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  • Age of War

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 3
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,765
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,410

The epic battle between humankind and their godlike rulers finally ignites in the masterful follow-up to Age of Myth and Age of Swords. The alliance of humans and renegade Fhrey is fragile - and about to be tested as never before. As the Fhrey overlords marshal their army and sorcerers to crush the rebellion, old loyalties will be challenged while fresh conspiracies will threaten to undo all that Persephone has accomplished. 

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A disappointing offering that does not capitalize on one of the author's key strengths

  • By Dale on 07-28-18

Sullivan’s work yet

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

Age of War is objectively Michael Sullivans best work to date. While I must admit I miss the joy of Riyria, this latest series shows that Michael is capable of writing some truly great and epic fiction. I eagerly await the next installment.

The Narrator, Tim Gerard Reynolds, was masterful as always. You could (and do) easily forgot that there is a single person reading. Id honestly love to see a video of him reading through some of his voices. Ive listened to at least 200 hours of him talking and it still blows my mind every time.

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  • Brick by Brick

  • How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry
  • By: David Robertson, Bill Breen
  • Narrated by: Thomas Vincent Kelly
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 132
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 133

Brick by Brick takes you inside the LEGO you've never seen. By following the teams that are inventing some of the world's best-loved toys, it spotlights the company's disciplined approach to harnessing creativity and recounts one of the most remarkable business transformations in recent memory.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay read but gets long near the end

  • By Patrick on 03-11-14

Not a biography of lego

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

Maybe its my own fault, but I was very disappointed to discover that this book was not about the history of Lego but instead a business case study of recent events. If you’re in an MBA programming doing a paper on Legos transformation, this is the book for you. If you want to hear the long and rich history of this famous company you’ll have to look elsewhere.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,044
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56,898

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

A Book I Truly Wanted to Love

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

Reviewed: 11-19-17

Andy Weir has shown once again he is a master at researching and building a truly amazing sci-fi universe. Unfortunately, his dialogue is juvenile and his story boring. Scientific details aside, the book read like a pre-teen thriller. The characters were all one dimensional and dialogue was appallingly simple. The story was boring at best and read more like a screen play than a rich, deep, and enthralling book.

I honestly wanted to love this book. There is a lot of good substance here, and I hope Andy finds the time to take everything he’s learning to write a book to truly remember. For now, it looks like all we’ll get is a book perfectly suited for a 90 minute movie.

170 of 195 people found this review helpful

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,976

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

A truly great SiFi book

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

Reviewed: 10-05-17

It’s been a long time since I’ve had the pleasure of reading a true science fiction book, and such a good one to boot.

  • Cloud Computing

  • The MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series
  • By: Nayan B. Ruparelia
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44

Most of the information available on cloud computing is either highly technical, with details that are irrelevant to nontechnologists, or pure marketing hype, in which the cloud is simply a selling point. This book, however, explains the cloud from the user's viewpoint - the business user's in particular. Nayan Ruparelia explains what the cloud is, when to use it (and when not to), how to select a cloud service, how to integrate it with other technologies, and what the best practices are for using cloud computing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • End Cloud confusion! Upgrade yourself!

  • By Matthew PlattenFaust Stroul on 04-26-16

Stale on all fronts

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

Reviewed: 08-29-17

This book is written with as much character as a math text book and read by what I can only assume is a robot.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful