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  • Emergence

  • Foreigner Sequence 7, Book 1
  • By: C. J. Cherryh
  • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 200
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

Bren Cameron, acting as the representative of the atevi's political leader, Tabini-aiji, as well as translator between humans and atevi, has undertaken a mission to the human enclave of Mospheira. Both his presence on the island and his absence from the continent have stirred old enemies to realize new opportunities. Old hatreds. Old grudges. Old ambitions. The situation has strengthened the determination of power-seekers on both sides of the strait. Bren knows most of them very well, but not all of them well enough.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, a little slow, didn't like narrator

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

Boring

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

Don’t bother with this one or the last three books in this series. Every character struggles with circular reasoning throughout every chapter. It becomes dreary, annoying and a waste of tine.

  • Black Legion: Warhammer 40,000

  • Black Legion, Book 2
  • By: Aaron Dembski-Bowden
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 423

Ezekyle Abaddon and his warlords strive to bind the newborn Black Legion together under threat of destruction. Now Khayon, as Abaddon's most-trusted assassin, is tasked with ending the threat of Thagus Daravek, the self-proclaimed Lord of Hosts - a rival to the Ezekyle's final fate. Fighting the vile whispers of the Dark Gods within his mind, Abaddon turns a fevered gaze back to the Imperium, where his destiny awaits. Yet the Emperor's Champion and his Black Templars stand guard at the gates of Hell, and Sigismund has waited centuries to face Abaddon in battle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By Texas on 10-04-17

Wow!!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

By far my favorite Warhammer book. I have listened st least 20 times. Well done,waiting for more

  • Lukas the Trickster

  • Warhammer 40,000
  • By: Josh Reynolds
  • Narrated by: John Banks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 129

Among the Space Wolves there are as many sagas as there are warriors. Though none quite like that of Lukas the Trickster. Renowned and reviled in equal measure, the Jackalwolf has ever stood apart from his brothers, passed from pack to pack by embittered Wolf Lords. But as a new enemy invades the icy reaches of Fenris at the height of the Helwinter, Lukas finds himself facing a foe who may rival even his legendary cunning - the drukhari corsair, Duke Sliscus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I hope for a sequel

  • By Andrew Sullivan on 08-06-18

Well written, not crazy about the narrator

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

I got to chapter 7, and could not listen anymore. The narrator has a quality to his voice that is jerky and I find myself focusing on that instead of the storyline. Tried to return but for some reason this book was not eligible. I’m stuck with it

  • X Minus One

  • Old Time Radio, Sci-Fi Series
  • By: Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, and others
  • Narrated by: Old Time Radio
  • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

X Minus One was a half-hour science fiction radio series broadcast from April 24, 1955 to January 9, 1958 in various timeslots on NBC. Initially a revival of NBC's Dimension X (1950-51), X Minus One is widely considered among the finest science fiction dramas ever produced for radio. The first 15 episodes were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations by NBC staff writers, including Ernest Kinoy and George Lefferts, of newly published science fiction stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Dying Art Form: Great Old Time Radio Sci Fi

  • By DJH on 03-19-13

Fun!!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-18

This is just the perfect way to spend time if you love vintage shows. A great listen

  • Illidan: World of Warcraft

  • By: William King
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,620
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,253
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,241

Illidan Stormrage is one of the most powerful beings ever to walk the lands of Azeroth. He is also one of the least understood. Behind his legend, beneath his enigmatic mission, lies a brilliant mind whose machinations are comprehended by few - and trusted by even fewer. Illidan's righteous reign of justice and vengeance has begun.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good lore and unaccounted events explained

  • By Federico on 04-13-16

WOW!!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-16

This is, by far the very best Warcraft book. A must buy for gamers and non gamers.

  • Tracker

  • Foreigner Sequence 6, Book 1
  • By: C. J. Cherryh
  • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
  • Length: 13 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351

First in a brand-new Foreigner trilogy by Hugo Award-winning author C. J. Cherryh. Tracker is the 16th installment of C. J. Cherryh's acclaimed Foreigner series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beginning of a New Series in the Foreigner World

  • By Sires on 04-15-15

Not again

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

Reviewed: 10-14-15

This story has so many rewinds that the book would have been half as long if they were taken out. Every time a new character comes on scene the reader has to suffer through yet another explanation of events. Very tiresome.

  • Pandora's Star

  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 37 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,924
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,998
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,018

The year is 2380. The Intersolar Commonwealth, a sphere of stars some 400 light-years in diameter, contains more than 600 worlds, interconnected by a web of transport "tunnels" known as wormholes. At the farthest edge of the Commonwealth, astronomer Dudley Bose observes the impossible: Over 1,000 light-years away, a star...vanishes. It does not go supernova. It does not collapse into a black hole. It simply disappears.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Epic Scifi

  • By Devin on 10-17-09

Readers tempo is exhausting

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

Reviewed: 11-26-13

How could the performance have been better?

The reader begins his sentences loudly , then fades and speeds up half way through. It gets maddening after a few chapters.

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

No

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Arms of Nemesis

  • A Novel of Ancient Rome
  • By: Steven Saylor
  • Narrated by: Scott Harrison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

South of Rome on the Gulf of Puteoli stands the splendid villa of Marcus Crassus, Rome's wealthiest citizen. When the estate overseer is murdered, Crassus concludes that the deed was done by two missing slaves, who have probably run off to join the Spartacan Slave Revolt. Unless they are found within three days, Crassus vows to massacre his remaining 99 slaves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awful narrator!

  • By Linda on 01-04-12

Awful narrator!

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

Reviewed: 01-04-12

Would you listen to Arms of Nemesis again? Why?

No. Harrison is horrible. Had I noticed who was reading before I spent the credits I never would have downloaded this book.

What didn’t you like about Scott Harrison’s performance?

Dead, dead, dead voice. He has one tone and its boring.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful