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  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41,542
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 38,895
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,783

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

  • By Devin on 04-18-17

Good Book

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

Reviewed: 04-23-17

Not as good as the first one and it really didn't get very far. It gave us more info on the Bobiverse but didn't advance the story much.

  • 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 61,477
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 57,681
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57,574

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

A fresh new Space opera

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

Reviewed: 01-03-17

It's very well written and performed . I look forward to the next book in this series.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Night Without Stars: A Novel of the Commonwealth

  • Chronicle of the Fallers Series, Book 2
  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 26 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,208
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,056
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,047

The planet is isolated from the rest of the universe, unable to seek help as it's targeted by hostile aliens. Bienvenido's ruling authorities have slowly responded to this gradual infiltration, but they have no idea that a highly organized invasion is now under way, designed to wipe out all human life on the planet. All factions must work together to survive. Unfortunately, due to prejudice against enhanced Eliter humans and crippling technophobia, the parochial government won't collaborate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Space Opera

  • By Gr on 11-08-16

great!

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

Reviewed: 11-01-16

another great chapter in the Commonwealth series , he always leaves me wanting more. Can't wait till the next book is released.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Warrior King

  • Odyssey One, Book 5
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,444

Battle-weary after a desperate fight to save Earth from the Drasin alien onslaught, Confederation Captain Eric Weston is tasked with a perilous new mission. He and the crew of the Odysseus must hunt down those who unleashed the hellish attack on his homeworld and that of Earth's Priminae allies.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • too short. half a book. disappointed.

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-22-16

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 07-29-16

Just like the first three books this one is fast pace and we'll done! Can't wait for the next book in the series.

  • Revenge of the Ancients

  • Crimson Worlds Refugees, Book 3
  • By: Jay Allan
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314

A battered group of human ships, fighting for survival, fleeing deeper into the far unknown, pursued by the deadly forces of the genocidal artificial intelligence known as the Regent. A legendary commander, the man who has saved his people time and time again, struggling to lead the fleet ever forward, fighting through every attack the enemy throws at them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • ”Down it's throat”, again

  • By Mr on 08-09-16

best I can say is it was alright

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

Reviewed: 07-14-16

I don't like the narrator. His speech is to wet sounding and monotonous. That's the only way I can think to describe it. The story is pretty good but a little to over the top at times when describing the hero's of the story. Sometimes less truly is more. You don't have to tell me 20 times how great the hero is. This is one of the few books I've ever skipped chapters on just to get to the end of all the blah,blah,blah.....

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Time's Edge

  • The Chronos Files, Book 2
  • By: Rysa Walker
  • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,049
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,856

To stop her sadistic grandfather, Saul, and his band of time travelers from rewriting history, Kate must race to retrieve the CHRONOS keys before they fall into the Cyrists’ hands. If she jumps back in time and pulls the wrong key - one that might tip off the Cyrists to her strategy - her whole plan could come crashing down, jeopardizing the future of millions of innocent people. Kate’s only ally is Kiernan, who also carries the time-traveling gene.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe I'm too much of an adult for this YA book

  • By Marie on 11-13-14

Very good!

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

Reviewed: 06-30-16

It's a very good overall story and performance. I'm usually more into the space opera type of audible but this series has been a very good break from my usual so far. It's told from a 17 year old girl's perspective and it reminds me of the show Buffy at times. I liked Buffy and this is a little less supernatural and a lot more syfi. The narrator does a very good job and she sounds the part of the lead teenage girl the books are about very well . At first I thought she must be a teenage girl but she's not , she's just good at sounding that way. I really look forward to the next book in the series.

  • Home World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 6
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,198
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,832

When the Earth is invaded by a rival empire, James McGill's legion must defend the Home World. The top brass has complex plans, but none of that matters much to McGill, who chooses his own unique path. Traveling to star systems no human has ever visited, he searches for a technological edge to beat the enemy before it's too late. Along the way he unleashes new terrors, triggering the biggest battles in human history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Obstinate to the Core

  • By Don Gilbert on 06-04-16

It's the same story as the book before .

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

Reviewed: 06-21-16

He needs to mix it up a little bit . It's still a good story but it's getting a little to predictable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lines of Departure

  • Frontlines, Book 2
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,735
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,284

Vicious interstellar conflict with an indestructible alien species. Bloody civil war over the last habitable zones of the cosmos. Political unrest, militaristic police forces, dire threats to the solar system. Humanity is on the ropes, and after years of fighting a two-front war with losing odds, so is Commonwealth Defense Corps officer Andrew Grayson.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than the first book

  • By David on 03-14-15

It's ok

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

Reviewed: 05-26-16

I didn't like that the story spent to much time with man fighting man and not enough time with man fighting alien. By the time it gets to the fight with the real villains of the story the books over. Other than that it's a average si-fi military book but not much of a space opera .I may or may not continue the series.

  • The Reality Dysfunction

  • Night's Dawn Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 41 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,643
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,456
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,445

In AD 2600, the human race is finally beginning to realize its full potential. Hundreds of colonized planets scattered across the galaxy host a multitude of prosperous and wildly diverse cultures. Genetic engineering has pushed evolution far beyond nature's boundaries, defeating disease and producing extraordinary spaceborn creatures. Huge fleets of sentient trader starships thrive on the wealth created by the industrialization of entire star systems, and throughout inhabited space the Confederation Navy keeps the peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally on Audible!! My favorite Hamilton series!

  • By Patrick on 04-05-16

Just as I have come to expect from Hamilton, Great

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

Reviewed: 05-18-16

He takes a little while to build his world around you but once he does , he is so talented that it's like you are living the story instead of just reading or listening to it. This one is very graphic and violent but so is life. So be ready to have your senses assaulted in every way by a genius story teller. Its well worth the long wild ride he takes you on, and this book is only the beginning.

  • The Alliance

  • Galactic Empire Wars, Book 4
  • By: Raymond L. Weil
  • Narrated by: Liam Owen
  • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154

The war against the Kleese intensifies as the human-led Alliance attempts a daring attack against the heart of the Kleese Empire. If the mission succeeds, it will be a great victory for the Alliance. If it fails, it will mean the end of freedom for all the races of the galaxy and the end of human life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New narrator

  • By John on 02-05-17

Why did they change narrators?

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

Reviewed: 04-23-16

It's a good series but why do they change narrators on series all the time. They wait until they are 4 or 5 books into a series and change the narrator. They did this in The Expanse series by James S.A. Corey too but got so much negative feed back they switched back. It's not a good idea to do that on any series after the first 2 books because by that time us listeners are use to voices being done in a certain way.