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  • The True Measure

  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,146

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

Amazing Science Fiction

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

Reviewed: 09-07-18

Look, if you enjoy science fiction, especially military science fiction, you should be reading these books. With the wealth of information and the depth of characters and writing, this is an easy series to get into, and all too easy to consume far too quickly!

How Richard Fox is not a household name yet beats me. Ame, as always, Luke Daniel's delivers an outstanding narration.

  • Galaxy's Edge, Part III

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,659
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,434
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,412

Daring heroics, sacrifice, and courage come together as the Legion attempts to contain the fire sparked at the Battle of Tarrago. But the galaxy is spiraling into all-out war. Captain Chhun's Dark Ops squad is reunited with Wraith. When their mission to deny Goth Sulluss the shipyards he so eagerly desires goes awry, Chhun and Wraith must find a way to stop the Black Fleet's advance - even if it costs them their lives. Meanwhile, an old friend from Nether Ops executes a covert operation that will turn the focus of the Last War of the Republic in a terrible new direction.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • only problem I had

  • By kagan w on 08-18-18

<br />Awesome Series!

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

Reviewed: 09-01-18

An amazing series, interestingly broken into two books per purchase. Truly immersive universe that the authors have built, and RC Bray's narrative talents are some of the finest in the industry. He brings life to already vibrant characters and their struggles. If you like military science fiction, Galaxy's Edge is where you need to be!

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  • The Ibarra Sanction

  • Terran Armor Corps, Book 2
  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,375
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,298

Once, the Ibarras saved Earth and all of humanity from utter destruction. Now they are fugitives and traitors hunted by the Terran Union's mightiest warriors. After fleeing with a stolen armada, the Ibarra family have finally emerged from hiding and are scouring the galaxy for an ancient alien legacy, destroying any who get in their way. For armor soldier Roland Shaw, the call to put down the Ibarra mutiny is a bitter task as he and the Iron Dragoons come face to face with the Ibarras in order to discover if they are truly their friends or their most deadly foe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome continuation of the Ember War universe.

  • By Scott Moon on 01-13-18

Amazing Sci-Fi

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Man, what an amazing read! Both this book and the first one are absolutely engrossing. I cannot wait for my next credit sp I can get the third one! (If it's out yet). Great story, plot, twists, and a succinct explanation of the science without delving too deep into the lore. On the other hand, this book feels very much like a classic science fiction novel, stating facts about the universe which the reader is simply expected to know. Again, the author strikes a powerful balance between inundating the reader with information and lore-stated-as-fact. Just amazing. I hope they make a video game from this universe some day.

  • Princeps' Fury

  • Codex Alera, Book 5
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 17 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,741
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,418
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,430

Tavi of Calderon, now recognized as Princeps Gaius Octavian and heir to the crown, has achieved a fragile alliance with Alera's oldest foes, the savage Canim. But when Tavi and his legions guide the Canim safely to their lands, his worst fears are realized. The dreaded Vord - the enemy of Aleran and Cane alike - have spent the last three years laying waste to the Canim homeland. And when the Alerans are cut off from their ships, they find themselves with no choice but to fight shoulder to shoulder if they are to survive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful story, problematic recording

  • By M. Crocker on 02-04-13

Amazing Series

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

Reviewed: 06-24-18

No, really, this is an amazing book series! If you are looking for fast paced, exciting, adventure with cool "magic," look here!

  • The Crimson Crown

  • A Seven Realms Novel, Book 4
  • By: Cinda Williams Chima
  • Narrated by: Carol Monda
  • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 768

In this stunning series conclusion, Queen Raisa ana' Marianna is desperately seeking a way to unite her people and keep peace within the Fells. Meanwhile, relations between the wizards and Clan approach a breaking point. Han Alister, now a member of the Wizard Council, learns the thousand-year-old secret that can unite the people of the kingdom - but he may not live long enough to use it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Favorite Book this Year

  • By Rita on 12-07-12

Amazing series!

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

Reviewed: 03-27-16

Seriously, this is a great series for readers of all ages. I'm glad I picked it up, and you definitely see Chima come into her own.

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  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 163,153
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 150,581
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 150,419

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

Even Better than the Movie!

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

Reviewed: 02-24-16

Well, as I stated, this book is even better than the movie! More detailed, more science, more mishaps! I absolutely enjoy audiobooks, and the author does an amazing job with this one. Solid narrator performance, as well.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • First Lord's Fury

  • Codex Alera, Book 6
  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 23 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,101
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,708
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,701

For years he has endured the endless trials and triumphs of a man whose skill and power could not be restrained. Battling ancient enemies, forging new alliances, and confronting the corruption within his own land, Gaius Octavian became a legendary man of war - and the rightful First Lord of Alera. But now, the savage Vord are on the march, and Gaius must lead his legions to the Calderon Valley to stand against them - using all of his intelligence, ingenuity, and furycraft to save their world from eternal darkness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent conclusion

  • By Jason on 11-27-09

Great series

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

Reviewed: 10-10-15

I enjoyed the book and the narration, though my wife did not like Kate Reading (the narrator)'s accent. The only thing I didn't like about the book was the obnoxious trumpet fanfare the randomly popped up as some strange segue. Otherwise, fantastic read, further cementing Jim Butcher as one of y favorite authors.