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  • The Three-Body Problem

  • By: Cixin Liu
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,845
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,816

Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They create a computer using a 30 million man Army

  • By Josh P on 12-07-14

Good book. it drags at times.

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

Reviewed: 06-16-19

I liked this book. It was Intelligent and sincere.
I normally don't read Science Fiction so, my review isn't that valuable.
It did drag at times. Also it seemed to pack a whole lot of Scifi right near the end as though the author felt like she needed to.
I do recommend it. The setting of Communist China is unique and substantial.
The characters feel real. High praise on that point.

  • Terminal Event

  • By: Robert Vaughan
  • Narrated by: Wally Schrass
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

An Antarctic research team discovers a perfectly machined gold canister, 2500 feet below the surface of the ice. There are strange and unrecognizable markings on the canister. How did it get there, and where did it come from? It is sent back to a research center in the US where it is opened in an environmentally controlled room. Inside are six human embryos, and even more shocking is the discovery that the embryos are viable.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • One of the worst Sci Fi books...

  • By Lance on 10-25-17

Good concept poorly executed.

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

Reviewed: 10-02-17

I thought the concept was good and the story had some good turns, but the way the story was told, it made it predicable. This would be a good book for younger or less experienced readers.

  • Abomination

  • By: Gary Whitta
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 93

He is England's greatest knight, the man who saved the life of Alfred the Great and an entire kingdom from a Viking invasion. But when he is called back into service to combat a plague of monstrous beasts known as abominations, he meets a fate worse than death and is condemned to a life of anguish, solitude, and remorse. She is a fierce young warrior, raised among an elite order of knights. Driven by a dark secret from her past, she defies her controlling father and sets out on a dangerous quest.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • cool concept. typical execution.

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-22-16

Good world building with a corny story.

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

Reviewed: 06-29-17

This book stated off really well. Good world building and a good element of mystery.
Without getting into spoilers, the story went off the rails and became very corny and predicable.