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Christopher Smith

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  • Thin Air

  • A Novel
  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561

From the author of the award-winning Altered Carbon, which is now an exciting new series from Netflix. On a Mars where ruthless corporate interests violently collide with a homegrown independence movement as Earth-based overlords battle for profits and power, Hakan Veil is an ex-professional enforcer equipped with military-grade body tech that's made him a human killing machine. But he's had enough, and all he wants is a ticket back home - which is just what he's offered by the Earth Oversight organization, in exchange for being the bodyguard for an EO investigator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Turns out there is life on Mars

  • By Gilbert on 10-26-18

Mars Reimagined

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

Reviewed: 10-28-18

Not skipping a beat, Richard K. Morgan twists out another Gene Tweaked Battle Hardened Noir Space saga with enough A.I. assisted anti-Hero bloodshed bravado and semi-tasteful Raw Sex to match His other Interplanetary High-Techno wrenching Novel Triumps. Brother in Arms, Give Us More!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Pirate Latitudes

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,542
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,534
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,543

The Caribbean, 1665. A remote colony of the English Crown, the island of Jamaica holds out against the vast supremacy of the Spanish empire. Port Royal, its capital, is a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops, and bawdy houses. In this steamy climate there's a living to be made, a living that can end swiftly by disease - or by dagger. For Captain Charles Hunter, gold in Spanish hands is gold for the taking, and the law of the land rests with those ruthless enough to make it.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Cheesiest book of all time

  • By Randall on 04-11-10

A Great Audiobook!

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

Reviewed: 09-04-16

A reading of a great Writer! Time well spent enjoying this. Best Pick.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Boost Your Brain

  • The New Art and Science Behind Enhanced Brain Performance
  • By: Majid Fotuhi
  • Narrated by: Robert Fass
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

The human brain can actually grow - and a bigger brain means better memory, creativity, speed of learning, and ability to concentrate. Boost Your Brain is the only book that uses groundbreaking advances in neuroscience to present a clear explanation and prescriptive plan for how to access the benefits of significantly enhanced brain performance - at any age.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Certainly Sizzle but No Steak.

  • By Christopher Smith on 01-06-16

Certainly Sizzle but No Steak.

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

Reviewed: 01-06-16

Join a Gym, a mention in passing of Brain nutrients, wear a helmet ... nothing Revolutinary.

Lacks a Program to follow. The Missing Chapter? You get what the Authorr terms "Brain Envy". Where's the rest?

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • In a Bind

  • A California Corwin P. I. Mystery, Book 2
  • By: D. D. VanDyke
  • Narrated by: Francesca Townes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

When a blackmailed drag queen walks into Cal Corwin's P. I. agency, she quickly throws herself into the investigation, but with each new clue she finds the case gets murkier, its web of lies more tangled. When murder rears its ugly head, it becomes clear more is at stake than money, and Cal must watch her own back even as she tries to find the culprit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mickey Spillane would have liked this.

  • By Christopher Smith on 07-12-15

Mickey Spillane would have liked this.

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

Reviewed: 07-12-15

Enjoyed the critique of Sherlock Holmes and all the rest was Gravy. I found I enjoy this genre and once again I enjoy this prolific Author. The narrator confidently carried herself and you soon forgot she wasn't the Lady Detective herself. The plot evolved unpredictably and the story was never tame. Gripping actually.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Diamond Age

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Wiltsie
  • Length: 18 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,918
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,939

Neal Stephenson, "the hottest science fiction writer in America", takes science fiction to dazzling new levels. The Diamond Age is a stunning tale; set in 21st-century Shanghai, it is the story of what happens what a state-of-the-art interactive device falls into the hands of a street urchin named Nell. Her life, and the entire future of humanity, is about to be decoded and reprogrammed.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The rock could use a bit more polishing

  • By Tango on 05-19-13

Fantastic Book. Read 3 times! Loved the Narrator.

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

Reviewed: 04-06-15

Compelled through it, even on the 3rd read. Will give you positive passion for the future and things Nanotechnological. The Children's and Women's Heroic perspective, coupled by those of positive Male role-models unites in multicultural and uni-ethic Triumph. of Humanity.

  • Prey

  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,020
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,040

In the Nevada desert, an experiment has gone horribly wrong. A cloud of nanoparticles (micro-robots) has escaped from the laboratory. This cloud is self-sustaining and self-reproducing. It is intelligent and learns from experience. For all practical purposes, it is alive. It has been programmed as a predator. It is evolving swiftly, becoming more deadly with each passing hour. Every attempt to destroy it has failed. And we are the prey.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Starts slow but picks up lots of momentum

  • By Michael Kellogg on 05-06-05

Crichton immortal through his works - NANO!

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

Reviewed: 03-21-15

Bending the Possible his Mind flowed through his Pen and onto the page and through our ears and eyes through screen adaptations like his famous Jurassic Park. Creating the Future time and time again, is a rare Breed's work. In kind, a fellow of Steve Jobs passing too soon with a bent towards the dystopian tempering unconsidered utopians with his fully fleshed techno-themed heroic literature .

  • You Have to F--king Eat

  • By: Adam Mansbach
  • Narrated by: Bryan Cranston
  • Length: 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,787
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,760

Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcom in the Middle) follows in the exasperated footsteps of Samuel L. Jackson, giving voice to the long-suffering father whose indifferent child will just not eat in this hilarious follow-up to Adam Mansbach's international best seller, Go the F--k to Sleep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another role that Bryan Cranston plays to a T.

  • By Darren on 11-12-14

Call Child Protective Services!

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

Reviewed: 01-03-15

Still leaves bad feeling days later. Pure Poison! Where was the Editor? A totally twisted piece.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful