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  • Deliverance

  • Forgotten Colony, Book 1
  • By: M.R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Caleb is a former Marine Raider and commander of the Vultures, a search and rescue team that's spent the last two years pulling high-value targets out of alien-ravaged cities and shipping them off-world. When his new orders call for him to join 40,000 survivors aboard the last starship out, he thinks his days of fighting are over. The Deliverance represents a fresh start and a chance to leave the war behind for good. Except the war won't be as easy to escape as he thought.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great beginning store !+

  • By Cindy Meyer Lady of the Loch on 07-18-19

Good attempt but poor execution

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

Reviewed: 06-24-19

The author has good instincts but he needs help on the military and science of it all (rank structures, tactics, attitude, how massive star ships would be constructed, material science...). He doesn't seem to understand some of the basics and it hurts the story. I wanted it to be good and to his credit much of time you can let it go but there are some persistent errors that can't be explained by the world he's created.

  • Surprise, Kill, Vanish

  • The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins
  • By: Annie Jacobsen
  • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
  • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 823

From Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen, the untold story of the CIA's secret paramilitary units.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of facts, offset by too much fiction

  • By Steve M on 05-24-19

A lot of mistakes

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

Reviewed: 05-25-19

Jacobsen gets some things right and some things obviously wrong, everything in between is interesting but its veracity is suspect. She gets unit names and call signs wrong with surprising frequency.

17 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Galaxy's Edge, Part IV

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,429
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,240
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,223

Fight to win. Survive the future. With the galaxy in turmoil, the Legion initiates Article Nineteen, a hard reset designed to halt the corruption and ineptitude that continues to spill forth from the Galactic Core. But when the House of Reason aligns itself with the bloodthirsty zhee extremists, the Legion has no choice but to commit to a savage campaign of Total War. As Legion Commander Keller attempts to coax the Republic and Black Fleet into a winner-take-all battle at the heart of the Galactic Core, Wraith uncovers secrets from Tyrus Rechs’s past. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All time best!

  • By Nick Putzke on 02-06-19

Get ready

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

Reviewed: 02-11-19

This volume was incredible like all those before it. This may be the best yet. It’s a roller coaster and you’ll be guessing till the end.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful