LISTENER

Amazon Customer

  • 5
  • reviews
  • 6
  • helpful votes
  • 37
  • ratings
Cosmic Trigger I audiobook cover art

SO much fun to listen to!!!

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

Reviewed: 07-17-17

Would you consider the audio edition of Cosmic Trigger I to be better than the print version?

I'm a huge RAW fan, and love this book SO much that it would be tough for me to NOT like the audio book. I reread it every few years, and listening to it is a whole new experience!

What did you like best about this story?

It takes you right into "Chapel Perilous" and transforms your world view starting from page 1.

Have you listened to any of Oliver Senton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He does a delightfully bad NY/Philly/Boston/Grouch Marx accent, with British pronunciations. It's a little distracting, but he has so much enthusiasm for the material it is only a minor setback. In the end, probably more fun than a straight read.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes! but it's worth savoring and relistening to...

Any additional comments?

loved it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Old Man's War audiobook cover art

Good, but not Great

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

Reviewed: 11-09-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Old Man's War to be better than the print version?

No

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Interesting premise, but it never really transcends being a gimmick.

Have you listened to any of William Dufris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not listened to a Dufris reading before- It takes a little getting used to, but his character voices do add to the story once you get into the flow.

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

Not really.

Any additional comments?

As big of a deal as Scalzi is, I expected a little more than Starship Troopers warmed over, and although it was a fun listen, ultimately this is pretty formula stuff. Good for what it is, though.

Whole Earth Discipline audiobook cover art

The moral ambiguity of a of techno-fetishist

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

Reviewed: 08-15-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Sure

If you’ve listened to books by Stewart Brand before, how does this one compare?

I've read a lot of Brand- this is well written and well read.

Which scene was your favorite?

The section on shanty towns.

Do you think Whole Earth Discipline needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

As with all futurists, Brand bats about 500. Half of this book is getting more relevant and half is getting less relevant as years pass.

Any additional comments?

If you are a traditional anti-nuke, anti-GMO enviro, this book will really piss you off.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Abundance audiobook cover art

Really inspiring!

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

Reviewed: 07-31-15

This book was much more practical and less techno-utopian than I expected. And I mean that in a good way!

Present Shock audiobook cover art

Not Rushkoff's Best

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

Reviewed: 10-29-13

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Like Rushkoff's other books, there are a lot of thought-provoking ideas. Unfortunately, a lot are re-hashed from other books.

Would you be willing to try another book from Douglas Rushkoff? Why or why not?

Yes. I enjoy his insight.

What didn’t you like about Kevin T. Collins’s performance?

It seemed like he was imitating Rushkoff's voice- it didn't seem like he was paying attention to what he was reading.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

sure

Any additional comments?

The buzzword "iterate" was used so much it made me want to slam my head into a wall.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful