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Gregory T. Hansen

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  • The Prefect

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,280
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,941
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,943

Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply. His beat is the multifaceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone, the teeming hub of a human interstellar empire spanning many worlds. His current case: investigating a murderous attack against one of the habitats that left 900 people dead, a crime that appalls even a hardened cop like Dreyfus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best yet of the Revelation Space series

  • By Michael G Kurilla on 04-03-11

As engaging as any in the series

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

Reviewed: 04-30-15

I have to admit to having developed quite an attachment to both Alastair Reynolds and John Lee. Alastair's storytelling uses highly descriptive details while still moving the story along at a good pace. Life in the large told from the perspective of the individual. Thoroughly enjoyable.

  • Existence

  • By: David Brin
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Robin Miles, L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 32 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 796
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 714
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 707

Gerald Livingston is an orbital garbage collector. For a hundred years, people have been abandoning things in space, and someone has to clean it up. But there’s something spinning a little bit higher than he expects, something that isn’t on the decades’ old orbital maps. An hour after he grabs it and brings it in, rumors fill Earth’s infomesh about an "alien artifact".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Will its universe envelop you?

  • By Andreas Henriksson on 07-20-13

Awesome in its scope, great characters!

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

Reviewed: 12-06-12

If you could sum up Existence in three words, what would they be?

Thought-provoking storytelling!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Existence?

The inexorable logic and analysis, as well as sheer human courage, that leads to thwarting a terrorist threat.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene was the one where Tor Pavlov defeats and intelligent laser with the assistance of her AI "son", then tells him she's proud to have him as her partner. This scene sums up the book's intertwining of large concepts with human minutia.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

What if at first contact, the others say "have I got a deal for you ..."?

Any additional comments?

The narration by the three voices was awesome - it really helped keep the intricate story lines and personalities straight. Great job, all!

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Lean Startup

  • How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
  • By: Eric Ries
  • Narrated by: Eric Ries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,572

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great read!

  • By Taufiq on 02-17-12

He knocked it out of the park

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

Reviewed: 04-30-12

Any additional comments?

Eric Ries' reading of his own book is very clear, very compelling, and well-paced. The material he presents is very relevant to those in today's fast-moving startup environment, as well as those internal entrepreneurs that are fortunate enough to be working with the support of a larger organization. The primary thesis of the book, that progress in an entrepreneurial environment must be measured and accounted for differently than the more frequent "next versions", is well-supported by example. I highly recommend this book to get a new perspective on what you do every day at work!