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K. A. Mills

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  • Cast Under an Alien Sun

  • Destiny's Crucible, Book 1
  • By: Olan Thorensen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,897
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,735
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,736

Joe Colsco boarded a flight from San Francisco to Chicago to attend a national chemistry meeting. He would never set foot on Earth again. On planet Anyar, Joe is found unconscious on a beach of a large island inhabited by humans where the level of technology is similar to Earth circa 1700. He awakes amid strangers speaking an unintelligible language and struggles to accept losing his previous life and finding a place in a society with different customs, needing a way to support himself and not knowing a single soul.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slowly we turn, step by step, inch by inch...

  • By Ron on 09-18-17

Endless exposition, then many conferences.

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

I tried to like this, but could not. Every moment of the plot is explained from every perspective it seems. Protagonist and conflicting characters ruminate endlessly and then have meetings. I am halfway through the book and so little has happened to move the story beyond its initial premise. Mr. Davis attempts to compensate by providing a somewhat overly dramatic performance.

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  • The Code of the Woosters

  • By: P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by: Nicolas Coster
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

This 1938 novel is off to a rollicking start when Aunt Dahlia demands that Bertie Wooster help her dupe an antique dealer into selling her an 18th-century cow creamer. Dahlia trumps Bertie's objections by threatening to sever his standing invitation to her house for lunch, an unthinkable prospect given Bertie's devotion to the cooking of her chef, Anatole.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Women's Underwear, Newts, Weddings; A Creamer

  • By Joseph R on 01-20-10

The best of all Jeeves novels

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

The language and plotting in this charming book are absolutely perfect. Wodehouse is at his best in this timely novel, with all of the story spinning around a cow creamer, a policeman's helmet, and a cast of characters shooting on and off stage. I have read many Wooster stories, but this is always the one I recommend.

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