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  • The Complete Thunder Series

  • By: Dietmar Wehr
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 659
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 659

The Tyrell are a race that love to fight. The more difficult the fight, the better they like it. Every race they find is given the same level of technology and a specific amount of time to exploit it before the Tyrell come back looking for a fight. Humanity is warned by another alien species that the Tyrell are coming, and the race is on to build an Alliance of races strong enough to stand up against an empire whose expansion has been relentless.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Jake on 04-08-18

A fun and engaging novel.

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

Reviewed: 09-17-18

A high energy, high action, high suspense story along the lines of a Star Trek series. It actually has a conclusion that is satisfying, but still is able to open a path for a sequel, or perhaps another stand alone series. We still have enemy aliens to deal with, and there is the expedition to find the extinct race that developed all the tech we had to acquire to survive. Enemy number one is dealt with, but this universe is rife with other species that think they can steal the glory of the Humans and make a grab for the reins of the Empire. I am a die hard Star Trek fan and would not compare anything to Star Trek lightly.

  • The Circuit

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 28 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 412

Earth is a dying planet. To survive, humanity founds the Circuit, a string of colonies across the solar system, dedicated to mining resources vital to preserving what remains of mankind. Here there are no heroes or villains, only those willing to do what's necessary to survive. The New Earth Tribunal, a powerful religious faction, has risen to rule the Circuit. They believe a Spirit within the Earth will one day appear and welcome humanity back home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An author who understands science fiction and true story telling!

  • By Alan McDonald on 07-03-18

I want to like this more...

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

Reviewed: 08-28-18

and perhaps as time passes and my memories fade I'll remember it more fondly. I don't plan to give any spoilers here, but where are the good guys? Everyone's past is riddled with murders. Who ard we supposed to admire? Perhaps the enforcer that shoots people he likes in the head because his boss said to? Perhaps the religious zealot enforcer whose religion obviously does not preclude murder? Or maybe the good guy who wants to destroy the earth? Or the robot that kills anyone that the others might have missed, including the others themselves? I finished it, so 3 stars for that. The narration was easy to tolerate so 4 stDr's for not being annoying, but all characters sounded the same. Most of the book I preferred to read rather than listen to because my imagination does a better job. Ehhh...It's OK, but I will not look for the sequel that is obviously alluded to at the very, very end. I'm done and moving on.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Terra Nova Chronicles: Publisher's Pack

  • Terra Nova Chronicles, Book 1-2
  • By: Richard Fox, Josh Hayes
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 888
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836

Chief Katherine “Kit” Carson, of the elite Pathfinder Corps, joins the mission as a last-minute replacement, hoping to put a spotty past behind her and build a new life on a brave new world. The expedition arrives on Terra Nova, expecting to join the first wave of colonists, instead they find abandoned cities and are soon faced with a new, terrifying enemy humanity has never encountered before. This publisher pack includes Terra Nova and Bloodlines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can’t wait for the next book

  • By Daniel on 09-16-18

What happened?

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

Reviewed: 08-10-18

The story was marginal, barely holding my interest, and like a dead end road in yhe desert, it ended in the middle of nowhere with no destination apparent. A waste of life that is already too short just reading this book. And the squeaky voiced characters that sound too much like a teenager going through puberty made me want to shoot myself. A truly annoying rendition. Character development was very weak, there were no redeeming qualities to anyone. Really, the only character only halfway done well was the antagonist, and they were evil aliens intent on destroying the universe and the human colony just because. The setting was another galaxy, not just another star, another galaxy. That was pretty hard to identify with and completely improbable. And finally, the war alluded to in our galaxy that humanity somehow won was against a creature called a Doughboy. They were created by a character alluded to but not developed, but somehow become the fighting force of a not very technical alien society with zero resources. The culprit was a twin to the hero who basically ais the cause of thousands of colonist deaths, destroying them because the aliens hold his wife and as a hostage. Not a very credible or heroic rationale, yet he continues to destroy races and never even gets his just due.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Galaxy's Edge

  • By: Nick Cole, Jason Anspach
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,729
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,370

On the edge of the galaxy, a diplomatic mission to an alien planet takes a turn when the Legionnaires, an elite special fighting force, find themselves ambushed and stranded behind enemy lines. They struggle to survive under siege, waiting on a rescue that might never come. In the seedy starport of Ackabar, a young girl searches the crime-ridden gutters to avenge her father's murder; not far away, a double-dealing legionniare-turned-smuggler hunts an epic payday; and somewhere along the outer galaxy, a mysterious bounter hunter lies in wait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • bit of a disconnect between parts

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

Pretty convoluted and confusing

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

Reviewed: 07-27-18

plus an ending where every character that was despicable appears to have won. I really did not get it, and the prospect of the assumed sequel kind of nauseates me. I'm not sure I want to risk being even more confused at the end of a sequel, plus there is not enough time in life to waste on a poorly written book anyway.

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,840
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,564
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,546

A natural storyteller and raconteur in his own right - just listen to Paddle Your Own Canoe and Gumption - actor, comedian, carpenter, and all-around manly man Nick Offerman ( Parks and Recreation) brings his distinctive baritone and a fine-tuned comic versatility to Twain's writing. In a knockout performance, he doesn't so much as read Twain's words as he does rejoice in them, delighting in the hijinks of Tom - whom he lovingly refers to as a "great scam artist" and "true American hero".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fall in Love All Over Again

  • By Doug - Audible on 07-05-17

A classic, sill has its charm after 50 years

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

Reviewed: 07-11-18

This story takes me back to the roots of why I enjoy reading. Mark Twain was the master of character development then, and he still is today. This sorry never gets old. Even though it takes place years before my time, it still brings back memories of my own boyhood and s more innocent time. This same story, written NY today's authors, would probably lean on sex and violence to make the story hold the reader. Twain does it without any of that. just a plain, honest look at the world through the eyes of a boy.

  • The Singularity Trap

  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,867
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,910
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,878

When Ivan Pritchard signs on as a newbie aboard the Mad Astra, it's his final, desperate stab at giving his wife and children the life they deserve. He can survive the hazing of his crewmates, and how many times, really, can near-zero g make you vomit? But there's another challenge looming out there, in the farthest reaches of human exploration, that will test every man, woman and AI on the ship - and will force Ivan to confront the very essence of what makes him human.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent.

  • By Amy Snider on 06-13-18

Fun Fiction, not science fiction

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

Reviewed: 06-26-18

But still a very entertaining read. Highly recommend for passing travel time. Characters well done and very likeable.

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  • Alien Honor

  • A Fenris Novel, Book 1
  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 337
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 303
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 302

AD 2457. The longest space voyage in history has begun: 230 light years from a ravaged Earth to the pristine star system of New Eden - a beacon of hope following the Doom Star days. Aboard the ship are human colonizers, the Space Navy, fierce “Monitors” once bred to fight Cyborgs, and four “Specials” - humans with psionic abilities, capable of ripping holes in space to jump vast distances.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Sci Fi?

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 04-18-15

Phfft, yawn, 'nuff said...

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

Boring, simplistic story that seems to end in the middle, thank God its over. Awful.

  • Roughing It

  • By: Mark Twain
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 393

In 1861, young Mark Twain found himself adrift as a tenderfoot in the Wild West. Roughing It is a hilarious record of his travels over a six-year period that comes to life with his inimitable mixture of reporting, social satire, and rollicking tall tales. Twain reflects on his scuffling years mining silver in Nevada, working at a Virginia City newspaper, being downandout in San Francisco, reporting for a newspaper from Hawaii, and more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The wild humorist of the West

  • By Tad Davis on 01-02-12

Enjoyable listen, but way too long...

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

...and somewhat disjointed. Oversll, Mark Twain does a good job of illustrating life in his era. Sometimes we forget how easy life is now and how much our parents and grandparents struggled to even survive, much less prosper. This does add perspectivw, but it could have been much shorter. I was ready for the book to end, and I have never been so relieved to hear "Audible hopes you have enjoyed this production".

  • Origin

  • A Novel
  • By: Dan Brown
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,883
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34,774

In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Formula over fiction

  • By Evan M Carlson on 11-01-17

I liked it, but it got tedious at times...

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

Reviewed: 12-08-17

as is typical with Dan Brown, the plot is well thought out and the thesis of the book is intriguing. That said, I found the half dozen times that Professor Langdon almost couldn't go on because of his claustrophobia tedious. The number of times he keeps critical data to himself just to tease the heroine grated on my nerves as well. In this nevel, Dan Brown seems to only have three tools in his toolbox to create intrigue, and he uses each one too many times. the symbology was good, I always learn something. Good novel, not his best but still a good read.

  • Steelheart

  • The Reckoners, Book 1
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,043
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,088

Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his will. Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them. And David wants in. He wants Steelheart - the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He got the idea from a near traffic accident

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-26-13

not really my cup of tea. Sappy. wordy, teen dorky

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

it has it all and probably a few other negative descriptions I am too tired to try to put my finger on right now. this book wore me out trying to finish it. I think book 2 is a no go for me.