Tag: Scott Brick

The Quantum Thief

The Quantum Thief

by Hannu Rajaniemi (Gollancz, 2010)

audiobook read by Scott Brick (Macmillan, 2011)

Book cover: “The Quantum Thief” by Hannu Rajaniemi (Gollancz, 2010); audiobook read by Scott Brick (Macmillan, 2011)

Mind-bending SF that readers are left to unpack largely without assistance. Rajaniemi adopts a non-expository, sink-or-swim approach that is more refreshing than frustrating (though also at times rather gratuitous). Brick’s audiobook narration carries a noir-ish detachment that plays to the quasi-virtual setting.

 

Salt: A World History

Salt: A World History

by Mark Kurlansky (Knopf Canada, 2002); audiobook read by Scott Brick (Phoenix Books, 2003)

Book cover: 'Salt' by Mark Kurlansky

A comprehensive discourse on the role salt has played in shaping world history and individual cultures. Unfortunately, Kurlansky loses focus and digresses—often at great length—into subsidiary areas of food preparation. His inclusion of recipes is particularly grating in audiobook form.