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Like Firefly, but different

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

Reviewed: 04-18-19

I am a huge fan of the Firefly series, and that this was supposed to be similar caught my attention. It may not be similar enough for some people, but I think the differences make it appealing on it’s own! The addition of other Xenoes and magic give it a flare all it’s own. I love that it doesn’t take itself too seriously, while still having some suspenseful moments. If you like Hard Luck Hank (which is all comedy) you’ll probably like this as well!

Not what I was looking for

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

Reviewed: 06-21-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Boring (and I love to geek out on this kind of stuff).

What was most disappointing about Robert Wright’s story?

I didn't feel that the other reviews and the description gave an accurate account of what I was getting.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Not what I expected

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

Reviewed: 06-21-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This was not the same as most of Heinlein's other works. It was boring and I felt like it was just an expression of 'free sexuality' that he was exploring in his later life. No action. No real mystery.

How could the performance have been better?

The performance was fine.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Heinlein does know how to craft interesting characters and paint vivid pictures of possible futures.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

The opposite of exciting

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

Reviewed: 06-21-14

What would have made Cyteen better?

More action, less politics.

What was most disappointing about C. J. Cherryh’s story?

It felt like reading boring news.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Narrator was fine.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I went ahead and finished it because I did start to 'care' about the characters and because the implications of cloning is interesting.

Short but thought provoking

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

Reviewed: 10-04-13

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

Yes

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Not really. It was pretty easy to see what was coming because it was supposed to be based in a realistic setting.

Which scene was your favorite?

The execution where the protagonist had to deal with the emotional side of killing.

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

The whole book makes me realize how vulnerable we are as a society.

Any additional comments?

I did enjoy this book. It was just a bit on the depressing side. I was looking more for an entertaining fiction that would have a good snapshot of what might happen after an EMP. The realism and suffering portrayed is powerful and though provoking, but just not exactly what I was looking for. I was also looking for more ideas/interpretations of how people would cope from a technical perspective (more details on food production, water usage, etc), and there wasn't much in this book (but the stuff it did talk about was pretty good).

Kinda boring and didn't really go anywhere

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-11

I did find a few parts quite interesting, but on the whole I was disappointed. I had just finished "The Talent Code" and was looking for more information regarding the balance between brain physiology and behavior, or at the very least, a better understanding of the chemistry of memory. Honestly, it could have used a bit more information regarding the science, and less about the politics of University funding.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great info, easy to listen to.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-11

I enjoyed the balance between applicable information as well as the science behind the book. As someone who will most likely never find the time to read "Good Calories Bad Calories", this brief but thorough book was just what I wanted.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Didn't get much good information from this

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-11

The writing didn't translate well to audio book and I found it difficult to listen to. It had some decent information, but nothing groundbreaking.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The Talent Code audiobook cover art
  • The Talent Code
  • Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Anything
  • By: Daniel Coyle
  • Narrated by: John Farrell

Listened to it twice in a row

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-11

As a lifelong martial artist, a teacher, and athletic coach, I found this book inspiring. It has completely changed the way I look at learning, excellence, behaviors, habits, etc. I highly recommend this book to anyone trying to get "better" (better at anything!)

Decent for sciency stuff, but kind of boring

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-11

I was looking for more information on evolutionary diets and our ancestors. As well as health and environmental costs of agriculture. Not exactly what I was looking for.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful