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  • The Windup Girl

  • By: Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,496
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,702
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,725

Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko...Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. One of the New People, Emiko is not human; instead, she is an engineered being, creche-grown and programmed to satisfy the decadent whims of a Kyoto businessman.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good and also Frustrating

  • By txkimmers on 11-16-09

The Windup Girl

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-16-10

This author is on my "never buy again" list. It took me 3 months and 4 better books to stubbornly ply my way thru this book. The authors attempt to paint a near future society is woefully unrealistic. To bad the lowest choice is one star as I would give it 0 stars! A waste of a credit.

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Galileo’s Dream

  • By: Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 20 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 101

With Galileo’s Dream, Kim Stanley Robinson crafts an instant masterpiece that blends epic adventure and thoughtful alternate history. Ganymede, a rebellious Jovian, attempts to bring famed scientific mind Galileo forward in time to alter the course of history with astonishing results.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Historical Novel?

  • By David on 04-05-10

Deleted the third part of download

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-10

After listening to the first 2 parts of the download the third part sat unplayed in my MP3 player. Finally deleted it after 2 months, nuf said.

3 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • The Sword of the Lady

  • A Novel of the Change
  • By: S. M. Stirling
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581

Rudi Mackenzie has journeyed far across the land that was once the United States of America, hoping to find the source of the world-altering event that has come to be known as the Change. His final destination is Nantucket, an island overrun with forest, inhabited by a mere two hundred people who claim to have been transported there from out of time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Frustrating Narration

  • By Danaldi on 05-22-12

Clearly milking it for a fifth book

3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-09

I usually buy and read the printed books first and then after awhile I will listen to the audio
book if I enjoyed reading it. In this case I went
directly to the audio version because I could tell from the previous book in this series that it
was becoming one of those "dragged out" series with little resolution. Though classified as Sci-Fi this series belongs more in the Fantasy genre.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful