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  • The Midnight Sun

  • The Omega War Series, Book 2
  • By: Tim C. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

War has come to the worlds of Humans. The rich planet of Tau-Rietzke, however, is far from Earth and the Mercenary Guild’s invasion, and its alien-registered mercenary companies are a safe haven for humans on the run. Organizations like the Midnight Sun Free Company. Having just completed another successful mission and taken possession of three Raknars, it was party time for Saisho Branco and the Midnight Sun personnel, and they were enjoying a little down time...until the war spilled over into their corner of the galaxy and two competing organizations showed up to steal the Raknars.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • No, No, No

  • By Christine on 11-09-18

Just not what I was looking for.

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

Reviewed: 04-20-19

I didn't like the mood the reader set. I was uncomfortable with the way this story was presented. It had it's moments but they were too few and far between.

  • The Magitech Chronicles Quadrilogy

  • Magitech Chronicles, Books 1-4
  • By: Chris Fox
  • Narrated by: Ryan Kennard Burke
  • Length: 34 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

Aran awakens in chains with no memory. He’s conscripted into the Confederate Marines as a Tech Mage, given a spellrifle then hurled into the war with the draconic Krox and their Void Wyrm masters. Desperate to escape, Aran struggles to master his abilities while surviving the Krox onslaught. Fighting alongside him are a Major who will do anything to win, a Captain who will stop at nothing to see him dead, and a woman whose past is as blank as his own. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Space Marines, Dragons, Demons, Spellguns and More

  • By James Marsh on 01-29-19

Above star rating in error. Rated the wrong book.

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

Reviewed: 03-25-19

Above star rating was in error. I rated the wrong book.
I intended to rate "Galactic Forge" not "The Magitech Chronicles Ouadrilogy".
I will rate "The Magitech Chronicles Ouadrilogy" after I listen to it.
I tried to change this rating but could not figure out how to do it.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Road to Shandara

  • Safanarion Order, Book 1
  • By: Ken Lozito
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

College senior Aaron Jace is ready to start life in the real world. After the unexpected death of his grandfather, Aaron finds an unbelievable note that will change his world. The unknowing descendent of an ancient and powerful family, Aaron is thrust into a struggle that began long ago and will reach across worlds to pull him into the fight. When he learns of the world of Safanar, it seems to be the stuff of legends: dragons, castles, and technologically-advanced cities. But it's as much a dream as it is a nightmare.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • AWESOME! FANTASTIC. MAGIC, DRAGONS AND ACTION!

  • By Bunty on 06-16-17

Like a stage play.

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

Reviewed: 03-07-19

Did not like the Shakespeare like presentation. For the next couple weeks we was just going

  • Arcane Transmogrification

  • Pentacle, Book 2
  • By: Robert Harper
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

Danny died a less than heroic death on Earth, was reincarnated in a new world, gained access to a mental sanctuary that ranks his skills, learned he can do magic, discovered that he can't fly, tricked rich old ladies into buying handbags, crafted himself a crude anti-magic girdle, went to magic school, grew a couple of apple trees, was drafted into a secret paramilitary organization, tamed a pet most people would rather never meet, regrew an elf's ears, gained a split concentration ability in the form of his former Earth self, and much more.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A regression of ideals and potential

  • By Donovan on 03-05-19

Only an unfinished part of a book.

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

Reviewed: 02-21-19

It is okay to write three or four books that have their own ending but work well with additional books but do not sell me a long story that is broken up into three or four books that all must be read to have an ending. You are too money hungry.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

  • A Novel
  • By: Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by: Robert Dugoni
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,410
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,879
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,868

Sam Hill always saw the world through different eyes. Born with red pupils, he was called “Devil Boy” or Sam “Hell” by his classmates; “God’s will” is what his mother called his ocular albinism. Her words were of little comfort, but Sam persevered. Sam believed it was God who sent Ernie Cantwell, the only African American kid in his class, to be the friend he so desperately needed. And that it was God’s idea for Mickie Kennedy to storm into Our Lady of Mercy like a tornado, uprooting every rule Sam had been taught about boys and girls. Forty years later, Sam, a small-town eye doctor, is no longer certain anything was by design.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warning about the ending

  • By Roger M. Young on 05-27-18

Too much Religion.

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

Reviewed: 02-13-19

This book was well written. Sad, but I felt I was being preached to. The writer would put something in his story negative to religion (not to a belief in God but to organized Religions) only to later tare down the negative and make belief in Religious organizations even stronger. I expected more to the Plot than that.

I expected a story in which Religion played a part not a Religion story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Interstellar Mage: Starship's Mage

  • Red Falcon Book 1
  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Ian Gordon Jennifer Gill
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 375
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340

Captain David Rice has a new ship, a new crew, and a new set of Jump Mages to carry him between the stars. All he wants is to haul cargo, make money and keep his head down. His past, however, is not so willing to let him go. An old enemy is reaching out from beyond the grave to destroy any chance of peace or life for Captain Rice - and old friends are only making things more complicated!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, terrible narrators

  • By Andreas on 01-04-18

amateur performance

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

Reviewed: 02-04-19

Story had potential but read like it was originally written in another language and a computer changed it into English with no human editing. I did not finish this book. May come back to it when I have nothing else to listen to.

  • Landfall

  • Ship Series, Book 1
  • By: Jerry Aubin
  • Narrated by: Eric Martin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 124

The Ship fled a dying Earth to save the human race. Launched as the last gasp of humanity, the Ship set out to preserve the species by seeding the universe with one billion colonists. Generations of crew, trained to be either flight or marines, have spent 5,000 years protecting the Ship and its civilian cargo from the constant threat of alien violence. Fifteen-year-old Zax has always had trouble fitting in with the other cadets, but he's finally on the cusp of attaining his dream and gaining entrance to the Pilot Academy.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Led to nothing.

  • By Thomas R Tuell on 11-24-17

Dumped!

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

Well written entertaining story but it was only a part of the story and did not in any way stand on its own.
It should have been made clear that it could not stand on its own.
I will buy the next part but I feel that I was hoodwinked into it.

  • Awaken

  • The Mortal Mage, Book 1
  • By: B. T. Narro
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446

Desil has spent his life training, but a promise to his mother has kept him from using his abilities for anything worthwhile. Now all he does is help his mother manage her tavern as his father rests in a grave. Desil knows there's at least one other mage somewhere in this territory who can do what he can; they share a connection through their magic, although they've never met. He stays up nights wondering what they might be able to accomplish together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen - Just What the Doctor Ordered!

  • By John E. Cressman on 10-10-17

Talk talk talk

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

Talk talk talking talking talking talking talk talking talking talking talking talk talk talking talking about you talk talking was talking talk talking about it was talking about it and talking

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Galactic Startup

  • By: Brian Whiting
  • Narrated by: Daniel McColly
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 73

Alex and his three friends drop out of college after discovering a revolutionary way to travel into space using a small amount of energy. Their world-changing technology is sought by the government, and they are forced to go into hiding while they perfect it. Their adventures into orbit and beyond become a global sensation. As they navigate fame, family, and those who are determined to stop them, little do they know that their little startup could have galactic consequences once they discover a derelict spaceship. 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Was this written by a 6th grader?

  • By Donald on 05-28-18

Good story

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

Enjoyed the story. The only thing that distracted from the story was the beginning did not start at the begging. It did not develop enough foundation for how the boys were able to discover how to make dark matter and apply it to power a vehicle.

  • Star Force: Origin Series Box Set (5-8)

  • Star Force Universe, Book 2
  • By: Aer-ki Jyr
  • Narrated by: Matt Weight
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

The Origin series is empire building at its finest, with 100 episodes and over 2.5 million words in the military science fiction serial detailing the rise of Star Force from corporate entity into an interstellar empire over the course of more than a millennium. Follow a core group of characters known as the Trailblazers as they use alien technology and knowledge discovered in Antarctic ruins to obtain limited immortality and lead humanity out into the galaxy, encountering, befriending, and fighting hundreds of alien races.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's written by a sifi junky/gamer

  • By Bull on 01-08-19

A serial from the 1950s.

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

The way this story is written and narrated reminds me of the weekly serial included with the double feature movie "Red Rider and Little Beaver" and Roy Rogers movies." Very entertaining for a twelve year old but not so much for a adult.
I am writing this one off.

RBD 107

2 of 7 people found this review helpful