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Pleasantly Surprised

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Reviewed: 2019-12-07

This was my first time reading Kurt Vonnegut and I wasn't disappointed. I really enjoyed his writing style. The story is somewhere between Snow Crash and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The narrator did a fantastic job, even differentiating between the same characters at different times of their lives. Worth the read.

Great story. Best narrator.

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Reviewed: 2019-08-16

Fantastic book. Really good science, the author clearly did a lot of research for it. The middle of the book drags on a little, but power through it, it's worth it. Mary Robinette Kowal is the best narrator I've heard yet. Will Damron did a great job as well.

Almost a 5

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Reviewed: 2019-04-03

This was a great book, with a ton of relevant ideas and strategies. I took more notes while reading this book than I have from the past 10. However, the author's personal feelings and apparent bitterness are shared too frequently for my liking. He calls out many people that he doesn't agree with or like. This detracts from the ideas in the book.

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Solid Sci-fi

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Reviewed: 2019-03-11

Good science + good fiction + good narration = great book. Worth a listen if you like sci-fi that's heavier on the sci. I liked the writer's inclusion of economics too.

Amusing summary of the bible.

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Reviewed: 2018-04-30

Captures the essence of the bible in often hilarious ways. I couldn't imagine a better narrator for the job. Don't listen to it if you are easily offended or if you take your Christianity (or yourself, or life) too seriously.

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