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Randy & Brenda

Austin, TX, United States
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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,015
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,227

More than 30 years ago, Star Wars burst onto the big screen and became a cultural phenomenon. Now the next adventures in this blockbuster saga are poised to captivate old and new fans alike - beginning with the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And alongside the cinematic debut comes the thrilling novel adaptation by New York Times best-selling science fiction master Alan Dean Foster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adds a bit to the Movie

  • By Brad on 12-22-15

Pretty, not very good

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

Reviewed: 12-28-15

First of all, I thought the performance was excellent. As for the story, you had a lot of reused formulas. It was solid, but not a great story. Maybe I'm just getting old and used to the first three movies. Or books if you prefer.

  • The Andromeda Strain

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: David Morse
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,852
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,864

The United States government is given a warning by the preeminent biophysicists in the country: current sterilization procedures applied to returning space probes may be inadequate to guarantee uncontaminated re-entry to the atmosphere.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best science + biology fiction book I have read

  • By Ryan Johnson on 07-31-15

Best book I have read this year

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

Reviewed: 12-22-15

Very good piece of science fiction with a lot of reality. Love the scientific aspect. Would recommend this for anybody that's into science fiction and likes a good thriller.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • On the Beach

  • By: Nevil Shute
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661

A war no one fully understands has devastated the planet with radioactive fallout from massive cobalt bombing. Melbourne, Australia, is the only area whose citizens have not yet succumbed to the contamination. But there isn’t much time left, a few months, maybe more—and the citizens of Melbourne must decide how they will live the remaining weeks of their lives, and how they will face a hopeless future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Personally a Tremendous Influence

  • By N. Rogers on 06-07-14

Made a Huge Impression

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

Reviewed: 05-04-13

Would you consider the audio edition of On the Beach to be better than the print version?

I'm blind, so don't read print.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Every character in the book offered different takes on the end of hisotry.

Which character – as performed by Simon Prebble – was your favorite?

All of them.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The last chapter when you knew for sure history was ending.

Any additional comments?

What would you do if you only had a year to live? What would you think about? The humanity of this book, and how all of these characters answer this question is what really draws you. Don't read this if you aren't in in the mood to do some serious thinking. Best book I have read in a while. Stands up to time well.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful