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The Knowland Retribution
3.55
really liked it
For those who are interested in reading this because it's the basis for the TV Show The Finder, don't expect it to be at all similar. The main charact ...more
Feb 08, 2012
Feb 04, 2012
 
Dracula
3.98
liked it
First, the narration was excellent. Note that while Alan Cumming was prominent, Tim Curry only voiced Van Helsing's diary entries. Since there aren't ...more
Jul 10, 2013
Jan 04, 2013
 
Call of Cthulhu and Other Stories
3.64
really liked it
Overall, I quite like this collection of short stories/novellas. First, these are closer to psychological horror stories than anything else. Second, I ...more
May 26, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
 
The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World
3.92
liked it
Overall, not a bad book and I did learn some new things. I'm definitely not a fan of the audio book reader, though. That said, I eventually got used t ...more
Jan 19, 2012
Nov 26, 2011
 
The Cat Who Walks Through Walls (The World As Myth)
3.70
really liked it
I've read this book many times, but just finished the audiobook for the first time and as such I've finally decided to review this book.

I love this bo
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Apr 02, 2012
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Jun 02, 2011
 
The Seven Deadly Sins, Vol. 1
4.20
liked it
As with UQ Holder, I read this through Crunchyroll's digital manga service. This is definitely a shounen manga as it's about a boy and girl trying to ...more
Nov 2013
Jan 04, 2014
 
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
4.05
really liked it
While this book does come across as a bit "rah rah, introverts!" at times, she's mostly advocating balance in that we need both extroverts and introve ...more
Jul 16, 2013
Jun 22, 2012
 
The Hobbit
4.25
it was amazing
I now have 3 different editions of The Hobbit. The first is the standard edition of it, the second is an excellent illustrated one, and finally, I hav ...more
Feb 25, 2013
Feb 04, 2012
 
Roverandom
3.86
liked it
Most definitely a juvenile book. Notably, the music in the audiobook (which is thankfully infrequent) is very twee and kind of annoying. This is a boo ...more
Apr 11, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
 
Variable Star
3.87
liked it
This is the second time I've gone through the audio book version. There's a lot I love about it, but also there's a lot that annoys me. First, Spider ...more
Dec 05, 2011
Dec 03, 2011
 
Citizen of the Galaxy
3.97
really liked it
This book starts out with a beggar buying a young slave boy for very little money and might set certain expectations in one's mind, but the beggar isn ...more
Apr 06, 2012
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Jun 02, 2011
 
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)
3.98
it was amazing
I don't know why I never read this book growing up. It's exactly the kind of book I would have loved then. As is pointed out in L. Baum's introduction ...more
Mar 06, 2013
Jan 04, 2013
 
Among Others
3.68
it was amazing
I finally finished it. It took a while because a) it started kind of slow and b) real life.

This is first and foremost a love letter to science fiction
...more
Mar 04, 2013
Dec 22, 2012
 
The History of Love
3.92
really liked it
I love this book. That said, the reason I don't give it 5 stars is because of the structure of the book. She tells the stories of a few people, and a ...more
Jul 02, 2013
Dec 18, 2012
 
Guardian (The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, #3)
4.05
really liked it
This book is far less military science-fiction than the other books in the series. Instead, this is more a science-fiction book with a few military ba ...more
May 17, 2013
Nov 15, 2012
 
A Princess of Mars
3.80
liked it
Rating: 3.5/5 stars.

This is a classic pulp science-fiction/fantasy novel, with all that that title entails. So, there's colonialism (albeit turned kin
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Mar 14, 2013
Jan 03, 2013
 
Euclid's Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace
3.81
really liked it
Overall, an excellent book that covers geometry all the way from Pythagoras (so not just Euclid) to modern day String Theory. It's probably not a good ...more
Oct 02, 2013
Feb 09, 2013
 
Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality
4.18
really liked it
I really liked this book, but it's probably not a good book for most people. While it starts out with roughly high-school level physics being discusse ...more
Aug 20, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
 
For Us, the Living: A Comedy of Customs
3.36
liked it
This is Heinlein's earliest work (although unpublished until recently). It's interesting in that this was written around the start of WWII, so his alt ...more
Jul 04, 2013
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Dec 19, 2011
 
The Rook (The Checquy Files, #1)
4.12
it was amazing
This turns out to be a perfect book for audio. It tells two stories, one of an amnesiac who finds letters in her jacket pocket from herself (before sh ...more
Apr 17, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
 
Time for the Stars
3.96
really liked it
Overall, an excellent book that doesn't suffer from Heinlein's usual problems with endings (although some might not be happy with it). While it might ...more
Apr 10, 2012
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Oct 29, 2011
 
The Emperor's Edge (The Emperor's Edge, #1)
4.03
liked it
I started off loving this book and the language that she was using to describe things. That lasted about a chapter or so. Then, it started to come acr ...more
Apr 13, 2013
Mar 10, 2013
 
Word By Word
4.11
really liked it
This is an audio-only book because it's the recording of a workshop she did after the publication of Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Li ...more
Apr 25, 2013
Sep 01, 2011
 
The Martian
4.40
it was amazing
An excellent book. I think it will be remembered as a hard science fiction classic in the years to come.

The author did a good job of balancing the lif
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May 25, 2014
May 23, 2014
 
Defender (Kris Longknife, #11)
4.10
liked it
Much like the Honor Harrington series, this series is petering out. Much of the book is either devoted to the romance between Kris and Jack (several c ...more
Nov 14, 2013
Nov 14, 2013
 
A Memory of Wind
3.81
it was amazing
A beautifully tragic short story that tells the tale of Iphigenia the daughter of Agamemnon as she's about to be sacrificed to Artemis to raise a wind ...more
Feb 12, 2012
Feb 08, 2012
 
Triggers
3.60
liked it
I actually read this serialized in Analog Science Fiction and Fact where it was printed over 4 issues. That said, according to the author there's only ...more
Apr 16, 2012
Apr 17, 2012
 
Ender's Game (Ender's Saga, #1)
4.30
it was ok
It's been a few years since I read this book, so this is going based upon my recollections of it. I wonder how much people's love for this book is bas ...more
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Mar 03, 2012
 
Scam School Book 1
4.14
really liked it
This is an interesting collection of tricks and puzzles (and some things to watch out for) so you can fool your friends or alternatively, be prepared ...more
Mar 14, 2012
Mar 13, 2012
 
Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1)
3.87
it was ok
I'd rate it 1.5 stars. It's bad, not as bad as The Host, but it's not good. If the author's father wasn't a publisher, it's unlikely this would have b ...more
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Feb 17, 2012
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