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K-R Lewis

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  • The Forever

  • The Forever, Book 1
  • By: Craig Robertson
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 726
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 727

Jupiter, thrown off orbit, will destroy Earth in less than a century. Jon Ryan volunteers for the most ambitious, desperate mission ever conceived: His consciousness must be transferred into an experimental android host, where he'll live an immortal - and lonely - life. Jon's only companion on his 50-year voyage is his ship's irritable AI. The US president wants Jon dead and is willing to sacrifice his own people to eliminate Jon. An alien species has vowed a holy war to eliminate all humans, either on Earth or wherever they might run. Only Jon can protect humans from their enemies.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Pass if you want smart sci-fi

  • By Ian McCurdy on 09-04-18

When you become omnipotent it gets predictable.

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

Reviewed: 12-21-18

It's a good story for a while but then it gets totally predictable after a our 50 chapters. It's not as funny as it could be to me though. I don't understand how an android can be so oblivious to everything around him. Good vocal performance but sometimes a little over.

  • Salvation

  • Salvation Sequence, Book 1
  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,031

In 2204, humanity is expanding into the wider galaxy in leaps and bounds. Cutting-edge technology of linked jump gates has rendered most forms of transportation - including starships - virtually obsolete. Every place on Earth, every distant planet humankind has settled, is now a step away from any other. And all seems wonderful - until a crashed alien spaceship of unknown origin is found on a newly located world 89 light-years from Earth, carrying a cargo as strange as it is horrifying. To assess the potential of the threat a high-powered team is dispatched to investigate. But one of them may not be all they seem....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wait For Book 2

  • By StrikitRich on 09-26-18

John Lee is the worst

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

Reviewed: 11-20-18

I made a mistake getting this book. Every book John Lee reads is nearly unbearable to listen to. He has no concept of how people actually talk apparently. Unfortunately I cannot finish this book I don't think. He completely ruins the entire story. It's like buying a book and getting home to read it only to realize it's been colored in by a first grader.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Strange Weather

  • Four Short Novels
  • By: Joe Hill
  • Narrated by: Joe Hill, Wil Wheaton, Kate Mulgrew, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,455
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,449

A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative number one New York Times best-selling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • SUCH A WASTE!!

  • By Marcia D. Artherholt on 11-28-18

Wow! Perfect writing and great narrators.

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

Reviewed: 07-24-18

I just finished the 2nd novella and I'm completely blown away. I liked the first story but the 2nd gave me the chills. I almost couldn't finish it though. I was literally to the point of giving up on the characters. All hope lost and then BAM. I ever saw that ending coming. The final moments of the 2nd novella and in particular the last line... There's just no way to describe it without spoiling it. Hill is by far one of the best writers on the planet and I've never heard of him before (back under my rock). Anyway this book is a MUST listen for anyone (adult that is). I... I... Wow! Just listen to it. You'll see!

1 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Galaxy Outlaws: The Complete Black Ocean Mobius Missions, 1-16.5

  • By: J. S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 85 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,173
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,909
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,885

Meet the galaxy's unluckiest outlaws. Carl Ramsey is an ex-Earth Navy fighter pilot turned con man. His ship, the Mobius, is home to a ragtag crew of misfits and refugees looking to score a big payday but more often just scratching to pay for fuel. The crew consists of his ex-wife (and pilot), a drunkard, four-handed mechanic, a xeno-predator with the disposition of a 120kg housecat, and the galaxy's most-wanted wizard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Firefly cranked up on Meth plus a Space Wizard!

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-27-18

Too much like Guardians of the Galaxy to enjoy

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

Reviewed: 05-14-18

This is very basic writing. It's completely predictable and a very shallow plot line. I can't give it one star because it's not "bad". It's just not very good. If it had some kind of subplot or an overall looming story it might be better but the story totally lacks intrigue.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,448
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,097
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,079

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart and original

  • By J. OBrennan on 12-29-17

Unbelievably well written. A great story.

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

This book has a wonderful storyline and while it is a science fiction it centers more on the dilemma of what you would do if you could change your past. Any explanation beyond that would be a spoiler. The narration is perfect for the story and very much a part of the experience of the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Thirteen

  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 22 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 882

Marsalis is one of a new breed...literally. Genetically engineered by the U.S. government to embody the naked aggression and primal survival skills that centuries of civilization have erased from humankind, Thirteens were intended to be the ultimate military fighting force. The project was scuttled, however, when a fearful public branded the supersoldiers dangerous mutants, dooming the Thirteens to forced exile on Earth's distant, desolate Mars colony. But Marsalis found a way to slip back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW, Morgan Does it again!

  • By L. on 07-10-07

Story drifts a little but still pretty good

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

Reviewed: 03-12-18

The story is a mystery but the clues aren't there for you to solve it so don't try. Morgan tends to drift with seemingly prolonged side stories that sometimes have very little to do with the story. At least though unlike so many other books by Richard K Morgan this one has very few (maybe only 1) near pornographic parts in it. My only real complaint about the overall story is that other than being scary sociopaths, 13s don't appear to be anything that special. There were mentions of a 13s special abilities but they weren't forefront in the main character
I wish they had been more so.

  • To Beat the Devil

  • The Technomancer Novels, Book 1
  • By: M. K. Gibson
  • Narrated by: Shawn Purvis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398

One hundred and seventy-five years have passed since god quit on mankind. Without his blessing, Hell itself, along with the ancient power of The Deep, were unleashed upon the world. Two world wars and oceans of blood later, a balance was reached. Demonkind took its place as the ruling aristocracy. Mankind, thanks to its ability to create, fell to the position of working proletariat. Alive, but not living. Lucky us. Welcome to New Golgotha, the east coast supercity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant.

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 03-27-17

Shawn Purvis is by far the worst narrator ever

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

Reviewed: 12-26-17

I'm only a few chapters into this book and I'm about to just delete the book. The story is actually good and the book is well written but the narrators has the personality of a cardboard box. There is no inflection, no feeling, and no performance to it. The occasional use of cheesy Golum-like voices is beyond stupid sounding. This book screams to be narrated by Liam Owen (Hard Luck Hank). I can almost imagine iny head what it would sound like with Liam's "Hank" voice (or something close to it). I'd be laughing and getting into it. But I then I hear the rhythmic drone of Shawn Purvis and I crash back to reality with my place lost in the book because I fell asleep or I just start browsing for another book to get me out of this misery. This book is supposed to be about Hell on Earth when in fact listening to Purvis butcher this book is exactly that - Hell on Earth.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Persepolis Rising

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,010
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,444

The seventh novel in James S. A. Corey's New York Times best-selling Expanse series - now a major television series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beginning of a new story

  • By Michael G Kurilla on 12-17-17

Occupied Poland meets Afghanistan

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

Reviewed: 12-22-17

This book delves into history as much as it does the future. There are representative characters and groups for WW2 such as the Pols<sp?>, Italians, Germans, Nazis, and Americans. Then there are the same for modern Afghanistan where the Afghan people are represented as well. The parallels are beyond coincidence and I'm only on chapter 32 right now but it's this book is one scary rabbit hole right now. I can't stop listening except long enough to write this. I know I'm not the only person to draw these parallels but I can't help myself. I can't help but want to talk about a book this good. Awesome storyline!

  • The Churn: An Expanse Novella

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Erik Davies
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,625
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,421

Before his trip to the stars, before the Rocinante, Amos Burton was confined to a Baltimore where crime paid you or killed you. Unless the authorities got to you first.

Set in the hard-scrabble solar system of Leviathan Wakes, Caliban's War, Abaddon's Gate, and the upcoming Cibola Burn, The Churn deepens James S. A. Corey's acclaimed Expanse series.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Hmm...that was weird

  • By B. First on 01-13-18

Wow! The real story of Amos.

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

Reviewed: 12-09-17

All I can say is, Listen close. Amos has secrets that weren't in Nemesis Games. Now I have to listen to Nemesis games again. But I would suggest listening to Nemesis Games before this to get the full effect. Wow!

  • The Eye of the World

  • Book One of The Wheel of Time
  • By: Robert Jordan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 29 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,987
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,558
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,577

When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Your first step down a very long and winding road.

  • By Lore on 06-29-12

One big trope-a-thon

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

The only saving grace to this story is the narrators and the fact that it's really long and I needed a long book till I get more credits. If I had to actually read this I book I would gouge out my eyes. It's really not badly written though if that makes sense. The story is a poor imitation of Lord of the Rings except the characters are exceptionally stupid because they have no clue why bad things happen to them when they either can't keep their mouths shut or they carry around cursed items and wonder why they are turning evil. It's a basic fantasy trope like I said.