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  • Pandora's Star

  • Written by: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 37 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63

The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story. Bad read.

  • By Steven on 2018-07-19

Boring sometimes hokey storey

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

Reviewed: 2018-03-26

some interesting concepts, some badly executed, I hate the word "e-butler" it's the worst name... it's like everyone in the story saying things like: "call me on my cellular phone" nobody says that, the would say "call me on my cell". so similarly even if there was a thing called e-Butler that's such a terrible name it would get nicknamed to something else. Not in Peter f Hamilton world though, instead you have people seeing a train and going into an elaborate speil about that particular model of train. Do you care about fictional train makes/ models? I sure don't. then when somebody does something interesting like go through a wormhole you don't get the same level of detail about that as you do about sci fi trains... this book is boring, has goofy plot elements. did not finish.

narration is decent, but the narrator STARTS OFF Loud and then trails off to almost inaudible near the end of every paragraph. I found it annoying.

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  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • Written by: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,112
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,034
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,033

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't think I'd like it, but I loved it

  • By Eli on 2018-01-11

twilight fanfiction level writing

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

Reviewed: 2017-11-28

Mary Sue main character who can do anything. bad start trek references, hackneyed jokes. do yourself a favor and move on.

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