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Siegfried Glaser

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  • Hard Luck Hank: Robot Farts

  • By: Steven Campbell
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,291
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,223
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217

Sometimes it's not easy being a mutant thug. The space station Belvaille, once the center of civilization, is nearly deserted because of the new government's policies. Hank makes do by working odd jobs, but he isn't sure how long those, or the city, can last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fun as hell

  • By Jeremy on 03-08-17

This is unbearable

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-17

What happened to the narrator after the first book? The narration of the first one was quite good but this one... it's just plain painful.
I was really looking forward to listening to this book but I guess I will have to read it on my own. Listening to the first few minutes of this narration had me wanting to permanently seal my ears with hot bitumen.

  • How to Stop Procrastination & Get More Done in Less Time!

  • By: Graham Bianco
  • Narrated by: Christian Erickson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 384
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 355
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 348

An international best-seller, How to Stop Procrastination & Get More Done in Less Time! will give you the tools, advice, and easy-to-follow steps to end procrastination and achieve more of your goals. Find out how bestselling author and speaker Graham Bianco has helped people around the world by breaking down the steps to enable you to quickly eradicate procrastination from your life, forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book, helped me so much!

  • By Connor Pole on 08-05-16

Atrocious narrator

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

Reviewed: 04-06-17

This was by far the worst narration I've ever experienced. I just could not bring myself to keep listening. I sure hope this guy doesn't do this for a living.

0 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • 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 929
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 841
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 832

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

To long-winded and jumping around a bit too much

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

Reviewed: 09-27-15

What would have made Existence better?

The book brought up some interesting ideas. Sadly, at least in my opinion, the story brought up the same points about those ideas again and again without really adding anything new or interesting. Had the book been cut down to let's say half its actual length I might have liked it a lot more.

Would you ever listen to anything by David Brin again?

Yes. I really enjoyed his ideas and from what I read online this isn't nearly his best book

  • Uller Uprising

  • By: H. Beam Piper
  • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

So the Ulleran challenge begins, with the rantings of a prophet and a seemingly incidental street riot. Only when a dose of poison lands in the governer-general's whiskey does it become clear that the "geeks" have had it up their double-lidded eyeballs with the imperialist Terran Federation's Chartered Uller Company. Then, overnight, war is everywhere.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By Siegfried Glaser on 01-30-12

Boring

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

Reviewed: 01-30-12

Sorry, but this book just couldn't raise any excitement in me. There were moments when I thought it might finally get more interesting, but it always just went back to dragging along the same dull base line.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Brain Wave

  • By: Poul Anderson
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

For millions of years, the part of the galaxy containing our solar system has been moving through a vast force field that has been inhibiting certain electromagnetic and electrochemical processes and, thus, certain neurotic functions. When Earth escapes the inhibiting field, synapse speed immediately increases, causing a rise in intelligence, which results in a transfigured humanity reaching for the stars, leaving behind our earth to the less intelligent humans and animal life-forms.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting "what if..." and speculation about us

  • By Joel D Offenberg on 03-14-11

Interesting idea

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

Reviewed: 01-30-12

This book was really original. I can't remember reading (or hearing) a book that played along similar lines.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Satanic Verses

  • By: Salman Rushdie
  • Narrated by: Sam Dastor
  • Length: 21 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,072
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 947
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 936

Inextricably linked with the fatwa called against its author in the wake of the novel’s publication, The Satanic Verses is, beyond that, a rich showcase for Salman Rushdie’s comic sensibilities, cultural observations, and unparalleled mastery of language. The book begins with two Indians plummeting from the sky after the explosion of their airliner, and proceeds through a series of metamorphoses, dreams and revelations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Use an audiobook to really enjoy Satanic Verses

  • By David Edelberg on 11-24-12

Complex plot or several convoluted stories?

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

Reviewed: 09-20-11

What did you like best about The Satanic Verses? What did you like least?

The book starts out quite entertaining. The weird events unfolding stoke the listeners hopes for more of the same to come. Well, in a way that even holds true, but not in the way at least I was hoping for.

The plot is jumping from place to place, time to time, person to person, realism to fantasy and is overall quite hard to follow. To me it seemed that Mr. Rushdie tried to tell several completely disjointed stories in one book and I have not been able to understand what he wanted to tell his audience.

I like books that are able to mesmerize me, to draw me into the story and to have me crave for more when I have to stop reading. This one completely failed to do so.

What could Salman Rushdie have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

While I did not enjoy the book, I am not sure that Mr. Rushdie is to blame for that. I guess that this book was aimed at a different audience. Maybe, if I had a muslim or Indian background I would rate this book differently.

What does Sam Dastor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

As for the narrator I'm not sure what to say. He did a nice, solid performance, but you won't find me running to buy another audio book just because he narrated it.

Any additional comments?

As I mentioned above, I am probably not a member of the intended audience group. Keep that in mind and take my review with a grain of salt when you use it to make up your mind about listening to this book.

4 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Master of Space and Time

  • By: Rudy Rucker
  • Narrated by: Scott Grunden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 18

Madcap inventor Harry Gerber is hopeless when it comes to surviving in the real world. So he uses his genius to twist the laws of science and create his own tailor-made universe. Assisted by his straight-men co-conspirators, Joe Fletcher and the comely Sondra Tupperware, and powered by gluons, the stuff that holds our very atoms together, Gerber creates a blunzer, enabling him to change the very nature of reality.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A fun ride, but not original

  • By DarthMuffin on 09-26-07

Very disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-09

In my opinion, the book is neither original nor well written, just as the last reviewer stated. Save your time and money.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful