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  • Death's End

  • By: Cixin Liu, Ken Liu - translator
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 28 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,997

Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to coexist peacefully as equals, without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But the peace has also made humanity complacent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fermi paradox meets first contact.

  • By John S. Robinson on 10-01-16

Solid storytelling across the centuries

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

Reviewed: 04-15-18

Would you listen to Death's End again? Why?

Saw that the first volume had won a Sci-Fi award and went for it. Could not be happier, particularly given hat unlike many other storytellers who struggle to keep the pace and quality of the first installment, the sequels are even better, in particular the third volume. Each book presents a slightly different style, the first being grittier and darker, the second reminiscing of a cold ward strategy story and the third presenting a story of massive vision. The science feels solid and consistent throughout and unapologetic in the presentation of more advanced constructs yet never incurring in too many "leaps of faith". The narrative feels enticingly foreign, perhaps the result of the author's own cultural background, even if sometimes the bias towards Chinese characters seems too strong (then again Chinese Sci-Fi fans probably feel exactly the same about works from Western authors!)

Now i am desperately looking for more from Mr Liu!, thoughts?

  • Martin Ford's Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future Summary

  • By: Ant Hive Media
  • Narrated by: Robert Barbere
  • Length: 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? We might imagine - and hope - that today's industrial revolution will unfold like the last: even as some jobs are eliminated, more will be created to deal with the new innovations of a new era. In Rise of the Robots, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Martin Ford argues that this is absolutely not the case. As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer people will be necessary.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I wish it were longer

  • By Yvonne Brown on 01-12-19

too little too fast for a better understanding of

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

Reviewed: 04-19-17

the book. key concepts are not explored in appropriate detail and thus the book is understood at only the broadest of levels; i.e. only a couple of the books main ideas