Dr. Macartan Cassidy

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  • Lucifer's Hammer

  • Autor: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
  • Sprecher: Marc Vietor
  • Spieldauer: 24 Std. und 32 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 22

The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • minutenlange Beschreibungen von Trivialquatsch

  • Von Mark K. Am hilfreichsten 15.06.2018

Dated but worthwhile

4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 20.07.2010

I got this tip from listening to Jerry Pournelle on All in all it's an engrossing read, if a little dated now (it was written in the 70s or 80s). Some of the science is a bit dodgy, but otherwise the plot is good and the characters well-drawn.

  • The Salmon of Doubt

  • Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time
  • Autor: Douglas Adams
  • Sprecher: Simon Jones, Christopher Cerf, Richard Dawkins, und andere
  • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 2 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Rescued from his beloved Macintosh, The Salmon of Doubt provides us with the opportunity to linger and frolic one last time in the uniquely entertaining and richly informative mind of Douglas Adams. For the millions of readers who expressed their grief and shock at his untimely death, this is a treasure; his final book and our last chance to see new work from an acknowledged comic genius.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • Von Dr. Macartan Cassidy Am hilfreichsten 08.05.2010


1 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 08.05.2010

the unfinished manuscript plays a very minor role in this audiobook. It is mostly biographical material and previosly published newspaper articles, rather than original work. There is plenty of better Douglas adams material around, try that before resorting to the salmon of doubt.

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  • The Iraq Study Group Report

  • Autor: The Iraq Study Group
  • Sprecher: Stow Lovejoy
  • Spieldauer: 3 Std. und 7 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
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    2.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Sprecher
    0 out of 5 stars 0
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After nine months of examining and analyzing U.S. military involvement in Iraq, the bi-partisan Iraq Study Group issued this report on Dec. 6, 2006. The report calls the situation in Iraq "grave and deteriorating" and says, "There is no path that can guarantee success, but the prospects can be improved".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very interesting listening

  • Von Dr. Macartan Cassidy Am hilfreichsten 21.01.2007

Very interesting listening

3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 21.01.2007

This audiobook is a must-listen. Bear in mind the authors - a crossparty set of American politicians who for the most part thought originally that it was a good idea to invade Iraq. They have changed their minds for the same reasons that most sane people never wanted the war - they see now that America can only lose, and that the Bush Administration has cynically and callously sent 3000 American soldiers to their deaths, as well as many times that number of Iraqi civilians.

The Iraq Study Group Report is a purely factual account, and there are a lot of statistics to get through, but the message that comes through is clear - a swift and managed exit is the only option that America now has available. The corollary not explicitly stated by Jim Baker and his co-authors, but implicitly drawn from the text, is that George W. Bush and his administration are at best inept, and at worst criminals.