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Kenneth J. Gates

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  • Of Fire and Night: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
    (747)
    Performance
    (371)
    Story
    (378)

    The extermination of Earth is at hand. With his increasingly irrational leadership Basil Wenceslas, chairman of the Hansa, has driven humanity into a corner. His punitive treatment of the Hansa colonies and the Roamers, as well as his refusal to aid an embattled Theroc, have made enemies for the people of Earth.

    Chaz says: "Great series!"
    "all books in this series"
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    What made the experience of listening to Of Fire and Night the most enjoyable?

    I like laying in bed and having the book read to me,


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All were good , Jess Tamblen ...


    What about David Colacci’s performance did you like?

    He is an excalent reader.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    noo... had to do it in stages, I had all ready read the series, I'm hooked on Audible


    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
    (2932)
    Performance
    (2710)
    Story
    (2720)

    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"
    "another hit...!!!!"
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    Where does Steel World rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    close to # 1 this person is one of the most exciting books I've listed too in a while...I really like Mark Boyet reading, he really gets in to the story and .the people really come alive. cant wait for the 4th book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    all were great!


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

    I got some of the best laughs from James.


    Any additional comments?

    what else can be said. Great writing and listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Masterharper of Pern

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Anne McCaffrey
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (381)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (257)

    In a time when no Thread has fallen for centuries - when, indeed, many are beginning to dare to hope that Thread will never fall again - a boy is born to Harper Hall. His name is Robinton, and he is destined to be one of the most famous and beloved leaders Pern has ever known.

    Jersey Girl says: "Generally very enjoyable, some minor flaws"
    "Fantastic !!"
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    I have been a fan since I picked up the first in the series. No one was sadder than I when she passed. I am thankful that her son is continuing to wright different time lines of the "Pern Experience. Great Work. Keep things rolling Todd.

    0 of 0 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
    (4293)
    Performance
    (3921)
    Story
    (3933)

    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..."
    "Fantastic ! Series"
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    Would you listen to Swarm again? Why?

    Oh yes I will, I'll wait about 4months then re listen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Swarm?

    The entire story line is my most memorable moment.


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

    Mark Boyett made the audible book one of the best listens I've had. Great emotion, one of the best readers I've heard.


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

    I could not shut it off, as soon as I finished one audio book I would load the next book.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't do many reviews, but I'm hooked on BV Larson, and Mark Boyett. They make a great combo..I just wish he did all of BV Larson's audio books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dimension Shifter: Dimensions Saga

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By T. M. Nielsen
    • Narrated By Todd Curless
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    The dimensions are in chaos, magic is illegal, and water is a rare commodity. Kyrin is running from the law. As a magic user, she's marked for death, and as a run-away from the Shadowmere, she's hunted as a weapon. Shifting between dimensions is all that's kept her alive. On the brink of being caught by the Shadowmere, Kyrin stumbles into a dimension devoid of the drought and seemingly untouched by the wrath of the Consortiums.

    Kenneth J. Gates says: "One of the worst narrated books I've downloaded."
    "One of the worst narrated books I've downloaded."
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    What disappointed you about Dimension Shifter?

    I've read the books, enjoyed them. Saw this audio book and bought it, the story of course is the same, but from all the audiobooks I've listened to this one was the worse read book I've yet to hear, it sounder like a 10 old was reading the book, there was very little emotion and the syntax was horrible, T.M should consider a different person to narrate any other of his books.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A totally different narrator. Sorry Tood.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't get me wrong here I totally enjoyed both books (when I read them) and have read all of the Heku books, I'm actually waiting to have them on audible, so nothing against the author, love his writing, just needs a better narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Integral Trees

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Larry Niven
    • Narrated By Pat Bottino
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (53)

    When the spacecraft Discipline reached the double-star system of T3 and LeVoy's Star, its crew discovered that an immense doughnut-shaped gaseous envelope had formed around a neutron star. Though it had very little usable land, the Smoke Ring had evolved a variety of life forms, most of which were edible and all of which could fly.

    Jeremy says: "Great Book, Bad Narrator"
    "Great!"
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    Wish there were more in the series. To end with the clumps navy heading to the "Tree" in the second book drives me nuts...there is no clear ending to this story line...lol. Oh well that's just great writing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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