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  • Discovery

  • By: Ken Lozito
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 457

Exploring New Earth should be a thrilling undertaking. Instead, the more the colonists learn about the planet, the more alarmed they become. Alien ruins hint at a species who fought great wars among themselves and disappeared centuries ago. When Connor Gates discovers a hidden bunker, he finds something he never expected. Everything the colonists have learned about New Earth’s previous inhabitants is wrong. Connor must race to unravel the mystery. The colonists must face the possibility that they are not alone and that New Earth was never theirs for the taking.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slow unraveling of New Earth mysteries-Disappoints

  • By Donald E. Mansell on 12-06-18

Shallow and Predictable Characters.

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

Reviewed: 02-05-19

I have to say, this will be the last book I read from this author. I really like the concept but, the characters are just too shallow and predictable. The conflict seems forced and, in some ways, unrealistic. This feels like something a teenager would write.

  • Skyward

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,392
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,850
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,835

From Brandon Sanderson, the number one New York Times best-selling author of the Reckoners series, Words of Radiance, and the internationally best-selling Mistborn series, comes the first book in an epic new series about a girl who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dangerous world at war for humanity's future.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you like Ender's Game or Sanderson check it out

  • By Kingsley on 11-08-18

Enthralling Story! I'm Looking Forward To The Next

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

Very well written characters and the story line has excellent pace! Hopefully, this is the first of an epic series! Brandon Sanderson has again, outdone himself!

  • Legacy

  • By: Ken Lozito
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,166

After narrowly defeating the invading enemy fleet, there is evidence that the attack isn't over. Thousands have died, and all that stands between human extinction and the invaders are the remnants of the colonial military. Connor must find a way to rally the colony using every scrap of ingenuity to stop the invaders. But will he succeed when he finds himself pitted against mankind's ultimate enemy?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well done trilogy wrap up

  • By J. Caulfield on 03-31-18

Enjoyable Story

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

I enjoyed the story though the depiction of women's voices in the narration leave something to be desired.

  • Nemesis

  • By: Ken Lozito
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,625
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,500
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,496

Seven years ago the New Earth colony received one final message from Earth...a warning. First a global pandemic, then the emergence of a new species. A war for survival ravaged the Sol system. Now they are coming for the colony. Many colonists don't believe it, but Connor does. They must prepare. They must fight. But how can they survive something that killed every person back on Earth?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • OK story, but lacking in military knowledge

  • By Rhomphaia on 08-27-18

Good story and Decent performance.

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

I enjoyed the story but it wasn't one that I couldn't wait until the next chapter. And the performance was okay but not the best depiction of the female characters buy a male actor.

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  • Genesis

  • By: Ken Lozito
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,714
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,512
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,506

Escaping wrongful imprisonment wasn't something Connor had in mind, but being put into stasis aboard Earth's first interstellar colony ship was something he couldn't have prepared for. For 300,000 colonists, the new colony brings the promise of a fresh start...a second chance. Connor might be the wrong man for the colony, but he's the right man to see that it survives what's coming.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed bag

  • By Tyson S Sukeforth on 05-31-18

VERY Engaging story!

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

Reviewed: 09-06-18

I enjoyed this story from start to finish! I'm looking forward to the next in the series and will probably read every one of them!

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  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,808
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,695

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Amy Snider on 06-13-18

Great science fiction from every angle!

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

Reviewed: 08-29-18

I truly enjoyed this book from start to finish!

Very well written and voice acted! I am truly astounded at mr. Porter's ability to sound like such a wide array of people including, women!

I also enjoyed that this presentation included what I would call Voice editing. Making intercom calls sound like they're actually coming over an intercom and so on.

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 40,746
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,043

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clean ending to a fantastic series

  • By Lily on 08-08-17

Deeply Satisfying

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

I just finished this book and, as I expected, my only complaint is that it's the last in the series. It was an amazing story that was so well voice acted by Mr. Ray Porter!

I truly hope that this is not the end of the Bobiverse but that we get to hear more from this enthralling line!

I'm looking forward to enjoying some of the other stories that Mr. Taylor has come up with!

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66,164
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 62,098
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,968

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Amazing Story and Voice Acting!

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

Reviewed: 08-15-18

Mr Taylor has written any a thoroughly entrancing story and Mr Porter acted it perfectly! I can't wait to get to the next story! My only negative feeling is that there is not an infinite supply of this series! :-)

  • Elantris

  • Tenth Anniversary Special Edition
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 28 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,218

In 2005, Brandon Sanderson debuted with Elantris, an epic fantasy unlike any other then on the market. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Tor is reissuing Elantris in a special edition, a fresh chance to introduce it to the myriad listeners who have since become Sanderson fans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For the superfan or new listener

  • By Christopher on 01-28-16

Outstanding Story!

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

This was truly one of the most enjoyable books I've read in quite a while!

  • Oathbringer

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30,696
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28,899
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28,846

Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost. The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strong Storytelling, will upset Kaladin fans

  • By Deana on 11-16-17

Yet Another Masterpiece!

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

Reviewed: 12-25-17

Amazing Story, Amazing Performance!
The depth of the multiverse that Mr Sanderson has created continues to expand my mind through invigorating my imagination.

Thank You for sharing one of your gifts!