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roland

Monticello, GA, United States
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  • The Ice Limit

  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,772
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,767

The largest known meteorite has been discovered, entombed in the earth for millions of years on a frigid, desolate island off the southern tip of Chile. At four thousand tons, this treasure seems impossible to move. New York billionaire Palmer Lloyd is determined to have this incredible find for his new museum. Stocking a cargo ship with the finest scientists and engineers, he builds a flawless expedition. But from the first approach to the meteorite, people begin to die....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful, Well researched, Page Turner

  • By Lyn on 08-10-10

I could not get back to this book fast enough.

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

Reviewed: 10-28-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book was a trap! I used up my last credit in 3 days. Stay away from this book if you are prone to addiction.

What did you like best about this story?

I find most of todays Sci-fies too far out there for my taste. This book had just enough to make it feel like a non-fiction.

Which scene was your favorite?

The method and execution of the operation to sink the threating war ship. They just had to do the same thing they did on the volcano gig.

If you could take any character from The Ice Limit out to dinner, who would it be and why?

No brainer! The female Captain of the ship. I was surprised that somewhere in the book she did not have a little action on the side.

Any additional comments?

I think this book would make a great movie. I would love to be in charge of the casting.

  • The Footprints of God

  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 234

In the heart of North Carolina's Research Triangle stands a corporate laboratory much like the others nearby. But behind its walls, America's top scientists work around the clock to attain the holy grail of the 21st century - a supercomputer that surpasses the power of the human mind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This book should be in the romance category.

  • By roland on 09-25-12

This book should be in the romance category.

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

Reviewed: 09-25-12

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No! There is TOO much back and forth with Rachael Weiss. Needs more meat and less sugar.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Greg is one of my favorite authors but he laid an egg here. Next listen! Greg or Vince Flynn.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Dick did a good job considering what he had to work with. He also is one of my favorites.

Was The Footprints of God worth the listening time?

No! I wasted my last credit on this and feel ripped off. This was the first book I almost deleted before finishing.

Any additional comments?

I wonder if I'm a sexist or does anyone else notice how Women come across in these books.
They all sound like Miss Kitty, "be careful Matt".

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Illegal Alien

  • By: Robert J. Sawyer
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 431

When a disabled spaceship enters Earth's atmosphere, seven members of the advanced Tosok race are welcomed by the world. Then a popular scientist is murdered, and all evidence points to one of the Tosoks. Now, an alien is tried in a court of law -and there may be far more at stake than accounting for one human life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What more could you want?

  • By JMcB on 04-14-12

refreshingly different!

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

Reviewed: 09-03-12

What made the experience of listening to Illegal Alien the most enjoyable?

Some of the situations the aliens find themselves in can be humorous.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Illegal Alien?

The murder trial and all the discriptions of alien lifestyle.

What does Joe Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Joe does a good job of being sad or happy or afraid when the situation calls for it.

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

The first time the murder weapon was seen by humans. It implicated an alien as the prime suspect.

Any additional comments?

I don't think this book was intended to be a comedy but I found myself laughing throughout.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful