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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-13

WW2 secret mission

Would you listen to Black Cross again? Why?

Probably not

Who was your favorite character and why?

Stern and Brigadier Smith

Which scene was your favorite?

Emergency tracheotomy

Who was the most memorable character of Black Cross and why?

Brigadier Smith . He knew what he had to get done

Any additional comments?

A moving tale , emotional and exciting . Love it

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-13

A Classic , in its day

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No , It was not an exciting story

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

You can't change it

Have you listened to any of Elijah Wood’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Great performance by Elijah

Did Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Signature Performance by Elijah Wood inspire you to do anything?

No

Any additional comments?

Great performance . I am trying to listen to all the old classics and I found I nearly gave up on this in the first few chapters , I should have . It was just boring , though I can imagine it would have been a great story 40 or 50 years ago when its all you had to read . These days there is so much to choose from . I may not have bothered to even start listening if I had not been roped in by the narrators famous name .

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-13

Colonizing Asteroids

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No . I love KSR but I would rather bang my head on a wall than listen to this again from this narrator .

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

More characters . I enjoyed the time when the small group travelled the tunnel underground on Mercury

Would you be willing to try another one of Sarah Zimmerman’s performances?

Very unwilling . I am really not sure ( Sorry Sarah ) if I could , Maybe this book was ot her style .

Did 2312 inspire you to do anything?

Think Big

Any additional comments?

I have read and listened and enjoyed the Mars Trilogy and understand the style of KSR but the narration for 2312 killed this book . I may try to swap this book and one day purchase a hard copy and read for myself or maybe listen again if re-narrated .

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-13

My kids asked me to turn it off , I agreed

There where so horrible songs in this story (sorry) .
During a drive with the kids we listened to this and the story about how they where going to pick up a child for adoption was a little strange , I am fine with anything but I thought it was a children's story and I just was not prepared for it . Ha ha . But really , I did not find the Jamie Lee Curtis Audio Collection entertaining . I might see if I can swap this .

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-13

Not as dreadful as I thought

Where does 1984 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not in the top 20 , but memorable

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

nothing , it is what it is

Which character – as performed by Simon Prebble – was your favorite?

The Lead . Simon Prebble is a pleasing narrator

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I did find myself grinding my teeth and jaw in suspense toward the end ( I won't spoil it )

Any additional comments?

As a child of the 80's and a teenager during the emergence of the internet , I do not think
that the fears of 1984's suggested are possible in the age of twitter and facebook .
or are they here now ?...... wait .. who is that knocking on my door ...............

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-13

I came to listen to Penn

This was Ok . I only got this to listen to Penn Jillette talk .
I was saddened that this was not as funny as I thought it would be .
This would be good as a blog or a few articles .
I really should have thought this one through before this purchase.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-13

I missed the point but Logan's Run is familiar

I am glad this was a novella and I had this on 2x speed and it still felt like a chore to get through. The narration was like listening to " How to install ink into a printer For Dummies "
I had purchased Ayn Rand's other audio book before I had listened to this . So I have 32 hours of The Fountainhead to listen to , I hope it was not a mistake .

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-13

Flashman = Basil Faulty and Indiana Jones

Listening to this book I could imagine it a hilarious film .
I was surprise to discover that Flashman has been made a movie star in 1975
I think its time for a reboot

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-13

Classic? , Yes

My introduction to Hemingway guided by Sutherland's voice was an enjoyable experience .
I will be looking at more Hemingway , He seems to know his fishing .
I am fairly sure I got this for around $6 during a special or a "buy on get one free"
$11 is too much

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-13

You've heard it all before

The voices for the characters where annoying .
There was not a great deal learnt in this book that I did not know already .
However I could listen to stories about the Band all day long .

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