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  • At the Sign of Triumph

  • Safehold, Book 9
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 34 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,624
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,486

The Church of God Awaiting's triumph over Charis was inevitable. Despite its prosperity, the Charis was a single, small island realm. It boasted less than 2 percent of the total population of Safehold. How could it possibly resist total destruction? The Church had every reason to be confident of a swift, crushing victory, an object lesson to other rebels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow wow wow

  • By Mark on 11-14-16

somewhat of a let down for a series end

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

Reviewed: 09-21-17

For the end of a series this book was a little bit of a let down. there where several story lines that where rushed and left me wanting more. I'll miss this series it was a good one, it could have ended better

  • Hell's Foundations Quiver

  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 31 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,580
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,456

Centuries ago the human race fought its first great war against an alien race - and lost. A tiny population of human beings fled to distant Safehold. Centuries later their descendants have forgotten their history; for them, life has been an eternal Middle Ages, ruled by the Church of God Awaiting, whose secret purpose is to prevent the reemergence of industrial civilization. But not all of Safehold's founders were onboard with this plan. Those dissidents left behind their own secret legacies.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Is David Weber ever going give a us a ending

  • By John on 02-14-16

slow, maybe to slow

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

Reviewed: 10-26-16

One of the problems with multiple plot lines that they start getting to complex for a 800 page book. this is starting to happen In David Weber's "Hell's Foundations Quiver" the number of different plot lines (At least 7 by my count) are spinning off quickly to demand their own books. This causes the overall tempo of this book to slow down to a crawl. I will give Mr Weber the benefit of the doubt and take this book as a transitional book in the over all story line. I will wait for the next book in the series, to prove me right or wrong.

  • Beyond the Ice Limit

  • A Gideon Crew Novel
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: David W. Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,781
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,637
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,634

Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite - the largest ever discovered - from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship, the Rolvaag, foundered in a vicious storm in the Antarctic waters and broke apart, sinking - along with its unique cargo - to the ocean floor. One hundred and eight crew members perished, and Eli Glinn was left paralyzed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not quite what I expected...

  • By Riconquer on 05-19-16

a very disappointing squeal

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

Reviewed: 07-23-16

I am very sorry but it's time for Dr. Crew to go, wherever fictional characters go after they have outlived their useful existences. But with is novel Gideon has jumped the shark or in this cas the brain eating psycho alien tree thing. Sorry I just gave away the entire plot. The book contains predictable action, very predictable character interaction . Not even the commendable narration of Mr. Collinscould save this book.

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  • The Philosopher Kings

  • Thessaly, Book 2
  • By: Jo Walton
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

The god Apollo, living (by his own choice) a human life as Pythias in the city, his true identity known to only a few, is now married and the father of several children. But a tragic loss causes him to become consumed with the desire for revenge. Being Apollo, he goes about handling it in a seemingly rational and systematic way, but it's evident - particularly to his precocious daughter, Arete - that he is unhinged with grief.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Just City meets the world

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 07-28-16

Boring , Boring , Boring......

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

Reviewed: 07-17-16

This is a disappointing book. story line week. Ms. Walton kills off the only interesting character from the first book. Narration is good. but could not save this story

  • Unrelenting

  • Kris Longknife, Book 13
  • By: Mike Shepherd
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 434

The aliens attacking the planetary system of Alwa are an enemy unlike any Admiral Kris Longknife has ever encountered before. She doesn't know who they are, only that they worship a being known as the Enlightened One and are unafraid to sacrifice themselves against her fleet. But Kris faces more than just the fanatical behavior of an alien armada. A saboteur has infiltrated the military's medical facility and unleashed an epidemic that has spread throughout the fleet without warning.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Held me for 13 Books SO FAR!

  • By Trip Williams on 11-13-15

a transitional book.

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

Reviewed: 07-01-16

This series has not "Jumped the Shark" yet. But; it is close. so far in this series our intrepid protagonist has killed the big bad BEM's, made friends with Cats and Chickens, has had a FTL raise in Rank from Ensign to full Admiral in 6 years, and now faces the scariest thing in the Known universe... "Parenthood"

Ms. Pearlman's narration is spot on and the story lines flows quit nicely.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rebel

  • Vicky Peterwald, Book 3
  • By: Mike Shepherd
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187

Vicky Peterwald is no longer just the heir apparent to an imperial dynasty. She survived naval training and proved her mettle in combat to help the starving people of the ravaged world of St. Petersburg. Now she is truly a grand duchess, leading a growing battle fleet in a rebellion against the tyranny of her stepmother, the empress.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Fun Space Opera

  • By Jean on 06-28-16

Break out book of the series

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

Reviewed: 07-01-16

The grand duchess is no longer a two dimensional character . With is book Grand Duchess Vickie story line stands alone and not just a spin-off from Mr. Shepherd's Kris Longknife series. Well Narrated by Ms. Pearlman who adds depth and feeling to the main characters. looking forward to the next book in the series.

  • League of Dragons

  • Temeraire Series, Book 9
  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,014
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005

Captain William Laurence and his fearless dragon, Temeraire, have been battling Napoleon and his armies...and now the time has come to stop him for good.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Feed the birds...

  • By Skipper on 06-24-16

A somewhat disappointing end to a very good series

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

Reviewed: 07-01-16

I had great expectations for this last book in the Temeraire series. the book before this Blood of Tyrants:" was the best in the series. The plot of this book is disjointed and leaves too many lose ends. and after all his adventures our noble dragon hero ends up an MP? what a bloody let down.

Mr Vance's narration is excellent as always, but, could not save the book.

Oh well that's life, The series primmest is still a good one. and i still remain a fan of the series

  • A Learning Experience, Book 1

  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,222
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,221

When a bunch of interstellar scavengers approach Earth intending to abduct a few dozen humans and sell them into slavery in the darkest, they make the mistake of picking on Steve Stuart and his friends, ex-military veterans all. Unprepared for humans who can actually fight, unaware of the true capabilities of their stolen starships, the scavengers rapidly lose control of the ship - and their lives.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great concept / Hated the prosletyzing

  • By Alton J Henley on 08-12-16

Red neck Sy-Fy that fail

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

Reviewed: 06-22-16

I normally enjoy Mr. Nuttlall works. This book Falls very short of his normal offerings. The characters are awfully one-dimensional. Not even Mr. Rummel's narration can save this very weak story with very predictable plot twist.

18 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • Destroyermen: Straits of Hell

  • Destroyermen, Book 10
  • By: Taylor Anderson
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 17 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106

Matt Reddy's old Asiatic Fleet destroyer USS Walker has been mysteriously transported to an alternate version of earth. Here, WWII is no longer raging, and Reddy and his crew have been trying to find a new place for themselves in this strange new world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More of the Same - And That's a Good Thing!

  • By Daryl on 07-11-15

Plot starting to get a bit to complex

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

Reviewed: 12-25-15

the plot is getting a little to complex. Mr. Anderson is increasing the number of players It seams that with every book there are new enemies , First there where the Grek and the Imperial Japanese Cruiser, Then there where The company and Doms , Then the Imperial Japanese Prison ship. Now its a strange version of the Nazis. These guys collect enemies as fast as a running Super Lizard. Mr. Dufris's Narration was spot on . This book was an adequate read, I look forward to the next book in this series.

  • A Vision of Fire

  • By: Gillian Anderson, Jeff Rovin
  • Narrated by: Gillian Anderson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 717
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 676

Renowned child psychologist Caitlin O'Hara is a single mom trying to juggle her job, her son, and a lackluster dating life. Her world is suddenly upturned when Maanik, the daughter of India's ambassador to the United Nations, starts speaking in tongues and having violent visions. Caitlin is sure that her fits have something to do with the recent assassination attempt on her father - a shooting that has escalated nuclear tensions between India and Pakistan to dangerous levels.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Much more than I expected

  • By Jo on 08-03-15

SLOW, SLOW , SLOW

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

Reviewed: 11-27-15

I like Ms. Anderson's acting; but as an author she has produced a book that is slow and has a very weak ending. Her Narration is very good but does not save the book. The problem is a book with four fifths of a plot and one that is very predictable. My suggestion for Ms. Anderson is "don't quit your day job".

0 of 1 people found this review helpful