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  • Relic

  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 248

Once Homo sapiens reigned supreme, spreading from star system to star system in an empire that encountered no alien life and thus knew no enemy.... save itself. As had happened many times before, the most primal human instincts rose up, only this time armed with the advanced scientific knowledge to create a genetically engineered smart virus that quickly wiped out humanity to the last man. That man is Ruslan, the sole known surviving human being in the universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really fun story!

  • By APLang on 08-16-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 01-10-19

Excellent writing style, good story, superb performance. I will definitely check out the author’s and the performers other works

  • The Distance

  • By: Jeremy Robinson, Hilaree Robinson
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer, Heather Costa
  • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 552

The human race has turned to dust. August Morrison faces it after rising from the depths of a dark matter research facility in Arizona. His co-workers. His daughter. All of them: dust. Friends and colleagues around the world don’t answer their phones. The city of Phoenix burns. He is alone. As a world without mankind starts to crumble, August fights not just for survival, but for his very sanity. On the other side of the country, Poe McDowell watches her parents crumble into dust just moments after being shoved inside a coffin-like device that spares her from the same fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Odd Apocalypse

  • By Michael Oberhardt on 09-06-18

Decent story

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

The gestalt of the story was a little stale but the motive of the aliens was unique and new. The performance was a major distraction. The female voice was like listening to nails on the chalkboard. The pitch and tone reminded me of the chipmunks. The male voice was slightly monotoned with a consistent decrement in inflection....kinda annoying..

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Signal

  • By: Tony Peak
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson, Natasha Soudek, Fred Berman, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 53

They were sent to investigate the first extraterrestrial signal. What they found was beyond anything they could have imagined - or feared. On a voyage to a mysterious moon in the Alpha Centauri system, the UEA Centaurus meets with disaster. Only the quick thinking of the flight engineer, Rachel Terman, saves some of the crew. Crash-landing on the moon, trillions of kilometers from Earth, they struggle to carry out their mission and try to survive. But nothing has prepared them for what they will face.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the voices, especially the Norwegian

  • By Annie Armstrong on 11-20-18

Lesbian Romance disguised as Science Fiction

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

Reviewed: 12-14-18

Writing style is adequate. Story has been done ad nauseum. The Gay marriages and lesbian sex didn’t add anything to the story and was pointless. If you support the leftist social agenda of gay marriage and gender delusion, this stew of liberal propaganda will be right up your alley. I barely made it through this mediocre piece of crap. I’ll never get those hours of my life back. Maybe I can still get my money back.

19 of 37 people found this review helpful

  • The Forever, Part III

  • The Forever, Book 3
  • By: Craig Robertson
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460

As a horrific war with the ruthless Berrillians heats up, a new, more deadly threat arises - a mythical race known as the Last Nightmare, intent on destroying the universe. Once more, fate calls upon Jon Ryan. An alliance is made between old friends and bitter enemies. Cooperation is the only thing that might just save them all. But all the fighting, all the death, and all the suffering are changing Jon. With each passing crisis, his humanity ebbs further and further away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scott Aiello brought this series to life!

  • By V. Bass on 10-16-18

Mediocre science fiction with liberal politics

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

Reviewed: 12-02-18

I listened to the first two books. They are tolerable and make the time spent scrubbing the toilet go by faster. The writing style is acceptable, the characters are shallow and 2 dimensional. I listen to Science fiction to get away from people cramming their liberal beliefs down my throat. Unfortunately every book I read these days throws gay marriage and leftist ideology right out in the front. This book is no exception. Subtle jabs at Trump and praise for the Clintons, Gore Andy other Democrats.... it isn’t pivotal to the story but the authors shoe-horn it in there any way... ultimately this was mediocre science fiction at its most mediocre....

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Omega Rising

  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,677
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,505

Jason Burke was a man hiding from himself in a small cabin high in the American Rocky Mountains when his simple, quiet life was shattered one night by what he first assumed was an aviation mishap. But when he investigates the crash, what he finds will yank him out of his self-imposed exile and thrust him into a world he could have never imagined.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Old-Fashioned Sci-Fi -- For a Change

  • By James on 12-21-14

B rated crap

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

Reviewed: 11-06-18

If Frederick Pohl could be considered a nice Sci-Fi meal, this would be equivalent to a gas station burrito....it’s just that sometimes I’m in the mood for a nice, entertaining dose off garbage.

  • The Frequency of Aliens

  • Sorrow Falls, Book 2
  • By: Gene Doucette
  • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 767
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765

Annie Collins is back! Becoming an overnight celebrity at age 16 should have been a lot more fun. Not helping matters: she’s the only kid in school with her own pet spaceship. She would love it if things found some kind of normal, but as long as she has control of the most lethal - and only - interstellar vehicle in existence, that isn’t going to happen. Worse, things appear to be going in the other direction.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Love little Annie Collins!

  • By Tommy on 02-08-18

Would be better with a little research

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

Reviewed: 03-04-18

Would you listen to The Frequency of Aliens again? Why?

Excellent writing style, good story, superb performance. It’s just that the obvious errors in military details are really distracting. The author seems to know nothing about military structure, culture or protocol.

What did you like best about this story?

The author makes the main character so likable.

What does Steve Carlson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I like his version of almost every character

Any additional comments?

I would recommend it to anybody

  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21,734
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,463
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,364

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Monkeys kick A**, but......

  • By Beachcombers on 02-14-18

Very simple writing....but continues to be extremely entertaining

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

Reviewed: 02-13-18

RC Bray is awesome. Craig Alanson is a very consistent. His writing is very simple but remains entertaining and enjoyable.

  • Aces

  • Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,410

Children are not supposed to rescue their parents, life is supposed to be the other way around. And rescues aren't supposed to be needed on the trip out to the new colony planet Valhalla. Slow, yes. Boring, yes. Dangerous? No, the trip is not supposed to be dangerous, never has been. When thieves attack the transport ship to steal an ancient alien artifact, and young Kaylee and her brother, Manny, are cut off from their parents, they have to stop the thieves from getting what they want.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book and great performance

  • By chris wessells on 01-02-18

Simplistic writing

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

Reviewed: 02-06-18

The writing was simple. Character development was shallow and the annoying New Jersey accents made me want to gouge my ears out with a screwdriver. My 9 year old loved it

  • Starfire

  • By: B.V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,253
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,253

On June 30, 1908, an object fell from the sky, releasing more energy than a thousand Hiroshima bombs. A Siberian forest was flattened, but the strike left no significant crater. The anomaly came to be known as the Tunguska Event, and scientists have never agreed whether it was the largest meteor strike in recorded history - or something else. Alien artifacts have been uncovered since the 1908 event, and a new star drive is discovered.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Spy flick meets First contact. :)

  • By Antonio Stevens on 04-27-15

Seemed unfinished

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

Reviewed: 11-27-17

Good characters but the story was very fragmented and needed polishing. Not very satisfying, it seemed unfinished....

  • Fear the Sky

  • The Fear Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,443
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,336

From the Audie-nominated narrator of The Martian. In eleven years' time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Caught me by surprise, and held me till the end.

  • By Brian Perry on 07-21-15

Good enough to move to book two

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

Reviewed: 11-27-17

Reasonable character development. Good story line. I love RC Bray. The writer doesn’t do much research and makes many mistakes in military detail. I can do without the political opinion. I get enough Pro-homosexual propaganda from TV. I don’t need it in my books too. Ultimately, the story is good enough to buy book #2.