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  • Charleston

  • By: John Jakes
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 128

Charleston follows the lives, loves, and shifting fortunes of the Bells - saints and evil-doers mingled in one unforgettable family - from the American Revolution through the turbulent antebellum years to the Civil War and the savage defeat of the Confederacy. Delving into our country's history as only he can, Jakes paints a powerful portrait of the Charleston aristocracy who zealously guarded their privilege and position, harboring dark family secrets that threatened to destroy them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book is great-person reading is all wrong

  • By Susan on 05-19-13

Great read

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

If you could sum up Charleston in three words, what would they be?

historical suspense informative

What was one of the most memorable moments of Charleston?

The life of peoples both white and black during that period

Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no, did great job

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes if I had that kind of time LOL

Any additional comments?

Until the book I did not put thought that a person would have lived thru all the wars that faced young America from independence to civil war

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 27,889
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,062

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • R C Bray never disappoints.

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-11-17

great funny and fun to listen

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

Reviewed: 06-23-17

great read story continues can't wait for next book easy to follow lots of action

  • Supercarrier

  • The Ixan Prophecies Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Scott Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 836
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 782

Captain Keyes is loved by the public but hated by Command. He captains the UHS Providence, an aging supercarrier and the last human ship not dependent on dark tech - technology humanity has used to rule over the galaxy since barely defeating the Ixa in the First Galactic War.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent multi-faceted character creations

  • By Sailfish on 06-11-17

not good

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

Reviewed: 06-09-17

trying too hard no real flow to story had to re listen to several because story line was all over the place good not hold my mind

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Xaros Reckoning

  • The Ember War, Book 9
  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,325
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,218
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,213

The Xaros Masters destroyed Bastion, the Alliance against the alien invaders has failed. Earth stands against the full force of the enemy's unending drone fleets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this series

  • By Margene on 08-31-18

great ending

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

Would you consider the audio edition of The Xaros Reckoning to be better than the print version?

never read the book

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Xaros Reckoning?

the battle with the armor

Have you listened to any of Luke Daniels’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

listened to the whole series great job kept me waiting for the next one to come out

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

this ending book cover to cover

Any additional comments?

Read the whole series well done love the characters

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Invaders

  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 711
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 660

They came from the brightest star in the southern constellation of Carina. First they studied us. Now they're among us, threatening human existence as they search for the Starcore, the greatest device of the lost Polarions. Logan is captured in the Nevada desert but escapes in Greenland. There he finds an extraterrestrial stealth ship, giving him the means to take the battle to the enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By AL on 03-11-17

Read better from Heppner

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

What did you like best about Invaders? What did you like least?

Not much to like the story been done before many times nothing impressing

If you’ve listened to books by Vaughn Heppner before, how does this one compare?

Not good he has written much better stories maybe this one is a filler??

Would you listen to another book narrated by Christian Rummel?

Yes

Do you think Invaders needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Nope take behind barn and shoot it

Any additional comments?

The character are predictable similar to other characters (even maybe copied) lot of the characters and plots can be from other Sci Fi books

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Arrival

  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 18 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 772
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 707
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 708

The Eden Project was a dream. To start the first extra-solar colony.... To avoid the mistakes of our past.... To start anew. Three generations, born and raised on a starship hurtling through space. To never know an open sky.... To never feel the wind on their face…. To never witness the sun rise or set. It is up to the advance team to set foot on each of these worlds, conduct their surveys, and send their findings back to the colony ship. Everything must go as planned, for the welfare of all the colonists depends on them.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • CHILDREN. IN. SPAAAaaaAaAaAACE!!!!

  • By Kindle Customer on 08-30-16

Not too bad but

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes the story line was well done

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

the most interesting was imagining being the first human in a new world, part of the story line made no since how the characters developed

Which scene was your favorite?

not a scene but the journey the two separated from the crew endured

Could you see Arrival being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

yes could easily see that happen

  • The Collapsing Empire

  • The Interdependency, Book 1
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,766
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,721

Our universe is ruled by physics, and faster-than-light travel is not possible - until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transports us to other worlds, around other stars. Humanity flows away from Earth, into space, and in time forgets our home world and creates a new empire, the Interdependency, whose ethos requires that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It's a hedge against interstellar war - and a system of control for the rulers of the empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Just feels small - no sense of scale, so why care?

  • By Ron P on 03-29-17

It passed the time

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

Reviewed: 04-26-17

Is there anything you would change about this book?

No the story line was ok not much more can be done to enhance the story

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

what you would expect the story line led to it

Did Wil Wheaton do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

yes

Was The Collapsing Empire worth the listening time?

It pass the time

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Master Sergeant

  • Makaum War Series #1
  • By: Mel Odom
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

They call it The Green Hell. A maze of tangled jungle, the planet Makaum is one of the most dangerous places in the universe. And for Terran Military Master Sergeant Frank Sage, it is now home.The war between the Terrans and the Phrenorians rages, and both sides have their sights set on Makaum. If the planet's rich resources fall into enemy hands, it could mean devastation for the Terran army.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Romp

  • By Bob H. on 04-13-16

cool

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

Reviewed: 07-27-16

good battle scenes a little too much on the extra props story better towards end

  • Counterstrike

  • Black Fleet Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,748
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,491
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,492

Captain Jackson Wolfe never thought he'd see the end of the Phage War in his lifetime. The enemy was too powerful, too numerous, and utterly determined to exterminate humanity. But the appearance of a new ally in the fight has changed all of that. For the first time since the original incursion, Wolfe thinks that maybe there's a chance to stop their implacable enemy before they have the chance to wipe out any more human planets.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome series!

  • By Corey on 07-11-16

great

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

Reviewed: 07-13-16

love the whole trilogy couldn't put it down must read if you love syfy

  • Battle of the New Orleans

  • Solbidyum Wars Saga, Book 1
  • By: Dale Musser
  • Narrated by: Lou Hecker
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Thibodaux James Renwalt, or Tibby as he was called by his friends, was just your typical Earthman. Recently discharged from his service in the United Stated Navy and working as an engineer for the city of New Orleans, maintaining the pumps that kept the city dry. Tibby decides to spend some time at a fishing hole in the swamp shown to him by his grandfather when he was a small boy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not too shabby

  • By Kenneth on 07-04-15

OK

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

Reviewed: 10-23-15

What did you like best about Battle of the New Orleans? What did you like least?

great characters, needed more battles

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Good like the ending did not leave open for future books which is a good thing sometimes

What three words best describe Lou Hecker’s voice?

good, strong, clear

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

If I had time probably would not go out of my way

Any additional comments?

story keeps you engaged and is a great pass time but probably won't make my re read list