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C SIMONSEN

Wellington, NI New Zealand
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  • The Fated Sky

  • Lady Astronaut, Book 2
  • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Mary Robinette Kowal continues the grand sweep of alternate history begun in The Calculating Stars. The Fated Sky looks forward to 1961, when mankind is well established on the moon and looking forward to its next step: journeying to, and eventually colonizing, Mars. Of course the noted Lady Astronaut Elma York would like to go, but there’s a lot riding on whoever the International Aerospace Coalition decides to send on this historic - but potentially very dangerous - mission. Could Elma really leave behind her husband and the chance to start a family to spend several years traveling to Mars? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great performance good continuity in the story

  • By C SIMONSEN on 05-03-2019

Great performance good continuity in the story

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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: 05-03-2019

Great performance from the author, nice to have the story continue and see where the lady astronauts travels

  • The Calculating Stars

  • A Lady Astronaut Novel
  • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the East Coast of the US, including Washington, DC. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the Earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space and requires a much-larger share of humanity to take part in the process. Elma York’s drive to become the first lady astronaut is so strong that even the most dearly held conventions of society may not stand a chance against her.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Vicki Watson on 05-09-2018

Great story, enjoyed it.

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

Reviewed: 21-02-2019

The performance was great, a good story with some interesting ways of thinking about the future

  • Gallium

  • By: Tom Merritt
  • Narrated by: Veronica Belmont
  • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Mya is a salvager in a system long ago mined out and abandoned by the Gallium Corporation. But when she finds an ancient ship buried deep on a moon, someone tries to stop her. What did she find? Why do they want to leave it hidden? And should Mya risk her job - and her life - to make the salvage of a lifetime? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great book by Tom, with a great performanc

  • By C SIMONSEN on 23-01-2019

Another great book by Tom, with a great performanc

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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: 23-01-2019

Yet another great example of SiFi from Tom, a very good story about future salvage operations, and how corporate empires will stay the same, I really enjoyed the performance from Veronica.
Well worth the credit

  • Pencil of Doom

  • Schooling Around #2
  • By: Andy Griffiths
  • Narrated by: Stig Wemyss
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

"Mr Brainfright is a teacher at Northwest Southeast Central School. He teaches Grade Five and in his class is a student called Henry McThrottle who likes telling stories. That's me. I'm Henry McThrottle and this is my latest story. It's about an evil pencil, a runaway lion, an avalanche and falling out of windows. I hope you like it."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By C SIMONSEN on 15-07-2018

Fantastic

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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: 15-07-2018

Fantastic amazing how many other words to describe this book 📚 i listen to this series every night. It guud

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,564
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,562

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well it's no "The Martian"

  • By Craig on 18-11-2017

Great book easy and fun listen.

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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: 25-02-2018

I enjoyed the story in this book it has a great main player with a different story line the places sounds real and I hope someone in politics in Kenya pick up this book and starts the process.

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  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid

  • By: Jeff Kinney
  • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
  • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Sixth grader Greg Heffley doesn't understand his annoying younger brother, obnoxious older one, or well-meaning parents. But he knows enough to record his daily thoughts in a manly journal - not some girly diary. In a unique novel brimming with laugh-out-loud moments, Greg chronicles his first turbulent year of middle school.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • It was not good for my child

  • By Anonymous User on 12-03-2018

Dairy of a wimpy kid 👶

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

Reviewed: 21-11-2017

It was ok couldve been longer and more about the characters I'm not sure what to say but I'm going to have to say something about it

  • As the Crow Flies

  • By: Damien Boyd
  • Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

Rock climbers can't afford to make careless mistakes. But Detective Inspector Nick Dixon's former climbing partner, Jake Fayter, died doing just that. Or so it seems. Dixon suspects foul play, but his only leads are unreliable accounts of something odd happening in Cheddar Gorge seconds before Jake fell.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a twist!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-01-2019

good story great performance

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

Reviewed: 21-09-2017

Great English crime story. had some very technical climbing bits. enjoyable story. very good performance with what could be different actors

  • After On

  • A Novel of Silicon Valley
  • By: Rob Reid
  • Narrated by: Sean Kenin, January LaVoy, Felicia Day, and others
  • Length: 22 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Meet Phluttr - a diabolically addictive new social network and a villainess, heroine, enemy, and/or bestie to millions. Phluttr has ingested every fact and message ever sent to, from, and about her innumerable users. Her capabilities astound her makers - and they don't even know the tenth of it. But what's the purpose of this stunning creation? Is it a front for something even darker and more powerful than the NSA?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • yawn

  • By Ant OSullivan on 15-04-2018

Great book, well preformed

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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: 23-08-2017

Thai book has a great story to it, a nice work of fiction that could actually be happening as you read this. the performance is very well read with some awesome voice talent.

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  • The E-Myth Revisited

  • Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
  • By: Michael E. Gerber
  • Narrated by: Michael E. Gerber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 381

In this audio edition of the totally revised underground best seller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business, from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Fluff and repetition

  • By Chris on 31-12-2016

Great book for a business owner or someone thinkin

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

Reviewed: 05-06-2017

This is a great book for business owners or anyone thinking of starting a business, it talks about the process of running a successful business with some great takeways. it is read by the writer and his voice/ tone can be a bit off putting but worth the pain.

  • Kill Decision

  • By: Daniel Suarez
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Linda McKinney is a myrmecologist, a scientist who studies the social structure of ants. Her academic career has left her entirely unprepared for the day her sophisticated research is conscripted by unknown forces to help run an unmanned - and thanks to her research, automated - drone army. Odin is the secretive Special Ops soldier with a unique insight into the faceless enemy who has begun to attack the American homeland with drones programmed to seek, identify, and execute targets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book, has a bit of everything.

  • By C SIMONSEN on 27-04-2017

great book, has a bit of everything.

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

Reviewed: 27-04-2017

with a splash of international travel, killer ants. science heavy loads of tech and Jason Bourne like lead this is a great book