Academy
Books in series6
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  • 1
    The Engines of God | Jack McDevitt

    The Engines of God

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (281)
    Performance
    (192)
    Story
    (197)

    Humans call them Monument-Makers. An unknown race, they left stunning alien statues scattered on distant planets throughout the galaxy, encoded with strange inscriptions that defy translation. Searching for clues about the Monument-Makers, teams of 23rd century linguists, historians, engineers and archaeologists have been excavating the enigmatic alien ruins on a number of planets, uncovering strange, massive false cities made of solid rock. But their time is running out.

    Conceptually intriguing, but uneven writing style

    The basis premise concerns 200 years in the future where faster than light drives have allowed some exploration of our galaxy. The startling discoveri..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 12 2011 by Michael G. Kurilla (ROCKVILLE, MD, United States)
  • 2
    Deepsix: Academy Series | Jack McDevitt

    Deepsix: Academy Series

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (148)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (88)

    In the year 2204, tragedy and terror forced a scientific team to prematurely evacuate Maleiva III. Nineteen years later, a rogue moon hurtling through space is about to obliterate the last opportunity to study this rare, life-supporting planet. With less than three weeks left before the disaster, superluminal pilot Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins must lead a small scientific team to the surface to glean whatever they can about its lifeforms and lost civilizations before time runs out.

    First few hours were hell.

    Just finished this book and I have to say the first few hours were boring and confusing. But as the story rolled on it became better and better with a..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 02 2011 by Mark (Brewster, NY, United States)
  • 3
    Chindi: Academy Series | Jack McDevitt

    Chindi: Academy Series

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam, Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (96)

    The universe has been explored - and humanity has all but given up on finding other intelligent life. Then an alien satellite orbiting a distant star sends out an unreadable signal. Is it the final programmed gasp of an ancient, long-dead race? Or the first greeting of an undiscovered life form?

    Everything You Want in a Sci-Fi Novel

    Comparing the audio version to the printed word is comparing apple to oranges, but the advantage to the audio version is the ability to continue to st..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 02 2013 by Robert (Apopka, Florida, United States)
  • 4
    Omega: Academy Series | Jack McDevitt

    Omega: Academy Series

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam, Oliver Wyman, Jack McDevitt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (66)

    A civilization-destroying omega cloud has switched direction, heading straight for a previously unexplored planetary system--and its alien society. And suddenly, a handful of brave humans must try to save an entire world--without revealing their existence.

    Engrossing

    Good narration, interesting characters. Great story couldn't stop listening. Digger is my favorite character. Fascinating look at the potential perils..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 22 2011 by By Samantha a series FAN of the vampire earth books (Columbus, OH, United States)
  • 5
    Odyssey: Academy series | Jack McDevitt

    Odyssey: Academy series

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam, Jack McDevitt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    To boost waning interest in interstellar travel, a mission is sent into deep space to learn the truth about "moonriders," the strange lights supposedly being seen in nearby systems. But Academy pilot Valentina Kouros and the team of the starship Salvator will soon discover that their odyssey is no mere public-relations ploy, for the moonriders are not a harmless phenomenon. They are very, very dangerous-in a way that no one could possibly have imagined.

    Could have been so much better.

    This book reminded me of trying to start my lawnmower in the spring. It would putter and almost start but never quite got there. This book was the sa..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 05 2009 by Mark (Brewster, NY, United States)
  • 6
    Cauldron: Academy Series | Jack McDevitt

    Cauldron: Academy Series

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Jack McDevitt
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (41)

    When a young physicist unveils an efficient star drive capable of reaching the core of the galaxy, veteran star pilot Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins finds herself back in the deepest reaches of space, and on the verge of discovering the origins of the deadly Omega clouds that continue to haunt her.

    Not the return to the clouds I expect

    If you've read the earlier books in the series you might as well read this one. However I did not like the answers to the questions this book explorer..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 26 2012 by Steve Light (Fort Mill, SC United States)