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  • The Ganymede Club

  • Cold as Ice, Book 2
  • By: Charles Sheffield
  • Narrated by: Christine Rendel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Charles Sheffield returns to the Solar System of his novel Cold as Ice, to spin a tale of the years immediately following the Great War, a horrifying spasm that was over in weeks, but killed half the human race.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, with some disturbing characters

  • By Will on 06-04-16

the 2nd of an engageing trilogy

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

Reviewed: 02-02-13

This trilogy concerns the uncovering of a war-crime and [spoiler alert] more

I really liked the characters in the stories. Especially that of the young eccentric "Bat". The third of the series "Dark as Day" brings it all together. As they finally figured out there was a "war crime.' and how the decide to deal with it.

The narrator chosen would be better for another story I feel.

  • The Wreck of The River of Stars

  • By: Michael F. Flynn
  • Narrated by: Dave Giorgio
  • Length: 21 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 40
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 39

In the days of the great sailing ships in the mid-21st century, when magnetic sails drew cargo and passengers alike to every corner of the Solar System, sailors had the highest status of all spacemen, and the crew of the luxury liner The River of Stars, the highest among all sailors. But development of the Farnsworth fusion drive doomed the sailing ships and now The River of Stars operates in the late years of the century as a mere tramp freighter among the outer planets, and her crew is a motley group of misfits.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well crafted & Poignant

  • By Randal on 12-27-12

Well crafted & Poignant

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

Reviewed: 12-27-12

I really enjoyed this book. I thought is was well-done and its haunted for for days afterward.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Cold as Ice

  • Cold as Ice, Book 1
  • By: Charles Sheffield
  • Narrated by: Christine Rendel
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32

Twenty-five years ago there was a great interplanetary war in the Solar System. It was a suicidal spasm in which terrible weapons were created and used; in which nine billion people were killed. The rivalries that led to the war are not gone. And a few of those deadly weapons remain - some still orbiting the sun in the debris of destroyed ships, some deliberately placed in storage. Now Cyrus Mobarak, the man who perfected the fusion engine, is determined to bring human settlement to the protected seas of Europa. Opposing him is Hilda Brandt, Europa's administrator.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book... Not the best narator in the universe

  • By Nixon on 01-23-13

Pleasantly surprised!

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

Reviewed: 12-23-12

This is Hard SciFi at its best. Cold as Ice is the first of a tight well-written trilogy.

I've read the Cold as Ice series and was happy to discover the reader did such a good job. I hope they finish the series with the same reader. Good job on a true SciFi classic.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Light

  • By: M. John Harrison
  • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 175
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 179

In contemporary London, Michael Kearney is a serial killer on the run from the entity that drives him to kill. He is seeking escape in a future that doesn' t yet exist - a quantum world that he and his physicist partner hope to access through a breach of time and space itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Utterly Brilliant

  • By Max on 11-08-11

Light is a well-crafted weird romp

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

Reviewed: 04-10-12

Would you listen to Light again? Why?

I'll eventually listening to it again because the language was so rich and the plot so bizzare

What did you like best about this story?

The writing was well-crafted ,literate, yet the style was novel.

Which character – as performed by Julian Elfer – was your favorite?

The heroine in the tank was interesting; Seria Mau Genlicher, the cybernetically-altered female pilot of a

Any additional comments?

This trippy little book introduced me to the author and his works. I'm looking forward to the sequel

1 of 1 people found this review helpful