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  • Lightspeed Year One

  • From the Hugo Award Nominated Magazine
  • By: Orson Scott Card, Joe Haldeman, Nancy Kress, and others
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Emily Card, Gabrielle De Cuir, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 98

Lightspeed is the critically acclaimed, online science fiction magazine edited by best-selling anthologist John Joseph Adams. Each month at lightspeedmagazine.com, top authors and brilliant new voices alike span the genre’s full spectrum, from near-future sociological science fiction, to star-spanning hard science fiction, and everything in between. This audiobook contains all the podcasts from Lightspeed's first Hugo-nominated year, performed by a host of star narrators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Mix of SF- Short Stories

  • By Chris on 10-02-12

Most were very good.

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

Reviewed: 03-23-15

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

I would definitely recommend this audio book.

What did you like best about this story?

There were some stories i really loved.
They really bring a interesting perspective on how we perceive the world.

There were however a few not a good ones, but those were shorter and few.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Most narrators, especially Orson Scott Card did their jobs perfectly.

A few narrators weren't too great though.
Their voices wasn't pleasant to listen too combined with low grade so called "stories".

All around the narrators were good.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Some stories really grab your attention and once finished leave you wishing they had full books attached to them.

Many of these stories and concepts feel as if they deserve a full book, whilst some are perfect as novellas.

Any additional comments?

This is a great read.

As a few other reviews has pointed out, many stories are "depressing".
But.. They are only as depressing as you yourself make them.

I didn't feel they were depressing at all.
Depressing if often a feeling of emptiness and sadness.

Many of these characters are victims to circumstance.
I'd say it's more empathetic, and in some places even beautiful.

Army of One: FREE Star Force Novella audiobook cover art
  • Army of One: FREE Star Force Novella

  • By: B.V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,123
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,921
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,936

In BV Larson's "An Army of One" the Macros of the Star Force series invade from the skies, forcing a nanotized assassin into a deadly decision.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful scenario and smooth follow up

  • By Sami on 11-14-13

Short but good

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

Reviewed: 11-20-13

What did you love best about Army of One: FREE Star Force Novella?

A very good, well written, well voiced novella.

If there is one thing i didn't like was the name of the main character...Bjorn...thats a swedish name. For me, a Swede, it comes accompanied with my experience with people named bjorn...and most of the people named Bjorn are annoying pussies. Besides the name clashing, it was a great read and i will most likely follow up with something else from B.V Larson

Who was your favorite character and why?

Wasn't many characters, i would say Bjorns ring finger

Have you listened to any of Mark Boyett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Nope

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!