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maier

sandy hook, CT, United States | Member Since 2001

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  • The Postman

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By David Brin
    • Narrated By David LeDoux
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (268)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (243)

    David Brin's The Postman is the dramatically moving saga of a man who rekindled the spirit of America through the power of a dream, from a modern master of science fiction. He was a survivor - a wanderer who traded tales for food and shelter in the dark and savage aftermath of a devastating war. Fate touches him one chill winter's day when he borrows the jacket of a long-dead postal worker to protect himself from the cold. The old, worn uniform still has power as a symbol of hope, and with it he begins to weave his greatest tale.

    Delbert Ealy says: "Excellent!!"
    "reader ruined a great book"
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    I read this book years ago and love it. I was disappointed in the movie although my wife loved it.
    the reader read EVERY line with a whiny sarcastic tone that was hard to listen to. instead of identifying with him I was hoping someone would shoot him asap

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Clines
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11498)
    Performance
    (10446)
    Story
    (10470)

    There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

    Magpie says: "Super solid listen!!"
    "Well thought out well read"
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    This is a very enjoyable listen with enough originality to keep it for being predictable.

    The people are the written well enough that you can imagine meeting them on the street.

    Never a dull moment

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Embassytown

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By China Mieville
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (460)
    Performance
    (340)
    Story
    (344)

    China Miéville doesn’t follow trends, he sets them. Relentlessly pushing his own boundaries as a writer—and in the process expanding the boundaries of the entire field—with Embassytown, Miéville has crafted an extraordinary novel that is not only a moving personal drama but a gripping adventure of alien contact and war. In the far future, humans have colonized a distant planet, home to sentient beings famed for a language unique in the universe, one that only a few altered human ambassadors can speak....

    D says: "must hear to fully appreciate."
    "a serious work of art"
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    Some need to have everything explained to them with alot of action and movement. This book is like stepping into a real, working culture. It doesnt explain itself, doesnt define its idiomatic expressions or its history to the visitor like a museam exhibit, It just IS and you are left to figure it out. It is like dropping yourself into a foreign country and getting to know it without an interpreter. I loved it.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dracula

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Bram Stoker
    • Narrated By Michael Cowl, Andre Mackenzie
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    Bram Stoker did not invent the vampire story, but he popularized it with his classic 1897 novel. In form, Dracula is an epistolary novel, told through a series of journal entries, letters, newspaper articles, and telegrams. It begins with lawyer Jonathan Harker's perilous journey to Castle Dracula in Transylvania, and chronicles the vampire's invasion of England, where he preys upon the lovely Lucy Westenra and Harker's fiancee, Mina.

    Becky says: "Couldn't take the narrators voice"
    "Who decided to Ruin this classic?"
    Overall

    The reader either makes or breaks a audio book. This one's broken. Redo from start or just delete this version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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