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Svend Erik Tang

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  • Free Will

  • By: Sam Harris
  • Narrated by: Sam Harris
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,089
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,028

A belief in free will touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse or personal achievement—without first imagining that every person is the true source of his or her thoughts and actions. And yet the facts tell us that free will is an illusion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating debate!

  • By Margaret on 05-01-12

Shake your World and then perhaps not

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

Excellent thought provoking and convincing discussion on free will ..read honestly and make up your mind

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Earth Not Forgotten

  • Adrift on a Sea of Stars, Book 2
  • By: John Stilwell
  • Narrated by: Isaac Boone
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

In this the sequel, centuries passed before an alien craft intercepts a derelict human starship drifting through the void. With effort, the crew is resurrected. Eventually, Earth is located and an expedition is sent a hundred light years distance to investigate. Approaching at incredible speed, the mystery of Earth will soon be solved, but at what price? If it is empty, the powerful Tarden plan on claiming the Earth for themselves. What if humanity still exists?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exiting and some good ideas.

  • By Svend Erik Tang on 01-11-18

Exiting and some good ideas.

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

Reviewed: 01-11-18

Novel approach to first contact. God pace and story.. chracters on the shallow side without being to shallow. a really good read.

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,764

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

Finally a sci-fi novel without xenophobic machos

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

Reviewed: 05-23-17

I've been trough the library for a good sci-fi without loads of 1 dimensional marines blowing up alien 1 dimensional ditto and this is it. .

A believably host of characters in truly well thought and build up story...

suspense without blazing guns...

A good read..

Thanks

  • Solitude

  • Dimension Space, Book One
  • By: Dean M. Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray, Julia Whelan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,255
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,083
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,085

A mysterious wave of light wipes humanity from the planet, leaving only one person in its wake. After months of desperate isolation, Earth’s last man discovers he’s not alone. The last woman is stranded alone aboard the International Space Station. Can Vaughn find a path to space and back? Can Angela - the only person with clues to the mystery behind humanity's disappearance - survive until he does? 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Eh...

  • By Philip Maddox on 10-19-17

God story.. but too many catastrophes... i

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

Reviewed: 04-23-17

The constant cliffhanger and the overwhelming amount of catastropheies the characters are subject to gets tiring.

Great story though... but this trend of telling a story without some closure at the end is a bad habit of modern writers.. great book series have closure and still you want more..

5 of 8 people found this review helpful