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  • 2001

  • A Space Odyssey
  • By: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,999

It has been 40 years since the publication of this classic science-fiction novel that changed the way we look at the stars and ourselves. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man adventures to the outer rim of our solar system, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a journey unlike any other.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Narration - Great Book

  • By Venu on 07-04-09

quite a bit better than the film.

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

still a full of mystery and imagination but at least the book makes sense and connects the relationship between each section of the story. a true classic

  • A Canticle for Leibowitz

  • By: Walter M. Miller Jr.
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,683
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,324
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,333

Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel and widely considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, Walter M. Miller’s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a true landmark of 20th-century literature—a chilling and still-provocative look at a postapocalyptic future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Introibo Ad Altare

  • By richard on 03-20-13

reflects on numerous currently relevant themes.

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

Reviewed: 08-19-18

fascinating reflection on religion, politics, science, knowledge, information, humanity, suffering, repetition, life, morality and progress.

  • I, Robot

  • By: Isaac Asimov
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,971

They mustn't harm a human being, they must obey human orders, and they must protect their own existence...but only so long as that doesn't violate rules one and two. With these Three Laws of Robotics, humanity embarked on a bold new era of evolution that would open up enormous possibilities, and unforeseen risks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Forget the violence - Read this one for the humor

  • By Herb on 02-19-05

asimov for the win.

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

I love dr. calvin. one of the great female characters of old sci fi. but once again, each concept is treated in kind in each short story and we get to work out one aspect at a time!

  • Till We Have Faces

  • A Myth Retold
  • By: C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by: Nadia May
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,308
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,310

Set in the pre-Christian world of Glome on the outskirts of Greek civilization, it is a tale of two princesses: the beautiful Psyche, who is loved by the god of love himself, and Orual, Psyche's unattractive and embittered older sister, who loves Psyche with a destructive possessiveness. Her frustration and jealousy over Psyche's fate sets Orual on the troubled path of self-discovery. Lewis's last work of fiction, this is often considered his best by critics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of a kind.

  • By Stephanie on 07-07-10

strange but wonderful

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

Reviewed: 04-05-16

I wasn't sure what to expect, but this was definitely not it. very deep and thoughtful analysis of love. I have many questions but this was well worth the listen. the best of C.S. Lewis I have read. he really knows how a womans lind works

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Atomic Awakening

  • A New Look at the History and Future of Nuclear Power
  • By: James Mahaffey
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 370
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

The American public's introduction to nuclear technology was manifested in destruction and death. With Hiroshima and the Cold War still ringing in our ears, our perception of all things nuclear is seen through the lens of weapons development. Nuclear power is full of mind-bending theories, deep secrets, and the misdirection of public consciousness - some deliberate, some accidental. The result of this fixation on bombs and fallout is that the development of a non-polluting, renewable energy source stands frozen in time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome perspective on nuclear history

  • By John Rohde Jensen on 10-13-16

pretentious author, but good content

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

Reviewed: 05-11-15

lots of good content. the history of science was particularly good. the author is somewhat rude and belittling to the reader/listener sometimes, but if you can get past that, he seems to know a good deal if relevant information. the reader was too cheesy-action-movie for my taste, and mispronounced several scientists names, but other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed this work.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful