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  • The Depths of Time: Chronicles of Solace, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Roger MacBride Allen
    • Narrated By Jeremy Gage
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    The settled universe is filled with terraformed worlds linked by timeshafts - temporal wormholes in deep space. These timeshafts are the only way to travel the vast distances between the stars. The Chronologic Patrol is charged with guarding the timeshaft wormholes and preventing time paradoxes at all costs. But one critical mission ends in disaster, turning Anton Koffield, captain of the Upholder, into a dark legend....

    Vernon says: "Slow Start"
    "Slow Start"
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    This story got off to a very slow start. The characters were for the most part well defined and interesting. I just wish the author had brought the parts of the story together sooner. I was a bit put off with the ending since it seemed to be a race to tie loose ends together and tease you into purchasing the next book..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Michael J. Sullivan
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5530)
    Performance
    (5094)
    Story
    (5090)

    Acclaimed author Michael J. Sullivan created instant best sellers with his spellbinding Riyria Revelations series. This first volume introduces Royce Melborn and Hadrian Blackwater, two enterprising thieves who end up running for their lives when they’re framed for the death of the king. Trapped in a conspiracy bigger than they can imagine, their only hope is unraveling an ancient mystery - before it’s too late.

    AudioAddict says: "And I didn't think I liked fantasies..."
    "Solid 5 stars in all areas"
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    I normally go for hard core science fiction but do enjoy an occasional sword and sorcery thrown in for variety. This book was exceptional. The story line is extremely captivating with characters, scenery, and action so well described that it was a true pleasure to listen to. The narration was excellent and added greatly to the story. I enjoyed this book so thoroughly that I immediately ordered the next in the series as soon as I finished this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • We Only Need the Heads: The Human Division, Episode 3

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By John Scalzi
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (605)
    Performance
    (543)
    Story
    (548)

    CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson has been loaned out to a CDF platoon tasked with secretly removing an unauthorized colony of humans on an alien world. Colonial Ambassador Abumwe has been ordered to participate in final negotiations with an alien race the Union hopes to make allies. Wilson and Abumwe’s missions are fated to cross - and in doing so, place both missions at risk of failure.

    We Only Need the Heads is a tale from John Scalzi's The Human Division.

    Professor says: "* said;* said;* said;* said;* said;"
    "Too Short"
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    The first two "Episodes" (released together) were interesting and built a good foundation for the characters and their roles. This episode was only slightly over one hr. in length and was more of a very short story with the same characters. I was disappointed in the brevity of the story and how it ended. I'm reminded of the old hamburger chain commercial "where's the beef". This just was not on par with the authors previous work.

    If future "episodes" are this short and weak in story line development then I will probably discontinue purchasing them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ready Player One

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ernest Cline
    • Narrated By Wil Wheaton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11679)
    Performance
    (10890)
    Story
    (10899)

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

    Julie W. Capell says: "I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book."
    "Could not put it down"
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    I grew up with almost all of the gaming consolse metioned in the book so I don't know if that influnenced my love of this book. The characters are well developed (both their on-line and "real life" personas) and the story flowed seamlessly for chalenge to chalenge as the characters grew along the way. I simple could not stop listening to the book during all of my spare time. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By John Love
    • Narrated By Andy Paris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    Faith is the name humanity has given to the unknown, seemingly invincible alien ship that has begun to harass the newly emergent Commonwealth. Three hundred years earlier, the same ship destroyed the Sakhran Empire, allowing the Commonwealth to expand its sphere of influence. But now Faith has returned! The ship is as devastating as before, and its attacks leave some Commonwealth solar systems in chaos.

    Jeff says: "I've heard of introspective but sheesh...."
    "Endless Battle"
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    Imagine going to a movie that was mostly one long car chase scene. This book is one long battle primarily between just two ships. The character development is excellent and the dozens of unique battle scenarios are very imaginative and well told. However, after hours of listening to the fight between the two main ships, I was almost wishing for the book to end. I actually considered removing the book from my Kindle before I finished it. I did have to put it away for a couple of days until the numbness wore off. I think the length of the final battle (several hours) and the author’s fascination with human feces and masturbation definitely make the book less than it could have been.

    Andy Paris has a definite talent for developing characters and making his writing come to life but he needs to temper his enthusiasm for focusing on just a few subjects until the reader become numb to them. Unfortunately this was a negative experience for me and I will not be reading any future Andy Paris books.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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