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Ibycus

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  • Zero G

  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller, Margaret Ying Drake, Josh Hurley, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,481
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,764
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,723

Twelve-year-old Zero is traveling with 20,000 people for 105 years to colonize a new planet. Everyone is in stasis, so they'll be safe during the trip, but when Zero's pod malfunctions it wakes him early, like 105 years early. At first he's excited to be the only one awake - he has the entire ship to himself, so he can go anywhere and see and do and eat anything he wants - but when a family of space pirates show up, trying to hijack the ship and kidnap the colonizers, Zero has to think fast and find a way to stop them all on his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Passengers movie with space pirates

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

Home Alone, in Space

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

Reviewed: 12-13-18

If you’re old enough to remember Home Alone, then you probably aren’t the target audience of this book. If you’ve never heard of Home Alone, you might enjoy this book. I got it for free, so I’m not complaining.

  • Run Program

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,953
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,804
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,805

What's worse than a child with a magnifying glass, a garden full of ants, and a brilliant mind full of mischief? Try Al, a well-meaning but impish artificial intelligence with the mind of a six-year-old and a penchant for tantrums. Hope Takeda, a lab assistant charged with educating and socializing Al, soon discovers that day care is a lot more difficult when your kid is an evolving and easily frightened A.I.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Anon on 05-22-18

No surprises...

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

Reviewed: 11-22-18

Was a good ‘easy listen’, but really no surprises if you’ve ever read/listened to a single story about a ‘run away’ A.I. before. If you’re looking for an easy, pass the time in the daily commute kind of book, you might enjoy this, if you’re looking for a thought provoking take on an old theme, maybe give this one a miss.

  • Man Plus

  • By: Frederik Pohl
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris, Robert J. Sawyer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

Roger Torraway watched in horror as the monster lurched, toppled over and died. Project Man Plus had gone suddenly and drastically wrong. The race to colonize Mars was too important, too costly, and America was already too committed, for plans to be scrapped. They would have to make a new Martian. And Roger Torraway was it, candidate for the endless surgery, operation after painful operation, that would enable him to survive on that faraway planet.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More timely now than ever

  • By Sandy R on 06-28-10

Ehhhh...it’s Ok I guess...

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

Reviewed: 11-19-18

The story was just kind of ‘OK’. Character development ‘Ok’, performance, Ok. I really couldn’t bring myself to care about any of the characters. The story seemed somewhat out of order. An interesting premise, but the execution was lacking.