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  • The United States of Atlantis

  • A Novel of Alternate History
  • By: Harry Turtledove
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

England has driven the French from Atlantis, giving King George leave to tighten his control over the colonies. The Redcoats have seized the continent's eastern coastal towns, depriving the Atlanteans of the markets where they sell their goods as part of a strategy to bend the colonists to their will.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great as always

  • By CheezIsGood on 07-27-18

Great as always

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-18

Harry Turtledove couldn't do anything less than excellent even f he tried, this book is no exception. He mixes historical fact with fiction the way Meryl Streep acts...it's just not fair to anyone else that tries.

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45,053
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,176
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,053

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

  • By Devin on 04-18-17

Brilliant as the usual

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-17

Can't wait for the next book. And again, great universe building. I tend to pick sci-fi universes to pieces but DET put together something with realism and lots of fun. Thank you Mr. Taylor.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66,003
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 61,951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,823

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Absolutely flipping brilliant!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-17

Just brilliant and well thought out plot, characters, comedy and universe. Bravo D.E.T. and thank you.

  • The Nightmare Stacks

  • Laundry Files, Book 7
  • By: Charles Stross
  • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 715
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 715

After stumbling upon the algorithm that turned him and his fellow merchant bankers into vampires, Alex Schwartz was drafted by The Laundry, Britain's secret counter-occult agency that's humanity's first line of defense against the forces of darkness. Dependent on his new employers for his continued existence - as Alex has no stomach for predatory bloodsucking - he has little choice but to accept his new role as an operative in training.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Back on Track!

  • By Michael on 06-30-16

Masterful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-16

This is an excellent addition to the Laundry Files. I was bummed at first that Bob wasn't back in the picture yet, but Stross transformed a character I wasn't too fond of, into a hero. Bravo.

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  • Lone Star Planet

  • By: H. Beam Piper
  • Narrated by: Harry Shaw
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

New Texas: its citizens figure that name about says it all. The Solar League ambassador to the Lone Star Planet has the unenviable task of convincing New Texans that a s'Srauff attack is imminent, and dangerous. Unfortunately it's common knowledge that the s'Srauff are evolved from canine ancestors - and not a Texan alive is about to be scared of a talking dog. But unless he can get them to act, and fast, there won't be a Texan alive, scared or otherwise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed by a Texan

  • By CheezIsGood on 06-26-15

Enjoyed by a Texan

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-15

As a Texan I enjoyed this book immensely. But the story is a classic that anyone around the world will find amusing and delightful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Agent to the Stars

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,053
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,069
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,059

The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hollywood Agent Represents Stinky Aliens

  • By Bryan on 04-22-11

Great story! Great listen!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-15

Scalzi created an awesome story with great characters. Wheaton, as always, narrates like a champ.

  • Worldwar

  • Upsetting the Balance
  • By: Harry Turtledove
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 25 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

Communist China, Japan, Nazi Germany, the United States: they began World War II as mortal enemies. But suddenly their only hope for survival - never mind victory - was to unite to stop a mighty foe: one whose frightening technology appeared invincible. Far worse beings than the Nazis were loose. From Warsaw to Moscow to China's enemy-occupied Forbidden City, the nations of the world had been forced into an uneasy alliance since humanity began its struggle against overwhelming odds.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Liked it!

  • By Steven on 04-06-15

Masterful!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-15

Harry Turtledove deserves all of the praise he has received over his career. A true genius. And Todd McLaren is one the the very best narrators out there and didn't not fall short with this reading.