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?
The narration was fun and enjoyable. the characters had individual personalities and I enjoyed Cuppy! this should be animated in the style of Archer!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Though this book resolves some storylines it does start to require a scorecard to keep up the story.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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!
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.
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.