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Hornsby Heights, Australia | Member Since 2006

  • 8 reviews
  • 32 ratings
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  • 5 purchased in 2015

  • Aftershocks: Colonization, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Harry Turtledove
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Set in the same universe as the Worldwar series, the Colonization series brings us to Earth in the 1960s, where four superpowers rule: the United States, Russia, Nazi Germany, and the aliens of the Race.

    Fernando says: "Nothing much happens (entire series)"
    "Very much an in-between book :("

    I was expecting a lot to be resolved in this novel having listened avidly to the 2 before it.
    I was however sadly disappointed.

    This is a long audio book (on par with books 1 & 2), unfortunately not a lot really happens in it.
    A real shame, I expected better from Harry Turtledove.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Crown of Swords: Book Seven of The Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer

    In this volume, Elayne, Aviendha, and Mat come ever closer to the bowl ter'angreal that may reverse the world's endless heat wave and restore natural weather. Egwene begins to gather all manner of women who can channel: Sea Folk, Windfinders, Wise Ones, and some surprising others. And above all, Rand faces the dread Forsaken Sammael, in the shadows of Shadar Logoth, where the blood-hungry mist, Mashadar, waits for prey.

    T. M. Fees says: "Narration"
    "A story to loose yourself in"

    This world and the people who inhabit it come alive as you listen. When one of them is bonded to another against his will the outrage I felt lasted all day!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Live Free or Die: Troy Rising, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    When aliens trundled a gate to other worlds into the solar system, the world reacted with awe, hope and fear. But the first aliens to come through, the Glatun, were peaceful traders and the world breathed a sigh of relief.

    Amazon Customer says: "Republican Physicists in Space!!!"
    "Fantastic!! Ringo's Best to date"

    This is a must for any hardcore sci-fi buff. Loads of hidden jokes reffering to sci-fi culture such as "Tea, Earl Grey, Hot". A rivetting and imaginative story, with really good characters. Looking forward to Audible selling the 3rd installment.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mission of Honor: Honor Harrington, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The Star Kingdom of Manticore and the Republic of Haven have been enemies for Honor Harrington's entire life, and she has paid a price for the victories she's achieved in that conflict. And now the unstoppable juggernaut of the mighty Solarian League is on a collision course with Manticore. The millions who have already died may have been only a foretaste of the billions of casualties just over the horizon, and Honor sees it coming.

    G. M. says: "A Must Have Series!!!"
    "Very much a middle book"

    unlike many of the Honor Harrington series, this book has no finale in it, it just fizzles out at the end. I much prefer a cliff hanger ending to a book in a series.

    Also noted that Honor Harrington doesn't actually play much of a part in this book. I love this series, but I think this is the weakest book so far.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Out of the Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Earth is conquered. The Shongairi have arrived in force, and humanity’s cities lie in radioactive ruins. In mere minutes, over half the human race has died. Now Master Sergeant Stephen Buchevsky, who thought he was being rotated home from his latest tour in Afghanistan, finds himself instead prowling the back country of the Balkans, dodging alien patrols and trying to organize the scattered survivors without getting killed.

    Barry says: "Collapses at the finish line"
    "A great tale that's spoilt by a weird ending."

    I loved this book right up until the last couple of chapters when the author lost the plot and introduced a truly strange twist to the plot. It's almost as if he ran out of ideas and so he came up with the most implausible ending he could find.

    Disappointed :(

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Host: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. But Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

    Keith says: "Great story in a genre only touched upon before"
    "A Refreshing and Captivating tale."

    I chose this novel because I couldn't find anything else I wanted. Lucky me!! I loved this book, it was captivating. The choice of narrator was excellent. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who likes alternative sci-fi.
    The plot is entirely believable and the characters all have their own charm and imperfections. I could go on about this book for hours, but I wouldn't want to spoil things for you.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Dreaming Void

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Peter F Hamilton
    • Narrated By Toby Longworth

    AD 3580. The Intersolar Commonwealth has spread through the galaxy to over a thousand star systems. It is a culture of rich diversity with a place for everyone. Even death itself has been overcome. But at the centre of the Commonwealth is a massive black hole. This Void is not a natural artefact. Inside there is a strange universe where the laws of physics are very different to those we know. It is slowly consuming the other stars of the galactic core - one day it will devour the entire galaxy.

    Jon Nielsen says: "Complex, fascinating and thrilling"
    "A little confusing to start with.. and then..."

    OK I found the start of this book a little confusing, the narrative flits around like a butterfly from plotline to plotline without fully explaining who the characters are, but you get the hang of it eventually.
    And then... Just when I was really getting into the book, it ended. It didnt really end with a satisfactory conclusion, or even a cliffhanger to have you wanting a sequel, it just stopped. It's as if the author was told by the publisher to hurry up and finish it. Well I for one am hoping there is a sequel. But I can only give it 3 stars because of it's ending.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Armageddon's Children: Genesis of Shannara, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Nick Landrum
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    This new series opens a new chapter in the Shannara legend. This is the story of the events before those described in The Sword of Shannara. Here begins the chronicle of the Great Wars and the destruction of the Old World, the story of how one world was destroyed and another created. This is the most ambitious project Terry Brooks has undertaken in his remarkable career, a series that will delight and amaze his existing fans and attract a whole new generation of readers.

    Matthew says: "Excellent!!"

    This book is amazing, I enjoyed the Shanarra series, but this is so much better. It mixes Sci-Fi with Fantasy in an original fashion, explaining the transition from our modern world to the world of Fantasy and Magic.
    I bought this book to listen too on my morning commute, but unfortunately I was unable to put it away and completed it in 2 days. I hope there is a sequel.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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