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  • The Lost Command

  • Lost Starship Series, Volume 2
  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,203

Starship Victory, a faithful alien spacecraft guarding its shattered system for 10,000 years, agreed to come to Earth. Now Captain Maddox and his crew have a new assignment. They must find Professor Ludendorff before the New Men do. The New Men need Ludendorff's help so they can capture the alien starship. Maddox needs the neglected superweapons repaired so he can rescue a Star Watch fleet trapped deep in enemy territory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good extension

  • By Robert on 06-29-15

Good extension

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

Reviewed: 06-29-15

This was a good extension of the previous story. It is obvious that it leaves more to be written. The New Men are exposed a little more. Just be prepared to have to get the next book.
Boyett did a good job.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Frozen Heat

  • By: Richard Castle
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 714
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 719

NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat arrives at her latest crime scene to find an unidentified woman stabbed to death and stuffed inside a suitcase left on a Manhattan street. Nikki is in for a big shock when this new homicide connects to the unsolved murder of her own mother. Paired once again with her romantic and investigative partner, top journalist Jameson Rook, Heat works to solve the mystery of the body in the suitcase while she is forced to confront unexplored areas of her mother's background.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost Impossible to Put Down/Turn Off This Book!

  • By GEORGE on 09-12-12

Great opening to a larger story

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

Reviewed: 05-14-15

The story is a rich field of finding and missing. Heat's mom, which has been a level of pain and contention due to the mysterious nature of her murder, is the focus of the story. The story even leaves you hanging and wanting more. Damn you Castle! Now I have to get the other book. Which I really do not mind. Some continuity in the books of a series is what I like.

  • Calculating God

  • By: Robert J. Sawyer
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Robert J. Sawyer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,624
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,891
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,910

In this Hugo-nominated novel, an alien walks into a museum and asks if he can see a paleontologist. But the arachnid ET hasn't come aboard a rowboat with the Pope and Stephen Hawking (although His Holiness does request an audience later). Landing at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the spacefarer, Hollus, asks to compare notes on mass extinctions with resident dino-scientist Thomas Jericho.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting book, very enjoyable narration

  • By Ione on 05-07-10

This is an idea of science and God

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

Reviewed: 04-27-15

I enjoyed this book partly due to the fact that I already believe what Sawyer wrote about, and the introspection of Tom. There are moral issues brought up. The end was a pretty good ending with no hard stop. It made you think, which is
not what many people want from books. I was also entertaining.

  • Heat Rises

  • By: Richard Castle
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885

The bizarre murder of a parish priest at a New York bondage club opens Nikki Heat's most thrilling and dangerous case so far, pitting her against New York's most vicious drug lord, an arrogant CIA contractor, and a shadowy death squad out to gun her down. And that is just the tip of an iceberg that leads to a dark conspiracy reaching all the way to the highest level of the NYPD.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, mild suspense and a bit inane!

  • By Wayne on 03-11-18

Just like TV

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

Reviewed: 04-23-15

This episode is very good. I expect that Richard Castle is a group of writers. It reads like the show, but has much more detail. This is great because I love the show. "I am ruggedly handsome!" Oh yeah!

  • Forging Zero

  • The Legend of ZERO
  • By: Sara King
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,271
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,168

The oldest of the children drafted from humanity's devastated planet, Joe is impressed into service by the alien Congressional Ground Force - and becomes the unwitting centerpiece in a millennia-long alien struggle for independence. Once his training begins, one of the elusive and prophetic Trith appears to give Joe a spine chilling prophecy that the universe has been anticipating for millions of years: Joe will be the one to finally shatter the vast alien government known as Congress. And the Trith cannot lie...but first Joe has to make it through bootcamp.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • That Chime…

  • By Robert A Dean Jr on 05-21-15

I liked it.

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

Reviewed: 02-24-15

This is why I started reading Sara's work. She writes well. Has interesting stories. I enjoy the twists. Our hero is not a classical hero but a fallible one. Mistakes are made. Bad outcomes are had.

  • The Lost Starship

  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: David Stifel
  • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,577
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,300
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,301

Ten thousand years ago, a single alien super-ship survived a desperate battle. The vessel's dying crew set the AI on automatic to defend the smashed rubble of their planet. Legend has it the faithful ship continues to patrol the empty battlefield, obeying its last order throughout the lonely centuries.In the here and now, Earth needs a miracle. Out of the Beyond invade the New Men, stronger, faster and smarter than the old. Their superior warships and advanced technology destroy every fleet sent to stop them.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Old school-style scifi with dreary narration

  • By dtamayob on 03-18-16

Exciting. Not sure about the wrap up

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

Reviewed: 02-13-15

I enjoyed the book immensely. I did not approve of the wrap up. The author did an excellent job at creating a universe with expandable possibilities. I wanted more.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • 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 2,186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,989
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,980

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

A very nice extension of the story

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

Reviewed: 01-27-15

Hurry up and give me the next! There was no wrap up that forced a strange ending. It was a very interesting no fun story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful