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  • The Three-Body Problem

  • Written by: Cixin Liu
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156

Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • No problems with The Three-Body Problem.

  • By Anonymous User on 2019-04-20

A masterpiece

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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: 2018-11-17

Damn good book. Very inventive. Really good narration. I was impressed with it all. Good stuff.

  • The Name of the Wind

  • (Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1)
  • Written by: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086

This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't read it.

  • By Mark on 2018-09-18

An amazing reading elevates an elevated book!

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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: 2018-07-27

Really loved it. It is a story about the telling and journey. Not so much the end. It is just a piece of the pie. But a very delicious piece

  • The Road

  • Written by: Cormac McCarthy
  • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

America is a barren landscape of smoldering ashes, devoid of life except for those people still struggling to scratch out some type of existence. Amidst this destruction, a father and his young son walk, always toward the coast, but with no real understanding that circumstances will improve once they arrive. Still, they persevere, and their relationship comes to represent goodness in a world of utter devastation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A modern classic.

  • By Mark Ryan on 2018-03-03

Context.

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

Reviewed: 2018-06-02

The Last of us. Is better. Lol. This book was too happy. Didn't push things far enough and was kind of predictable

  • 2666

  • Written by: Roberto Bolaño
  • Narrated by: John Lee, Armando Durán, G. Valmont Thomas, and others
  • Length: 39 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño's life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his highest achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strangeness, beauty, and scope. Its throng of unforgettable characters includes academics and convicts, an American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student and her widowed, mentally unstable father. Their lives intersect in the urban sprawl of Santa Teresa - a fictional Juárez - on the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterpiece.

  • By kavan cleary on 2018-04-17

A masterpiece.

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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: 2018-04-17

I'm so sad it is over. What an experience. Even though the 4th part was gruelling.