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Henning Strauss

Norway
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  • The Spaceship Next Door

  • By: Gene Doucette
  • Narrated by: Steve Carlson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,277
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,280

When a spaceship landed in an open field in the quiet mill town of Sorrow Falls, Massachusetts, everyone realized humankind was not alone in the universe. With that realization everyone freaked out for a little while. Or almost everyone. The residents of Sorrow Falls took the news pretty well. This could have been due to a certain local quality of unflappability, or it could have been that in three years the ship did exactly nothing other than sit quietly in that field, and nobody understood the full extent of this nothing the ship was doing better than the people who lived right next door.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another fun Sci Fi read with an Excellent Reader!

  • By bluestategirl on 12-30-16

Surprisingly good

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

Reviewed: 03-29-17

I downloaded this audiobook on a hunch. And it paid off big time. There is a non typical and non stereotype feel i got from this book. It was hard to turn off. And I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in sci-fi. It is not epic and don't have major space battles. But it is a good read about to major characters that evolve during the storytelling.

  • Wronged: A Story of the Dark (Alexis Carew Book 301)

  • By: J.A. Sutherland
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Jon Bartlett's path is clear before him: finish his last year of schooling, then off on the family's ships to learn the intricacies of interstellar trade. But a message of tragedy at home comes for him, and his expected life is flung far out of reach.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A welcome bit of back story

  • By Johnie on 01-31-16

Short story

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

Reviewed: 02-15-17

This story wasn't what I had expected. It was a good beginning but it was not the story I had bought. It seams the writer either is milking his audience or he needed to tell the origin story of the main character of another book. As Trump would have said it "Sad" I loved all the other books of the au

  • In Ashes Born

  • A Seeker's Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper, Book 1
  • By: Nathan Lowell
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045

An old friend. A new course. A deadly ship with a secret cargo. Ishmael Wang returns to Port Newmar, but ghosts from his past have followed him. His old shipmate, Phillip Carstairs, offers him the opportunity to track down the man who killed his lover. The catch? He must take command of the Chernyakova, a ship that still stinks of death and haunts Ishmael's nightmares. Together Phillip and Ismael begin a journey into unknown reaches of the Deep Dark to bring back the man who killed Greta.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book. Looking forward to more!

  • By Tavis on 12-14-16

A Good read

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

Reviewed: 12-28-16

If you could sum up In Ashes Born in three words, what would they be?

Finally a follow up of the Solar clipper series. I as so many of us has waited and waited for something more in the Solar Clipper vers. And to drive along wit ih on the speakers vas like seeing and old friend after to long time.

What did you like best about this story?

How the shedding of luggage had a double meaning after losing his significant other.

Which scene was your favorite?

The visit to the advocate and she understanding why her friend had been laughing after she had referred them.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

After i was finished with the drive i found me sitting in the car in the driveway listening for one more chapter.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this to any friend or colleague looking for a book serie with a new look on interplanetary travel.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Heirs of Empire

  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: Deric McNish
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 277

The Scourwind family legacy brought the empire to the height of its power and prosperity and defended it against all enemies. Now one man's machinations aim to shift the balance of power - with violent and devastating consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved the world building

  • By Henning Strauss on 09-29-15

I loved the world building

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

Reviewed: 09-29-15

This is world building on Sanderson's level.
You connect to the main characters in the book and cheers them on. The title of the book is misguiding I think as the strong female main character only has a bi-role. There is things that is mysterious and ready for reviling in the sequels. I hope for that at least.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 161,069
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 148,650
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 148,485

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

When life gives you lemons.

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

Reviewed: 09-27-15

This book starts with a volcano and builds up to a climax.
It is a page turner.
It is one persons struggle for survival and a would cheering him on.

It can become to technical for som but for me it was the techno triller I loved. I would put the author up there with Tom Clancy back in the days. Looking forward to see his next book.

This was not a book I normally would have picked of it wasn't mentioned in a podcast by Tested and Adam Savage.