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Christopher

Puyallup, WA, United States | Member Since 2004

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  • Battle Station: Star Force, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1246)
    Performance
    (1152)
    Story
    (1154)

    In Battle Station, Kyle Riggs faces new challenges, new alien fleets, and learns the secrets behind the war he has been fighting for years. In the fifth book of the Star Force Series, the Eden system is in humanity's grasp, but can they keep it? Star Force is weak after a long war, and many yearn to go home. Knowing the machines will return with a new armada eventually, Riggs seeks a more permanent solution. Along the way, worlds are won and lost, millions perish, and great truths are revealed.

    William says: "Non-stop Sci-Fi Action"
    "A great edition to the saga"
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    Where does Battle Station rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Its in the top two for the series and it's a series I recommend a lot. Very creative and the stories just keep coming.


    What does Mark Boyett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I can't imagine another reader on this series and appreciate him very much. The characters all sound different and are brought to life very well.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep 'em coming B.V. I'll buy them all.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Invincible: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1934)
    Performance
    (1748)
    Story
    (1763)

    Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary earned his rank after being revived from cryogenic sleep to lead the Alliance to victory against the Syndicate Worlds. But his superiors question his loyalty to the regime. Now in command of the First Fleet, Geary is tasked with exploring the frontier beyond Syndic space, a mission he fears deliberately puts the fleet--and himself--in harm's way. An encounter with the alien enigmas confirms Geary's fears.

    Aser Tolentino says: "There is Still a Need for Black Jack"
    "Best one yet"
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    Would you listen to Invincible: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 2 again? Why?

    Yes. It's a good series though sometimes its just more of the same (but the "same" has npbeen good enough for me to consume them all). This one was head and shoulders above the rest.


    What does Christian Rummel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Great division in both voices and character styles. They really sound great and never get muddied with other characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Year Zero: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Rob Reid
    • Narrated By John Hodgman
    Overall
    (934)
    Performance
    (851)
    Story
    (849)

    Low-level entertainment lawyer Nick Carter thinks it's a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. And boy, do they have news. The entire cosmos, they tell him, has been hopelessly hooked on humanity's music ever since "Year Zero" (1977 to us), when American pop songs first reached alien ears. This addiction has driven a vast intergalactic society to commit the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang.

    Robert says: "Fantastic Performance by Hodgman"
    "Great and creative book"
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    If you could sum up Year Zero in three words, what would they be?

    Comparing this book to The Hitchhikers Guide is a little unfair. It's in a similar "comedy of the absurd" style, but not an epic tale.That said, it's still a very funny book. The reviews of the non-audio book format have been largely very good and I have to agree with them for the audio book. John Hodgman's performance was great and perfect for the story.I can only assume that those who don't like it, just don't "get" the humor.I completely recommend Year Zero and can't wait for more.


    4 of 8 people found this review helpful

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