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  • The Taking

  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Ari Meyers
  • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 989
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 543

On the morning that will mark the end of the world they have known, Molly and Neil Sloan awaken to the drumbeat of rain on their roof. It has haunted their sleep, invaded their dreams, and now they rise to find a luminous silvery downpour drenching their small California mountain town. A strange scent hangs faintly in the air, and the young couple cannot shake the sense of something wrong.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The book may be good, but how can we tell?

  • By Don Pearsall on 06-23-04

Fine Work

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-09-04

This work of Dean Koontz is a bit thicker than many of his other titles. Dig in to your religion histories, Dantes works, Apocliptic writings, myths, and beliefs, current physics-cosmology, Hawkings multiverse concepts, the writings of man's concepts and beliefs on evil, redemption, and hope... and perhaps then... your ready to grab this book and dig in.

An approach with the actual existance of evil as a given, the whereabouts of 'HELL and it's Potentates, separate universes, or parrallel universes, as a new repesentation of where the 'bad guys'may reside.
A marvelous concept and combination of modern physics, cosmology, the existance of evil, the power and nature of human redemption, and the triumph over the darkness without and within.
I give it an A+. Read it!

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Life of Pi

  • By: Yann Martel
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,926
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,990

Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best audio of the year for me

  • By Theresa Ann McIntyre on 06-04-03

Life of Pi

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-03

This story is an example of an ingenious literary technic of rendering a tale with the beginning being a story with very believeable personal life opinions and social statements and views, clear incidents of early childhood family experiences, continuing cleverly into a slowly woven tale told as a seemingly nonficticious adventure, still developing further into an epic like heroic saga and 'more than just real' dramatic account that keeps the reader guessing ..'can this perhaps truly have happened?'.
Read it will be rewarded for your efforts! Bravo!

79 of 100 people found this review helpful