Wow. Hard to believe one reviewer and I were listening to the same book. I thought the stories were excellent and the reader did a very good job. One of the best audiobooks I've heard.
The variety of stories.
Great job with the many voices.
To each his own I guess but hard to see how someone could pan a book like this.
Much useful advice
Reads very clearly - good pacing
Lots of practical stuff about living without the power grid. Many of these things can be applied, not just in the event of a disaster, but as a way of saving money and living healthier in everyday life.
Really don't understand why some people are so upset about his faith. Yes, be believes and is not afraid to say it but that is not what the book is all about. It's all about very practical advice about not relying so much on something that could easily stop working for a few hours, a few days or a long time. Very practical advice about getting through such and event and preparing for such an eventuality.
One of the best...certainly the best true life war book.
Again...the author. Narrator did a very good job. Clear and conveyed emotion when called for without going over the top.
Title of book..Through These Portals.
The young men who enlisted or were drafted and sent to the Pacific theater thought they were going on "a great adventure." They left the U.S. as boys and, those who survived, came out battle hardened men who saw death many times and often inflicted death. The battle scenes in this book are as true to the the horrors of war the way it really is as any book I have ever read. And I've read a lot of them.Our country would not be what it is today if not for the sacrifice of all those incredibly brave men. The book is a raw and powerful look of what they had to go though to ensure freedom for the rest of us.This book is the best first person WW II book I've read. It is a must read for those who, like myself, want to know what the war in the Pacific was really like. My father was there but would never talk about it. Now I know why. He, and the many others who went though that hell were true American heroes but they simply did not want to relive, even for a moment, those awful memories. God bless you Dad, and God bless all our troops, past and present.
Yes...Narrator brought it to life.
Many twists and turns...usually I can figure out the "bad guy." Not this time.
All of them. Did a great job with a very large group of characters..and accents.
The end that...wasn't really the end...can't give anymore away.
Excellent story and very well read.
Yes...and I probably will. Because it's THAT good! Worth a second listen.
Ah...really can't say because it would give too much away.
Excellent job with the many voices.
Nope...too long. Really made some car trips fly by though.
My wife and I are both big fans of the all-too-short sci-fi series, Firefly. When listening to this we both noticed a lot of similarities to that show, which may be one reason we liked it so much. However it is also quite different in many ways. In this strange universe there are also dwarves, elves and other strange creatures...a little like The Lord of the Rings characters in space! It takes a big "suspension of disbelief" to accept many things in this universe but, once you get past that, there are wonderful characters and lots of "swash-buckling" space adventure. In short, we both loved it! This is the kind of book that could easily be made into a series...and we hope it is.
Well written and "steamy"
The main guy...forget this name...deep and sexy voice.
Yes...He is one of my favorites and did his usual good job.
Whole thing was pretty good.
If you are the prudish type...stay away. Excellent short novel but the sex is pretty explicit.
One of the best.
None I can think of.
Non scenes - non fiction.
Wish I had read this when I was younger.
For people who have 20 years or more to go before retirement..this book is a gold mine!
For people close to retirement....insist that your children and grandchildren listen to this!
Cuts through all the bull. VERY insightful.
Narrator was clear and concise. Just what this kind of book needs.
Poul Anderson is one of my favorite authors but I had never heard of this novella.Glad I got it. A bit different than Anderson's usual type of story...more "Conan on another Planet" than straight sci-fi but, as usual for Anderson, well written and a good story.Narrator did a good job, too.
Conan books by Robert Howard
Yes..Does his usual good job.
Ah....I've leave that to the movie makers. Would make a good one, though.
A bit odd that a review talks about the Kindle version having a format problem. I've got it...and it doesn't. Maybe they fixed it after the review.
One of the best.
Very good narration.
I am a big fan of Philp K. Dick. However, one of the few books of his I did not like was Dr. Futurity. Now I see why. It's a "padded" version of this original with lots of stuff thrown in that gives it a rambling effect. This is a much tighter and better story. Glad I came across it.
These is an excellent collection of sci-fi stories. They are from the 50's but the "updating" mentioned in the intro must have worked well because they did not seem dated at all.
To each his own, I guess, with the narration. I thought it was excellent. Since another reviewer did not, I suggest you listen to the sample...it's almost 5 minutes long...and judge for yourself.
Very dark and spooky.
Anything by Poe
Deep voice - perfect for this story of thing. Didn't notice any kind of "breath" thing like another reviewer did. To each his own, I guess.
Horror from Space
Looking for more from this reader but haven't seen much of my type of books. Hope he does more Lovecraft soon.
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