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  • Empire: Star Force, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1308)
    Performance
    (1208)
    Story
    (1222)

    Kyle Riggs has been away from Earth for a long time.... What’s happening back home? In Empire, the sixth book of the Star Force Series, the story moves in a new direction. Earth falls quiet, and the few reports coming out of the homeworld are increasingly strange. Isolated in the Eden system, Riggs realizes his enemies are forming an alliance against him. Crushed between two monstrous fleets, the last defenders of Star Force must forge their own alliance with the biotic aliens. But which alien race can Riggs truly trust?

    Professor says: "EMPIRE OR COLONY?"
    "Most recent in a great series - more to come?"
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    This is the most recent in a series of six books. The whole series is packed with action and adventure. Our main hero takes on villains from all sides. Throw in a few characters you're not sure how to classify and you have a real roller coaster ride through space. Start with Swarm, the first book, and you'll be hooked.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • One Jump Ahead: Jon & Lobo, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Mark L. Van Name
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (44)

    Jon Moore wanted only to relax on the pristine planet of Macken - but Macken was the secret battleground of two megacorporations, both determined to control the local jump gate and the riches of an undeveloped world. Moore was too valuable a tool not to be used, whether or not he was willing. What the corporations didn't realize was that Moore had a mind of his own and a conscience that wouldn't let him quit until he'd righted their wrong. And Moore had Lobo - or just possibly, Lobo had Jon Moore, because this Assault Vehicle had a mind of its own,

    Robert says: "A fun ride through the cosmos"
    "A fun ride through the cosmos"
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    One Jump Ahead is the first book in an awesome series. It's got the best AI ship I've ever read about. It's fast paced and it's fun. You'll love Lobo. I just finished the latest release, No Going Back, and can't wait for the next book to come out. If you like science fiction you won't want to miss this series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Swarm: Star Force, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3532)
    Performance
    (3232)
    Story
    (3238)

    Kyle Riggs is snatched by an alien spacecraft sometime after midnight. The ship is testing everyone it catches and murdering the weak. The good news is that Kyle keeps passing tests and staying alive. The bad news is the aliens who sent this ship are the nicest ones out there.

    Lamonica Johnson says: "If Micheal Bay Wrote a Sci-Fi Novel..."
    "The start of an awesome series"
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    This is the first book in an awesome series. It is fast paced hard core science fiction at it's best. I just finished the latest release, Battle Station, and can't wait for the next book to come out. If you like science fiction you won't want to miss this series.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Gift: Chiveis Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Bryan M. Litfin
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (55)

    After the finding of an Old Testament in book one of the trilogy, The Gift picks up the story of Teo and Ana. Exiled from their homeland and trying to survive in unknown and dangerous lands, they search for any record of the missing Testament. Their journeys lead them into the region we know as Italy. An elite society welcomes Ana, who finds she must choose between her new life and her dream of returning to Chiveis. Will Teo and Ana's relationship withstand the circumstances and new enemies pulling them apart?

    N. C. Jarrett says: "Good theology meets bad story telling"
    "Slow, Predictable, Borders on Boring"
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    The first book, The Sword, was good. You liked the characters and the story kept moving. But this story is just too predictable. It moves much slower than the first book. I actually gave up before I even got to part 2.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Extinction: Star Force, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By B. V. Larson
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2142)
    Performance
    (1953)
    Story
    (1960)

    In the second book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has another bad year. The Nano ships have a new mission--one that sentences their pilots to death. Meanwhile, the governments of Earth want to steal Star Force's Nano technology for their own. Worst of all, Earth has made a promise to the Macros, and the machines are coming to collect.

    Andrew says: "The Kyle Rigs Show"
    "Great Series"
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    A lot of action and a great story. I think I might have done some things differently. But still a fast, action packed story. Can't wait to start the next story.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Cactus Island: A Stan Turner Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By William Manchee
    • Narrated By William Timnick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    While defending a teenager accused of murder, Stan discovers a secret government project invoving aliens from another planet. In order to keep him from compromising the Tarizon Repopulation project the CIA attempts to recruit him into the program.

    Gloria B. Harman says: "Listeners beware!"
    "BORING!"
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    If you can get past the reader, it might have been a good story. It sounds like someone tried to have a computer read the book. Each word is so precisely enunciated, not like a person telling you a story. Consequently the flow of the story is all chopped up. I also didn't like the use of "Oh God" and "Oh Jesus" every other sentence. It was disrespectful and totally unnecessary. I stopped listening after the first half hour. Don't waste your credits on this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Interlopers

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Alan Dean Foster
    • Narrated By Ben Browder
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (32)

    Cody Westcott, a young archeologist, returned from a dig at Apachetarimac with more than he bargained for. Seems the Chachapoyans that he had been studying had a lot to teach us all. Soon he steps through the looking glass but unlike Alice its no fairytale world that he finds. Instead it is our own world teeming with Interlopers-Those Who Abide. Unseen by the mass of humanity they are aware that Cody can now see them. They dont like it.

    Barbara says: "Thrilling-3 cheers for Alan Dean Foster"
    "VERBOSE"
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    The story has a good premis and the reader does a fair job. But it is extreemly obvious that the author was paid by the word for this story. He repeats the same things over and over and over and over again. I fast forwarded for several minutes, multiple times, and did not miss the story line. This is one story where the abridged version would have been better.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gateway

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Frederik Pohl
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman, Robert J. Sawyer
    Overall
    (740)
    Performance
    (527)
    Story
    (535)

    When prospector Bob Broadhead went out to Gateway on the Heechee spacecraft, he decided he would know which was the right mission to make him his fortune. Three missions later, now famous and permanently rich, Robinette Broadhead has to face what happened to him and what he is...in a journey into himself as perilous and even more horrifying than the nightmare trip through the interstellar void that he drove himself to take!

    Ryan says: "A human-focused SF classic"
    "Boring"
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    Woddy Allen would love this book. The main character babbles incessantly. He whines about everything throughout the entire book. It is extreemly obvious that the author was being paid by the word on this book. If you're having a hard time sleeping, this is the book for you. There's no way I can imaging why it received so many awards. It's tops on my "Stinker" list.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Saturn: A Novel of the Ringed Planet

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ben Bova
    • Narrated By Amanda Karr, Stefan Rudnicki, full cast
    Overall
    (171)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (40)

    In the best-selling novels Venus and Jupiter, Ben Bova dramatized the latest discoveries about our own solar system in an epic tale of near-future exploration and development. Now Bova turns his attention to one of our system's greatest mysteries, Saturn.

    Don says: "Enjoyed It"
    "Disappointment"
    Overall

    This is a political soap opera. The science fiction involved is incidental to the main story. I gave up half way through, it was so boring. If you're looking for science fiction, this aint it! I had to mark at least one star to submit this review, but my actual rating is 'Zero Stars'.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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