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Chad

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  • The Rolling Stones

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: David Baker, the Full Cast Family
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

It doesn't seem likely for twins to have the same middle name. Even so, it's clear that Castor and Pollux Stone both have "Trouble" written in that spot on their birth certificates. Of course, anyone who's met their grandmother Hazel would know that they came by it honestly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Fun, Good Science

  • By ejh on 06-29-05

Blast Through the Solar System

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

Reviewed: 01-13-16

What about David Baker and the Full Cast Family ’s performance did you like?

I love the multi voice recordings. It adds so much to the story that you hear different people for the characters.

Any additional comments?

Heinlein wrote these books 50 plus years ago and they don't feel dated. They still hold up even with all the changes. The are not the hard core Sci-Fi but they are a lot better than a lot of what is written today.

  • Pandora's Star

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 37 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,997
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,084

The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • dissatisfied

  • By James K Alford on 08-15-18

Good Book but...36 hours

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

Reviewed: 04-03-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I listened to the whole book. It's good. Not great but good. I never get abridged books but this one should have been. It's Long and Long and Long. I have listened to books with as much story in a 3rd of the time. If you like long books then go for it. If not move on to something else. The story is good the idea is cool but way to long.

The story had a long build up to not much of a climax. I would assume that the next book moves the story on but at 40 hours it's not going to be a series I come back to.

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

John Lee did a great job as always.

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Eight

  • By: Katherine Neville
  • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
  • Length: 25 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 395

New York City, 1972: A dabbler in mathematics and chess, Catherine Velis is also a computer expert for a Big Eight accounting firm. Before heading off to a new assignment in Algeria, Cat has her palm read by a fortune-teller. The woman warns Cat of danger. Then an antiques dealer approaches Cat with a mysterious offer: He has an anonymous client who is trying to collect the pieces of an ancient chess service, purported to be in Algeria. If Cat can bring the pieces back, there will be a generous reward.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Plot-Driven Novel I've Ever Read

  • By Tango on 09-08-13

Finally I have waited for years

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-04-07

I have read this book twice and I don't read books over. It is one of the best books. The tension that is built over the story is amazing. It's just an amazing book. I can't say enough.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful