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  • Magician: Master

  • Riftwar Cycle: The Riftwar Saga, Book 2
  • By: Raymond E. Feist
  • Narrated by: Nicholas Guy Smith
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,275
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,187
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,184

He held the fate of two worlds in his hands. Once he was an orphan called Pug, apprenticed to a sorcerer of the enchanted land of Midkemia. Then he was captured and enslaved by the Tsurani, a strange, warlike race of invaders from another world. There, in the exotic Empire of Kelewan, he earned a new name - Milamber. He learned to tame the unimagined powers that lay within him. And he took his place in an ancient struggle against an evil Enemy older than time itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable and Familiar

  • By @tone0189 on 11-11-17

Fun story, mediocre writing

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

Reviewed: 03-17-19

The story itself is pretty entertaining, taken as a whole; however the pacing is uneven, and flat out boring in spots. This is the extended version of what was originally published as a single trimmed-down book, later published as two books with the trimmed portions restored. While I understand the author's desire to present us with what he originally intended, I think the original version was a better read.

  • The Book on Investing In Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down

  • Real Life Strategies for Investing in Real Estate Using Other People's Money
  • By: Brandon Turner
  • Narrated by: Maher Abiad
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,208
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,885
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,853

Don't let the contents of your wallet define your future. Discover the real life strategies that smart investors are using in today's market to invest in real estate with creativity! In The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down, active real estate investor and co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast, Brandon Turner takes readers past the hype and dives into real life strategies that investors across the world are using to invest in real estate using creativity - instead of their own cash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brandon's Book was Awesome!!

  • By Mike on 03-22-15

Narration was unbearable, book disappointed

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

Bad narration aside, this book can be summed up in one sentence: To invest with no (or low) money down you need a partner with money or you're using hard money. Yes, there are some nuances and strategies that are explained in depth, but overall I don't feel like I really gained a lot from reading — unlike the author's other book "How to Invest in Real Estate
The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Getting Started", which was a great intro to real estate investing.

  • Salvation

  • Salvation Sequence, Book 1
  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312

In 2204, humanity is expanding into the wider galaxy in leaps and bounds. Cutting-edge technology of linked jump gates has rendered most forms of transportation - including starships - virtually obsolete. Every place on Earth, every distant planet humankind has settled, is now a step away from any other. And all seems wonderful - until a crashed alien spaceship of unknown origin is found on a newly located world 89 light-years from Earth, carrying a cargo as strange as it is horrifying. To assess the potential of the threat a high-powered team is dispatched to investigate. But one of them may not be all they seem....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wait For Book 2

  • By StrikitRich on 09-26-18

Another great book from Hamilton!

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

Story and plot kept me entertained throughout. There were a couple of clunky aspects to the story but nothing that made it less enjoyable. The only downside is waiting for the sequel!

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  • Diaspora

  • By: Greg Egan
  • Narrated by: Adam Epstein
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 207
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 191
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 191

Behold the orphan. Born into a world that is not a world. A digital being grown from a mind seed, a genderless cybernetic citizen in a vast network of probes, satellites, and servers knitting the Solar System into one scape, from the outer planets to the fiery surface of the Sun. Since the Introdus in the 21st century, humanity has reconfigured itself drastically. Most chose immortality, joining the polises to become conscious software.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous Story, Disappointing Performance

  • By Ben on 12-08-13

Unbearable Narration

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

I tried to power through this book twice and both times I just couldn't make it. As stated in other reviews, the narration is frankly the worst i've heard - add to that the sometimes essay like descriptions of physics and math and you have a pretty tedious read. I love hard sci-fi, but the author at times seemed more interested in showing how cleaver he was rather than moving the plot along. The premise of the book is very interesting, unfortunately I will probably never know how it ends.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Pandora's Star

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 37 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,357
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,426

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
  • Have to resort to headphones to listen

  • By Sue Nami on 10-05-16

Fantastic book, terrible audio.

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

The greatness of this book is somewhat overshadowed by the inexcusable audio quality. Tantor Media should be ashamed to have let this one out of the studio in it's current condition. Audio on the first few chapters are the worst, so if you can power though those then you can probably get through the rest.

0 of 7 people found this review helpful