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  • Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection

  • By: Alexander C. Kane
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,092
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,033
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,031

Andrea Vernon always thought she would spend her life living in Paris writing thought-provoking historical novels all day and sipping wine on the Seine all night. But the reality is she's drowning in debt, has no prospects, and is forced to move back to Queens, where her parents remind her daily that they are very interested in grandchildren. Then, one morning, she is kidnapped, interviewed, and hired as an administrative assistant by the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection. Superheroes for hire, using their powers for good. What could possibly go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Normal Life in an Abnormal World

  • By Arthur D. Rich on 08-26-17

Fun story. this should be animated!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-18

The narration was fun and enjoyable. the characters had individual personalities and I enjoyed Cuppy! this should be animated in the style of Archer!

  • Infinite

  • By: Jeremy Robinson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,872

The Galahad, a faster-than-light spacecraft, carries 50 scientists and engineers on a mission to prepare Kepler 452b, Earth's nearest habitable neighbor at 1400 light years away. With Earth no longer habitable and the Mars colony slowly failing, they are humanity's best hope. After 10 years in a failed cryogenic bed - body asleep, mind awake - William Chanokh's torture comes to an end as the fog clears, the hatch opens, and his friend and fellow hacker, Tom, greets him...by stabbing a screwdriver into his heart. This is the first time William dies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a rather complex science fiction story

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 12-26-17

philosophically intriguing!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-18

Mr. Bray continues to imparted great personalities to the characters. The writing didn't disappoint by drawing you into a thrilling story and presenting you with students are answers as the question is being formulatef

  • Odysseus Ascendant

  • Odyssey One, Book 7
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431

The Empire has set its sights on its next target: human Terrans. As effective allies of the Priminae, the denizens of Earth have proven themselves enemies to the Empire, and now the Imperial forces know more about the Terran home world than ever before.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • If I Wanted Fantasy....

  • By Laura G. on 05-14-18

Great insight about the immortals!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-18

I am enjoying the portrayal of Odysseus and his interactions with the crew. The immortals are getting more fleshed out. I eagerly await more details about the m. excellent narration David who imparted distinct personality into each character. looking forward to more.

  • Knighthood

  • Atlantis Rising Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

The world fell, the invaders won, and demons now ruled what had once been man's domain. The great works of a once powerful civilization lie in ruins, its people having forgotten the wonders of their forefathers as they now live in the yoke. Not everyone is willing to go quietly into the endless night, however. Human pests still infest occasional parts of the conquered world. In one nearly uninhabitable part of that world, a very young such pest has come of age and, without understanding what it means, she walks in the shadow of destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mix of SciFi and Fantasy in a great new world

  • By Sean Dustman on 08-25-17

great narration for a post apocalyptic story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-15-18

I really enjoy Cassandra ability to make each character distinguishable. the flow was nice and my ultimate measure of a good book...I eagerly anticipate the next book. I just pre-ordered it but will possibly read the Kindle version prior to it's audible release.

  • Devil’s Due

  • Destroyermen, Book 12
  • By: Taylor Anderson
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 19 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 790
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730

Captain Matt Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker have been fighting for their lives ever since their ship was swept from the Pacific to another world and they became embroiled in a deadly conflict between their Lemurian allies and the ravening Grik. But things are about to get worse. With Reddy's family and allies held prisoner by the mad General Kurokawa, the mysterious League and evil Dominion plotting schemes of their own, and the Grik trying to build their swarm and concentrate power, Reddy faces danger on all sides.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An average, repetitive addition

  • By Patrick M. on 11-28-17

good addition to the series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-17

Though this book resolves some storylines it does start to require a scorecard to keep up the story.

  • Not Alone

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,363
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,932
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,922

When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing evidence of the conspiracy to end all conspiracies - a top-level alien cover-up - he leaks the files without a second thought. The incredible truth revealed by Dan's leak immediately captures the public's imagination, but Dan's relentless commitment to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure quickly earns him some enemies in high places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive Book About Aliens & the Hype Industry

  • By Russell on 12-21-16

Great story!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-17-17

The story brings you into this Realistic world and develops characters that you grow with as the story progresses. I like that they don't make Clarke a moron. I like how they don't bog down the story with throw away characters. each character has a purpose to move the story.

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  • Desperate Fire

  • Angel in the Whirlwind, Book 4
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403

As the Commonwealth produces more starships and increases recruits, victory begins to slip from Theocratic control. This can only make the Theocracy more desperate to win...and more dangerous to fight. After a mission to liberate an occupied planet ends in nuclear devastation, Kat Falcone - now a commodore in command of HMS Queen Elizabeth - sees firsthand just how far the enemy will go.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Space Opera

  • By Jean on 06-12-17

Good space military story

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-17

one can't help but make comparisons to the Honor Harrington stories. there is less strategy than drama and the character development is slow but by the second novel one easily has clearer understanding of characters and motivations. thanks novel ended with some strings tied, but opened the door for what I hope to be some amazing character interactions.

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 36,758
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34,436
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,348

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Porter IS Bob!

  • By Kathy on 05-23-17

Still a great story.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-17

This concept has so much potential. the narration is still top notch. at no point in the story did I feel less interested than the last thing I read. if nothing else the emotional load of this book gets delivered at so many levels.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,748
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,594

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, Funny, Clever... a Sci Fi must have

  • By Tim on 06-29-17

amazingly good read!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-29-17

I am so looking forward to the next book. Mr. Bray is one of my favorite narrators. This story was addictive and had me reading it at every opportunity. Great characters and I laughed out loud at the interactions between Bishop and Skippy. Audilble- please make the rest of the series available!

  • It's Superman!

  • By: Tom De Haven
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 16 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 885
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 725

Opening with the young Clark Kent on a date, this novel takes an entirely fresh approach to the emergence of his superpowers and the start of his newspaper career, following him from rural 1930s Kansas across America to Hollywood in its golden age and then to New York City. He meets a worldly Lois Lane and conniving political boss Lex Luthor, and begins his battles against criminal masterminds, mad scientists, and super villains inspired by fascists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Superman!

  • By G. Bledsoe on 12-24-06

great take on the story

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-17

I really enjoyed how the story captures how the time period that superman came out is a huge part of the reason he became an iconic character. the conflicts that Clark experiences and the character of Lois are a direct result of the 30's.