LISTENER

Andrew

  • 4
  • reviews
  • 3
  • helpful votes
  • 8
  • ratings
  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 516

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, great narration awesome story!

  • By Anonymous User on 08-06-2018

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 14-06-2018

Dennis E Taylor is fantastic as always. Similar to but different to his previous titles.

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,114
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Anonymous User on 11-01-2018

Worth it

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

Reviewed: 06-10-2017

A satisfying conclusion to the established story lines from the first two books. However, this book felt slightly rushed and a little less internally consistent than previous books with a lot of very fortuitous coincidences for the Bobs. However the vast majority of story hooks were resolved, leaving a satisfying conclusion.

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,153
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,077
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • That audio though....

  • By Craig on 24-04-2017

Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 28-09-2017

Other than a truly terrible Australian/New Zealand accent, the narrator is among the best. The story itself is a fantastic and, as far as current scientific knowledge goes, realistic take on a human diaspora from the Sol System and the troubles potential in current and future nationalistic tensions.

I heartily recommend the series to all and will be moving on to the third book with a keen interest.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Ender's Game

  • Special 20th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323

Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant cast brings the story to life

  • By Bennett on 25-01-2018

A lovely blend

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

Reviewed: 04-09-2017

An engaging book taking a deep look at the costs of misunderstandings and the ruthlessness inherent in the will to survive.

This edition had a diverse cast of voice actors that added to the dramatic tension and enhanced the overall experience.