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Tim Cummings

Dandridge, TN, US
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  • The God Complex: A Thriller

  • By: Murray McDonald
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 275
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 276

When Cash Harris visits his father for the first time after a 15 year estrangement, things don't go anywhere near as planned. By the end of the night, he finds himself embroiled in a plot to destabilise the government, his father has been assassinated, and he discovers a shocking truth that would have fundamentally altered his life 15 years earlier.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I didn't see that coming!!!!

  • By D. W. Wilson on 08-29-14

Arduous

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

Reviewed: 04-14-15

Would you try another book from Murray McDonald and/or Adam Verner?

I don't know. I don't think the story is awful, but the characters and action sure are one-dimensional. I stopped listening 1/4 of the way through.

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  • Calculating God

  • By: Robert J. Sawyer
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,876
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,894

In this Hugo-nominated novel, an alien walks into a museum and asks if he can see a paleontologist. But the arachnid ET hasn't come aboard a rowboat with the Pope and Stephen Hawking (although His Holiness does request an audience later). Landing at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the spacefarer, Hollus, asks to compare notes on mass extinctions with resident dino-scientist Thomas Jericho.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting book, very enjoyable narration

  • By Ione on 05-07-10

Great Story Based Upon Weak Metaphysical Arguments

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

Reviewed: 04-14-15

Would you recommend Calculating God to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes. For two reasons. First of all, it is a wonderful story with suspense. Although many of the characters are pretty thin (domestic terrorists, museum director, etc.), the drama and imagery is true sci-fi. Second, the arguments posed by the alien characters, being largely those used by Creationists, can act as target-practice for atheist-humanists .. because, quite frankly, each and every one of the aliens' arguments for God is flawed and quite easily defeated.

  • Monty Python's Flying Circus

  • TV Milestones
  • By: Marcia Landy
  • Narrated by: Robert J. Eckrich
  • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

One of the most innovative comedic programs to air on television, Monty Python’s Flying Circus was a mix of the carnivalesque and the critical. The show has become famous for eschewing many of the conventions of situation comedy, the fully formed and coherent script, narrative closure, predictable characters, and the decorum associated with presentation.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun for Monty fans

  • By Darryl on 05-02-13

A Fanboy Thesis

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

Reviewed: 04-14-15

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

It was a fun treatise to the legendary Monty Python's Flying Circus. It is written as a thesis, but many anecdotes were fun to listen to.

  • Mister B. Gone

  • By: Clive Barker
  • Narrated by: Doug Bradley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 254

The demon, known only as "Jakerbok", is a major force of evil then and now. He taunts the listener to "Burn this audiobook" throughout this satanically autobiographical monologue, for he has embedded his very self inside each word....as a long-dormant vehicle for the dark forces to finally conquer all things good and holy in this world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Barker is the Dark Prince of Dark Fantasy!

  • By Old Man Parker on 06-06-10

Fun story from a master

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

Reviewed: 04-14-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This story is a lot of fun and suitable for adolescent and young adult ... as long as you don't mind gruesome imagery. At no point is it scary to me. The scathing commentary on the Church and medieval Europe (and America) is very well received and probably wouldn't be lost on a young reader.

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

He gives the book the "voice" it demands.