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David Hughes

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  • Altered Carbon

  • Altered Carbon, Book 1
  • By: Richard Morgan
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316

Four hundred years from now mankind is strung out across a region of interstellar space inherited from an ancient civilization discovered on Mars. The colonies are linked together by the occasional sublight colony ship voyages and hyperspatial data-casting. Human consciousness is digitally freighted between the stars and downloaded into bodies as a matter of course.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Smooth book - the recording, not so much

  • By Æ Mann on 01-21-18

Thank God for RK Morgan A CyberPunkFuturist.

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

I own all five of his books, in print, audio & video.
Thank God for Morgan, the sci-fi/CyberPunk futures he gives you in his works maybe a glimpse of what we have in store in the coming years.
Morgan is one of my favourite writers, he has taken the time to flesh out his characters and Takeshi Kovac is a creation like no other, a one time U.N. Envoy, Merc for hire, general Hard-Man and problem solver.
Morgan writes full fuelled boys own rip your fucking head off stories, in worlds created and as fully populated as you can witness out your own front door.
His works are dense, considered, controlled and as clear as mud but once you get hooked you just go with it
Be warned but he is addictive.

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  • Casino Royale

  • By: Ian Fleming
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,037
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,432
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,440

Introducing James Bond: charming, sophisticated, handsome, chillingly ruthless, and licensed to kill. This, the first of Ian Fleming's tales of secret agent 007, finds Bond on a mission to neutralize a lethal, high-rolling Russian operative called "Le Chiffre" by ruining him at the Baccarat table, forcing his Soviet spymasters to "retire" him. It seems that lady luck has sided with 007 when Le Chiffre hits a losing streak. But some people just refuse to play by the rules.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Ouch!

  • By Pork C. Fish on 05-22-12

A must read, and a book that is a must have!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-16

Where does Casino Royale rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Written by a man, for other men, a adventure story with one of the great characters of the 20th Century Bond, James Bond, Good story, populated by real people, well worth a read and a story that is well within the realm of having happened, even if it is fiction.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Casino Royale?

Without giving away the story, but the girl at the end of the book and how Bond is affected by her actions.

Which scene was your favorite?

How Fleming ended the book, can't wait to get my hands on Book 2 - "Live and let die.".

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

The interaction of Bond with himself.

Any additional comments?

Next book please Ian and thank you very, very enjoyable..

  • Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

  • One of the Best-selling Mythology Books of All Time
  • By: Bernard Evslin
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,470

Having sold millions of copies in print, Bernard Evslin’s classic retelling of the Greek myths captures the excitement and enchantment of these stories that have influenced many of today’s popular films and novels. Easy to understand and fun to read for both adults and children, it is no wonder this book has been taught in schools all over the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, Wonderful!

  • By Electro freek on 06-30-17

Greek mythology at it's best.

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

Reviewed: 04-10-15

From the birth of Zuse all the way to Echo, How they were born, how they got there

3 of 4 people found this review helpful