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Frank

IT Project Manager in CA. I would say I am a Audio Book Addict...

Member Since 2011

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  • 25 reviews
  • 26 ratings
  • 499 titles in library
  • 34 purchased in 2015
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  • Aurora: CV-01: Frontiers Saga, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Ryk Brown
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (566)
    Performance
    (515)
    Story
    (520)

    world recovering from a devastating plague. A brutal enemy threatening invasion. A young man seeking to escape the shadow of his father. A ship manned by a crew of fresh academy graduates. A top-secret experimental propulsion system. A questionable alliance with a mysterious green-eyed woman. What destiny has in store for the crew of the UES Aurora is far greater than any of them could ever imagine. And this is only the beginning....

    medicman says: "aint no jack cambell"
    "I like this series."
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    I bought all the books in the series and have enjoyed listening to them. I think I might listen to them more than once. Jeffrey Kafer's performance is also very good.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Eragon: The Inheritance Cycle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Christopher Paolini
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9201)
    Performance
    (4197)
    Story
    (4258)

    When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.

    Mary S. Murray says: "Delightful and Enjoyable"
    "Outstanding Story, Writing, and Naration."
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    I have listened to the whole series and would recommend it to readers of all ages.
    So I add my voice to the thousands that have already proclaimed this series praises.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Second Ship: The Rho Agenda, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Richard Phillips
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1883)
    Performance
    (1697)
    Story
    (1719)

    In 1948, an alien starship crash-landed in the New Mexico desert and brought with it the key to mankind’s future. Code-named the Rho Project, the landing was shrouded in secrecy, and only the highest-ranking US government and military personnel knew it existed. Until now....

    Mike From Mesa says: "Terrific story"
    "A Great book, A Great series."
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    I have listened to the whole series and other spin-off books. I would highly recommend all the books in this series. I now wait for anything new from this author and quickly pick it up and listen to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Black Blade Blues

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By J.A. Pitts
    • Narrated By Erin Bennett
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (118)

    Sarah Beauhall has more on her plate than most 20-somethings: day job as a blacksmith, night job as a props manager for low-budget movies, and her free time is spent fighting in a medieval re-enactment group. The lead actor breaks Sarah's favorite one-of-a-kind sword, and to avoid reshooting scenes, Sarah agrees to repair the blade. One of the extras, who claims to be a dwarf, offers to help. And that's when things start to get weird.

    Rog42 says: "Great contemporary fantasy"
    "A great story concept but the book needs editing."
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    I loved the concept behind the story. However, the writing is choppy and the narration could have been better. Both of these improve in book two and three. Note: I just got done with listening to the the four book Aragon series. As a result, I had very high expectations. In the Aragon series both the writing and narration were vastly superior to this series. Another thing I did not like about all three books in this series was the amount of explicit sex. If I want porn, I will read porn... This is not a series for young teens, and for sure not pre-teens.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Rise of the Alliance: Frontiers Saga, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ryk Brown
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (219)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (200)

    A new ally providing aid... An old ally joining the fight... Their resources growing with each passing day... Their homeworld finally on the road to recovery... Things finally seem to be coming together for Captain Scott and the Alliance as he takes his forces on the offensive. However, the Jung may in turn give him more trouble than he bargained for.

    MPITA says: "C'mon Ryk - hurry up."
    "Another great addition to the series"
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    If you like space operas with lots of combat and well written battle scene then both this book and series will be for you. I love this series and would place it on par with the Lost Feet series by Jack Campbell. I also enjoy the Narrator. Though I would recommend starting with book one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Empire's Corps

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Christopher G. Nuttall
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (698)
    Performance
    (652)
    Story
    (653)

    The Galactic Empire is dying and chaos and anarchy are breaking out everywhere. After a disastrous mission against terrorists on Earth itself, Captain Edward Stalker of the Terran Marine Corps makes the mistake of speaking truth to power, telling one of the most powerful men in the Empire a few home truths. As a result, Captain Stalker and his men are unceremoniously exiled to Avalon, a world right on the Rim of the Empire. It should have been an easy posting...

    Jean says: "Captivating"
    "I love the Series and Highly recomend it."
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    If you like military SiFy and other series like the Mike Shepard's -- Kris Longknife and Jack Campell's -- Lost Fleet series's you will like this one. So far the Author has written nine books in the series and Audible has only three of them...

    I will quickly pick up all that are added in the future...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fluency

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Jennifer Foehner Wells
    • Narrated By Susanna Burney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (475)
    Performance
    (434)
    Story
    (438)

    NASA discovered the alien ship lurking in the asteroid belt in the 1960's. They kept the Target under intense surveillance for decades, letting the public believe they were exploring the solar system, while they worked feverishly to refine the technology needed to reach it. Dr. Jane Holloway is content documenting nearly-extinct languages and had never contemplated becoming an astronaut. But when NASA recruits her to join a team of military scientists for an expedition to the Target, it's an adventure she can't refuse.

    Striker says: "Great Concept, Loved the Story... I Want More!"
    "A Great First Book -- I await the rest"
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    I would put this in the same league as the Kris Longknife, Lost Fleet, and Casandra Kresnov series. Interesting story, good character development, and the narration is top notch.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Tenacious: Kris Longknife, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Mike Shepherd
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (200)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (185)

    Vice Admiral Kris Longknife’s honeymoon gets cancelled when she hears that the space raider’s home world may have been discovered. Finding where the raiders came from could be the key to saving humanity. If only uncovering their secrets was that easy. As Kris returns home, she ends up tangling with a mutinous crew determined to take off on their own.

    William says: "Sex. War, and BEM's (Bug Eyed Monsters); Oh my..."
    "Excellent addition to the series."
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    I have every audio book in the series. This another series I enjoy and have listened to more than once. While I did not like the Vicky Peterwald series... Here the author has returned to a more tried and true action bases formula... The narrator (one of my favorites) as usual makes the story very enjoyable...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Moon Wreck: The Slaver Wars, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Raymond L. Weil
    • Narrated By Liam Owen
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (122)

    Disaster has struck the first Moon landing to be attempted in years. Commander Jason Strong and his fellow lunar explorer Greg Johnson have become stranded with no way home. In desperation, they set off in their lunar rover to check out an anomaly they discovered on their descent. What they find will shake their beliefs and what they know of human history. It is the beginning of an adventure that will take them far out into the Solar System and to a discovery that is beyond belief.

    Natalie says: "Awesome Series!"
    "A book of cliches"
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    I just got done listing to this book. I will be returning it..
    So much more could have been done with the base concept in the book.
    I was hopping for something in the Lost Fleet or Kris Longknife type of space adventure.
    I was very disappointed. The authors writing style needs lots of work.

    Example: At one point everyone on the bridge of a ship or two were introduced along a few "interesting" details about each. Now I am sorry, but most folks will only remember the names of one or two key characters. One should concentrate on developing them. Not giving me useless personal details on folks I may on hear about only one time. It got to the point I just did not care any more.

    As one reviewer also pointed out this author has a very limited view of professionalism of woman kind. Example: One of the first things a female computer expert wants to do is give the newly found alien ship the woman's touch. What??? There is more stuff like this...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Magic Breaks: Kate Daniels, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Ilona Andrews
    • Narrated By Renée Raudman
    Overall
    (1061)
    Performance
    (982)
    Story
    (985)

    No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: If there' s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it. As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers.

    RabidReads says: "Characters die, power shifts, a new path is forged"
    "Another winnning book from Ilona and her husband"
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    This is a well executed and pivotal book in a great series. Rennee does another outstanding job of narration. To date, I have listened to this book all the way through two times. The last two hours of the book are pivotal for the story arc and hugely enjoyable therefore I have listened to this part over five times.

    I would recommend this series from start to finish. All the books have well developed characters, lots of action, and a decent amount of humor. I enjoy this series so much that I have listened to each book at least twice, if not more...

    This is book 7 in a 14 book series...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Born of the Ashes: The Frontiers Saga, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Ryk Brown
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    Overall
    (261)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (250)

    Captain Nathan Scott must decide whether to stand and fight to the end, or live to fight another day - even if it means the end of his world.

    R. Simon says: "Another Excellent book in the series"
    "Another great addition to the series.."
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    I have every book in the series and would place it in the category as these space series -- The Lost Fleet by Jack Campbell, Kris Longknife by Mike Sheperd, and Cassandra Kresnov by Joel Shepperd.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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