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Brian

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Undercurrents: Orphan's Legacy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Robert Buettner
    • Narrated By Macleod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (55)

    Ace intelligence operative Lt. Jazen Parker parachutes into Tressel on a mission to bring down the local politicos. He quickly realizes he's been handed a near-impossible task. Tressel is a politically quarantined nightmare world with a culture confined to iron-rivet technology and a ruling regime a bit to the right of Heinrich Himmler. Jazen's inclined to abandon this particular hellhole to its ways - that is, until he uncovers a plot afoot that will throw a 500-planet alliance into the death-throes of anarchy.

    Brian says: "Funny, believable situations, easy listen."
    "Funny, believable situations, easy listen."
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    Story
    If you could sum up Undercurrents in three words, what would they be?

    Fun story, witty, believable story line. Good mix of humor with situations that were believable, (for the most part!)


    What other book might you compare Undercurrents to and why?

    N/A


    Which character – as performed by Macleod Andrews – was your favorite?

    Jazen


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

    Laugh


    Any additional comments?

    Just a fun read.

    0 of 0 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
    (1573)
    Performance
    (1464)
    Story
    (1472)

    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"
    "Easy, fun listen"
    Overall
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, light fun read, well narrated


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    McGill, witty, funny


    Have you listened to any of Mark Boyett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes, His performances are some of the best ever.


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

    mercenaries


    Any additional comments?

    next book should take place 10-15 years in the future. McGill needs to be promoted to a much higher rank but still be a wild card. Perhaps a special ops type.

    0 of 1 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
    (255)
    Performance
    (239)
    Story
    (237)

    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"
    "inappropriate narration decent story"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Marines: Crimson Worlds? What did you like least?

    Story line is ok, not much of a twist you could pretty much guess what was coming


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Add more characters with different skills


    How could the performance have been better?

    More military like presentation.


    Did Marines: Crimson Worlds inspire you to do anything?

    NO


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crusade: Destroyermen, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs)
    • By Taylor Anderson
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    Overall
    (1453)
    Performance
    (958)
    Story
    (972)

    Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, along with the men and women of the USS Walker, have chosen sides in a war not of their making. They have allied with the Lemurians - a mammalian race whose peaceful existence is under attack from the warlike, reptilian Grik. The Lemurians are vastly outnumbered and ignorant of warfare, and even the guns and technology of Walker cannot turn the tide of battle.

    Readalot says: "Excellent Listen"
    "Good listen"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Crusade again? Why?

    unfolds very nicely. I little slow at some points and as usual in a series such as this repetition gets annoying. The ability to speed up the audio playback helps solve that problem. Like skipping paragraphs in a book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Characters, story development.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Singularity: Star Carrier, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Ian Douglas
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (358)
    Performance
    (332)
    Story
    (327)

    There is an unseen power in the universe - a terrible force that was dominating the galaxy tens of thousands of years before the warlike Sh'daar were even aware of the existence of Sol and its planets. As humankind approaches the Singularity, when transcendence will be achieved through technology, contact will be made. In the wake of the near destruction of the solar system, the political powers on Earth seek a separate peace with an inscrutable alien life form that no one has ever seen.

    Professor says: "The End!? )-: ????????"
    "Too much reiteration"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Maybe, It's too long. Could easily have been told in two books. No need for a third.


    If you’ve listened to books by Ian Douglas before, how does this one compare?

    N/A


    Have you listened to any of Nick Sullivan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    N/A


    Do you think Singularity needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes, BUT for the love of GOD please do not tell us for the 100th time about how prims lived! Enough already!


    Any additional comments?

    The constant explanation about prim life wore thin. Is there really a need to repeat this what seemed like a 100 times throughout the trilogy? I began to dread the next inevitable passage that yet again explained what a prim was and the life a prim had.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Judas Unchained

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3055)
    Performance
    (1887)
    Story
    (1906)

    Robust, peaceful, and confident, the Commonwealth dispatched a ship to investigate the mystery of a disappearing star, only to inadvertently unleash a predatory alien species that turned on its liberators, striking hard, fast, and utterly without mercy.The Prime are the Commonwealth's worst nightmare. Coexistence is impossible with the technologically advanced aliens, who are genetically hardwired to exterminate all other forms of life.

    Susan says: "Exceptionally great book"
    "Long and very descriptive"
    Overall
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    Story
    What did you like best about Judas Unchained? What did you like least?

    Good characters that developed well within the story. At points there was a bit too much detail


    Would you be willing to try another book from Peter F. Hamilton? Why or why not?

    Yes, entertaining story


    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

    Ozzy


    Was Judas Unchained worth the listening time?

    yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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