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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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  • The Uplift Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: David Brin
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 25 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

Persecuted refugees from six separate alien races have migrated to the idyllic planet Jijo. And despite their incredible diversity, the inhabitants live together in blissful harmony. However, settlement on Jijo is illegal - and it's only a matter of time before the residents of this forbidden paradise are discovered by the galactic powers-that-be.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The narration not the book

  • By Barry on 10-11-12

struggle to get through

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

Reviewed: 09-09-18

Enjoyed some other uplift saga books but this one was a real struggle to finish. i listened to multiple chapters multiple times just to try to get the grips on what on earth (jojo) is going on. Even after finshing it... i coundn't tell you what happened any more precisely than some vague outline in 3 sentences. maybe it's a good paper book that becomes difficult in audio format because of the style of the language? maybe the narration itself? most likely both and more, but out of the hundreds of books I've listened to, i think only 2 were so hard to get through. not because awfully boring, just because it doesn't work in the format.
may try to find a paperback instead.

  • Pandemic

  • The Extinction Files, Book 1
  • By: A. G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 925
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 857
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 857

In Atlanta, Dr. Peyton Shaw is awakened by the phone call she has dreaded for years. As the CDC's leading epidemiologist, she's among the first responders to outbreaks around the world. It's a lonely and dangerous job, but it's her life - and she's good at it. This time she may have met her match. In Kenya, an Ebola-like pathogen has infected two Americans. One lies at death's door. With the clock ticking, Peyton assembles her team and joins personnel from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the WHO.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Much Much More...

  • By Salter on 28-04-18

confusing

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

"struggled to finish" is the right word here. Started off so promising and intriguing i thought i stumbled upon a gem of a book. But past halfway it gradually turned into a jumbled spaghetti bowl of confusion, it took strengh of will to finish. Didn't provide a satisfactory ending so turns out all that effort wasn't worth it. Can't fault narration; it was solid enough.

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  • The Children of the Sky

  • By: Vernor Vinge
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 27 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23

Ten years have passed on Tines World, where Ravna Bergnsdot and a number of human children ended up after a disaster that nearly obliterated humankind throughout the galaxy. Ravna and the pack animals for which the planet is named have survived a war, and Ravna has saved more than one hundred children who were in cold-sleep aboard the vessel that brought them. While there is peace among the Tines, there are those among them - and among the humans - who seek power. And no matter the cost, these malcontents are determined to overturn the fledgling civilization....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As brilliant as every other Vernor Vinge novel

  • By decco999 on 09-11-15

Just disappoonting

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

Reviewed: 02-06-17

Really struggled to finish. Loved the first two. this however was so drawn out and padded with political corruption and vanity, those parts get so boring! i found myself skipping foreward more and more frequently looking for an end of an scene. If i want politics ill watch the news. Only upside: decent narration. verdict: ask for a refund.

  • The Hot Gate

  • Troy Rising, Book Three
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

The fight to free the Earth from alien domination began in Live Free or Die, and continued in Citadel. Now Tyler Vernon and his troops aboard the gigantic battle station Troy face a desperate battle with the forces of galactic tyranny. And the very survival of the Earth and its people is not all that is at stake. The galaxy itself must choose to live free or die - and if the tyrants win this battle, darkness will fall across the galaxy for millennia to come.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • What? Not sure what the Story was about

  • By Trevor on 05-01-15

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 21-03-17

After the first two books, this one was a let down. Kinda feels derogatory towards south Americans. Doesnt actually pertain a feeling of buildup for a massive finalle a trilogy deserves - and in the end doesnt deliver one. Just feels loke the book kinda fizzles out. Narration is still well done. Shame the trilogy went in order of amazing -> very good -> somehat average.

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  • Live Free or Die

  • Troy Rising, Book One
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

When aliens trundled a gate to other worlds into the solar system, the world reacted with awe, hope and fear. But the first aliens to come through, the Glatun, were peaceful traders and the world breathed a sigh of relief.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Predictable but fun

  • By Philipp on 31-08-11

awesome but

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

Reviewed: 17-03-17

Eveything was great. But shouldnt have included political commentary. Out of place. The tidbits of slacking off liberals and hailing conservatives. Thankfully there wasn't too much of it.

Other than that close to perfect book and one of the best narration performances ive heard.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,747
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,547

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This Book Changed My Life 💙 New Hobbies Found 💜

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-04-18

Easy evening sci-fi

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

Reviewed: 12-12-13

Where does Ready Player One rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This ranks very high among the audiobooks I've listened to. It's easy to listen to, does not require high focus and attention to listen to, It's narrated very well.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I can't stand any character our from all. They are pretty well expressed, and the author managed to create an emotional bond to most of the main characters.

What about Wil Wheaton’s performance did you like?

Wheaton's reading is expressive and clear, easy to understand and not distracting. Would listen to books read by him again.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This is essentially a book to listen to in one sitting. To be honest, its a simple evening sci-fi novel. It's the opposite of Ender. The plot somehow reminds of holywood films with lots of CG effects. But since its so easy to listen to and follow, its the perfect book to listen to without having to think about it later.