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  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 212,433
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 198,353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197,940

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Deeply Liberal Agenda

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

Ok it was a good story but loads of left political ideology presented as facts. But I actually enjoyed it because it was a really good story. Demonized religion, multi national corporations, and paying for anything. (Socialist dream that everything is free.) It was dystopian but not horribly depressing. I see people jacking in to computers as not far fetched. Definitely worth listening to.

  • Black Ops

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 4
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,187
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,741
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,657

The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded "Not so much"...now they have to deal with the consequences.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slightly better than books two and three.....

  • By Steve on 01-02-18

Excellent Story Hysterical Humor

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

Reviewed: 10-30-17

I am really enjoying this series. It’s interesting and the narration is really good. Definitely worth listening to.

  • Hornblower and the "Atropos"

  • By: C. S. Forester
  • Narrated by: Nicolas Coster
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539

In the wake of a humbling incident aboard a canal boat in the Cotswolds, young Captain Horatio Hornblower arrives in London to take command of the Atropos, a 22-gun sloop barely large enough to require a captain. Her first assignment under Hornblower's command is as flagship for the funeral procession of Lord Nelson. Soon Atropos is part of the Mediterranean Fleet's harassment of Napoleon, recovering treasure that lies deep in Turkish waters

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Poor narrator.

  • By John on 06-02-11

Excellent liturature

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

This a beautiful piece of fiction. The narration is wonderful. Story is exciting and makes sense. Definitely worthy download! Go ahead you have my permission.

  • Hornblower and the "Hotspur"

  • By: C.S. Forester
  • Narrated by: Patrick Macnee
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 168

Napoleon is about to invade England, and it falls to young Horatio Hornblower to stop him. It's 1803, and the imperial leader of France is amassing an army of ships and planning his attack. Throughout several spectacular confrontations, Hornblower proves himself to be not only a courageous and worthy opponent, but also one of the most fascinating, complex heroes of our time.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Macnee sinks Hotspur

  • By Mark on 05-25-08

It a worthwhile listen despite negative reviews.

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

I almost did not purchase this audio book after reading negative reviews of the performance. However it was the only only volume 4 available.
It's not bad. I don't love some of the voices but I didn't find it annoying either.
The story was really good and if you are following the series you don't want to skip it.

  • Lieutenant Hornblower

  • By: C. S. Forester
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 855
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 844

In this new adventure, Hornblower is overjoyed to discover his next task is to serve aboard the mighty HMS Renown. After witnessing some unsettling scenes however, he soon finds himself struggling to serve under the captain, James Sawyer, whose unsound mind leads him to treat his crew with extreme suspicion and contempt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hornblower off to the Caribbean

  • By Jean on 03-05-13

A fantastic listen

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

Reviewed: 07-09-17

The narrator had a clear and British voice that was well paced and suited to the material. The book itself was interesting as it continued the story fro the previous novel but from lieutenant Bush's perspective.
If you are trying to decide if you should download it. Go ahead I give you my blessing and recommendation.

  • Star Maker

  • By: Olaf Stapledon
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 292
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 265

One moment a man sits on a suburban hill, gazing curiously at the stars. The next, he is whirling through the firmament, and perhaps the most remarkable of all science fiction journeys has begun. Even Stapledon's other great work, 'Last and First Men' pales in ambition next to 'Star Maker' which presents nothing less than an entire imagined history of life in the universe, encompassing billions of years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • meditative classic

  • By Darryl on 09-18-12

A fantastic Read

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

Reviewed: 03-28-17

If you could sum up Star Maker in three words, what would they be?

No dialogue but full of ideas and imagination.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Maker?

The stars turning on the inhabitants of the galaxy.

  • How Great Science Fiction Works

  • By: Gary K. Wolfe, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Gary K. Wolfe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,575
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,542

Robots, spaceships, futuristic megacities, planets orbiting distant stars. These icons of science fiction are now in our daily news. Science fiction, once maligned as mere pulp, has motivated cutting-edge scientific research, inspired new technologies, and changed how we view everyday life - and its themes and questions permeate popular culture. Take an unparalleled look at the influence, history, and greatest works of science fiction with illuminating insights and fascinating facts about this wide-ranging genre.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Deserves a Hugo of Its Own

  • By Carol on 02-01-16

If you are looking for SciFi books to read ...

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

Reviewed: 03-28-17

Would you consider the audio edition of How Great Science Fiction Works to be better than the print version?

The lecturer's voice was easy to listen to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of How Great Science Fiction Works?

His recommendation of The Starmaker, Olaf Stapledon was awesome. So was City and the Stars by Sir Arthur C Clark

Any additional comments?

I am an aspiring sci-fi writer I thought this would be a good course to take. The lecturer speaks of many great titles of sci-fi stories. I in turn ordered many of these audio books and enjoyed all but one of them. If you enjoy Science fiction and what a road map to the books to read, then take this course!

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68,832
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64,601
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64,473

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

I am glad I listened

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

Reviewed: 01-02-17

This was a really fun and interesting novel. I was disappointed that the second isn't out yet.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Discovery of the Saiph

  • Saiph, Book 1
  • By: P. P. Corcoran
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 357

The TDF Marco Polo embarks on its maiden voyage outside Earth's solar system, leading to the discovery of an extinct civilization destroyed by orbital bombardment. Deep underground is a mysterious library of alien secrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable listening...

  • By Dennis on 08-01-15

Worth Listening To

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

Reviewed: 12-02-15

Ok the interactions are a little off and story is rushed. The character build is not complete or believable. The way people are interacting is not realistic in my opinion.
That being said the story and idea's are unique and really interesting. After finishing I immediately ordered the second book.

  • The Man Who Sold the Moon

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Buck Schirner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 310

Today the moon - tomorrow the stars. The Man Who Sold the Moon: A landmark volume in Heinlein’s magnificent Future History series. D. D. Harriman is a billionaire with a dream: the dream of Space for All Mankind. The method? Anything that works. Maybe, in fact, Harriman goes too far. But he will give us the stars....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Great story but...

  • By Gabriel on 03-30-17

Hey it's Heinlien

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

Reviewed: 06-13-15

Old school sci fi but worth the listen. But definitely dated now. The performance was very good.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful