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review 2017-07-05 20:12
The Dreaming Jewels by Theodore Sturgeon
The Dreaming Jewels (MP3 Book) - Theodore Sturgeon,Paul Michael Garcia

Having read Sturgeon's Some of Your Blood a few years back, I've been on the lookout for more affordable Sturgeon books. Earlier this year, this one was on sale, and adding the narration was only a couple of bucks more, so I jumped on it. Luckily, I was very pleased with my decision.

 

This story was nothing at all like Some of Your Blood. But with an opening line of: "They caught the kid doing something disgusting out under the bleachers at the high school stadium.", how could anyone not continue with the tale?

 

This book is difficult to categorize. An horrific, dark science fiction tale, with humor, humanity and social commentary-these words work well to describe this story. It also seemed timeless, never once did I feel that I was listening to something that was written in the 50s.

 

I liked this book, I liked it a lot. If anyone out there has any other Sturgeon recommendations, please let me know, because I'm impressed with what I've read so far!

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review 2016-03-09 18:30
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, narrated by Stephen Howe
The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury,Stephen Hoye

 

The Martian Chronicles is an amazing collection of interconnected stories about Mars. Human missions to Mars, religious missions to Mars, nervous breakdowns on Mars, etc... Even though some of the tales are outdated by today's views, the underlying values and messages remain the same; they are timeless.

 

Some of the stories have been released previously, and some have been changed over the years. I discovered, thanks to Wiki, that one tale having to do with race relations, was not included in this collection at all. I'm not sure it really matters, but just know that this anthology is NOT the same as it was upon its original release.

 

There's not much new I can add to what's already been said about The Martian Chronicles. Ray Bradbury's writing is so simple, yet so evocative-he can get across in just a few words what it takes me paragraphs to say. His observations on human nature are spot on and even though these stories were written back in the 40's and 50's, most of them are still relevant today.

 

Classics are classics for a reason and this one is truly special. My highest recommendation!

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review 2015-09-28 22:30
Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney, narrated by Kristoffer Tabori
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS Unabridged - Jack Finney,Kristoffer Tabori

 

 An excellent story and this narrator, Kristoffer Tabori did it justice. 

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text 2015-09-11 19:40
Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney-Only $1.99
Invasion of the Body Snatchers - Jack Finney

 

This is just a head's up that this sci-fi/horror classic is on sale today for only $1.99 and you can add the Audible for only $1.99 more. 

 

I've seen a few movies based on this book, but I've never read it. I'm looking forward to it.

When I think of the movies now, this is all I can see in my mind's eye:

 

 

 

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review 2015-03-18 22:05
The Dreaming Jewels by Theodore Sturgeon
The Dreaming Jewels - Theodore Sturgeon,Paul Michael Garcia

Having read Sturgeon's book Some of Your Blood  a few years back, I've been on the lookout for more affordable Sturgeon books. Earlier this year, this one was on sale, and adding the narration was only a couple of bucks more, so I jumped on it. Luckily, I was very pleased with my decision.

 

This story was nothing at all like Some of Your Blood. But with an opening line of: "They caught the kid doing something disgusting out under the bleachers at the high school stadium.", how could anyone not continue?

 

This book is difficult to categorize. An horrific, dark science fiction tale, with humor, humanity and social commentary-these words work well to describe this story. It also seemed timeless, never once did I feel that I was listening to something that was written in the 50s.

 

I liked this book, I liked it a lot. If anyone out there has any other Sturgeon recommendations, please let me know, because I'm impressed with what I've read so far!

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