LISTENER

Robert E. Lee

  • 4
  • reviews
  • 2
  • helpful votes
  • 29
  • ratings
  • Thrawn (Star Wars)

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 20,276
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,974
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,931

In this definitive novel, listeners will follow Thrawn's rise to power - uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Nice To Have Thrawn Back, But...

  • By Michael Hicks on 09-06-17

An entertaining origin

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

Reviewed: 06-12-17

This was a great origin story to one of the Star Wars EU's most loved villains. I certainly hope to read more about him to see where things go in the new continuity.

My only criticism for this performance is the background music and sound effects were distracting at times. Sometimes the reader was almost completely drowned out by the background explosions, jungle sounds, or the scream of ship engines. I think overall, I would have preferred to just have the performer's voice without all the extra audio.

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 48,661
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45,584
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,460

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

  • By Devin on 04-18-17

Great follow up book

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

Reviewed: 06-03-17

Great story, great performance. Can't wait for book 3. And if Ray Porter doesn't narrative the third book, I riot. I simply cannot imagine the Bobs portrayed with anyone else's voice.

My only criticism is there were many places where rerecording obviously took place. These took the form of changes in pitch and timbre of the narrator's and recording quality. It would go from clear sound like someone sitting next to you too suddenly that person speaking through a cardboard tube, and back again.

  • Wolf Moon

  • Luna, Book 2
  • By: Ian McDonald
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Corta Hélio, one of the five family corporations that rule the moon, has fallen. Its riches are divided up among its many enemies, its survivors scattered. Eighteen months have passed. The remaining Hélio children, Lucasinho and Luna, are under the protection of the powerful Asamoahs, while Robson, still reeling from witnessing his parents' violent deaths, is now a ward - virtually a hostage - of Mackenzie Metals. And the last appointed heir, Lucas, has vanished from the surface of the moon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good continuation of the story

  • By Robert E. Lee on 05-17-17

A good continuation of the story

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

Reviewed: 05-17-17

But with more fleshing out of the world than the last book. There was also more action, but that action send less impactful to the overall story. As far as the performer is concerned, he could've used a little more pause between scenes. Transitions seemed to blur together and I had to back up often too catch the shift in the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Luna

  • New Moon
  • By: Ian McDonald
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren, Soneela Nankani, Thom Rivera
  • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 247
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 226

As the leader of the moon's newest "dragon", Adriana has wrested control of the moon's helium-3 industry from the Mackenzie Metal Corporation and fought to earn her family's new status. Now, at the twilight of her life, Adriana finds her corporation, Corta Helio, surrounded by the many enemies she made during her meteoric rise. If the Corta family is to survive, Adriana's five children must defend their mother's empire from her many enemies - and each other.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dynasty on the Moon

  • By Lucy on 01-18-16

Game of Thrones meets Dallas on the Moon

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

Reviewed: 03-22-17

This was a much better story than I was expecting. There is a bit too much sex in some places (I'm no prude, but I sometimes felt there a page quota the author needed to meet), but I liked the world of the moon. Corporate anarchy (there is no criminal law, only contract law) makes for interesting architectures for fictional societies. I look forward to seeing how some of the characters will continue to develop going forward.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful