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  • Hyperion

  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Allyson Johnson, Kevin Pariseau, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,267

On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspired Sci-fi

  • By Peter on 02-12-09

I like the bit where he all but says -

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

Reviewed: 15-06-18

'to get on in the world of publishing books sometimes you have to write a crowd pleasing piece of excrement like this' bad bad bad poor

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  • The Master of Auschwitz:

  • Memoirs of Rudolf Hoess, Kommandant SS
  • By: Rudolf Hoess
  • Narrated by: Tim Dalgleish
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

The first-hand account of the life, career, and the practices of horror at Auschwitz, written by Auschwitz Kommandant SS Rudolf Hoss as he awaited execution for his crimes. Including his psychological interviews at Nuremberg.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • story of a monster

  • By Margaret on 26-01-17

essential

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

I have not experienced a more potent historical document.

I am not in the habit of leaving reviews.

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  • The Jesus Incident

  • The Pandora Sequence, Book 1
  • By: Frank Herbert, Bill Ransom
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 21

The last survivors of humanity have just been deposited on Pandora, a horrific, poisonous planet rife with deadly nerve-runners, hooded dashers, airborne jellyfish, and intelligent kelp. The determined colonists attempt to establish a bridgehead on the deadly, inhospitable planet, but more trouble arises. Their sentient ship - backed up by an impressive array of armaments - has decided it is God and is insisting the colonists find appropriate ways to worship it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • By M. J. Cocks on 20-04-15

dark, intense and close thoughtful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-09-16

_----------this is si-fi------------------------

if only more authors and publicists bothered to set the bar this high

  • The End of All Things

  • Old Man's War, Book 6
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert, William Dufris, John Scalzi
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

Humans expanded into space...only to find a universe populated with multiple alien species bent on their destruction. Thus was the Colonial Union formed, to help protect us from a hostile universe. The Colonial Union used the Earth and its excess population for colonists and soldiers. It was a good arrangement...for the Colonial Union. Then the Earth said: no more.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • author seemed to have lost interest

  • By JASON on 27-06-18

tedious writing and at times laughable

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-16

its a terrible world were I am aloud voice this personal attack but i felt the author has a huge ego and little talent. I do commend his commitment, and condemn his piers, publishers and press agents. Hollywood needs to do nothing to dumb this down to a movie script. painful.

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