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Andreas Molgaard

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  • Change Agent

  • By: Daniel Suarez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

New York Times best-selling author Daniel Suarez delivers an exhilarating sci-fi thriller exploring a potential future where CRISPR genetic editing allows the human species to control evolution itself. On a crowded train platform, Interpol agent Kenneth Durand feels the sting of a needle - and his transformation begins....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • cool theme shallow plot and characters

  • By Andreas Molgaard on 29-07-17

cool theme shallow plot and characters

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

Reviewed: 29-07-17

it could have been great, had all the right ingredients. It's world setting was interesting too but characters and story was unoriginal and full of needless clichés.Seemed obviously aimed at American block buster movie fame at the expense of the originality. The decent dramatisation kept me going.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,109

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tchaikovsky is still writing Symphonies!

  • By Simon on 11-05-17

outstanding storytelling

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

I haven't yet finished but am deeply impressed with the narratives, the books vision, attention to detail and excellent dramatisation I've read A LOT of good sci fi but this one is among the best ones.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • The Medusa Chronicles

  • By: Stephen Baxter, Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 211

Following an accident that almost cost him his life, Howard Falcon was not so much saved as he was converted, through the use of prosthetics, into something faster, stronger and smarter...but also slightly less human and more machine than he was. And with this change came an opportunity - that of piloting a mission into Jupiter's atmosphere and ultimately of making first contact with the life forms he discovers there.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Dull and Plodding

  • By Andrew on 17-09-16

sublime

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

Reviewed: 06-06-16

Great in all respects from a well concieved and exciting plot, with interesting lead characters and fantastic narration.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Turing Exception

  • Singularity Volume 4
  • By: William Hertling
  • Narrated by: Jane Cramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15

In the year 2043, humans and AI coexist in a precarious balance of power enforced by a rigid caste reputation system designed to ensure that only those AI who are trustworthy and contribute to human society increase in power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved it!

  • By Prosserc on 27-02-18

Unoriginal

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

Reviewed: 05-05-16

Struggled to get through this due to the shallow characters through which the story is told. The material never goes beyond mainstream science and technology predictions that you will come across in Nature magazine or Ted Talks. It was like a dramatisation of cliche futurology such as AI, nano tech and associated ethical implications but missing an original angle. The author may have been aiming for a movie deal as the story is suitably light and shallow. And it might be better on screen actually.