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  • Provenance

  • By: Ann Leckie
  • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 899

A power-driven young woman has just one chance to secure the status she craves and regain priceless lost artifacts prized by her people. She must free their thief from a prison planet from which no one has ever returned. Ingray and her charge will return to her home world to find their planet in political turmoil, at the heart of an escalating interstellar conflict. Together, they must make a new plan to salvage Ingray's future, her family, and her world before they are lost to her for good.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A lackluster followup

  • By protoculture on 03-22-18

not really a sci fi book.

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

Reviewed: 09-28-18

I think you could place the plot in Victorian England and have zero changes. the characters were uninspiring. The plot itself was uninteresting. The most interesting parts might be the atypical gender pronouns and roles.

My summary is: "Girl from high society family attempts to score political points. For some reason historical artifacts are the most important thing in society. Another society decided to start a war over the death of an archeologist. Girl does the right thing with very little internal struggle."

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Zendegi

  • By: Greg Egan
  • Narrated by: Parisa Johnston
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

As tragedy strikes his multicultural family, Martin struggles to maintain his place in his adapted culture, and to provide for his child. Zendigi explores what it means to be human, and the lengths one will go to in order to provide for ones children. This emotional roller coaster explores a non-Western-European near future that both challenges ideas of global monoculture and emphasizes the humanity we all share.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • realistic, human, but uneventful

  • By ptb33 on 06-28-18

realistic, human, but uneventful

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

the story had what I think is an accurate portrayal of how to upload a brain and the limitations of doing so. the characters feel real and the story is grounded. It is well written but not like Egan's earlier works. not nearly as grandiose

  • Building Harlequin's Moon

  • By: Larry Niven, Brenda Cooper
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

The first interstellar ship, John Glenn, fled a solar system populated by rogue AIs and machine/human hybrids, threatened by too much nanotechnology, and rife with political dangers. The John Glenn’s crew intended to terraform the nearly pristine planet Ymir in hopes of creating a utopian society that will limit intelligent technology, but by some miscalculation they have landed in the wrong system.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How did this performance average 4.4?

  • By E. Novicki on 07-13-15

good terraforming story

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

Reviewed: 05-02-18

It was the right length for how strong the story was. Good character development and interesting in handling of oppressed vs oppressors in an isolated piece of humanity

  • The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland
  • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard, Shelley Atkinson, Laural Merlington, and others
  • Length: 24 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,758
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,263
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,247

From best-selling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near-future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional voice cast, unconventional format

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-03-17

great take on magic by 2 talents

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

authors work well together. great characters who display competence or make you hate them depending on their role in the story

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Keeping It Real

  • Quantum Gravity, Book 1
  • By: Justina Robson
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 94

In 2015 the Quantum Bomb exploded. An accident at an atom-smasher has fractured reality and opened Earth - now called Otopia - to waves of immigration from other dimensions, home to demons, fairies, elves and elementals. It is now 2021 and Lila Black, a special operative condemned to live as a cyborg after losing her limbs on a dangerous mission, has been assigned as bodyguard to Zal, a charismatic elven rock star.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very Enjoyable...for the most part.

  • By Susan on 11-04-10

Not a great story

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

Reviewed: 02-25-18

story is creative, but I wish the characters were a little stronger. protagonist goes weak kneed when meeting her romantic match for the book. descriptions of science aren't very good and a little jarring. like the science and fantasy are thrown in after the fact