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Professor

Professor United States

1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)

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  • "EMPIRE OR COLONY?"

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    The fortress is completely built, it's time to build ships, but
    The Earth stopped communicating with Riggs
    He has terrible personnel problems, he has only 300 men
    And all his neighbors, damn Crustaceans, Blues and Crow are plotting against him,
    The question is who friend and who is foe?

    PS
    Sometimes I think it is The Only Original Sci-Fi series

    Next book is "Annihilation" and I hope it will available very soon!

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    Empire: Star Force, Book 6

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    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
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    Kyle Riggs has been away from Earth for a long time.... What’s happening back home? In Empire, the sixth book of the Star Force Series, the story moves in a new direction. Earth falls quiet, and the few reports coming out of the homeworld are increasingly strange. Isolated in the Eden system, Riggs realizes his enemies are forming an alliance against him. Crushed between two monstrous fleets, the last defenders of Star Force must forge their own alliance with the biotic aliens. But which alien race can Riggs truly trust?

    Professor says: "EMPIRE OR COLONY?"
  • "ENDING FIXES ALL !!!"

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    Ending of the great series!!!
    Everything is settled,
    all plot lines come together and make marvelous work.

    From this point on I definitely like "Indian hill" more than "ZF"
    and Drababan is my favorite character
    I think he is the best one of all ever written by Mark Tufo.

    PS
    I would like to read a sequel to this series.

    TO MY FOLLOWERS:

    I don't know what I've done,
    but for some reason a single person spends his time
    putting the negative mark to every one of my reviews.

    He negatively rated 127 of my reviews in a day,
    I thought it was someones prank but
    recently he reappeared and
    repeated the same to those that I wrote since

    Please, If you don't like my reviews,
    just stop reading them, stop following me.
    There is on reason to start a Vengeance Campaign,
    Besides I pretty much doubt that you read all 139 books I reviewed.

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    Conquest: Indian Hill, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Mark Tufo
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
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    And so the end begins.... Mike joins forces with an unlikely alliance in a desperate attempt to head off humanity's mass extinction.

    Professor says: "ENDING FIXES ALL !!!"
  • "TRUE WARRIOR"

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    Orion is man made more than a man, as he is given superhuman abilities to act as a warrior avatar in the conflict between one god, and another supposedly dark god Ahriman.

    His life is lived as he is sent to various periods throughout time, and he quickly has to learn to live and adapt here, as well as overcome Ahriman's influence.

    PS
    Basically the first book has a finished a story, so it was a long time before I read the second book, but as i found out the second book is even better.

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    Orion: Orion Series, Book 1

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    • By Ben Bova
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
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    John O'Ryan is not a god...not exactly. He is an eternal warrior destined to combat the Dark Lord through all time for dominion of the Earth. Follow him, servant of a great race, as he battles his enemy down the halls of time, from the caves of our ancestors to the final confrontation under the hammer of nuclear annihilation.

    James says: "Cornucopia of Genre's"
  1. Empire: Star Force, Book 6
  2. Conquest: Indian Hill, Bo...
  3. Orion: Orion Series, Book 1
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rich's greatest hits:
  • Gehenna Dawn: Portal Wars, Book 1

    "Military Sci Fi Fans Rejoice!"

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    If you could sum up Gehenna Dawn in three words, what would they be?

    A solid audiobook


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gehenna Dawn?

    Jake Taylor stumbles upon a seriously wounded private. The internal and spoken dialogue was truly gut wrenching. This jaded pessimist, i.e. yours truly, stopped what he was doing and that unfocused stare kicked in, a stare that signals "this is a solid piece of narration - stop and listen!" I had another such experience later when a 12 megaton warhead of life changing realization is detonated in Taylor's lap.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    This audiobook is loaded with several exceptional scenes that trying to pick one does not give it justice. No joke, if you are a fan of military science fiction, and have gotten tired of trying to slog through yet another 34 hour audiobook that you thought would justify your $$$ and time spent only to suffer through hours of exhaustive backstory about some crybaby's "lost early teenage years" on some drab minor space colony; or, after 8 hours of meandering nothingness about the rather unremarkable life histories of the 14 main and secondary characters, someone finally pulls out a f....cking weapon or the enemy finally hoves into view, this book will restore your faith in the genre.

    Jay Allen wrote a gem of a story. Plus, and I say this without fear of contradiction, we listeners have been set free from the tyranny of having to listen to the rather amateurish narration perpetrated on us in the author's "Crimson Worlds" series - a very well written saga but, in my humble opinion, tarnished in its narration.

    Jake Taylor is a natural born 'alte hasse' veteran and a leader of men. After 10 years of heavy combat on some god-forsaken, armpit of an oven baked planet that really only looks good when it is viewed in your spaceship's rear view mirror, Jake has had enough but yet cannot sheathe his sword for fear of unspeakable horrors being exacted on everyone he holds dear by that conniving bastard Kazan and his fellow evil overlords. Put it this way, "fisting" of women is on the retribution menu - and if you don't know what that word entails, good for you and your wonderful little bubble world of ginger cakes and sweet nothings. For the rest of us, yeah fisting - something I really do not get all that fired up about to be honest, especially if some soap is not in the general area, but I digress......

    I think Jake Taylor summed it up quite nicely when he referred to the above mentioned evil overlords as 'human monsters". I have a feeling that in this book's sequel, the phrase "Payback is a Bitch!" will come into play early and often.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Didn't I just answer this question 2 questions ago? How many versions "tell me how you feel" do I have to answer? For all intents and purposes, "Most memorable moment / moment that...particularly moved you" are basically the same.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy this audiobook! Tons of action, narrator does a solid job. There is even a good-hearted prostitute for Jake to alternately pound and then spoon with into the wee hours! Finally, throw in some misunderstood aliens who really aren't the murderous space scum they have been made out to be, and you have a welcome addition to your audiobook library. I am fired up for the next installment.

  • The Lost Stars: Perilous Shield: Lost Stars, Book 2

    "Drakon sure has his hands full!"

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    Where does The Lost Stars: Perilous Shield rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Perilous Shield ranks at least 9.3 out of 10 among the audiobooks stacked on my groaning virtual bookshelf.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The best thing about this book and the Lost Stars series so far is discovering how utterly depraved, ruthless and backstabbing the smarmy, nasal voiced Syndic leadership is as seen through the eye's of Midway Star System's dynamic duo: Iceni and Drakon plus their respective minions, scions, syncophants and suck ups. The way I see it, even Syndic newborns better crawl to a back corner of their crib pronto and start erecting their fluffy CEO dolls into a makeshift barrier against all suspicious subjects - and don't discount mommy be she biological or, ahem, surrogate.

    Also, I now know whom to never, ever have in the back seat sitting behind me in any vehicle anywhere - Morgan.


    What about Marc Vietor’s performance did you like?

    Marc Vietor is a narrator of the first water. He injects the right amount of menace, if that is the word I want, into the story. Vietor's narration style complimented the spoken text to make this audiobook a solid listen. I particularly like his sultry, Southern-drawl voiced Morgan. This f......ed n the head rocket is a stone cold give you a soft, warm sensuous kiss then empty a clip of 9mm hollow-tip poisoned slugs in the back of your head kind of gal. Whenever she enters a scene someone is going to die, be left crumpled in an expanding pool of their own blood, or stage a hasty retreat hampered by a pronounced limp.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Will Iceni and Drakon finally get some peace and quiet to realize that what is most important is to jump each other's bones?


    Any additional comments?

    A guaranteed cert listen. Black Jack Geary and all of his superhuman, golden touch baggage is now starting to mess with the minds of the Midway Star System's mucky mucks. I bet they start to get pissed at this added psychic burden in the next installment with hilarious results.

  • Steadfast: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 4

    "Black Jack Faces His Toughest Opponent Yet"

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    If you could sum up Steadfast in three words, what would they be?

    Don't Trust Machines


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Who else? Black Jack Geary. He continues on his streak of absolute domination over everything everywhere. Black Jack is literally running out of enemies to hate, pursue and destroy, and that is not necessarily a bad thing.

    This book seemed to focus on him a smidge more than earlier ones. Why? Because Geary deserves it. This guy has earned every second of story time. For Christ's sake, he's saved humanity's ass from complete annihilation what, about 14 times so far in this series? And along the way shacked up with the galaxy's hottest battle cruiser captain. In my opinion, the right call is for more Black Jack and less whining Alliance senators who spend their days waddling around the bridge bleating nonsense to Black Jack, backstabbing each other and second guessing Black Jack's every move. If I were him all three of those loud mouths would have been flushed out the airlock about 40 seconds after blasting off three books ago.


    What about Christian Rummel’s performance did you like?

    He has the right voices for the right characters and belts them out effortlessly.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not really. At some point in my day I have to work and throw in some sleep. Bought it yesterday, finished it this afternoon. Good enough for me.


    Any additional comments?

    A solid addition to a top notch series. I would not put this one at the top of the rankings. But anything new about the adventures of Black Jack Geary and his wife Tanya, the ultra dedicated, motivated, space academy educated Captain of the Dauntless, and who in my struck in 161/2 year old mind's eye when it comes to beautiful women, does what she does best - takes charge and shakes that beautiful ass as she struts around her ship's bridge in that royal blue skin tight body suit / mini skirt uniform confident as hell and looking clean.

    Books like this in a series like Lost Fleet, Beyond the Frontier is why I subscribe to Audible. I really enjoy a well written book performed by a great narrator, and there are few if any better teams than the two in this series. Jack Campbell's creative writing matched with Christian Rummel's professional narration keeps me coming back for more.

    I have a feeling that the next book will be a doozy. Black Jack will have to be on top of his game and trust in his instincts if he is to lead his fleet to victory against an enemy blind to mercy and led by an A/I doppelganger that only he can understand and destroy.

  • Origins of a D-List Supervillain

    "MechaniCal's Bittersweet Backstory"

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Origins of a D-List Supervillain to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely. In every way imaginable. And when I get around to actually buying the book I will be even more convinced of the audiobook's superiority.


    What other book might you compare Origins of a D-List Supervillain to and why?

    Does anyone really care what I compare anything to? Hell, I'm the one typing this and couldn't give a rodent's rectum about what book I might compare with this one. For the sake of nothing in particular, how about - Confessions of a D-List Supervillain. Why? Same author, main character and narrator.


    Which character – as performed by Jeffrey Kafer – was your favorite?

    Cal gets the vast majority of the time in this audiobook - as it is about him. I dig his sarcasm and jaded outlook on the lot people find themselves in through almost no fault of their own. I also liked that supervillain chick that blew around super fast and talked 1000 mph when excited. I forget her name, but I got a kick out of her part in the story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I got kind of choked up when an important character met an extremely undeserved spot of terminal bad timing. Cal's reaction to having that backstabbing son of a bitch known as Fate reach down his throat, yank his heart out of his gullet and then chop it into tiny bite sized pieces and what he did in commemoration for the loss of the best thing that ever happened in his life bucked him up several steps on the ladder of respect. He had something really special going, something clean and totally positive that was ripped from his life that could never be replaced.

    Oh, other than the above mentioned heart wrenching event that destroyed what was left of Cal's belief in the promise of a better tomorrow and all of that bullshit, there are tons of laughs throughout this audiobook. I never knew there could be so many flavors of superhero / villain. The guy who was connected with moss really made me squirm when he talked about his carnal adventures.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish this audiobook was available before Confessions..... came out. I don't know if it was purposely timed in this fashion, but when I listened to Confessions a couple of years ago there was a bunch of scenes that I thought needed some backstory. Well, now I know.

    Good book. Worth your time and your dime. MechaniCal is a supervillain you can root for. Now I am going to press play on Confessions to keep the saga going.

AudioAddict

AudioAddict Austin, Texas, USA 08-01-13 Member Since 2013

I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!

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  • "The cover is a little misleading"

    5 of 5 helpful votes

    Story - First off, I am one of the few females reviewing this book and I thought it was very good. Second, only about the first 20% of the story is battle engagement (like on the cover.) The rest is what the destroyermen find after they emerge from the squall and the challenges they face in their new world. They find several new species and become involved in battles between two of them, but if you're looking for lots of engagements between destroyers at sea, etc., you might be disappointed.

    The story is interesting and unusual. There is action and suspense, but not the edge-of-your seat kind. The characters are smart and likeable, but unfortunately I never really got emotionally involved with them. (That would have made the story so much better!)

    The book ends at a good "stopping point" as opposed to a cliffhanger ending, but there is much to look forward to in future books. I don't plan to listen to the entire series, but I will definitely pick up an occasional book when Audible has one on sale.

    Narration - Good job, but nothing special.

    Overall - Recommended, especially if you like hearing about fictitious new creatures and their way of life. And this is not just for guys...


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    Into the Storm: Destroyermen, Book 1

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    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    Pressed into service when World War II breaks out in the Pacific, the USS Walker---a Great-War vintage "four-stacker" destroyer---finds itself in full retreat from pursuit by Japanese battleships. Its captain, Lieutenant Commander Matthew Patrick Reddy, knows that he and his crew are in dire straits. In desperation, he heads Walker into a squall, hoping it will give them cover---and emerges somewhere else.

    AudioAddict says: "The cover is a little misleading"
  • 4.8 (13 ratings)
    As the World Dies: Untold Tales, Volume 3 (






UNABRIDGED) by Rhiannon Frater Narrated by Kathy Bell Denton

    As the World Dies: Untold Tales, Volume 3

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    • By Rhiannon Frater
    • Narrated By Kathy Bell Denton
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    In the third volume of the As the World Dies Untold Tales experience three terrifying tales of those who are forced to face the unrelenting and hungry walking dead. Returning to Texas after celebrating his divorce in Vegas, Rune, a biker cursed with the ability to see ghosts, discovers that the world is being taken over by the hungry undead. Soon he realizes he will have to depend on all his abilities to survive not only the ravenous zombies, but the dangerous men lurking on the back roads of Texas.

    Shea says: "Awesome"
  • 5.0 (11 ratings)
    Dark Recollections: Adrian's Undead Diary, Volume 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Chris Philbrook Narrated by James Foster

    Dark Recollections: Adrian's Undead Diary, Volume 1

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    • By Chris Philbrook
    • Narrated By James Foster
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    For the first time, the Internet phenomenon is now in print! Beheading a zombie isn't easy in a world where you're more afraid of the living than the dead. Adrian Ring's simple life is thrown into chaos when the world is ripped apart by a plague of undead and legions of desperate survivors. Retreating to Auburn Lake Preparatory Academy, Adrian attempts to rescue friends and family on the way while dancing around his impending insanity over who and what he left behind, and evading maniac survivors.

    Steve Gideon says: "A fresh take on the 1st person perspective"
  • 4.8 (10 ratings)
    Kris Longknife's Assassin (






UNABRIDGED) by Mike Shepherd Narrated by Dina Pearlman

    Kris Longknife's Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
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    Raised in the shadow of her brother Hank, Vicky now finds herself heir to the Peterwald Empire and hell bent on killing Kris Longknife. When that doesn't work out, she finds herself shipped off to the Greenfeld Navy as a boot ensign. There she learns she can solve problems without taking her clothes off, and really feel good about it! When Kris Longknife crosses Vicky's path again, Vicky is ready to help her save Vicky's dad's life.

  • 4.7 (10100 ratings)
    Ready Player One (






UNABRIDGED) by Ernest Cline Narrated by Wil Wheaton

    Ready Player One

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    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
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    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
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  • 4.5 (17339 ratings)
    11-22-63: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen King Narrated by Craig Wasson

    11-22-63: A Novel

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    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
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    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
  • 4.6 (21639 ratings)
    Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Orson Scott Card Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir

    Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
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    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
  • 4.3 (7865 ratings)
    Speaker for the Dead (






UNABRIDGED) by Orson Scott Card Narrated by David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki

    Speaker for the Dead

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    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By David Birney, Stefan Rudnicki
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    In the aftermath of his terrible war, Ender Wiggin disappeared, and a powerful voice arose: the Speaker for the Dead, who told the true story of the Bugger War. Now, long years later, a second alien race has been discovered by Portuguese colonists on the planet Lusitania. But again the aliens' ways are strange and frightening...again, humans die. And it is only the Speaker for the Dead, who is also Ender Wiggin the Xenocide, who has the courage to confront the mystery...and the truth.

    Joe says: "The Enderverse"
  • The Martian (






UNABRIDGED) by Andy Weir Narrated by R. C. Bray

    The Martian

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    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
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    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Brian says: "Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped"
  • Outcast: Star Force, Book 10 (






UNABRIDGED) by B. V. Larson, David VanDyke Narrated by Mark Boyett

    Outcast: Star Force, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson, David VanDyke
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
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    Star Force is called to arms again! Outcast is a new beginning, the first book in a new spin-off series. Many peaceful years have passed since the Macro Wars ended. Most of those who fought against the heartless machines have aged - but not the ingenious artificial construct known as Marvin. His insatiable curiosity is as strong as ever, and he’s brought home fresh perils to humanity’s doorstep.

    Dennis says: "So VERY GLAD it DIDN'T END!!"
  • Ark Royal (






UNABRIDGED) by Christopher G. Nuttall Narrated by Ralph Lister

    Ark Royal

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
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    Seventy years ago, the interstellar supercarrier Ark Royal was the pride of the Royal Navy. But now, her weapons are outdated and her solid-state armour nothing more than a burden on her colossal hull. She floats in permanent orbit near Earth, a dumping ground for the officers and crew the Royal Navy wishes to keep out of the public eye. But when a deadly alien threat appears, the modern starships built by humanity are no match for the powerful alien weapons.

    C. Hartmann says: "TWO (!!) audiobooks this year get SIX stars"
  • 11-22-63: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen King Narrated by Craig Wasson

    11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
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    (17339)
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    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
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  • Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Orson Scott Card Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir

    Ender's Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Orson Scott Card
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Harlan Ellison, Gabrielle de Cuir
    Overall
    (21639)
    Performance
    (13104)
    Story
    (13236)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It’s easy to say that when it comes to sci-fi you either love it or you hate it. But with Ender’s Game, it seems to be you either love it or you love it.... The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

    Kapila says: "6 titles in the series so far"
  • The Stand (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen King Narrated by Grover Gardner

    The Stand

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    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

    Meaghan says: "My First Completed Stephen King Novel"
  • Ready Player One (






UNABRIDGED) by Ernest Cline Narrated by Wil Wheaton

    Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
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    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Travis says: "ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000"
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (






UNABRIDGED) by Douglas Adams Narrated by Stephen Fry

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Douglas Adams
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last 15 years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.

    John says: "HHTGH - Lightly Fried"
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  • The Atlantis Gene: The Origin Mystery, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by A. G. Riddle Narrated by Stephen Bel Davies

    The Atlantis Gene: The Origin Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By A. G. Riddle
    • Narrated By Stephen Bel Davies
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1157)
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    (1052)
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    Seventy thousand years ago, the human race almost went extinct. We survived, but no one knows how.

    Until now. The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin, and humanity might not survive this time. The Immari are good at keeping secrets. For 2,000 years, they've hidden the truth about human evolution. They've also searched for an ancient enemy - a threat that could wipe out the human race. Now the search is over.

    january says: "Pretty bad, but not the worst I've ever read"
  • The Remaining (






UNABRIDGED) by D. J. Molles Narrated by Christian Rummel

    The Remaining

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By D. J. Molles
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
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    (1709)
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    (1607)
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    (1614)

    In a steel-and-lead-encased bunker 20 feet below the basement level of his house, a soldier waits for his final orders. On the surface, a plague ravages the planet, infecting over 90% of the populace. The bacterium burrows through the brain, destroying all signs of humanity and leaving behind little more than base, prehistoric instincts. The infected turn into hyper-aggressive predators, with an insatiable desire to kill and feed. Someday soon, the soldier will have to open the hatch to his bunker, and step out into this new wasteland, to complete his mission....

    Mike Naka says: "top notch! highly recommended!"
  • Golden Fool: The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Robin Hobb Narrated by James Langton

    Golden Fool: The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Robin Hobb
    • Narrated By James Langton
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    Prince Dutiful has been rescued from his Piebald kidnappers and the court has resumed its normal rhythms. There FitzChivalry Farseer, gutted by the loss of his wolf bondmate, must take up residence at Buckkeep as a journeyman assassin. Posing as a bodyguard, Fitz becomes the eyes and ears behind the walls, guiding a kingdom straying closer to civil strife each day. Amid a multitude of problems, Fitz must ensure that no one betrays the Prince’s secret - one that could topple the throne.

  • Lock In

    • UNABRIDGED
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
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    Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever, and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

  • Clan and Crown: Janissaries, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Jerry Pournelle, Roland Green Narrated by Keith Szarabajka

    Clan and Crown: Janissaries, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jerry Pournelle, Roland Green
    • Narrated By Keith Szarabajka
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    For the first few years, Rick Galloway and his band of mercenaries were doing well just to survive. They'd been swept off a hilltop in Africa by a flying saucer and deposited on an alien world where the other inhabitants were human - but from various and unfriendly periods of history, all collected by flying saucer raids. Rick has faced facts: This place is going to be home, permanently. To create a safe society for themselves and the families they are gradually building, they need to do more than just survive.

  • Powerhouse's Heroic Adventures Bundle (






UNABRIDGED) by Adam Graham, Andrea Graham Narrated by Scot Wilcox

    Powerhouse's Heroic Adventures Bundle

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Adam Graham, Andrea Graham
    • Narrated By Scot Wilcox
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    This audiobook collects the first three books featuring Adam Graham's hero Powerhouse. In Tales of the Dim Knight, mild-mannered janitor and superhero fanboy Dave Johnson gets all his wishes at once when an alien symbiot gives him supernatural powers. But what's he to do with them? Follow his laugh-a-minute progress as he fights crime and corruption while trying to keep his family together and avoid being sued for copyright infringement.

  • The Infinite Battle: Star Hounds, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by David Bischoff Narrated by Bryan Reid

    The Infinite Battle: Star Hounds, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By David Bischoff
    • Narrated By Bryan Reid
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    Laura Shemzak. Irreverent, rebellious, beautiful. A woman with an impossible mission: to rescue her beloved brother, the most brilliant physicist of the Galactic Federation, from the clutches of alien invaders, the Jaxdron. To succeed, Laura must gain control of a top-secret Mak XT "blip-ship". And to do that, she is forced into an uneasy alliance with the notorious space pirate, the bitter, cynical Captain Tars Northern.

  • Strength in Numbers (






UNABRIDGED) by Reagan Hawk Narrated by Angelica Ball

    Strength in Numbers

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 11 mins)
    • By Reagan Hawk
    • Narrated By Angelica Ball
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    Born into a life of sexual servitude and trained to please men, Sempia believes her fate is sealed - her virginity auctioned off to the highest bidder then life as a sex slave. She never dreamed her childhood sweetheart would resurface in her hour of need... or that he would be the winning bidder. Now a seasoned warrior, Eterin is nothing like the boy she remembers - he's all man and wants to possess her at all costs. But much has changed in the years they've been apart.

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  • Lucid Future: A Spiritual Adventure (






UNABRIDGED) by Kyra Belan Narrated by Madeleine Bundy

    Lucid Future: A Spiritual Adventure

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kyra Belan
    • Narrated By Madeleine Bundy
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    This story is about a personal quest. The protagonist, an artist and aspiring shaman, gains knowledge of time travel, shape shifting, extra sensory perceptions, and the realities that operate beyond the familiar rules of causality. She experiences a series of adventures that put her in contact with powerful energies, multiversal, and spiritual beings. These experiences radically transform her self perception and her mindset.

  • The Pulse: Pulse Trilogy, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Shoshanna Evers Narrated by John Lane

    The Pulse: Pulse Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Shoshanna Evers
    • Narrated By John Lane
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    Emily Rosen lives in a military camp at Grand Central Station, where women sell their bodies to soldiers for extra rations. When she discovers a dark secret - that America is rebuilding outside of New York City, and everything the city's refugees have been told is a lie - she escapes, the soldiers hot on her heels... But Christopher Mason, a convict who broke out of prison after the Pulse, finds Emily first.

  • Blightborn: The Heartland Trilogy, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Chuck Wendig Narrated by Nick Podehl

    Blightborn: The Heartland Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Chuck Wendig
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
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    Cael McAvoy is on the run. He's heading toward the Empyrean to rescue his sister, Merelda, and to find Gwennie before she's lost to Cael forever. With his pals, Lane and Rigo, Cael journeys across the Heartland to catch a ride into the sky. But with Boyland and others after them, Cael and his friends won't make it through unchanged. Gwennie's living the life of a Lottery winner, but it's not what she expected.

  • Metamorphosis: The Cocoon Story Continues (






UNABRIDGED) by David Saperstein Narrated by Alex Hyde-White

    Metamorphosis: The Cocoon Story Continues

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By David Saperstein
    • Narrated By Alex Hyde-White
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    Metamorphosis: The Cocoon Story Continues is the second book of the Cocoon Trilogy. The first, Cocoon, was a New York Times Best-selling novel. A major, and very successful worldwide motion picture, Cocoon, was produced (story by the author, David Saperstein - nominated by the Writer's Guild of America for Best Original Story written for the screen). The movie plays often on TV and cable, worldwide. It is also available on DVD. Metamorphosis: The Cocoon Story Continues, begins five years after Cocoon ends.