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  • Officer-Cadet: Dirigent Mercenary Corps, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Rick Shelley
    • Narrated By Mark Delgado
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (42)

    Best-selling author Rick Shelley brings listeners an explosive new series of future warfare. Lon Nolan, a young soldier expelled from Earth's prestigious North American Military Academy on trumped-up charges, is seeking to prove his worthiness in the Dirigent Mercenary Corps, where the bloody craft of battle has been refined into an art.

    Eivind says: "Soldiering in SciFi"
    "Has Promise"
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    A good first book. Here's hoping the rest of this series will get even better.

    The author starts the series of with alot of room for "more" thank the gods for that.
    Many others end up hobbling themselves in book one but this book gave me a more unfetterd feeling upon consideration of the future.
    Book no2 just finsihed dl'ing so going to give that a try.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gehenna Dawn: Portal Wars, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jay Allan
    • Narrated By Liam Owen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (102)

    Jake Taylor was a New Hampshire farm boy who wanted nothing more than to marry his girlfriend, work on the farm, and maybe one day write a great novel. But mankind was fighting the alien Tegeri and their bio-mechanical cyborg soldiers, and UN Central needed men…men to go to war on hostile worlds far from home. Jake wasn't given a choice, not a real one. He found himself torn from home and family, conscripted for life and shipped to the planet Erastus to take his place in the battle lines, never to return.

    rich says: "Military Sci Fi Fans Rejoice!"
    "Engaging story/plot, horrible narration etc!!"
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    Would you try another book from Jay Allan and/or Liam Owen?

    I will never ever again purchase a book narrated by Liam Owen.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrators attempts at accented English voices made me nauseous. Irritation scaled from annoying for about 70% and the rest was just right out terrible.

    As Another Reviewer stated the narrator Mr Liam Owen gets far too enthusiastic in playing up the emotions of the characters. In my own opinion he also portrays them incorrectly.
    His portrayal of the main character actually comes of as a person with bipolar disorder.

    Due to the narration I also find the main character when working on his memoir's to come off as a silly crybaby instead of a disillusioned, angry, depressed, raging or contemplativ etc soldier and commander of men.

    I have given Liam Owen several chances now but damn if hes not getting worse.


    Was Gehenna Dawn worth the listening time?

    Barely "Great story/plot" kept me listening. Never been so Close to returning a book, passed by the skin off the storys nose ;)


    Any additional comments?

    Jay Allan needs to work on his characterization's.

    In this book the main character feels just slightly off even discounting Liam Owen's portrayal.

    Secondery characters are total non entitys and even thou they are referd to by name they could all be referd to as "beep" or some such. So bland where their nearly non existent characterization.

    Editing so so could have been better.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • D'mok Revival: Awakening

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Michael Zummo
    • Narrated By Kyle McCarley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Millennia ago, the warmongering Nukari eradicated the ancient, space-exploring D'mar. Not even the greatest of their warriors, D'mok, gifted with super-human abilities, could stop the total annihilation of his people. Now, the fledgling human Coalition lies in the Nukari's sights. The first attack left a space station destroyed and one man, Rhysus Mencari, the sole survivor. But in that man awakened D'mok-like powers, sparking the revival of the only force that could oppose this powerful enemy. Still distraught over the loss of his family, Mencari teams up with Osuto, the last known D'mar alive. Can Mencari overcome the shadow of his past in time to master his new found abilities, gather a new team of D'mok warriors, and hunt down the Nukari before the next onslaught? This is the first book of The Invasion Trilogy, the beginning of the D'mok Revival series of novels by Michael Zummo.

    Nathan says: "A Great New Universe to Explore"
    "Childish"
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    If a Audiobook version of Nickelodeon ever existed this book would probably be available for consumption in said hypothesised media.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Olympus Device, Book One

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Joe Nobody
    • Narrated By Mike Gurdy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (46)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (41)

    He only wanted to build a plaything - a small, simple device born of innate curiosity and a fascination of things mechanical. Scavenging parts and repurposing components, a country gunsmith assembles what is supposed to be a conversation piece - a trinket to show his friends... a toy really... a small rail gun.

    Mario says: "Such Potential....but fell short (DARN IT!!)"
    "Suffers from sound issues.."
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    The narration is so so, sadly the recording seems to suffer from several sound issues. Words cut of mid sound and other glitches that together with the odd pace of the reading can be annoying when considering the accumulation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Legend of Corinair: Frontiers Saga, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ryk Brown
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    Overall
    (253)
    Performance
    (237)
    Story
    (236)

    A captain coming into his own. A handful of refugees stranded on board. A possible traitor in their midst. A voyage into the territory of the very enemy that pursues them. Sometimes legends become realities in unexpected ways. It seems that fate has the crew of the Aurora firmly in its clutches.

    spyros says: "not as good as first 2 but ended making me want mo"
    "High price short duration."
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    Story continues on from the first two "so called" books. I would rather call these books "Parts" 1 2 and 3 of one book. Sad to say they are not Worth the expenditure of a credit each or the cash of purchase seeing as they are so curtailed as to be rediculous.
    Ys. O

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Annihilation: Star Force, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1277)
    Performance
    (1190)
    Story
    (1192)

    Kyle Riggs is in for a rough ride. In Annihilation, the seventh book of the Star Force Series, nothing goes as planned. The three fledgling human colonies in the Eden System are beginning to take hold, but the forces threatening to root them out are many. The Crustaceans are calling for help, despite the fact they are the sworn enemies of Star Force. Are they potential allies, or vicious tricksters? And why are the oceans of their world heating up?

    Amazon Customer says: "It could be so much better!!!"
    "Riggs last draft of nanos befudle im some, what?"
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    It is my opinion that Larson's character progression be taking a hard turn for the worse in this installment.

    I could have added more to this review, thats if i hadnt spent my time since listening to this insallment on subconciously repressing any and all meandering thaughts on said book. =(

    Fly ball for Mr. B. V. Larson. I found myself rather surprised but I hypothesize that Mr Larson be only human. Thus consequently 6 out of 7 homeruns be nay shabby at all at all.

    Seeing as the procentages are in favour I feel disposed to wager my happiness on book number 8 in this great series. =D

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Marines: Crimson Worlds

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Jay Allan
    • Narrated By Jeff Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (276)
    Performance
    (259)
    Story
    (257)

    Erik Cain joined the marines to get off death row. The deal was simple; enlist to fight in space and he would be pardoned for all his crimes. In the 23rd Century, assault troops go to war wearing AI-assisted, nuclear-powered armor, but it is still men and blood that win battles. From one brutal campaign to the next, Erik and his comrades fight an increasingly desperate war over the resource rich colony worlds that have become vital to the economies of Earth's exhausted and despotic Superpowers.

    Jack Brown says: "Refreshing"
    "3,2,4"
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    Sadly the narration was slightly off. hard to explain. A combination of oscilating volume of the narration possibly quality issue or it could have all been the narrator.
    Gave me abit of a headache.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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