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  • Shadow Puppets

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,753
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,779

Best selling SF author Orson Scott Card brings to life a new chapter in the saga of Ender's Earth.

Earth and its society have been changed irrevocably in the aftermath of Ender Wiggin's victory over the Formics. The unity forced upon the warring nations by an alien enemy has shattered. Nations are rising again, seeking territory and influence, and most of all, seeking to control the skills and loyalty of the children from the Battle School.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By Amy on 06-19-04

I don't like babies.

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

Reviewed: 07-08-19

This book is significantly about babies. The whole Shadow series seems to be very focused on the "biological imperative" of reproduction. Simply put, it's not my jam. I'm a big fan of the Enderverse, this was the first book I had to stop listening to. I eventually finished it, I don't think that I will be getting the next book.

  • Shadow of the Hegemon

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: David Birney, Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,777
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,784

Orson Scott Card tells a tale long awaited by millions of fans: the story of how Bean turned away from his first friend, Ender, and became the tactical genius who won the Earth for Ender's brother, Peter, who became the Hegemon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, poor transfer

  • By Michael Kowalski on 09-24-08

poor audio quality.

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

Reviewed: 06-29-19

great book in a great series. obvious post production edits have much higher quality recording. difficult to listen to, very high noise floor. maybe it's just a bad file.

  • Why We Sleep

  • Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
  • By: Matthew Walker PhD
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,638
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,108
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,058

Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when we don't sleep. Compared to the other basic drives in life - eating, drinking, and reproducing - the purpose of sleep remained elusive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I recommend this to EVERYONE

  • By Emma Bennett on 12-11-17

everyone needs to know

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

Reviewed: 04-28-19

Absolutely everyone should read this book. I had no idea the to extent of my ignorance. As the author states, there is no public education program for sleep, this is his attempt to educate the world to the importance of sleep. Bravo.

  • Valis

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 319
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 283

What is VALIS? This question is at the heart of Philip K. Dick's groundbreaking novel, the first book in his defining trilogy. When a beam of pink light begins giving a schizophrenic man named Horselover Fat (who just might also be known as Philip K. Dick) visions of an alternate Earth where the Roman Empire still reigns, he must decide whether he is crazy or whether a godlike entity is showing him the true nature of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life changing

  • By Michael on 03-16-16

wow. .

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

Reviewed: 03-10-19

Almost every great doctor who story line came from this book and A Scanner Darkly.

  • The Space Merchants

  • By: Frederik Pohl, C. M. Kornbluth
  • Narrated by: Dan Bittner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 190

In a vastly overpopulated near-future world, businesses have taken the place of governments and now hold all political power. States exist merely to ensure the survival of huge transnational corporations. Advertising has become hugely aggressive and boasts some of the world’s most powerful executives. Through advertising, the public is constantly deluded into thinking that all the products on the market improve the quality of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a SciFic classic done really well

  • By John Laudun on 05-06-12

coffiest

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-17-19

Dear readers, this story shows exactly what working at an ad agency is all about.

  • The Number of the Beast

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne, Emily Durante, Malcolm Hillgartner, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,010
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 915
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 917

The wickedest, most wonderful science fiction story ever created in our - or any - time. Anything can begin at a party in California - and everything does in this bold masterwork by a grand master of science fiction. When four supremely sensual and unspeakably cerebral humans - two male, two female - find themselves under attack from aliens who want their awesome quantum breakthrough, they take to the skies - and zoom into the cosmos on a rocket roller-coaster ride of adventure, danger, ecstasy, and peril.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I've been waiting for this book in audio format...

  • By Michelle on 05-30-12

old concepts of marriage and gender roles

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

Reviewed: 09-10-18

old concepts of marriage and gender roles ruined the story for me. the last straw was arguing that it was okay to kill minks for their fur because they are "vicious carnivores" and they are grown to be killed for luxury clothing.

  • The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,784
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,252

In what is considered one of Heinlein's most hair-raising, thought-provoking, and outrageous adventures, the master of modern science fiction tells the strange story of an even stranger world. It is 21st-century Luna, a harsh penal colony where a revolt is plotted between a bashful computer and a ragtag collection of maverick humans, a revolt that goes beautifully until the inevitable happens. But that's the problem with the inevitable: it always happens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good Interpretation

  • By Gerald on 10-25-08

great accent

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

I very much enjoyed this story of revolution . Hard science moves the plot along. Excellent story, fantastic reader.