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The Singularity Trap
- By: Dennis E. Taylor
- Narrated by: Ray Porter
- Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.
Classic Sci-fi with a Modern Style
- By Simon on 07-06-18
Without a doubt the best science fiction book I have ever read, and I have read a lot over the last 40 years. The plot is outstandingly brilliant and you are fully transported into the story line from page 1. The narration is so good it is beyond belief. This narrator is absolutely outstanding each character’s voice unique. I am in awe. I chose this book because of its high ratings. I now completely understand and concur with those ratings. I think I am going to have to listen to it again! And I am also going to look up every other book this narrator may have performed.
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The Fry Chronicles
- An Autobiography
- By: Stephen Fry
- Narrated by: Stephen Fry
- Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
This dazzling memoir promises to be a courageously frank, honest and poignant read. It will detail some of Fry's most turbulent and least-well-known years, with writing that will excite you, make you laugh uproariously, move you, inform you, and, above all, surprise you.
Hours of delighted listening
- By Mary on 21-09-10
Where does The Fry Chronicles rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I have absolutely loved listening to Stephen Fry narrating his own autobiography. I have been so touched by his honesty and humility and found the book inspiring and uplifting. I was very sad indeed when the book ended and am looking forward to the next instalment.
What did you like best about this story?
The fact that it was narrated by the author (the best narrator I have ever listened to) and that the book itself is so honest, interesting and insightful.
Have you listened to any of Stephen Fry’s other performances? How does this one compare?
Yes, all of the Harry Potter Audio books. Stephen Fry is simply outstanding in his performances. I can't imagine anyone better at narrating books.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
There are many, many moving moments in the book which shone a light on some of my own experiences and which I found deeply touching.
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