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Dr. Andreas J. Häusler

Lisbon, Portugal
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  • Vortena: Everybody Loves Large Chests, Volume 3

  • Autor: Neven Iliev
  • Sprecher: Jeff Hays
  • Spieldauer: 14 Std. und 11 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

What happens when one takes a murderous psychopath and forces them to team up with a cowardly tinkerer? Though not a question Jeremiah ever expected to ponder, he is nevertheless looking forward to seeing what the aforementioned duo will cook up. Success or failure does not matter to Richard, only that the journey be entertaining.     

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of a kind

  • Von jonathan Am hilfreichsten 30.12.2018

Explicit scenes I can live with; rape, I cannot

Gesamt
2 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
1 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 04.03.2019

As unlikely as it seems, I do agree with one of the other reviewers who stated “There is a line, you must not cross…”

Neven Iliev treads a narrow path, and he increased the amount of explicit scenes by several orders of magnitude compared to the first installment of the series. But while this was still somewhat okay in the second volume, he oversteps socially acceptable standards in his third book, where a gnome undergoes not only a hefty rape, but is later on also described in length as to how she suffered from the aftereffects and contemplates suicide. This is enough reason for me to return this book, and I won’t go for the remaining one(s).

Jeff Hays’ narration is great, though, which raises the amount of total stars for this book a little above the absolute minimum.

  • Fizzlesprocket: Everybody Loves Large Chests - Vol. 2

  • Autor: Neven Iliev
  • Sprecher: Jeff Hays
  • Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 22 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Geschichte
    5 out of 5 stars 71

Things are not well within the Lodrak Empire. An entire city goes up in smoke and ash, and an entire province is slowly being consumed by an ever-expanding cloud of death. But while the humans rally to contain the fallout of this disaster, they are much quicker to pin the blame for it on their elven neighbors to the north. With centuries' worth of strife and bad blood between the two nations flaring up, all out war is rapidly becoming an inevitability.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sometimes a little too explicit

  • Von Dr. Andreas J. Häusler Am hilfreichsten 25.02.2019

Sometimes a little too explicit

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 25.02.2019

As with the first part, the story is great fun to listen to, particularly because of Jeff Hays’ proficient use of different voices and sound effects.

However, Neven Iliev overdid it with the explicit scenes in the first chapter. While those were well belanced and fit tightly with the storyline, the apparent excess made me somewhat cringy in this second installment of the series. Still, I think I’ll get the third one, too.

  • Morningwood: Everybody Loves Large Chests (Vol.1)

  • Autor: Neven Iliev
  • Sprecher: Jeff Hays
  • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 24 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107

Large chests are said to encompass all manner of hopes and dreams. Men covet them. Women envy them. But one fact holds true - everyone wants to get their hands on some big ones. The same holds true for one intrepid adventurer - a strapping young lad by the name of Himmel. Armed with his grandfather's trusty longsword and the dream of being the strongest, he sets out on the journey of a lifetime!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good!

  • Von Daniel Demmer Am hilfreichsten 14.02.2018

Geeks with RPG experience will love this

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 19.02.2019

Exceptional book and narration -- very "tasty", to state it in the words of the main character.

  • Kokoro

  • Autor: Keith Yatsuhashi
  • Sprecher: Laurence Bouvard
  • Spieldauer: 11 Std. und 52 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 2
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 1

On the planet of Higo, without the guidance of the Great Spirits, its people are descending into religious civil war. Baiyren Tallaenaq, Prince of Higo, is exiled after causing the death of his mother. Freed from his responsibilities and the looming war, he steals their greatest weapon - a giant, sentient armoured suit - and uses it to open a portal to a world he never knew existed. A world called Earth...home of a magical young woman called Keiko.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Might be great for fans of manga

  • Von Dr. Andreas J. Häusler Am hilfreichsten 16.02.2019

Might be great for fans of manga

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 16.02.2019

Before going into details, I should mention that I have Japanese friends and traveled the country several times. I really do not like manga, though, and this novel unfortunately reminds me of big-eyed people, roughly animated in ever-repeating background loops of the 80s -- right from the first minute. I tried hard to love it, this being my first Asian SF novel and all, and I do think that it is written well by Keith Yatsuhashi. Also, and as always, Laurence Bouvard does a great job with her performance. But still, I do not see myself finishing this book due to the strong resemblance to cartoons I never liked.

  • The Chronothon

  • Autor: Nathan Van Coops
  • Sprecher: Neil Hellegers
  • Spieldauer: 19 Std. und 43 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Sprecher
    3 out of 5 stars 1
  • Geschichte
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Ben just wants time with the scientist's daughter who got him into this, but when he's rooked into competing in a chronothon - an Amazing Race through time - getting the girl means he'll need to make the finish line. When he finds out this competition is more than just a sprint through history, winning takes a back seat to surviving. To save the people he loves, he'll have to conquer the real dangers hidden in the shadows of the chronothon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid story with shortcomings

  • Von Dr. Andreas J. Häusler Am hilfreichsten 16.02.2019

Solid story with shortcomings

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
3 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 16.02.2019

For a second book in an ongoing series, Nathan van Coops “The Chronothon” is not too bad, but there are some things that make it come short of five stars, particularly the nagging feeling that his time travel concept brings along some storytelling glitches. Why, for instance, does a body blow up in myriads of pieces when in contact with water, but the same does not occur with air... What brings the rating down to three stars is the horror chapter in the middle of the book -- I did not sign up for this. Also, Neil Hellegers still reads in a somewhat breathless manner, and most characters sound alike and a little as if they were from India. Overall, a solid experience, but nothing outstanding.

  • Space Team

  • Autor: Barry J Hutchison
  • Sprecher: Phil Thron
  • Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 52 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

Cal Carver is having a bad day. Imprisoned and forced to share a cell with a cannibalistic serial killer, Cal thinks things can't possibly get any worse. He is wrong. It's not until two-thirds of the human race is wiped out and Cal is abducted by aliens that his day really starts to go downhill. Whisked across the galaxy, Cal is thrown into a team of some of the sector's most notorious villains and scumbags.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A solid story line with annoying main character

  • Von Dr. Andreas J. Häusler Am hilfreichsten 06.02.2019

A solid story line with annoying main character

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 06.02.2019

The story itself is solid and carried out well enough with sufficient twists to keep one listening. However, the main character is way too obnoxious in his manners—it doesn’t take long for this to go from funny to sour. I won’t listen to a continuation of the series.

  • Platoon F: Big Ass Bundle (Platoon F eBook Bundle 3)

  • Autor: John P. Logsdon, Christopher P. Young
  • Sprecher: John P. Logsdon
  • Spieldauer: 35 Std. und 50 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Lieutenant Orion Murphy is facing execution due to a military mistake, but he's offered a deal that will allow him to live. He must go through a physical transformation, take on the new name of Don Harr, and agree to lead a crew of misfits known as Platoon F. Over the course of nine missions, Captain Harr slowly begins to understand what the 'F' in 'Platoon F' truly means. Jump in today and grab nine missions (plus the bonus) that will seriously push the boundaries of insanity, absurdity, and reality. If you're looking for laughs, you'll find them in Platoon F! 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The most outstanding narration I’ve ever heard

  • Von Dr. Andreas J. Häusler Am hilfreichsten 06.02.2019

The most outstanding narration I’ve ever heard

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 06.02.2019

The story presented here by John P. Logsdon and Christopher P. Young is full of ideas that, even after a very, very rich experience in science fiction, fantasy, and comedy alike, were absolutely new to me. These ideas range from the outrageously insane to the on-second-thought-not-really-that-stupid, and one of the most astonishing is (spoiler alert!) the notion of having rails in space so as to avoid the climate effect of combustive fuels, with the drawback of 2D navigation. I love it!

All adventures of Platoon F are full of funny twists, some entirely unexpected. It is at very rare occasions that the jokes grow tiresome, and even then it’s very much worth listening to it.

The most outstanding merit this recording deserves, though, is John P. Logsdon’s narration. His feat is truly out of this world, and he explores the different characters with an unbelievable richness of different voices. He manages to convey complex personalities and mannerisms all by the magic of his voice. If I had any saying in it, I’d award him a Grammy for this recording.

  • Cygnus Space Opera: Books 1 to 3

  • Humanity Comes Home
  • Autor: Craig Martelle
  • Sprecher: Chris Abernathy
  • Spieldauer: 29 Std. und 52 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Sprecher
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Geschichte
    3 out of 5 stars 1

From space they came, to space they returned. Humanity would not be denied.The crew trains for their mission and joins the Cygnus-12 as it tests the Interstellar Space Engine, venturing far beyond anywhere they've gone before. They didn't expect to find life, but they did, another human colony at the far reaches of space. The Cygnus-12 goes on a mission of peace, but war beckons, and the space ship is the prize.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating, but cat-heavy with recording glitches

  • Von Dr. Andreas J. Häusler Am hilfreichsten 16.01.2019

Captivating, but cat-heavy with recording glitches

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 16.01.2019

The story line is worked out well with believable characters, and it’s captivating most of the time.

What annoyed me, though, was that, over the course of the three books, the story centered more and more on the telepathic cats. While these delivered fitting punch lines for tension relieve in the first two novellas, the third one is more of a cat novella than anything else. In my opinion, Craig Martelle clearly overdid it here, writing too much about the cats’ general attitude and behavior (there are minutes and minutes of pure cat hunting experience, for instance) and not enough of the “space opera”. This makes it hard to follow through with the third book.

The recording suffers from technical problems, too. At one instance, Chris Abernathy can be heard recording a memo to himself (“insert mind voice here”), and there are numerous audible clicks when the recording device was switched on or off.

  • The Consuming Fire

  • The Interdependency, Book 2
  • Autor: John Scalzi
  • Sprecher: Wil Wheaton
  • Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 19 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

The Interdependency, humanity’s interstellar empire, is on the verge of collapse. The Flow, the extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible, is disappearing, leaving entire star systems stranded. When it goes, human civilization may go with it - unless desperate measures can be taken. Emperox Grayland II, the leader of the Interdependency, is ready to take those measures to help ensure the survival of billions. But nothing is ever that easy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Space opera at its finest

  • Von Dr. Andreas J. Häusler Am hilfreichsten 15.11.2018

Space opera at its finest

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 15.11.2018

Let me begin this review in an unusual manner by stating that I read philosophical works about the future of AI, popular science explanations of astrophysics, biographies of mathematicians, actors, and politicians, and other material not related to my core expertise (autonomous systems, that is) that I find interesting. In short, I like to think of myself as someone with some degree of intellectual sophistication.

That being said, when I reach out for entertainment, I want to be entertained. For instance, somewhere in the third volume, I gave up on Game of Thrones, since George R. R. Martin manages to put the good guys through a never-ending succession of misery and cruelty without any reasonable reprieve. I for my part don't feel entertained by works of fiction that remind me of how unjust and cruel life can be, and often is.

In The Consuming Fire, John Scalzi creates several potential George R. R. Martin moments, but unlike Martin, Scalzi raises the tension in his story arc without breaking it. He knows his reader's critical moments where a reprieve must be offered, and he perfectly masters the delicate balance between the suspense that keeps one clinging to his words, and giving his readers the entertainment they're seeking by escaping into his worlds of fiction.

In other words, where Martin fails, Scalzi delivers outstanding entertainment.

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  • The Collapsing Empire

  • The Interdependency, Book 1
  • Autor: John Scalzi
  • Sprecher: Wil Wheaton
  • Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 24 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Sprecher
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Our universe is ruled by physics, and faster-than-light travel is not possible - until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transports us to other worlds, around other stars. Humanity flows away from Earth, into space, and in time forgets our home world and creates a new empire, the Interdependency, whose ethos requires that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It's a hedge against interstellar war - and a system of control for the rulers of the empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • keine spannung

  • Von Ivo Am hilfreichsten 20.07.2018

Kept me listening continuously

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 11.11.2018

The book kept me listening almost continuously. Not just for John Scalzi's fans! Will Wheaton's voice acting is also very good, but there'd be more room for actually enacting the different voices (as, for instance, done by Ray Porter).