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Vince

Carnforth, Lancashire, United Kingdom
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  • Arrival

  • By: Bob Shaw, John Charters, Paul Finch
  • Narrated by: Colin Baker, Peter Barkworth, Rula Lenska, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

Over 2 hours of science fiction stories for your listening enjoyment.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting listening...

  • By Vince on 14-06-06

Interesting listening...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-06-06

This is my first review of a short story using an Audio Book format. I was pleasantly surprised with this collection of stories. I was glad that there were different readers - it would have been monotonous to have the same reader. It was a little funny to have people do accents and distinguish the different characters in the stories. The use of background music was sufficiently at an ambient level not to be intrusive, and some sound effects were very useful.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Tertiary Phase (Dramatised)

  • By: Douglas Adams
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Full Cast
  • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 400
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 395

Stranded on prehistoric Earth, Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect find escape in the form of a time-travelling sofa. But as eleven homicidal, bat-wielding robots proceed to blow up Lord’s Cricket Ground, it seems that Arthur is far from Home and Dry. In fact, he is not even Home and Vigorously Towelling Himself. Off. Soon he is on an explosive quest to save the Universe, equipped with only a rabbit bone, a worn dressing gown, and a spaceship which looks remarkably like an Italian bistro. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad to hear it

  • By Vince on 14-06-06

Glad to hear it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-06-06

Having listened to some of the episodes on the Radio I was very glad to see HHGTTG in the Audible library and with the full cast from the radio. The reproduction was great, and this Tertiary Phase is added to the other two Phases available via Audible. It is a pity that Audible have not got the original two Radio 4 series and Link episode. This would make the best collection. HHGTTG was a great radio series and left a lot to the imagination - the radio was the original format and the best!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Mystery of the Aleph

  • Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity
  • By: Amir D. Aczel
  • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Best selling author Amir Aczel God's Equation delves into the riddle of infinity, religion and science with "mad" mathematician Georg Cantor, in what Booklist calls "an indispensable book for anyone interested in the darker side of intellectual progress."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard but...

  • By Matthew on 22-06-07

My first audible book

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-06

I approached an audible book on a mathematical topic with some trepidation as I am quite a visual person and would miss any equations, graphs, diagrams etc. The nature of this book was an exploration of the infinite from earliest times through to the work of the 20th century, with a particular focus on Cantor. The experience of an audible book was good. The book was split into sections that made for easier places to stop and pick up at a later date. The content was good, but I did miss any diagrams - which at times would have made the experience even better.
As an English speaker, the American accept was a little grating at times, but I kept my listening sessions to roughly 60 minutes per session.
The content was good, and it was good to generally stick with a chronological narrative. The audio quality was very good, and suited to the spekaer's voice.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful