Earth Unaware is the first in the First Formic War series - as a result this is like a very distant prequel to Ender's Game. I can honestly say that Ender's Game and the subsequent books following it was the first Sci-Fi series that I latched onto when I was a kid. I've since heard the audio version - and I can say that these books are wonderfully performed and Orson Scott Card's writing style, by his own admission, translates extremely well when read aloud. The production decision to jump from reader to reader as the story changes point of view in each chapter is a good one- and all of these readers are excellent. This book ends in a cliff hanger and as a result I immediately downloaded the second book - see my review of that - Earth Afire - also here on Audible.
The Ark Royal and her crew are not the finest in this future British Navy. What no one knew was this Captain and Crew are underrated. A great story that is well written, the story is interesting in that many of the sci-fi clichés are not followed. Will pick up the next book!
Steel heart fans won't be disappointed! Well read and well written the second volume of the Reckoners series does not disappoint. Just when I thought I knew how it would end- I was wrong. Great read!
Series is difficult to continue. This one however seems to be continued with effortless after three books I am convinced that the rest of the series will be just as good as the first
This is more like the commentary track to a DVD than a story. Although thought provoking it is not what I had hoped
This is a good read and it is read well. The story is interesting but ends without knowing what happened.
This book was an excellent follow up to the first book. The narrator works very well with the material and the material is very well written. The historical accuracy of the equipment portrayed is top notch and the world that has been established in these two books is compelling and rich. This series is definitely on my recommended list!
A great stand alone Doctor Who Story set with the 10th Doctor. Having David Tennant read this is incredible - it is short - but tight and well written. Worth the download!
I'll admit it - I'm an Enderverse fan. I've read almost all the books (think I'm short one) and I've watched the movie at least twice now. Although this audioplay is very close to the novel - it isn't exact (based upon my memory) but the full cast audio play makes that worth it. There is something about having each part performed by a different voice that brings a dimension to this over a normal audio book and it is a good dimension. Enderverse fans will already love it - first timers to the Ender's Game world will love it as well.
Another Bond novel that goes out of its way to remind us that Bond is a human, not someone who jumps directly to the case being solved. He misses things and occasionally gets things wrong. He regrets killing people and this internal struggle adds another piece to the puzzle of the man who is James Bond. Excellently read and an excellent story - combine to equal another great experience.
Simon Vance's performance of this book leaves nothing to be desired - each character sounds different and the story flows perfectly from him. The story itself is very well written - the post WWII England setting makes for a believable plot and the fact that Bond isn't a superhuman guy who always gets everything right on the first try makes him a believable character. Bond fans will love this one.
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