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Delta-v audiobook cover art

Thought provoking

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-14-19

My favorite by the author since Daemon and Freedom. Felt like a lot of the issues around asteroid mining had been thought through. Weak ending though.

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Another wonderful story from Robin Sloan.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-17

Like his previous books, we have quirky characters and a protagonist on a quest if sorts. There is a very small nod to the San Francisco of Mr. P. in this book, but really they're distinct. If I could give 10 stars to a reader I would. Therese Plummer brings the book to life. Her Lois voice is PERFECT for the character. I've listened to this book twice already since it was released in September.

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After On audiobook cover art

One of the best books I've read in a long time

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-17

No truly new fundamental ideas, but covers a lot of ground, and combines lots of technologies (and philosophies) in interesting ways. I love the voiciness of Reid's characters. He manages to cover a lot of territory in a bright and funny way. After On has leapt onto my short list of favorite books. I'm not always a fan of ensemble recordings, but in this case it was incredibly well done.

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Run Program audiobook cover art

Fun story about an escaped AI.

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-17

Not too deep, but still with some ideas. Good characters. Meyer's dry humor is pervasive. Excellent narration.

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The Alchemist audiobook cover art

Fun enough story that tries hard to be profound

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-17

Jeremy Irons narration is wonderful. The story is, at heart, an odd mix of prosperity theology and panentheism. Even if you don't take that part too seriously it does have some reasonable reflections on how to live life with enthusiasm.

For We Are Many audiobook cover art

Great sequel

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-17

Keeps up the pace and humor of the first book. Can't wait for book 3.

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Great exploration of what might be possible with g

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-17

The good: Suarez continues to excel in taking today's technology and extrapolating where it might lead. He doesn't skip over the downsides to technology while also recognizing the very beneficial upsides.
The not-so-good: (***SPOILERS***) the writing isn't his best work. A lot of the dialog sounds like it came from a direct-to-video action potboiler. If Kenneth Durand is supposed to be smart and resourceful, yet continuously makes decisions that really don't seem that smart. And the UNIPOL agents seem to ready to jump to easy conclusions even when they have clear reasons to have doubts. Plus stupid overwrought nonsense - at the end Durand could clearly see his body had changed - why all the fuss about looking in a mirror. You'd think that would be the first thing he'd ask for. Lastly, while the book explores where CRISPR technology might go, some of the things (like someone with achondroplasia being restored to full height) are more on the order of fantasy; it ignores the fact that a lot is established during morphogenesis that can't be simply redone. But it makes for a good plot device.

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Classic Gibson

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-17

Taut story told through 2 points of view. As Gibson always does , blends the now with the what could be in a plausible fashion. Never any details, but then most people don't know the details anyway. This is my second read through (the first on paper). Liked it even more this time.

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Better than the other reviews suggest

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-15

OK, so it's not as novel as Ready Player One. But it knowingly takes common Science Fiction tropes and combines them in a fresh way to come up with something unique. Wheaton does an exemplary job as usual with the narration.

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Great prequel

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-13-15

Best read after Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore. Gives part of the back story for that book, but is a charming tale in its own right.