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Dennis

CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, US | Member Since 2012

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  • The Gripping Hand

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (639)
    Performance
    (558)
    Story
    (569)

    Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, award-winning authors of such best sellers as Footfall and The Legacy of Heorot, return us to the Mote, and to the universe of Kevin Renner and Horace Bury, of Rod Blaine and Sally Fowler. There, 25 years have passed since humanity quarantined the mysterious aliens known as Moties within the confines of their own solar system. They have spent a quarter century analyzing and agonizing over the deadly threat posed by the only aliens mankind has ever encountered - a race divided into distinct biological forms, each serving a different function: Master, Mediator, Engineer, Warrior.

    James says: "The sequel matches the first book"
    "Good Sequeal!"
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    Good overall sequeal but it takes about haft way into the book before any action. No really big space battle. Will their be another book? Who knows. If so I'll get it.

    4 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Out of the Black: Odyssey One, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Evan Currie
    • Narrated By David deVries
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (388)
    Performance
    (368)
    Story
    (366)

    The wreckage of the starship Odyssey, once Earth's greatest guardian, lies strewn across New York City. Abandoned by all but its captain, Odyssey's sacrifice covered the withdrawal of countless troops as the Drasin assault ravaged the planet. When Captain Eric Weston finally emerges from the rubble, impossibly alive thanks to the mysterious "Gaia", he knows with the Drasin it's kill or be killed.

    SteveK says: "Unworthy of Series"
    "Another Good Book"
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    Very good narration and story plot. Earth survives an onslaught, and rebuilds.
    Rearms to bring the attack to them.
    Waiting for book 5.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outcast: Star Force, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson, David VanDyke
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (406)
    Performance
    (382)
    Story
    (384)

    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.

    rich says: "Captain Marvin Takes Command"
    "So VERY GLAD it DIDN'T END!!"
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    Rigs son is Very Much like his Father. A world of Bears! and another of Bird People. New bad things to fight. Lots of action. I can't Wait for the Next One!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dust World: Undying Mercenaries, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (847)
    Performance
    (798)
    Story
    (801)

    The Galactics arrived with their Battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spans the Milky Way. Our only worthwhile trade goods are our infamous mercenary legions, elite troops we sell to the highest alien bidder. In 2122 a lost colony expedition contacts Earth, surprising our government. Colonization is against Galactic Law, and Legion Varus is dispatched to the system to handle the situation. Earth gave them sealed orders, but Earth is 35 lightyears away.

    D says: "They’re back ready to die; again"
    "Great Second Book!"
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    Very Good Plot. Story and Narration are very good! Lots of Alien Action. What will be next? Squid World? Can't wait for the next book. B V Larson does it again!

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Planet Strike: Extinction Wars, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Vaughn Heppner
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (68)

    Imagine a ship the size of a planet. It has an atmosphere of methane, but there is no water. Mysterious and dark, it sails through a gateway, leaving a path open to the most implacable enemies that mankind and the aliens of the Milky Way Galaxy have ever face. Genetically tailored, symbiotic body armor protects the human commandos that are to be dropped on the metallic surface. A trooper in his armor, with surgically enhanced, neuro-fiber speed, is the deadliest grunt in the universe.

    tekone says: "A good continuation..."
    "Great Story!"
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    Very cool story. Has lots of Drama and Action. Very good Narration. Battles in differant Universes. Will wait for book 3 to come out!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Steadfast: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1210)
    Performance
    (1132)
    Story
    (1133)

    Geary and the crew of the Dauntless have managed to safely escort important alien representatives to Earth. But before they can make tracks for home, two of Geary’s key lieutenants vanish. The search for his missing men leads Geary on a far-flung chase, ultimately ending at the one spot in space from which all humans have been banned: The moon Europa. Any ship that lands there must stay or be destroyed—leaving Geary to face the most profound moral dilemma of his life.

    rich says: "Black Jack Faces His Toughest Opponent Yet"
    "Another GREAT book!"
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    I am getting tired of waiting an hole year for each and every book! SPEED IT UP Jack!!! You can write faster! Now about the book. As usual another great book. I just love this saga! I just don't want to wait a year for each book! Just when you think all foes are beaten NEW ones pop up!

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Steel World: Undying Mercenaries, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1645)
    Performance
    (1534)
    Story
    (1542)

    In the 20th century Earth sent probes, transmissions, and welcoming messages to the stars. Unfortunately, someone noticed. The Galactics arrived with their battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined their vast Empire. Swearing allegiance to our distant alien overlords wasn't the only requirement for survival. We also had to have something of value to trade, something that neighboring planets would pay their hard-earned credits to buy. As most of the local worlds were too civilized to have a proper army, the only valuable service Earth could provide came in the form of soldiers....

    D says: "Classic Space Opera"
    "Very Nice Start to A New Saga"
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    Well this book has lots of action and great narration. The story has Earth as peons in a Great Empire. The only thing Earthers can do is fight! So Earthers are hired out to fight wars for others. Nice twist to Sci-fi lovers. Hope book 2 comes soon!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Empire's End: Sten, 8

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Allan Cole, Chris Bunch
    • Narrated By Jerry Sciarrio
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (20)

    Sten embarks on the ultimate treasure hunt: the search for the source of the Eternal Emperor's power. But his quest uncovers the dark secret of the emperor's past - and Sten finds himself questioning his loyalties - and whether the only way to save the human race is to destroy the Empire he vowed to protect.

    Dan says: "Excellent Set-up to Book 8"
    "Sad too see it END!!"
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    Great action and narration. Lets you know where the AM2 comes from,and Where the Emperor comes from. GREAT BOOK!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dead Sun: Star Force, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    Overall
    (984)
    Performance
    (925)
    Story
    (923)

    Kyle Riggs sits uneasily upon Earth’s throne. He’s liberated his homeworld from a tyrant, only to replace him. In The Dead Sun, the ninth book of the Star Force Series, the Great War between life and the machines reaches its final chapter. Both sides have new technology and expanded industrial bases. Star Force and the machines attempt to exterminate one another in a final, glorious conflict. Along the way, Riggs finally learns who his real friends and enemies are. The Dead Sun is a military science fiction novel by best-selling author B. V. Larson.

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Riggs finally finds some peace"
    "So Sorry to See it END!!"
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    Well it's over!!! One of the best Sci-fi saga's of all time. As with all the other books in this series Lots of Drama and Action with great narration. I try never to give spoilers. I will now try B V Larson's new series Steel World. I'll let you know.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • First Conquest

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By David VanDyke
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Book #1 of the Stellar Conquest series... In 2115, EarthFleet sends its best warships and bravest Marines on a one-way trip to conquer an alien star system - to win or die trying.

    Dennis says: "STELLA Book!"
    "STELLA Book!"
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    This is my first David VanDyke book. I think it was great. Very good story with all the Action and Drama you could ever want! With Great Narration by Mark Boyett the same narrator of Star Force! Hope more books follow!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cyborgs!

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Vaughn Heppner
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    The Space Marines are in the Oort Cloud, racing in their insertion pods to the frozen planetoid of Tyche. Alone in the dark, outnumbered and outgunned by the cyborgs waiting for them on the methane-ice surface, the hour of desperation has arrived. This novella is set in the Doom Star series.

    Dennis says: "Very Good Book!"
    "Very Good Book!"
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    Makes your skin crawl thinking about them. Great Story. Lots of action and Drama. Great Narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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