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Cody Dyck

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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 1,047
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 976
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 976

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

One of my favorite series.

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

Reviewed: 2018-06-14

I really enjoyed this series, so many interesting parts. I think this series could have continued past three books.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Way of Kings

  • Book One of The Stormlight Archive
  • Written by: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 45 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 874
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 875

Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping and Near Impossible to Put Down!

  • By Nicole on 2017-11-02

I love this book.

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

Reviewed: 2018-06-14

I am excited for the next book in the series, I can't believe I was so drawn in to an audio book of this length.

  • Black Ops

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 4
  • Written by: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded "Not so much"...now they have to deal with the consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read/listen to the entire series

  • By Amazon Customer on 2017-11-19

Unfinished.

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

Reviewed: 2018-06-14

This feels like it was copied and pasted from previous novels in the series. Skippy was so fun in the early books but now his jokes just repeat again and again without any originality. There was so much potential for universe building that in the end just dies in mundane quests. The refueling scene was what really just killed it for me.

  • Oryx and Crake

  • Written by: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

As the story opens, Snowman is sleeping in a tree, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Why is he left with nothing but his haunting memories? Alone except for the green-eyed Children of Crake, he explores the answers to these questions in the double journey he takes - into his own past, and back to Crake's high-tech bubble-dome, where the Paradice Project unfolded and the world came to grief.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, so-so narrator

  • By Jordyn on 2018-12-06

Didn't hold me.

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

Reviewed: 2018-06-14

I could not finish this book, I regret buying it as it is clearly not a genre for me. I was so bored that I would just stop hearing it. This feels like a short story that was lengthened into a novel.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ringworld

  • Written by: Larry Niven
  • Narrated by: Tom Parker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

Welcome to Ringworld, an intermediate step between Dyson Spheres and planets. The gravitational force created by a rotation on its axis of 770 miles per second means no need for a roof. Walls 1,000 miles high at each rim will let in the sun and prevent much air from escaping. Larry Niven's novel, Ringworld, is the winner of the 1970 Hugo Award for Best Novel, the 1970 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and the 1972 Ditmars, an Australian award for Best International Science Fiction.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me.

  • By Cody Dyck on 2018-06-14

Not for me.

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

Reviewed: 2018-06-14

I don't enjoy old science fiction and I mistakenly bought an old science fiction novel.

0 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic

  • Arcane Ascension, Book 1
  • Written by: Andrew Rowe
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 311

Five years ago Corin Cadence's brother entered the Serpent Spire - a colossal tower with ever-shifting rooms, traps, and monsters. Those who survive the spire's trials return home with an attunement: a mark granting the bearer magical powers. According to legend, those few who reach the top of the tower will be granted a boon by the spire's goddess. He never returned. Now it's Corin's turn. He's headed to the top floor, on a mission to meet the goddess.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun

  • By Jeffrey on 2018-04-08

I love this book.

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

Reviewed: 2018-03-31

Just finished my second time through this book. I can't wait for the sequel. Donkey.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful