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Pascal Scheffers

Valthe, ., Netherlands
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  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,546
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,173

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart and original

  • By J. OBrennan on 12-29-17

Good sci-fi.

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

Reviewed: 03-24-18

Excellent story telling with witty, interesting dialog between character that grow as the book progresses. The excellent narration brings the characters to life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Galaxy's Edge

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,204
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,750
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,733

On the edge of the galaxy, a diplomatic mission to an alien planet takes a turn when the Legionnaires, an elite special fighting force, find themselves ambushed and stranded behind enemy lines. They struggle to survive under siege, waiting on a rescue that might never come. In the seedy starport of Ackabar, a young girl searches the crime-ridden gutters to avenge her father's murder; not far away, a double-dealing legionniare-turned-smuggler hunts an epic payday; and somewhere along the outer galaxy, a mysterious bounty hunter lies in wait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • bit of a disconnect between parts

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

No real plot, just shooting, running and hiding.

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

Reviewed: 03-18-18

What would have made Galaxy's Edge better?

An actual plot, some kind plight for the protagonists other than 'we're being shot at'.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Diving into the Wreck

  • Diving Series, Book 1
  • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 411
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 323

Boss loves to dive historical ships, derelict spacecraft found adrift in the blackness between the stars. Sometimes she salvages for money, but mostly she's an active historian. She wants to know about the past--to experience it firsthand. Once she's dived the ship, she'll either leave it for others to find or file a claim so that she can bring tourists to dive it as well. It's a good life for a tough loner, with more interest in artifacts than people.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Scubadiving... in space.

  • By Pascal Scheffers on 12-11-09

Scubadiving... in space.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-09

The overall story and naration was quite good, I like the retrieval artist novels so took a chance. The characters are nice and if you're looking for some adventure you'll find it.

What makes me stop at three out of five is the weird choice of driving part of the plot with very advanced interstellar and then limiting 'dives' by running out of air in 60 minutes. Even today's EVAs on ISS and Shuttle missions last for 7 or 8 hours. All in all, it feels like the book was written while learning to scuba dive.

Enjoyable nonetheless, recommended.

10 of 12 people found this review helpful