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Stranger Things Season 1

StrangerThingsHoly crap this is a fun ride! Only 4 episodes into it and trying really hard not to power through because there are only 8 total. That would lead to sadness and regret. Seriously though Netflix knocked it out of the park again. Another article will be put out when we finish watching but it has been so awesome I couldn’t resist.

Stranger Things can be described as a SciFi/Horror Mystery Adventure Thriller with an 80’s vibe. There are strange things happening in a small town centered around nefarious government research.

Millie Bobby Brown is an amazing young actress that has just blown me away. So much power with just few words spoken. I will be watching more with her in it.

Also Winona Ryder nails it when it comes to playing a crazy person. I’m thinking when she asked for direction they replied just be yourself. All in fun but seriously she plays a great crazy person.

If you’re not watching Stranger Things you should be because it’s What To Watch.

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Ender’s Game

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A brilliant scifi novel written by Orson Scott Card about children that are raised to be soldiers from birth in preparation for an anticipated invasion from an insect like alien race.  In this story we follow a young boy named Ender Wiggin as he is raised and trained to be not only a soldier but a leader.

I love everything about this book, from emotion, the action, futuristic tech and everything in between.  For what started as a short story released in 1977 and a book released in 1985, Card has an amazing almost foretelling view of the future to include detailed uses of the internet and iPad like devices.

A buddy of mine has been bugging me to read this book for years and I finally made a point to do so over the summer.  An additional kick in my butt to go ahead and read this is that I heard about the movie being made.  With that said I really wanted to read the book before watching the movie for which I plan to review with Mick.

You can find the book Ender’s Game on Amazon.

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Borrowed Time

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Written and performed by Keith Hughes, Borrowed Time is a Scifi audio book about time travel.  The story follows Ness Relevant in his struggles to unravel the puzzle of a time travel device built by Dr. Bertrand and keep the device out of the hands of those who will use it for evil.  It’s a battle against time and if he looses it could be his life.

Mick and Redbeard enjoyed this story and if you enjoy time travel stories you will too.

You can find Keith Hughes’ books here on podiobooks.com http://podiobooks.com/contributor/keith-hughes/.

Keith Hughes on Twitter @edgizmo