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medicman

Retired: paramedic, senior maintenence electrician, sudent

Plainville, CT, United States | Member Since 2012

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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
    (607)
    Performance
    (551)
    Story
    (556)

    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....

    John C. says: "90% SciFi, 10% Cheese"
    "aint no jack cambell"
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    Would you try another book from Ryk Brown and/or Jeffrey Kafer?

    Yes, I am especially disappointed in these book companies or worse authors find it necessary to split one book into two and charge you as if it were four.
    Narrator is good.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Move it along a little quicker.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Decent.


    Could you see Aurora: CV-01 being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a decent storyline and what. However wher is the prequel beginning of the story.
    What caused the world collapse, when did the plague hit. Wheren and where did theJund come from?
    How did the data disks get stored and found. Any book shorter than 6 hours is a $7 book.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Galactic Empire Wars: Emergence: The Galactic Empire Wars, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Raymond L. Weil
    • Narrated By David Rheinstrom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (61)

    Aliens have destroyed the Earth. They left behind 18 million survivors who will never forget what has been done to their world. They turn to Mason Randle, who will do everything in his power to see that the Human race survives. Earth can no longer support life. The Moon, Mars, and the asteroids now provide safe havens for the stunned survivors. They find a protector in Major Wade Nelson. A dedicated marine who is willing to take the fight to the enemy.

    Trip Williams says: "Dude reads FAST!"
    "need a new narrator"
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    What would have made Galactic Empire Wars: Emergence better?

    The narrator is terrible. If I could slow down audio to .75 it would be better. 0.5 however is to slow. Couldn't finish chapter 1. He's In a race to finish.


    What was most disappointing about Raymond L. Weil’s story?

    The narrator. I couldn't stand him. Please redo both books and future books with a new narrator. U don't have to and I don't have to read listen to them.


    How could the performance have been better?

    With a new narrator.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Couldn't tell you as I couldn't listen to it.


    Any additional comments?

    Yes. Fire the narrator and ask for a redo it shouldn't cost writer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Martian

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Andy Weir
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24956)
    Performance
    (22913)
    Story
    (22918)

    Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"

    Michael G. Kurilla says: "Macgyver on Mars"
    "1 of 5 astronauts left on Mars"
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    long narration by astronaut on Mars along with others trying to get him home Earth.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Mind Field: The Science Officer, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Blaze Ward
    • Narrated By Matt Weight
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    Javier sometimes enjoys being a pirate, but he never forgets they made him a slave. Trapped in a forgotten mine field left over from an ancient war, he must work with the people he hates to survive. Even if it means saving them as well. When they find an unbelievable treasure at the center of the mine field, all bets are off.

    Mitchell says: "very good cast of charachters"
    "I want longer"
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    I WANT NUMBER 3 AND LONGER THAN 2 HRS. SCIENCE OFFICER and the dragoon great

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Exile: Star Force, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By B.V. Larson, David VanDyke
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett
    Overall
    (873)
    Performance
    (773)
    Story
    (770)

    Lost and cut off from Earth, the crew of the starship Valiant seeks a way home. In the 11th book of the Star Force series Cody Riggs collides with the overwhelming power of the Ancients. They fly incomprehensible ships and consider humans to be curiosities. Caught between ghosts of the past and demons of the present, Cody is abandoned by everyone. His girl, his crew, and even his ships change sides, exiling him in the cold depths of space.

    Dennis says: "Exile the 11th 5 STAR book in the Series!"
    "different than previous but kinda boring"
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    Performance
    Story

    not as good as previous, or Ryk Brown's
    . format seems to copy other authors.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Liberation: The Frontiers Saga, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Ryk Brown
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (306)
    Performance
    (284)
    Story
    (286)

    Heartfelt reunions with friends... Desperate plans to gain advantage... Opportunities that cannot be ignored... Discovery of family once thought lost... The time has come for Captain Scott to fight for that which was taken...the very freedom of the world he was sworn to protect.

    rich says: "Ryk Brown Raises His Game"
    "AS ALL OTHERS GREAT"
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    I don't know if I can give an accurate response as I find the imagination in space battles as awe inspiring. I only deduct for boredom, this isn't.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Cost of Victory: Crimson Worlds, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Jay Allan
    • Narrated By Jeff Bower
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (167)
    Story
    (166)

    The Third Frontier War is raging, and all across human-occupied space worlds are burning. Massive fleets struggle for dominance and kilometer-long war ships exchange thermonuclear barrages. Battered in the early years of the war, the Western Alliance is resurgent. The brilliant Admiral Augustus Garret leads the Alliance fleet from victory to victory, taking the war to the very heart of the enemy empires.

    DocJim says: "Read Book 1 First!"
    "TERRIFIC, LIKE BEING THERE"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES, IF YOU ENJOY SCI FI AND OR MILITARY ACTION, YOU WILL WANT TO READ ALL 6.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Cost of Victory?

    EVERY TIME ERIC GETS A PROMOTION OR MEDAL IS A LEAD IN FOR MORE TROUBLE.


    Which character – as performed by Jeff Bower – was your favorite?

    STARK


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    ALWAYS THE DEATH OF CHARACTERS WE ARE FAMILIAR WITH CAN CAUSE A DAMP EYE.


    Any additional comments?

    I HAVE READ ALL SIX AND WIL ONLY REVIEW OR RATE A FEW. BUT THESE ARE ALL ATLEAST 4 STARS.
    JAY WRITE AS WELL AS IF NOT BETER THAN SOME BIGGER NAMES.
    I WANT TO ADD THANK YOU FOR REDUCING THE PRICE OF A KINDLE AND AUDIOBOOK SO A PERSON CAN AFFORD THEM.
    I AM A DISABLED FF PARAMEDIC ON SOC SEC NOW AND ALL I CAN DO WITH MY INJURY IS EXIST. BUT THESE NOVELS TAKE ME THERE AS IF I AM LIVING IT.
    I CAN FEEL ALL THE EMOTION AND EXPRESSION AS IF I M WATCHING A MOVIE.
    THANK YOU.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Excalibur: Area 51, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Bob Mayer
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (46)

    In his time at Area 51, Mike Turcotte has learned one thing: We are not alone. As part of an elite Special Forces team, the former Green Beret has encountered things that are well beyond human understanding. Now, two ancient rivals from another world are vying to dominate Earth, and Mike and his team must choose which army to side with. The key to averting the crisis lies in a single weapon: Excalibur. The mythical, legendary sword of King Arthur is real and can unlock a galactic power beyond what anyone - human or alien - has ever seen. And Mike must keep it from falling into the wrong hands.

    medicman says: "BEATING A DEAD HORSE 2"
    "BEATING A DEAD HORSE 2"
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    What disappointed you about Excalibur?

    Same to say as his Area 51 Grail... yuk


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not area 51 - 4, 5, 6, etc...


    Would you be willing to try another one of Eric G. Dove’s performances?

    If priced cheap with whisper sync.
    Wouild not waste a credit.
    Only the $2.99 kindle and $3.99 made Area 51 books 1, 2, 3 worth trying. Books 4, 5 not even worth the $7


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Couldn't keep going after repeat of story line of book 1, 2, 3, 4


    Any additional comments?

    See area 51 grail.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Grail: Area 51, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Robert Doherty, Bob Mayer
    • Narrated By Martin Gollery
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (88)

    Special Forces officer Mike Turcotte has paid his dues in battle and in blood. Now assigned to Area 51, he fights the toughest enemy of his career: the alien race who arrived on Earth millennia ago and have returned to claim the planet. Mike has dodged bullets and faced weapons of mass destruction to give humanity another day of reprieve. But when his lover, scientist Lisa Duncan, falls into evil hands, Mike must decide which prize means the most to him - the woman he loves or the legendary Grail.

    John Fernandes says: "Martin Gollery (Narrator) should be avoided!"
    "BEATING A DEAD HORSE"
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    What would have made The Grail better?

    Let the series end already.
    Whats next, Area 51 .... dog?


    What was most disappointing about Robert Doherty and Bob Mayer ’s story?

    Just re writing what was said in last books with added any subject history...
    Was really good up to end of book 3.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Woken Furies

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Richard K. Morgan
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1379)
    Performance
    (622)
    Story
    (624)

    Richard K. Morgan has received widespread praise for his astounding 25th-century novels featuring Takeshi Kovacs, and has established a growing legion of fans. Mixing classic noir sensibilities with a searing futuristic vision of an age when death is nearly meaningless, Morgan returns to his saga of betrayal, mystery, and revenge, as Takeshi Kovacs, in one fatal moment, joins forces with a mysterious woman who may have the power to shatter Harlan's World forever.

    Amazon Customer says: "Is this a joke?"
    "COOULDNT LISTEN TO VOICE CHANGE BOX"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    WHERE IS MCLAREN?
    DUFRIS IS NOT FOR THIS AUTHOR....


    Has Woken Furies turned you off from other books in this genre?

    1 AND 2 WERE GREAT... 3 CANT SAY CANT STAND AUDIO
    COULDNT LISTEN TO EVEN 5 MIN WITH THIS READER


    How could the performance have been better?

    CHANGE READER


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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