
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (6)

    When medical journalist Nat Idle narrowly survives an explosion in an Internet cafe after receiving a mysterious note warning him to leave immediately, he becomes enmeshed in the most dangerous assignment of his life. Nat believes that the handwriting on the lifesaving note belongs to his deceased girlfriend, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist he has been obsessively mourning. And so begins a fevered quest to solve the mystery of his lost love.

    R. Henderson says: "correction"
    "Hold On...It gets better!"
    Overall

    The beginning of the book is fast paced at first and then it does seem to have some trouble holding your attention towards the middle of the book. But, ... it does liven up and get really good at the end. Overall, I think it was a great book and highly reccomend it to my friends.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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