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Carnegie, PA, USA
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  • Magic Street

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Mirron E. Willis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 163

Living in a peaceful, prosperous African-American neighborhood in Los Angeles, Mack Street is a mystery child who has somehow found a home. Discovered abandoned in an overgrown park, raised by a blunt-speaking single woman, Mack comes and goes from family to family, a boy who is surrounded by boisterous characters and yet deeply alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Science Fiction, but fantastic story

  • By William on 11-24-05

Not Science Fiction, but fantastic story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-05

This is not typical OSC, and I have read/heard most of his fiction. This story was fascinating. The narration (character portrayals) by Willis were superb. If you want science fiction, this is not for you probably, but if you like Koontz, as I do, then you will probably enjoy this book as much as I did. This is the first title in 3 years with Audible that I have listened to twice.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Darwin's Children

  • By: Greg Bear
  • Narrated by: Jeff McCarthy
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

Eleven years have passed since SHEVA was discovered in human DNA - a retrovirus that caused mutations in the human genome and heralded the arrival of a new wave of genetically enhanced humans. Now these changed children have reached adolescence...and face a world that is outraged about their very existence. For these special youths are also ticking time bombs that could exterminate the "old" human race...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Darwin's Children

  • By F. Girlando on 06-22-03

Diversity of science, good character development

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-22-05

Well written, has a diverse number of scientific topics. The narration is superb. The story-line is riveting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Killing Time

  • By: Caleb Carr
  • Narrated by: Caleb Carr
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 49

From master novelist Caleb Carr comes Killing Time, a gripping tale of the enormous - and terrifying - power of the Internet. Power to manipulate. Power to alter history. Power to kill. Take a glimpse into the future - if you dare.

Also from Carr: The Alienist.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Killing Time and Bandwidth

  • By William on 08-03-03

Killing Time and Bandwidth

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-03

I have to agree with other reviewers herein. If I had read the reviews first, I would not have made the mistake of attempting to listen to this sophomoric trash. The author's accents give the superficial dialogue and flimsy characters their comic book essence. I would not recommend wasting time - or killing the bandwidth to download this.

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Evermore

  • By: Sean Williams
  • Narrated by: Kerin McCue
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

"We must all hang together," Benjamin Franklin is reported to have said to his revolutionary peers, "or we will assuredly all hang separately." This is a sentiment that's even more appropriate, and more urgent, when you're lost between the stars in a crippled and out-of-control ship, your shipmates aren't talking to each other (and haven't for thousands of years), and you don't really exist in the first place...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Short SCI-FI

  • By Kevin on 07-07-03

Ever On Thought

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-02

Excellent concept. Fascinating - thought provoking. Intriguing. Reader was a little flat for my taste, but that may have been the point. Recommend for anyone interested in the ethos of AI.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful