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  • Black Ops

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 4
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,276
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,828
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,745

The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded "Not so much"...now they have to deal with the consequences.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Slightly better than books two and three.....

  • By Steve on 01-02-18

The Monkeys are learning.

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

Reviewed: 09-30-17

Embrace The Awesomeness. without giving away the story, I wonder if humans have advanced too far.

  • Last Horizon: Beta

  • Last Horizon Series, Book 1
  • By: Daniel Schinhofen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335

Advances in technology have led to the creation of ever more realistic virtual reality games, but now Full Immersion Virtual Reality is finally coming true. Join David and his oldest friends as they sign up to beta test the first game of its kind. Last Horizon will give the old gamers the chance to live out one last adventure together.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Old fuddy duddys have a VR experience

  • By Logan79 on 01-16-18

I look forward to book 2

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

Reviewed: 08-09-17

It's sad one of the leading characters is leaving this book (or maybe not not sure what the other books will do. )

I was hoping the advance in tech would allow some kind of mind meld into the game for that character.

1 of 4 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 29,394
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,945
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,882

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
  • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

  • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

please put the other two books on here

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

Reviewed: 02-16-17

I enjoyed the story, narration, and production. I'm an avid military sci-fi fan. I wish Audible would produce the other two books into audio format.

  • A Long Time Until Now

  • By: Michael Z. Williamson
  • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
  • Length: 22 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,109
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,979
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,982

A military unit is thrust back into Paleolithic times with only their guns and portable hardware. Ten soldiers on convoy in Afghanistan suddenly find themselves lost in time. Somehow they arrived in Earth's Paleolithic Asia. With no idea how they arrived or how to get back, the shock of the event is severe. They discover groups of the similarly displaced: imperial Romans, Neolithic Europeans, and a small cadre of East Indian peasants.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Different Than Expected--But an Excellent Listen !

  • By C. Hartmann on 06-11-15

Interesting Story, but I want more Freehold

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

Reviewed: 06-10-15

Sorry Mr Williamson, I think this is an awesome opener for a new series but I'd rather listen to more Freehold universe stories...unless of course you cross the two. Food for thought.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Z14

  • Zombie Rules, Book 2
  • By: David Achord
  • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 950
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 874
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 873

Zach Gunderson and his friends have carved out a life for themselves in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by zombies. But survival is a daily struggle. In addition to frequent encounters with hostile humans, Zach has discovered something very sinister about the zombies.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Had trouble staying awake

  • By Glenn on 02-16-15

I wanted to give this story 5 stars.

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

Reviewed: 02-03-15

But seriously, Kuru after a year in a group of Cannibals in the mid south...a disease presenting in ONLY New Guinea during the 50s-70s, and takes a couple years for the disease to present symptoms

  • Exile

  • Star Force, Book 11
  • By: B.V. Larson, David VanDyke
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,189
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,990
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,981

Lost and cut off from Earth, the crew of the starship Valiant seeks a way home. In the 11th book of the Star Force series Cody Riggs collides with the overwhelming power of the Ancients. They fly incomprehensible ships and consider humans to be curiosities. Caught between ghosts of the past and demons of the present, Cody is abandoned by everyone. His girl, his crew, and even his ships change sides, exiling him in the cold depths of space.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't put BV'S books down, including this one.

  • By Phil on 04-09-15

Great Series, Cody is entirely too much like Kyle.

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

Reviewed: 01-26-15

I am excited based on the last couple hours of the audiobook for what is to come, but please for the love of Star Force, Cody needs to stop being an exact copy of his father's character.

Anxiously awaiting the other series by BV Larson too!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • For Honor We Stand

  • Man of War, Book 2
  • By: H. Paul Honsinger
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,303

In 2315, the Earth Union is losing a 30-year-long war with the Krag Hegemony. Having encountered the Krag before, Space Commander Max Robicheaux now faces daunting challenges aboard the USS Cumberland: The dangers from the enemy without…and clashes with crew and superiors within. Meanwhile, Doctor Sahin receives a coded message summoning him to a secret meeting which aims to forge an alliance that could change the balance of power in Known Space.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sing-song?

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-16-17

The Answer should have been "Nuts!"

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

Reviewed: 03-18-14

I will entirely agree with a previous reviewer. This reads more exactly like a cross of Patrick O'Brian's Maturin/Aubrey series (21 odd book series starting with Master and Commander) and a number of other SciFi offerings from contemporary and similar authors such as Evan Currie and BV Larson. At first, I thought this may have been nearly a rip-off of that classic O'Brian series, but I think that was a misjudgement. This work stands on its own. In this case, substituting Age of Sail ships for their space equivalents was a nice touch and reminded me why I liked the other series. I had really thought, given the historical nuances the author was drawing from (blue water naval terminology and overall military history) I was really hoping that answer would have been something truly historic and poetic as I have suggested. Either way, I will happily gobble up any future book you write and if at all possible please keep the same narrator.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • For All the Tea in China

  • How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History
  • By: Sarah Rose
  • Narrated by: Sarah Rose
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 132

In 1848, the British East India Company, having lost its monopoly on the tea trade, engaged Robert Fortune, a Scottish gardener, botanist, and plant hunter, to make a clandestine trip into the interior of China - territory forbidden to foreigners - to steal the closely guarded secrets of tea horticulture and manufacturing. For All the Tea in China is the remarkable account of Fortune's journeys into China - a thrilling narrative that combines history, geography, botany, natural science, and old-fashioned adventure.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • One author who writes well but narrates terribly!

  • By ctfromnh on 03-15-11

A very well researched and interested account

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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: 10-19-13

You can easily see in the last two chapters of the book how the British search for an independent supply of Tea helped change the world and boosted the Industrial Revolution in GB. Great book, great story, and even though most of the time an author self-reading their work doesn't quite work out, I enjoyed listening to Sarah Rose.

  • All the Shah's Men

  • An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
  • By: Stephen Kinzer
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649

In a cloak-and-dagger story of spies, saboteurs, and secret agents, Kinzer reveals the involvement of Eisenhower, Churchill, Kermit Roosevelt, and the CIA in Operation Ajax, which restored Mohammad Reza Shah to power. Reza imposed a tyranny that ultimately sparked the Islamic Revolution of 1979 which, in turn, inspired fundamentalists throughout the Muslim world, including the Taliban and terrorists who thrived under its protection.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a book!

  • By A Reader on 03-01-04

Worst mouthbreathing narrator I've ever heard.

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

Reviewed: 10-13-13

Aside from the fact that the author is known from writing on a far left political slant, I had to read (I chose to listen) to this book and was glad that I did simply for the confirmation of some basic falsehoods in his premise that this one coup supported by both US and British governments singly led to modern terrorism.


That aside, I can hear the narrator suck in a breath in nearly every other sentence...........He has a nice cultured voice otherwise, but omg this is so distracting I'm almost forgetting how uneven-handed this author is.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful