LISTENER

C. Gebert

  • 5
  • reviews
  • 25
  • helpful votes
  • 117
  • ratings
  • Zero G

  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller, Margaret Ying Drake, Josh Hurley, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,385

Twelve-year-old Zero is traveling with 20,000 people for 105 years to colonize a new planet. Everyone is in stasis, so they'll be safe during the trip, but when Zero's pod malfunctions it wakes him early, like 105 years early. At first he's excited to be the only one awake - he has the entire ship to himself, so he can go anywhere and see and do and eat anything he wants - but when a family of space pirates show up, trying to hijack the ship and kidnap the colonizers, Zero has to think fast and find a way to stop them all on his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Passengers movie with space pirates

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

Great Ride

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

Reviewed: 04-18-19

Even though this story was made for kids I totally enjoyed the listen, whether I was in the kitchen, in my car or working on my computer. The readers performance was flawless and well done.

  • The Lost Fleet: Victorious

  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Jack Campbell, Christian Rummel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,635

As war continues to rage between the Alliance and Syndicate Worlds, Captain "Black Jack" Geary is promoted to admiral - even though the ruling council fears he may stage a military coup. His new rank gives him the authority to negotiate with the Syndics, who have suffered tremendous losses and may finally be willing to end the war. But an even greater alien threat lurks on the far side of the Syndic occupied space.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Victorious

  • By Jean on 03-16-12

Mr. Campbell, love the series but please...

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

Reviewed: 11-23-15

Would you listen to The Lost Fleet: Victorious again? Why?

Definitely, I liked the story line and the characters. The reader did an awesome job of separating the characters throughout the story. Just about every moment of the book had me fully attentive. I really would love to know how things turned out after Black Jack and his wife Tanya Desjani get back to their home-world.

What about Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell ’s performance did you like?

Love christian Rummel's narration and separation of characters, absolutely nothing wrong there but Jack I really like your writing but you do not have an easy voice to listen to and the explanation of the whys and how of the story would have done better if your narrator had read it instead. I am glad you stopped your narration in the last 3 books of this series because to be honest I was fast forwarding the 2 1/2 minutes you usually spoke to get to the book itself.

Any additional comments?

It all sounds plausible in the Science Fiction sort of way and I know that Jack brought in Midway as one of his memories of being in the Navy - funny thing is that my dad served in the Navy on Midway Island during the same time period as Jack Campbell. I want more, the ending was left wide open for more to come but please have Christian Rummel narrate because he is a great asset to the series and he brings the story alive.

  • Perilous Shield

  • The Lost Stars, Book 2
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,936
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,781
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,780

Following a successful coup, the leaders of the rebel Midway Star System struggle to forge a government free enough to please its citizens yet strong enough to secure power. But in a world where former rulers have become new foes, an alien threat to humanity may turn old adversaries into uncertain allies. General Artur Drakon knows three words describe someone who confides in a Syndicate CEO: Stupid. Betrayed. Dead. Despite his misgivings, he partnered with another former CEO to overthrow Syndic forces.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Midway Star System viewpoint

  • By Jean on 10-13-13

Christian Rummell was a much better reader

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

Reviewed: 11-23-15

If you could sum up Perilous Shield: The Lost Stars, Book 2 in three words, what would they be?

Kept be going

Did Marc Vietor do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

No

Any additional comments?

Christian Rummell would have been a much better narrator to finish out this series. Mr. Vietor has a nice listening voice but his ability to separate the characters was poor. Everyone sounded the same except for the one character with the English or was it Scottish accent - again hard to tell, perhaps it was Russian. LOL

  • More Than Honor

  • Worlds of Honor #1
  • By: David Weber, David Drake, S. M. Stirling
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine, L. J. Ganser, Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 298

New York Times best-selling author David Weber invites David Drake and S.M. Stirling, two of today's top writers of military science fiction, to join him in an exploration of Honor Harrington's universe.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Learn more about the time and place of Honor.

  • By Jean on 11-24-12

The last story on this - terrible story and reader

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

Reviewed: 03-03-13

Would you try another book from the authors and/or the narrators?

I'm thinking not if the reader is the same as the last story on this set of discs.

Has More Than Honor turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I really liked the first story about the 11 year old girl and the "tree cat", I really wanted to hear more.

Was More Than Honor worth the listening time?

Up to the last story which I just fast forwarded through to find something interesting, the reader didn't help there either. He has a very irritating voice.

Any additional comments?

I'm going to try books 2 and 3 since I have already purchased them and I sure hope it gets better.

  • The Faithful Spy

  • By: Alex Berenson
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,682
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,661

John Wells is the only American CIA agent ever to penetrate al Qaeda. Since before the attacks in 2001, Wells has been hiding in the mountains of Pakistan, biding his time, building his cover.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable New Series

  • By Lia on 07-09-17

What a Ride!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-23-09

My job commute was never so enthralling as I listened to The Faithful Spy. John is a strong and believable character due to the excellent reading by Robertson Dean. Mr. Dean brought the story alive and Alex Berenson can surely put together an intriguing spin on the current machinations of the Taliban and their minions. Thank you for the ride of a lifetime on my car stereo, you made traffic just disappear from my mind. Awesome job to both writer and reader!!

25 of 28 people found this review helpful