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Peter Tersteeg

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  • The Man in the High Castle

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,779
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,299
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5,319

It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some 20 years earlier the United States lost a war - and is now occupied jointly by Nazi Germany and Japan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wanted to see what all the buzz was about!

  • By Gray on 06-23-15

Nothing like the TV series

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

Reviewed: 11-21-18

Honestly this book was boring. If you've enjoyed the TV series on Prime (which is excellent), leave it there. Beyond the basic names and traits of the core characters, there's no parallels to draw at all. There's no Nazi plot-line, there's no revolution. The most common thread was that some of the characters engage in 'Counterfeit Americana'.
The writing felt like it was written in Japanese, then translated to English by a non native speaker. It may have been an interesting insight to the 1960s Japanese mindset, but today it's just painful to listen too. The narration was only slightly better but there really wasn't much to work with in the first place.

  • The Bear and the Dragon

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 42 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,759
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,315

Newly elected, Jack Ryan has found that being President is not easy: domestic pitfalls await him at every turn; there's a revolution in Liberia; the Asian economy is going down the tubes; and now, in Moscow, someone may have tried to assassinate the chairman of the SVR - the former KGB - with a rocket-propelled grenade. Were the potential assassins political enemies, the Russian Mafia, or disaffected former KGB? Or is something far more dangerous at work here?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Clancy Book and Enjoyable Audio

  • By Emil on 03-24-12

Great story

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

The production has some problems with sentences being clipped, but well worth the listening to.

  • Debt of Honor

  • A Jack Ryan Novel
  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: John MacDonald
  • Length: 36 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,878
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,457

Clancy plunges hero Jack Ryan into nonstop high adventure, as two seemingly unrelated occurrences being a chain of events that will stun the world. Called out of retirement to serve as National Security Advisor to the president, Ryan, with the help of CIA officers John Clark and Domingo Chavez, must prepare the untested president to meet the challenges of a new world order.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator not so great

  • By Louann on 02-10-11

One Clancy's best

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

Reviewed: 07-06-18

I felt the narator wasn't ideal for this novel, there also many editing errors. Despit these flaws, this is an amazing story and well worth listening to.

  • Empire's End: Aftermath

  • Star Wars
  • By: Chuck Wendig
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,756
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,254
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,240

Following Star Wars: Aftermath and Star Wars: Life Debt, Chuck Wendig delivers the exhilarating conclusion to the New York Times best-selling trilogy set in the years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • meh

  • By RC on 03-09-17

Jar Jar is back...

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

Reviewed: 03-12-17

Any additional comments?

The new cannon books haven't engaged me as much as the legacy novels, but this one was worth the time to listen.
I'd give it another star, but it's got to loose one for reintroducing Jar Jar Binks. What the hell were they thinking?

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Alien

  • The Official Movie Novelization
  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Peter Guinness
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649

Alan Dean Foster is the acclaimed author of movie tie-ins for Star Wars, Alien and Transformers. He was awarded the IAMTW Grand Master Scribe Award in 2008. He is also a best-selling science fiction and fantasy author in his own right, including the popular Pip & Flinx novels and the Founding of the Commonwealth series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oustanding read!

  • By Jamal Love on 12-13-15

Engaging

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

Reviewed: 06-14-16

I had forgotten how well written this book is. The narration also does it justice.

  • The Last Ship

  • A Novel
  • By: William Brinkley
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 29 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 851
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 794
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 798

The unimaginable has happened: the world has been plunged into all-out nuclear war. Sailing near the Arctic Circle, the USS Nathan James is relatively unscathed, but the future is grim and Captain Thomas is facing mutiny from the tattered remnants of his crew. With civilization in ruins, he urges those that remain - 152 men and 26 women - to pull together in search of land. Once they reach safety, however, the men and women on board realize that they are the earth's last remaining survivors.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is a tough listen, for more than one reason.

  • By J on 03-27-17

well worth the effort

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

Reviewed: 05-21-15

tricky read but I ended up enjoying the language. the story was excellent.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • I, Zombie

  • By: Hugh Howey
  • Narrated by: Paula Christensen, Lucien Dodge, Mozhan Marno, and others
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 135

This book contains foul language and fouler descriptions of life as a zombie. It will offend most anyone, so proceed with caution or not at all. And be forewarned: This is not a zombie book. This is a different sort of tale. It is a story about the unfortunate, about those who did not get away. It is a human story at its rotten heart. It is the reason we can't stop obsessing about these creatures, in whom we see all too much of ourselves.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • why you DON'T want to be a zombie!

  • By Mike Naka on 03-16-14

Kind of made me feel sick..

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

Reviewed: 06-16-14

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Excellent variety by the narrators, they all did an excellent job.

Any additional comments?

This book made me feel kind of sick, which I think was the intention. It goes a long way to describing the different mental results of the characters as they're taken along for the ride as a zombie prisoner.
I was especially creeped out by the older woman who enjoyed being a zombie because she was no longer frail.

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 162,114
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 149,620
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 149,454

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Absolutely must read or listen

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

Reviewed: 06-16-14

As Sci fi geek I loved it. my wife (not a geek ) loved it too.
I then bought the book for my Dad.
if anything the narrative enhances the story.

  • Rendezvous with Rama

  • By: Sir Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by: Peter Ganim, Robert J. Sawyer - introduction
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,363
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,201
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,216

At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion tons. And it is hurtling through the solar system at inconceivable speed. Then a space probe confirms the unthinkable: Rama is no natural object. It is, incredibly, an interstellar spacecraft. Space explorers and planet-bound scientists alike prepare for mankind's first encounter with alien intelligence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed in the narrator

  • By Brent on 06-01-12

Excellent story, terrible naration

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

Reviewed: 07-12-12

If you could sum up Rendezvous with Rama in three words, what would they be?

Awards well deserved

How could the performance have been better?

My only objection to this product. The naration was completely monotone and droll. Different accents were well utlised for the characters, but the naration was simply not worth of the novel.

108 of 114 people found this review helpful