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D. Beaman

Detroit, MI
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  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,071
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,868
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 58,720

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

great story, didn't want it to end.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-17

great story!
I didn't want the story to end.
I thought Rosario Dawson was excellent.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Zero Day

  • A Jeff Aiken Novel
  • By: Mark Russinovich
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,769
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,613
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,618

An airliner’s controls abruptly fail mid-flight over the Atlantic. An oil tanker runs aground in Japan when its navigational system suddenly stops dead. Hospitals everywhere have to abandon their computer databases when patients die after being administered incorrect dosages of their medicine. In the Midwest, a nuclear power plant nearly becomes the next Chernobyl when its cooling systems malfunction. At first, these random computer failures seem like unrelated events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I was a skeptic but now I'm not! Really good book!

  • By shelley on 04-27-18

Good tech thriller

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-15

decent tech thriller , fast paced and interesting story but I would have liked a more in-depth dive into the relevant technology.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hieroglyph

  • Stories and Visions for a Better Future
  • By: Ed Finn, Kathryn Cramer
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 50

Now comes this remarkable anthology uniting 20 of today's leading thinkers, writers, and visionaries - among them Cory Doctorow, Gregory Benford, Elizabeth Bear, Bruce Sterling, and Neal Stephenson - to contribute works of "techno-optimism" that challenge us to dream and do Big Stuff. Engaging, mind-bending, provocative, and imaginative, Hieroglyph offers a forward-thinking approach to the intersection of art and technology that has the power to change our world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SciFi that is very entertaining and scientific

  • By D. Beaman on 10-08-14

SciFi that is very entertaining and scientific

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-14

Would you listen to Hieroglyph again? Why?

Very entertaining fiction that uses current science linked with current snd potential technologies... then provides links to actual discussions with the authors, scientists, and collaborators!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful