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Cameron

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  • Ship Breaker

  • Auteur(s): Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Narrateur(s): Joshua Swanson
  • Durée: 9 h et 5 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars 4

In America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota - and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another good post-eco-apocalypse thriller

  • Écrit par Cameron le 2018-10-22

Another good post-eco-apocalypse thriller

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-10-22

I'm not a YA (I'm an OA) but I really enjoyed this novel. The plot arcs are a bit predictable, like almost all YA books, but the characters are well-written and the world is interesting and evocative. The narrator is great, voicing each character week but not overdoing it.

  • The Indifferent Stars Above

  • The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride
  • Auteur(s): Daniel James Brown
  • Narrateur(s): Michael Prichard
  • Durée: 10 h et 55 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars 23

In this gripping narrative, New York Times best-selling author Daniel James Brown sheds new light on one of the most infamous events in American history. Following every painful footstep of Sarah's journey with the Donner Party, Brown produces a tale both spellbinding and richly informative.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Extremes Of Human Experience

  • Écrit par Cameron le 2018-10-14

The Extremes Of Human Experience

Au global
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-10-14

This was a well-told story of people surviving - or not - under conditions so hard that they trump the imagination. Being a non-fiction book, the story is slow in places, especially for the first and last sections, but it's worthwhile to stick it out because there's a genuinely harrowing tale in there.

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  • Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian Barbarian

  • The Complete Weird Tales Omnibus
  • Auteur(s): Robert E. Howard, Finn J. D. John
  • Narrateur(s): Finn J. D. John
  • Durée: 35 h et 6 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

This collection contains all of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian stories published during his lifetime, contextualized with biographical details of their author.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!!!

  • Écrit par Darren le 2018-09-23

Solid collection of the classic stories

Au global
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Histoire
4 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-09-11

This is a good collection of the classic Conan stories. The introductions are interesting and add some welcome background and critique to each story. The entire collection is quite long, and I found the stories blended together if I didn't take a break between them.

The narrator is good but I don't think his voice and style were a good match for the Conan stories.

  • The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History

  • Auteur(s): J. Rufus Fears, The Great Courses
  • Narrateur(s): J. Rufus Fears
  • Durée: 18 h et 13 min
  • Production originale
  • Au global
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars 8

History is made and defined by landmark events-moments that irrevocably changed the course of human civilization. They have given us: spiritual and political ideas; catastrophic battles and wars; scientific and technological advances; world leaders both influential and monstrous; and cultural works of unparalleled beauty.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not up to the standard of other courses

  • Écrit par Cameron le 2018-06-01

Not up to the standard of other courses

Au global
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-06-01

I returned this audiobook after finishing less than half of it.

First, the course is entirely focused on European and American history: no Egypt, no Genghis Khan, no Inca Empire, nothing at all from Africa or India. Instead we get long treatises on Dante's poetry and the Sistine Chapel. I fully endorse taking time to explore achievements in science, art and culture, but this is a very restricted view of world history.

Second, the lecturer wears his Christianity too much on his sleeve for what is supposed to be a course on history, rather than religion. He treats Old Testament mythology as historical fact (such as the parting of the Red Sea), and manages to work his way around to sermonizing on Christian principles in almost every lesson. Religion has been a fundamental of human experience from the beginning, but specific religious claims should not be treated uncritically, especially when doing so puts the teacher well outside the mainstream. The final straw for me was the lesson on Michaelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel - more time was spent on retelling Genesis and parsing its meaning than the historical and cultural context behind the art. Stick to the history, please.

Professor Fears has a good voice and an engaging manner, I have no complaints about the delivery. It's just too bad the content of the course was so blinkered.

  • When the Sky Falls

  • A Sky Fall Event Series, Book 1
  • Auteur(s): Joseph Bendoski
  • Narrateur(s): Bill Nevitt
  • Durée: 10 h et 11 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Histoire
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2

In 1938 the War of the Worlds hoax panicked millions of Americans, then in 1988 another fictional media broadcast convinced nearly half of Portugal that sea monsters had risen from the ocean to destroy their cities. A team of CIA agents was sent to study the aftermath of this 6th Skyfall Event in the hope that they could turn it into a weapon of war. When the team consultant turns up dead, everyone scrambles to be the last man standing: the one who will decide if or when the sky falls.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Good, Story or Narration

  • Écrit par Cameron le 2017-10-29

Not Good, Story or Narration

Au global
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Histoire
2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2017-10-29

I listened to less than half of the story before deciding this wasn't for me. The plot had potential to be interesting, but it was wrapped around characters that were cheesy and unbelievable, particularly a ridiculously over-the-top psychotic femme fatale.

The story narration was fine, but marred by some clumsy and distracting character voices, especially for women and characters with Puerto Rican accents.

Would not recommend.