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  • Islands in the Sky

  • By: Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Charles Carroll
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

The story of Island in the Sky centers around a young man, who, after brilliantly winning a space-related competition, requests a vacation on a space station as his prize. It is written with Arthur C. Clark's obvious knowledge of science, but moves at a page turning rate throughout the entire narrative. The short novel gives a realistic possibility of work and play in future space, heightened with constant excitement and action.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun early novel, aimed perhaps at teens

  • By Darryl on 10-28-12

Not Clarke's best work

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

Reviewed: 03-07-16

I am a huge ACC fan, this is an interesting quick look into the future, but definitive not up near his best works.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Ringworld Engineers

  • The Ringworld Series, Book 2
  • By: Larry Niven
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,595
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,438

It’s been 20 years since the quixotic and worldsweary Louis Wu discovered the Ringworld. Now he and SpeakertoAnimals are going back, captives of the Hindmost, a deposed puppeteer leader.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story, Wrong Narrator. Way Wrong.

  • By Kevin der Kinderen on 04-16-13

Loved Book 1, This One Is Good Not Great

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

Reviewed: 12-22-15

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

I really liked the idea of the book and what Niven discusses in the prologue, but I think he just took the reader information a bit too far. In the end, it seemed like Niven was more focused on implementing all of the reader suggestions than just simply putting together an amazing story.