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  • The X-Files: Cold Cases

  • By: Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dirk Maggs - adaptation
  • Narrated by: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,233
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 13,203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,136

Based upon the graphic novels by Joe Harris - with creative direction from series creator Chris Carter - and adapted specifically for the audio format by aural auteur Dirk Maggs ( The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Alien: Out of the Shadows), Cold Cases marks yet another thrilling addition to the pantheon of X-Files stories. Featuring a mind-blowing and otherworldly soundscape of liquefying aliens, hissing creatures, and humming spacecraft, listeners get to experience the duo's investigations like never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • New Fan

  • By tatiana on 12-24-17

it's the x files

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

It's the X files. good. good enough. vague, kind of like lost. won't reveal the whole plot because they have no idea where it is going.. But yah know, Moulder 1 lines. Skully does Her sexy, rational smart women thing. Skinner is there. it works, it's like a good ex files episode in Your Mind.
except it's 4 hours long, but it's good, so it's a good thing. I just wish more people took audio this seriously. it's got sound effects and multiple voice actors and lots of good stuff. wish more audios were this high a quality, would be worth buying 3 extra credits for 35 bucks.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Final Frontiersman

  • Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska's Arctic Wilderness
  • By: James Campbell
  • Narrated by: Dan Woren
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 847
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 772
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769

Hundreds of hardy people have tried to carve a living in the Alaskan bush, but few have succeeded as consistently as Heimo Korth. Originally from Wisconsin, Heimo traveled to the Arctic wilderness in his feverous 20s. Now, more than four decades later, Heimo lives with his wife approximately 200 miles from civilization - a sustainable, nomadic life bounded by the migrating caribou, the dangers of swollen rivers, and the very exigencies of daily existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Freedom.

  • By C. Kalvin on 07-06-17

Infuriating

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

Reviewed: 01-04-18

What kind of selfish idiot takes a 2 year old out in the Alaskan Bush to live? The sheer selfishness and stupidity of the Man is disgusting.
I could perhaps understand taking a 5 year old who could get around and SWIM out in the bush for an outing. SWIM is the keyword.
This man with daddy issues doesn't want an 8 to 5 job. ok, not a problem, I can understand, wants to go native in the Bush, sure, do what you want with your life.
Get married? still want to stay in the Bush? sure, You married an adult capable of choosing such a life.
BUT WHEN YOU HAVE KIDS YOU DO NOT TAKE A HELPLESS CHILD OUT THERE WITH YOU. TO RISK FREEZING/DROWNING/MAULED BY A BEAR WITHOUT A DOG TO EARLY WARN FOR BEARS.
Idiot. Unforgivable idiot. I put this guy in the same class as Jehovas Witness' who prevent their Children from receiving medical care.
I feel so sorry for the kids, all 3 of them. When they are taken care of You and your wife can go want in the bush.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Exiled Fleet

  • Publisher's Pack (Books 1-2)
  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 888
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 887

Book 1: Albion Lost: For centuries, the Daegon waited. They plotted. And now they are ready to strike. The core worlds of settled space enjoy a tenuous peace, unaware and ill prepared for the threat building beyond the furthest reaches of humanity. The star kingdom of Albion stands as a shining light of justice and mercy in a harsh galaxy, and they will be the first to suffer the Daegon's fury. Book 2: The Long March: Commodore Thomas Gage and his fleet, safeguarding the last of the Albion Royal Family, are on the run.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good series ... so far

  • By Sailfish on 10-23-17

This audio misses Luke Daniels

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

I love the ember war and Terran Armor corps. I wanted to love this One. but there are just too many characters being voiced by a narrator with a single bad British accent.
The Albions are of British ancestry and the narrator has a single type of British accent wich is not very good.
I liked some of the other audios of the narrator, But those audios had far less characters, a protagonist and a sidekick, not 20 characters who all sound the same.
It was a slog to finish, I had to listen to some podcasts for breaks from the experience.
Why couldn't This habe been a part of the Ember War in the far future? I mean, why reinvent the wheel to build another chariot of Mil scifi when You already created a Great One?

  • Winged Hussars

  • The Revelations Cycle, Book 3
  • By: Mark Wandrey
  • Narrated by: Michael Hinton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 266
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

For more than a century, Winged Hussars has been the richest of Earth's mercenary companies, as well as the only one to specialize in space warfare. Led by Alexis Cromwell, they have carved out a reputation in the galaxy for being dependable, unflappable, and lethally efficient. Until people began shooting at them everywhere they went.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story bad narration

  • By really enjoyed it on 10-31-17

Even Better than Cartwrights Cavaliers

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

Reviewed: 10-09-17

The author mastered Ground pound, mech combat in book 1. Now He mastered Sci-fi tactical space battles.

It is truly impressive That a scifi novel can be so good without the Earth is under Alien threat! We must save HUMANITY! angle.

I would love to See a Revelations Novel where the Earth is Under attack by a fed up Alien Alliance who just couldn't seem to take down the 4 Horsemen.

The 4 Horsemen must Combine Arms... omg, chills, All Of Earth's fleets Commanded By Alexis Cromwell. Marines and Armor corps commanded by Jim Cartwright. chills. With Enlightened Tortanrulan shock troups Led by Ort. To save Humanity, Serious thousand Ship skirmish lines, with all of that Fancy, brilliant, Inertially crunchily satisfying Winged Hussars Space engagements. Sacrificial Shield Ships crewed by retirees who would die to see their grandchildren safe. lol, Hey, why not? Right? It is not a crutch or a trope, saving Humanity is the essence of Sci-fi, Ender's Game anyone? throw in Raunchy sex. Jim's friend with the brain damage should have banged everything. including the Bear People, the Mantis People, He could have discovered He could only feel by engaging in sex, The more garrish and weird the more He could feel. Push GiGi out of the saddle and give it a Go! would have been funny, the acts if Xeno Matings and rejections, and the ribbing the Humans would have given Rick.

Please lose Asbaran Solutions in a Wormhole while this happens.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Asbaran Solutions

  • The Revelations Cycle, Book 2
  • By: Chris Kennedy
  • Narrated by: E. M. Carberry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 358
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 334

Nigel Shirazi was first in line for the chairmanship of Asbaran Solutions, one of the prominent "Four Horsemen" mercenary companies. First in line...until his drinking and temper caused him to fail out of college and get disinherited by the family. Now he leads the life of a playboy, enjoying a stipend from the family to stay out of the way. But someone is out to get his family, and Nigel is all that stands between the hidden enemy and the destruction of Asbaran Solutions and the Shirazi family.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Why?

  • By Brooks Rose on 07-19-17

Meh, scifi and a single tone narrator

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

Reviewed: 09-04-17

The book starts out with promise. Visceral, in your face dialogue, mildly funny. Real in your face with Fbombs.
There is also the hints of a main protagonist I may like, I may care about. Then everything degenerates. Into part Police Procedural, part bad action. It all went to Meh... so fast.


The Caspers actually dragged down the story. The author seemed to lack the skills to exploit the goosebumpyness of ARMORED MECHS. The soldiers using them may as well have just been in Kevlar.

What was awe inspiring in Cartwrights, became VERY Meh, in Asbaran.

I mean, The narrator did not help.

Look, I know He has a really pleasing, rugged voice. But make the guy do different voices for God's sake. If He tried different voices in the Audition, (If there was an audition) He would not have gotten the job.

It doesn't matter how good Your voice is. If all the characters SOUND THE EXACT SAME! Jesus. Literally, the only way I knew someone else was Talking was hearing "He said." too much pleasing Barratone can upset your stomach, if that is all You eat.

I really, really, had to Soldier up and finish out the book. I told myself, You paid for it, just keep listening, only a few more hours till dawn.

After I was finished, It was as if River water had contaminated My Tropical Paradise of audio scifi. I had to listen to Ender's Game to clear the Pallet.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ark Royal

  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,352
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,056
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,048

Seventy years ago, the interstellar supercarrier Ark Royal was the pride of the Royal Navy. But now, her weapons are outdated and her solid-state armour nothing more than a burden on her colossal hull. She floats in permanent orbit near Earth, a dumping ground for the officers and crew the Royal Navy wishes to keep out of the public eye. But when a deadly alien threat appears, the modern starships built by humanity are no match for the powerful alien weapons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good solid effort at a Space Opera

  • By Jim In Texas! on 08-05-14

Waste of time.

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

Reviewed: 07-21-17

The aliens, the aliens, the aliens.

effectively, the aliens. the aliens.

do a word search, o "Author". how many times did you say, aliens.

this was horrible. The narrator does a good Royal Navy Officer voice. Nothing else.

Get someone with more than 1 voice.

You would not want Arnold Schwarzenegger to narrate a novel would you? with 1 single inflection and tone to His voice.

Even buying this on an audible sale, this was a horrible waste of time. I skipped and fastforwarded a few times. I never do that, out of principle.

Jesus. did you not reread the novel? Author?

try and listen to it. I dare you.

  • The Chaplain's War

  • By: Brad R. Torgersen
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 549
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 510

The mantis cyborgs: insectlike, cruel, and determined to wipe humanity from the face of the galaxy. The Fleet is humanity’s last chance: a multi-world, multi-national task force assembled to hold the line against the aliens’ overwhelming technology and firepower. Enter Harrison Barlow, who like so many young men of wars past, simply wants to serve his people and partake of the grand adventure of military life. Only, Harrison is not a hot pilot, nor a crack shot with a rifle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent in every way

  • By Paul on 05-22-15

bad all the way around

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

Reviewed: 04-19-17

I really couldn't finish it, halfway through. Oh Jesus, a perfect storm of Bad. There is no action. The story is split between two bland story arcs. One of them being the stereotypical scifi bootcamp to fight aliens story. It is the worst scifi bootcamp ever. The author has this cowardice/pacifism He conflates with... well, the protagonist backs down from every fight, and just takes it.

I hear people complain all the time about characters not being fleshed out. I noticed it a few times in some other stories. but this story takes the cake.

this is a horrible, boring book. there are no redeeming qualities from emotional feels.

the Narrator drags it down further. guy sounds like a monotone, uninterested Bob Saget.

I think Larry Correia must be friends with the author, to give Him that positive comment.

BECAUSE HE OBVIOUSLY NEVER READ THIS Protein Block!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Cartwright's Cavaliers

  • The Revelations Cycle, Book 1
  • By: Mark Wandrey
  • Narrated by: Craig Good
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012

Heir to one of the leading "Four Horsemen" mercenary companies, Jim Cartwright is having a bad year. Having failed his high school VOWS tests, he's just learned his mother bankrupted the family company before disappearing, robbing him of his Cavalier birthright. But the Horsemen of eras past were smart - they left a legacy of equipment Jim can use to complete the next contract and resurrect the company.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't give up on the book because of the monotone

  • By Eleanor C Mccrary on 04-23-17

Good scifi.

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

Reviewed: 03-14-17

Multiple points of interest. Avoids the miopic scope of so many other scifi audios. There is a whole Galaxy of moving parts here, and they are polished and interesting.

Really ballsy, having a fat protagonist. good dialogue with minor funnies.

The real star is the Mech combat. the caspers are cool. The other mech, the bigger ones, are goosebump inducing.

Their interface has a very warhammer 40k sort of interfacing with a God machine type of goosebumpy vibe.

Anyway, it's good, if you are wondering if it is worth your time, it is. I give it an A. (omg that final battle, good stuff.)

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • The Weapon

  • Freehold, Book 2
  • By: Michael Z. Williamson
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
  • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 345

Kenneth Chinran was a disaffected youth who joined the military and was recruited for an elite deep cover unit, completing training and exercises so tough that several of the recruits did not survive. At the peak of his career, he was sent by his star nation to infiltrate a fascistic, militaristic planet: Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I liked it.

  • By Earl on 09-17-15

great, brutal scifi.

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

Reviewed: 02-24-17

better than book 1. absolutely brutal. love it! You know it's good when you root for Earth to be decimated. Long live the FreeHold. They are Humanities rightful heirs. May they populate the Stars.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,819
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,461

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

  • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

good enough scifi.

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

Reviewed: 02-04-17

Interesting, I suppose. I was a bit let down that the whole Galactic War thing fell apart when We find the God Machine. Then it was just about 2 friends ribbing each other.