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  • 2061: Odyssey Three

  • By: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 467

Arthur C. Clark, creator of one of the world's best-loved science-fiction tales, revisits the most famous future ever imagined in this New York Times best seller, as two expeditions into space become inextricably tangled. Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monloiths, must again confront Dave Bowman, HAL, and an alien race that has decided that Mankind is to play a part in the evolution of the galaxy - whether it wishes to or not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This guy is just phenomenal!

  • By Gary on 09-12-12

Scott Brick Could Read Me the Bible

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

Reviewed: 12-07-17

What did you love best about 2061: Odyssey Three?

Excellent hard science fiction

What did you like best about this story?

Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I will often listen to books I normally would never consider when I see that Scott Brick is narrarating. He has the best inflection and narraration skills. He could literally read me the Bible - and I’m an atheist!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Any additional comments?


There is a gap between 2001 and this book - almost assuming one has watched the movie 2010.. not sure if that was the intention or order in which they were produced but that is how it seemed.

  • The Devil in the White City

  • By: Erik Larson
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,281

In a thrilling narrative showcasing his gifts as storyteller and researcher, Erik Larson recounts the spellbinding tale of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. Also available abridged.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impossible to stop listening

  • By Michael on 05-26-12

Wonderful, Interesting, Factual, and Enthralling

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

Reviewed: 11-08-15

I am a civil engineer by trade so the detailed technical aspects of this book were a real treat. The story told by the author is highly detailed and encompasses many aspects of a growing industrial America at a pivotal time as it comes into its own. The serial killer aspect is an interesting way to tell the story, drawing on the early industrial revolutionary setting as the stage. All in all 10/10!!!

  • In Cold Blood

  • By: Truman Capote
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,485

Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s a story that most people know, told here in an unforgettable way – an audio masterpiece that rivals the best thrillers, thanks to Capote genre-defining words and Brick’s subtle but powerful characterizations. On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still the Best

  • By Lisa on 01-10-06

Drawn Out Investigation Discovery Episode

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

Reviewed: 10-29-15

Maybe I was expecting too much from this work after reading many reviews praising the originality and artful depiction of "American crime." Overall the story was long, drawn out and anything but nail biting. I forced myself to listen to 11 hours of this, all of which would have been spent in lateral utility watching the ID channel for a large marathon.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 48 Laws of Power

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,828
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,822

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other infamous strategists. The 48 Laws of Power will fascinate any listener interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You don't have to be a psychopath to like this.

  • By Gaggleframpf on 02-25-16

BEST. BOOK. EVER.

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

Reviewed: 09-15-15

By far the best book I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Eloquent syntax, direct messages, along with a myriad of delightful anecdotes and parables make this work so well formatted. I would suggest this to anyone with a love for the honest window into psychology!

37 of 48 people found this review helpful