A year after the Commonwealth won the war with the Theocracy, the interstellar cruise liner Supreme is on its maiden voyage, carrying a host of aristocrats thrilled to be sharing in a wondrous adventure among the stars. Then a collision with a pirate ship leaves the cruiser powerless and becalmed in hyperspace. And they’re not alone. Now, the mysterious force that’s living on this floating graveyard is coming for Supreme’s crew and passengers. As madness starts to tear at their minds, they must fight to survive in a strange alien realm.
This entire story could have been wrapped up in about 5 pages. The author obviously wanted to cash in some more on his previous work. The story was built on two very weak foundations:
1. a whiny rich girl who has done nothing with her life
2. An alien race that acts with no apparent purpose and is not resolved
Much of the story was dependent on a silly decision of the captain to send ships stewards to apprehend mutineers and a serial killer (the killer had absolutely no reason to be in the tory other than to add several pages of text). guess how that worked out?
The evil aliens then got their revenge by sending the ship to a habitable planet???
Once every four years, the Earth Alliance Naval Academy is included in a war game...or rather, the Wargame: On a distant frontier colony, cadets must repair, recommission, and crew a fleet of old, mothballed warships for a simulated fleet action against a group of seasoned veterans using top-of-the-line warships. After some meddling on the part of the Admiralty, many of the Academy's best are assigned to the oldest, smallest hulk in the Wargame, the unfortunately named corvette, Chihuahua.
This story relies on the mere mention of spaceships, planets and the universe to classify itself as a science fiction.
it could otherwise have taken place in New Jersey. there was no world building, socio dynamics or any other interplay to suggest that there was an prose to the story.
I got the sense that the author had no real idea of how big the universe really is. and had no real military or scientific background.
This made for an unremarkable reading experience
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On the young world of Dezrel, brother gods Karak and Ashhur, fleeing their own failed world, recreate mankind in an attempt to make amends. The fledgling race of humanity is guided by the First Families, men and women who will not age so long as their hearts remain devoted to their deities. But quickly the realms are thrown into chaos by the construction of the Temple of the Flesh, built by exiled children of Karak in the unclaimed land of Haven that lies between the two kingdoms.
the narration was excellent but nothing is happening. I don't care about any of the characters.
Will Barrent has no memory of the murder for which he was convicted. He will now have to live his life sentence on the prison planet Omega. The few that survive there do it by committing crimes. And the more adept the planet inmates are at higher crime, the more they climb their bizzare anti-social ladder. They all must live in a society where drug addiction is mandatory, as is the worship of the Dark One.
the opening chapter was nonsensical and horribly narrated. I couldn't think of a single reason to continue listening
The isolated planet of Tao is a house divided: the peaceful Daysiders live in harmony while the pale Nightsiders pursue power and racial purity through the violent ritual of the Combat. Edmon Leontes, the gentle son of a ruthless warrior noble and a proud Daysider, embodies Tao's split nature. The product of diametrically opposed races, Edmon hopes to live a quiet life pursuing the music of his mother's people, but his Nightsider father cruelly forces him to continue in his bloody footsteps to ensure his legacy.
The narration is at best tolerable. the story had anachronisms that I just can't abide, such as an amputee Inc a culture of star farers and the use of rockets.
I had only the authors word for it that this story took place in the future as there are no cultural dynamics that suggest anything other than the past and present.
Emily Baxter’s dream life turns into a waking nightmare the day the red rain falls. Like a biblical plague, the scarlet downpour spreads a hideous virus that demolishes life in New York City, the nation, and the world. Suddenly the last soul in an annihilated metropolis - and possibly on Earth - the onetime newspaper reporter must learn to scavenge, survive...and plan for a future of utter solitude. Then, from far-flung Alaska, another living voice reaches out, and Emily grasps at her only glimmer of hope. But she may be even less alone than she thinks.
great storytelling combines with great narration you deliver an entertaining experience.
although the story did not progress significantly asking an arc, the author did a masterful job of character development and world building, web though that world's wad planet earth.
I wil continue this series
In the distant past, the leader of a Neanderthal tribe confronts the end of his kind. Today, a computational biologist, a Navy pilot, and an autistic boy are drawn together by the ancient mystery that gave rise to Homo sapiens. Planes are falling from the sky. Global communications have ceased. America stands on the brink of war with China - but war is the least of humankind’s concerns. As solar storms destroy Earth’s electronics and plunge the world into another Ice Age, our civilization finds itself overrun by a powerful new species of man...
This book started out great but the author soon began to inject verbal dunnage in an effort to either pad his word count or impress us with his knowledge.
I was not impressed.
my brain had a1 hour timeout where it will ask me if anything was actually said over the last hour. office the answer is no, I give the book a 1 stay rating too rebound myself not to download that book again. Inc this case, it for two starts because office started out so well.
Fed up with her wild behavior, 16-year-old Lex’s parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than shoveling manure. He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach Lex the family business. She quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next.
This is definitely a YA story it may not be that bad as these spurious go but, while the dialog is lively, the story is slow moving
His name is Nathan Garrett, but he’s also known as Hellequin. And murdering one of his friends and trying to blow him up is a good way to get this centuries-old sorcerer’s full attention… An old friend’s dead body, a cryptic note, and an explosion that almost costs him his own life propel Nate headfirst into a mystery involving a new threat from an old foe. Now he must piece together the connections between a grisly series of tattooed murder victims, an imprisoned madman, a mysterious alchemist, and a deranged plot to usurp the throne of the hidden realm of Shadow Falls, rival to the power of Avalon
Mr Langton continues to entertain. This is another well written instalment of the helliquun story
When Nathan Garrett’s friend seeks his help investigating a bloody serial killer, the pattern of horrific crimes leads to a creature of pure malevolence, born of hatred and dark magic. As powerful as he is, Nate fears he may be overmatched, but when evil targets those he cares about and he is confronted by dire threats both old and new, Nate must reveal a secret from his recently remembered past to remind his enemies why they should fear him once more.
As an avid consumer office audio books, I have found that many authors attempt to dilute thier sorties in order to stretch one book into two. This author takes the exact opposite approach and concentrates his stories so that there are two or more stories in one.
I have to go now. I need to get to the next book in the series.