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  • The Blood Strand

  • Foroyar Triology, Book 1
  • By: Chris Ould
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 156

Jan Reyna is a murder squad detective, British by adoption and choice, Faroese by birth and history. Called back to the remote Danish Faroe Islands when his father suffers a paralysing stroke, Reyna is forced to reexamine his decades-long rejection of the past and of his father in particular. But in this now-foreign country, whose language and customs he no longer understands, Reyna is also drawn into a rare Faroese murder case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent first book

  • By Dr. William J. Kass on 03-22-16

Slow

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

It was a average murder mystery. Quite slow maybe because it is first in series. Narration just average, not bad but not wonderful either. All in all just average

  • The True Measure

  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 586
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 583

The Ibarra Nation holds Roland prisoner. The armor soldier’s fate lies in the hands of the inhuman Stacey Ibarra. Roland will face the truth behind the Ibarra rebellion and decide if his loyalties are to Earth or his ideals. While the Iron Dragoons recover from their last battle, dark forces are at work. Gideon is called as a witness to New Bastion, where the treaty that opened the stars to humanity may force all-out war with the Ibarras or turn the rest of the galaxy against Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great continuation of story

  • By Jason Disbrow on 05-06-18

Reasonable continuation

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

Reviewed: 06-10-18

This book now ties together the two series with the Ibarras back in the thick of it. Good continuation of both series. Great narration

  • TFS Fugitive

  • The Terran Fleet Command Saga, Book 4
  • By: Tori L. Harris
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 353

Having successfully repelled the Resistance incursion into the Sol system, Terran Fleet Command must now deal with the far-flung worlds of the Sajeth Collective, which sponsored the attack. Task forces are dispatched to Damara and Lesheera to begin the first human blockades of entire planets. With the only ships fast enough to quickly bring the fight to the enemy's doorstep, TFC must do so alone, leaving only minimal forces behind to safeguard the Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The saga continues!

  • By Loves to read on 09-12-17

Ok continuation

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

Reviewed: 06-09-18

Ok continuation of story but more like a television episode. Doesn’t really go anywhere or reach any climax or conclusions

  • Galaxy's Edge

  • By: Nick Cole, Jason Anspach
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,172
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,947

On the edge of the galaxy, a diplomatic mission to an alien planet takes a turn when the Legionnaires, an elite special fighting force, find themselves ambushed and stranded behind enemy lines. They struggle to survive under siege, waiting on a rescue that might never come. In the seedy starport of Ackabar, a young girl searches the crime-ridden gutters to avenge her father's murder; not far away, a double-dealing legionniare-turned-smuggler hunts an epic payday; and somewhere along the outer galaxy, a mysterious bounter hunter lies in wait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • bit of a disconnect between parts

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

Star Wars meets dark towers

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

Reviewed: 05-16-18

Good listen RC Bray was great as always. Story was suspenseful hopefully the future books will be able to keep up with the same level of writing

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  • Pasha

  • Thomas Kydd, Book 15
  • By: Julian Stockwin
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

An Admiralty summons to England cuts short Thomas Kydd's service in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. While the crew of L'Aurore can look forward to liberty and prize money, a shadow hangs over their captain: the impending court martial of his one-time commander, Commodore Popham, who led a doomed attack on South America. Following Nelson's death two years earlier, England is in desperate need of heroes and Kydd's Caribbean exploits are the talk of London.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice change of direction

  • By Sally Filler on 05-04-18

Nice change of direction

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

Reviewed: 05-04-18

A nice change of direction for the two main characters that allows the adventures to continue. Excellent performance ,great way to continue the story!

  • Invasion

  • Thomas Kydd, Book 10
  • By: Julian Stockwin
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 76

Napoleon's forces are poised to invade Britain, and Commander Thomas Kydd's ship is at the forefront of the fleet defending the English coast. His honour restored after temporary disgrace in the Channel Islands, and reunited with his ship Teazer, Kydd seizes the chance to fight for his country. Then Kydd is abruptly withdrawn from the fleet and sent back to Dover on a secret mission to guard a mysterious American inventor.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting?

  • By Michael on 09-26-15

An Interesting Series

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

Very well performed. An interesting series that follows Captain Kydd’s rise in the Royal Navy. Overall worth the time and money. Continues to hold my interest.

  • Command

  • Thomas Kydd, Book 7
  • By: Julian Stockwin
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88

Thrilled at his first command, Thomas Kydd must race to bring his ship to battle readiness - he is needed to defend Malta against Barbary corsairs, privateers and the French who are trying to rescue the remnants of their army in the Levant.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Hero Continues to Progress

  • By Michael on 08-21-15

The adventure continues

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

Reviewed: 04-17-18

A pleasing continuation of the great adventure of Tom Kydd and Nicholas Ramsey. The Narration continues to be excellent

  • Seaflower

  • Thomas Kydd, Book 3
  • By: Julian Stockwin
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127

It is two years since Thomas Paine Kydd was spirited away in the night to serve his country aboard the 'Duke William'. Now, with his friend Nicholas Renzi and crew members from the 'Artemis', Tom is a shipwrecked sailor back in the land of his birth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A book about the romantic age of sail

  • By Jean on 01-21-15

The story continues

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

Well written continuation of the story. Enjoyable if you enjoy sea stories. Excellent narration, with easy differentiation of characters.

  • Artemis

  • Thomas Kydd, Book 2
  • By: Julian Stockwin
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

This second naval adventure follows the life of Thomas Paine Kydd who sails into Portsmouth a hero after a ferocious battle against the French. Soon the sea beckons and Kydd sets off aboard his beloved Artemis for another adventure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Adventure

  • By BrotherDave on 02-18-14

The story continues

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

Like the first it is a sea farriers tale, but not a pirate story. If you like the first you will like this one. A little slow at times but interesting to imagine the life of seamen during the great age of sail

  • Kydd

  • Thomas Kydd, Book 1
  • By: Julian Stockwin
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

1793 and Europe is ablaze with war. Thomas Paine Kydd, a young wig-maker from Guildford, is seized by the press gang to be a part of the crew of the 98-gun line-of-battle ship Duke William. The ship sails immediately and Kydd has to learn the harsh realities of shipboard life fast. Despite all that he goes through in danger of tempest and battle he comes to admire the skills and courage of the seamen - taking up the challenge himself to become a true sailor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing storyline

  • By Raymond W. Hill, Jr. on 11-07-14

A little slow

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

It’s a good sea story, but drags at times. Lots of nautical terminology that can be hard to follow. It is a good book to get lost in. Excellent narration. Main character is not to be confused with the pirate William Kidd. This is not a pirate story.