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  • Out of Spite, Out of Mind

  • Magic 2.0, Book 5
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 142

When you discover the world is a computer program, and you figure out that by altering the code you can time travel and perform acts that seem like magic, what can possibly go wrong? Pretty much everything. Just ask Brit, who has jumped around in time with such abandon that she has to coexist with multiple versions of herself. Now, Brit the Elder finds that her memories don't match Brit the Younger's.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • simple fun.

  • By phoebe on 03-10-2018

It was OK...

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

Reviewed: 24-08-2018

I find the fact that most of the main characters act obtuse and stupid most of the time to be very off-putting.

And the idea that fate is fixed not because of fate itself but because of the hard work put forth by the main characters to recreate all the things they experienced in different time lines is crazy.

Brit actually spends 2 months working out a set of dance moves just because she saw her older self come back in time and do it. Stupid and frustrating.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Dark Forest

  • The Three-Body Problem, Book 2
  • By: Cixin Liu
  • Narrated by: Bruno Roubicek
  • Length: 23 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 120

The Trisolarian fleet has left their home world and will arrive in four centuries' time. But the Sophons and their extradimensional emissaries are already here. This is the motivation for the Wallfacer Project, a last-ditch defence that grants four individuals almost absolute power to design secret strategies, hidden through deceit and misdirection. Luo Ji, an unambitious Chinese astronomer, is baffled by his new status. All he knows is that he's the one Wallfacer that Trisolaris wants dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great second book

  • By Brian on 07-12-2016

A very different Scifi book

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

Reviewed: 18-04-2018

Not the most gripping story overall, but it is unique and gives you lots to think about. Best read in short bursts.

Solid narration.

I do feel like some aspects of the story are slightly bent out of place due to the fact that it has been translated from Chinese. It doesn't harm the overall story, but it can make individual pages less enjoyable.

  • Villains Rule

  • The Shadow Master, Book 1
  • By: M. K. Gibson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Hi, how are you? Yes, I am talking to you, the reader of this book's description. Okay, I get it, fourth-wall breaking is overdone. Get over it. This book, Villains Rule, is a fantasy action-comedy which you have to hear. Not because it redefines the genre, far from it. But rather for what it contains. A villain's tale. How often do you get to listen to a story where the villain is the protagonist? No, not an anti-hero, or a brooding monster, nor a hero thinly disguised as a villain. And not evil. If you want evil, take that nonsense to therapy.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't finish it - tried to like it.

  • By Patricia on 13-09-2018

A interesting story with few unexpected turns.

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

Reviewed: 22-11-2017

Its fun, and satisfing. The story follows a "not evil" villian as he must overcome various challenges in a land without his full power. It was moderately easy to follow, however i wish that some of the characters were given more memorable names. This book is chock full of references if you are in to that kind of thing.

  • Fight and Flight

  • Magic 2.0, Book 4
  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 231
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 232

Martin and his friends discovered that their world is computer generated and that by altering the code they could alter reality. They traveled back in time to Medieval England to live as wizards. Almost everything they've done since then has, in one way or another, blown up in their faces. So of course they decide to make dragons. It does not go well.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So much potential unrealised

  • By Isaac Lee on 11-05-2017

Not his best work. Quite repetitive at times.

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

Reviewed: 21-07-2017

It has its moments but overall i found the story lacking. The plot was weak and felt very forced.

The characters however were still fantastic, and were the highlight of the book.

One other thing is i didn't like that the characters all acted like the whole brit thing was new to them. Also weird that they seemed to never travel to the future or use the file in any new ways, in general it almost felt like the file wasn't a part of the story at all anymore.

  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,153
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,079
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,075

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is one of the best books I've read/listened to for a long time

  • By Anonymous User on 29-07-2017

Pretty good, but it can get repetitive at times.

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

Reviewed: 30-06-2017

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  • Voyager

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 43 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 615
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558

Set in the intriguing Scotland of 200 years ago, the third installment in the romantic adventures of Jamie and Claire is as compelling as the first. Now that Claire knows Jamie survived the slaughter at Culloden, she is faced with the most difficult decision of her life. She aches to travel back through time again to find the love of her life, but, in order to do that, she must leave their daughter behind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magical journey in history!

  • By Janeen Hicks on 19-08-2014

Fabulously

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

Reviewed: 27-07-2015

Brilliantly written and read. This book so captivating intriguing and hot. Just wonderful