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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 3,649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,913
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,932

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

Garbage

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

Reviewed: 03-14-19

Disgusting garbage, I could not listen to the whole ugly thing. Complete nonsense and a waste of time, energy and money

  • Sassinak

  • The Planet Pirates, Book 1
  • By: Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Moon
  • Narrated by: Ax Norman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 269
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 276

Sassinak was 12 when the raiders came. That made her just the right age: old enough to be used, young enough to be broken. Or so the slavers thought. But Sassy turned out to be a little different from your typical slave girl. Maybe it was her unusual physical strength. Maybe it was her friendship with the captured Fleet crewman. Maybe it was her spirit. Whatever it was, it wouldn't let her resign herself to the life of a slave. She bided her time, watched for her moment. Finally it came, and she escaped.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Really bad narration

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-23-14

Naration needs help

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

Reviewed: 03-05-14

What disappointed you about Sassinak?

The narration was so poor it was hard to follow the story

Would you recommend Sassinak to your friends? Why or why not?

no

How did the narrator detract from the book?

If he read in complete sentences it would help. Pauses after a couple words each time instead of with the sentences.

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