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The Wrong Unit audiobook cover art

good story, well told

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

Reviewed: 08-23-19

author reads his own work, and does a good job.

likeable characters doing interesting things, in a world where computers decide what's best for people, "for their own good".

good story, well told.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Mandibles audiobook cover art

current statism extrapolated

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

Reviewed: 08-20-19

spot on realistic outline.
a 'middle of the road' extrapolation, without any 'black swans' for or against.
obvious linear progression of current corrupt socialism (two words with the same meaning).
mixed execution.

The Long-Range War audiobook cover art

getting even better

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

Reviewed: 05-26-19

rapid situation development. distinct character types. broad summary of sci-fi space war; innovative tactics, innovative strategic thought processes.

looking forward to the next 5 books.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Dispatcher audiobook cover art

$0.00 is the most I will spend on this author

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

Reviewed: 04-08-19

Scalzi's prominent role in the boycotting SciFi books that offend his political sensibilities - can never be forgotten.
May he reap his just rewards, as each person researches the Hugo Award scandal and learns of the exposure of his shameful behavior.
Research how it started (rather than the later soap opera drama).
Found to be suppressing books and banning authors. Horrific.
"..tonight their tears are delicious to me.”- John Scalzi tweet

This is a $0.00 listen; which is the most I will spend on anything with his name on it.
Research. And decide if banning books is moral behavior consistent with western civilization.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Time Salvager audiobook cover art

narrator is so so bad

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

Reviewed: 12-28-18

The narrator is horrible.
I almost gave up on this.
The book itself-- is good, and includes some nice innovations. Glad i stuck with it.

But the narrator is bad, all over the place.

World Made by Hand audiobook cover art

inconsistent

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

peculiar mix of reasonable mixed with mythical.

and LoL years later, the homage to the global warming religion now seems pathetic and dated.

American Exit Strategy audiobook cover art

Prescient

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

is it the news, a work of fiction, or concise summary reportage from the near future?

"it's time to stop
hey, what's that sound?
everybody look what's going down"
-Buffalo Springfield

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Only by Blood and Suffering audiobook cover art

basis for civilization

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-07-18

the author outlines historic choices:
a) theft and slavery of the productive
b) respect for life, liberty, property

life in societies devolving to choice (a) becomes ugly, short, and brutish. over and over. history rhymes. evil prevails when good men do nothing.

this book bears witness to the shame of seeing "the bright shining beacon on the hill" devolve: and suggests that, from time to time, with great sacrifice, good men can prevail.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Culture Shock audiobook cover art

could not finish this

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

No Corps.
Simplistic short story dragged on and on and on,
over and over, then again and again, ad tedium.
Really bad.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

White Trash Zombie Apocalypse audiobook cover art

Hard to listen to stuffy nose !

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

Reviewed: 09-26-17

Great series.

Normally great narrator in this series; but she has a really stuffy nose for this book, which RUINS the wonderful, eclectic, humorous voice of Angel.
Really stuffy.
Really distracting annoying.