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  • Lines of Departure

  • Frontlines, Book 2
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,981
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,967

Vicious interstellar conflict with an indestructible alien species. Bloody civil war over the last habitable zones of the cosmos. Political unrest, militaristic police forces, dire threats to the solar system. Humanity is on the ropes, and after years of fighting a two-front war with losing odds, so is Commonwealth Defense Corps officer Andrew Grayson.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • SCIENCE, IT WORKS

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-17-15

excellent story, very well read.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-16

excellent story, very well read, but has military profanity. lots of it. not my thing.

  • Leviathan Wakes

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,313
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,141

James S.A. Corey delivers compelling SF that ranks with the best in the field. In Leviathan Wakes, ice miner Jim Holden is making a haul from the rings of Saturn when he and his crew encounter an abandoned ship, the Scopuli. Uncovering a terrifying secret, Jim bears the weight of impending catastrophe. At the same time, a detective has been hired by well-heeled parents to find a missing girl, and the investigator’s search leads him right to the Scopuli.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun hard SF action with a blue collar bent

  • By Ethan M. on 05-11-12

loved it, hated it!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-26-16

Story was excellent, the narration was great but the profanity was beyond my tolerance.

  • On the Imperium's Secret Service

  • Imperium Cicernus, Book 1
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Genvieve Bevier
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 273
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 256

The Imperium; a million worlds, trillions upon trillions of humans and aliens, an empire that dominates half the galaxy... an empire that is falling into chaos, revolution and civil war. Only a handful of people are struggling to keep the Imperium together, knowing that the brutality of its rule is infinitively preferable to the chaos of its fall. This is their story. Mariko and her sister were independent shippers and ace pilots, until they ran afoul of the law on a minor planet and ended up jailed and enslaved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding Book

  • By Donald on 02-03-15

Not my thing.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-16

When a story starts out with men groping a young partially naked girl and pulling out his manhood for a another caged young girl to have oral sex with....... I know this this was not for me.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Cyteen

  • By: C. J. Cherryh
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 36 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 704
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 634
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 644

The saga of two young friends trapped in an endless nightmare of suspicion and surveillance, of cyber-programmed servants and a ruling class with century-long lives – and the enigmatic woman who dominates them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • This is a Heavy Book (lovely too)

  • By troy on 05-20-12

Hang on!!!!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-15

I couldn't do it.This started out as one of the most boring starts of a book that I have heard in a long time. Add in the profanity class.... I could not take it. If you enjoy profanity just for the sake of hearing it and dont mind long political intrigue, to get things started. Then this may be for you.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Ender's Shadow

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, a Full Cast
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,817
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,863

Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this book, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean, the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Card

  • By L. on 10-10-05

Well done, but....

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-15

Well done, but.... Even though it does well as a side story that does well in filling in knowledge of the over all story, I felt it had a little to much profanity for a story about mostly young people. I realize some of them had lives that hardened them but I still felt the level of profanity was high. Other then that it was a good story that was well read.

  • Cinder

  • Book One of the Lunar Chronicles
  • By: Marissa Meyer
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,406

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.... Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surpised by how much I enjoyed it

  • By Staaj on 01-17-12

Futuristic cinderalla

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-14

I was not a big Cinderella person, I know the story, but this twist was a fresh take on the old story. It was very good.

  • Lady of Devices: A Steampunk Adventure Novel

  • Magnificent Devices, Book 1
  • By: Shelley Adina
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,054

At 17, Claire Trevelyan, daughter of Viscount St. Ives, was expected to do nothing more than pour an elegant cup of tea, sew a fine seam, and catch a rich husband. Unfortunately, Claire's talents lie not in the ballroom, but in the chemistry lab, where things have a regrettable habit of blowing up. When her father gambles the estate on the combustion engine and loses, Claire finds herself down and out on the mean streets of London. But being a young woman of resources and intellect, she turns fortune on its head. It's not long before a new leader rises in the underworld, known only as the Lady of Devices...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Was it really just one book divided into four?

  • By Kitty Lagorio on 03-16-14

Good, very good.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-14

This was my first Steampunk book. I really enjoyed it. I dont believe I heard any profanity. FIona is a very good narrator. Love her voice. I recommend this one.

  • Words of Radiance

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 48 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 40,298
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37,701
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 37,702

In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book !!; no let down- "Words of Radieance" shines

  • By Don Gilbert on 03-08-14

Great Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-14

Brandon does it again.... without all the profanity. There are still writers that know how. I have always liked Kate as a narrator and I have enjoyed Michael also.

  • A Forest of Stars

  • The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 2
  • By: Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 20 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,869
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,085

Kevin J. Anderson is the author of 27 national best sellers and several books in the popular Dune, Star Wars, and X-Files series. Forest of Stars is the second book in his acclaimed Saga of Seven Suns series, which begins with Hidden Empire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Payoff for enduring Book1

  • By Dan on 10-04-09

Very good but I was a little disappointed

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-14

This is book two of this series and it was written and read as well as the first book, but in the first book the focus was on the story and in the second we seem a bit more focused on the sexual lives of the characters and addition of more profanity. Maybe the writer thought that would spice the story up. Throwing refuse in a well made dish does not make the dish taste better.

  • On Basilisk Station

  • Honor Harrington, Book 1
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,175
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,381
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,378

Honor Harrington has been exiled to Basilisk station and given an antique ship to police the system. The vindictive superior who sent her there wants her to fail. But he made one mistake: he's made her mad....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thanks for the memories

  • By ShySusan on 03-23-13

Good book and good reader

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-22-14

I enjoyed the story line and the details of whats going on. The narration was very good. I enjoyed Allysons voice. but! the profanity level was to high for my liking. If you like military sci-fi, then you will like this one, but if you have a low profanity level, then you will need to pass this one up.