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  • Wings of Steele: Destination Unknown, Book 1

  • By: Jeffrey J. Burger
  • Narrated by: Kevin Clay
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 361

Jack Steele is an ex-big-city cop that left the department after losing a friend in the line of duty. Recovering from a tough divorce, he reinvents himself with a love of flying and restructures his life as a pilot for hire. Accompanied by his ever-present German Shepherd, Fritz, Jack will fly almost anything anywhere, shuttling new and used planes for clients all over the world. He had never been a Boy Scout, but he is a man who likes to stay prepared and in control of whatever life throws at him. But nothing could have prepared Jack and his copilot for how life suddenly goes drastically and violently sideways...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Lots of Action, But a Little 'Comic Book-ish"

  • By Striker on 03-05-15

A book that makes absolutely no sense (for me)

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

Reviewed: 03-03-15

I have listened to over a hundred books and this is the first book that I just could not make my self finish listening. The plot is incredibly shallow and uninteresting. There is simply nothing in this book that makes you want to hear the next sentence written.
If the intention was to write a science fiction parody, then good job, otherwise… Jesus, I cannot find the right words to describe the nothingness of this book.
I will not go into details because everything is just bad.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Janissaries: The Theogony, Book 1

  • By: Chris Kennedy
  • Narrated by: Craig Good
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 235

The war with China was over and Lieutenant Shawn "Calvin" Hobbs just wanted his life to go back to normal. The hero of the war, he had a small ream of paperwork to fill out, a deployment with his Navy F-18 squadron to prepare for, and a new girlfriend to spend some quality time with. Life was good. Until the aliens showed up.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good start

  • By Brenton on 09-28-14

Like watching a SF B class movie

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

Reviewed: 10-02-14

Where to start.
The story is very weak, as are all the characters. There is no depth in the story at all. The book is not boring, but you should not expect any excitements either.
It reminds me of a SF B movie, where the best way to enjoy it is to disconnect half of your brain.
All the historical references are inaccurate at best.
PS.
Chis Kennedy
Janissaries are known from the Otoman empire, not from Persian empire.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Torch of Honor

  • Allies and Aliens, Book 1
  • By: Roger MacBride Allen
  • Narrated by: A. T. Chandler
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 29

Sixty young trainees of the Planetary Survey Service disappear, along with their instructors and ship, as unknown aliens with advanced weaponry attack the settlement of New Finland.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Sci-fi

  • By David on 12-26-12

More fantasy than science fiction

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

Reviewed: 07-31-13

The book is not boring but the story is very light and naive. The bad guys are stupid and useless, the good guys are super intelligent strong and smart.
The science is more in domain of fantasy, with almost no explanations at all

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Invincible: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 2

  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,831
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,395
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,420

Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary earned his rank after being revived from cryogenic sleep to lead the Alliance to victory against the Syndicate Worlds. But his superiors question his loyalty to the regime. Now in command of the First Fleet, Geary is tasked with exploring the frontier beyond Syndic space, a mission he fears deliberately puts the fleet--and himself--in harm's way. An encounter with the alien enigmas confirms Geary's fears.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There is Still a Need for Black Jack

  • By Aser Tolentino on 05-02-12

Black Jack Saga continues

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

Reviewed: 05-21-12

I nice book, that continues the story of Black Jack. Author has opened a lot of new plots and possibilities for the continuation of the story.
Same style as the previous books in the series with a lot of space fight action.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Rising Thunder

  • Honor Harrington, Book 13
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,842
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,647

Peril and strife strike on a double front for Honor Harrington and company. After a brutal attack on the Manticoran home system, Honor Harrington and the Star Kingdom she serves battle back against a new, technologically powerful, and utterly nefarious enemy. And as if that weren’t task enough, Honor must also face down a centuries-old nemesis in the crumbling, but still mighty, Solarian League.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed with Audible on this one.

  • By K. Dorsey on 10-31-18

Story becoming less personal

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

Reviewed: 05-10-12

The story is moving from a novel about a person “Honor Harrington” to a complex political intrigue.
It seems that the author explored all the possibilities with Honor and is moving on.
The other big change is the lack of space battle scenes.
I can still recommend this book for fans of the “Honorverse”

  • Conquest: Star Force, Book 4

  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,666
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,347
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,346

Conquest is the next chapter in the great interstellar war between all living creatures and the machines. Star Force must stop the machine invaders once again - but how?

In the fourth book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has freed Earth from the chains of the Macros - but at what cost? The Macros no longer trust him. He is a mad dog that must be put down - and all Star Force must be stamped out with him. The war expands in this story, and mankind is once again faced with annihilation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Holy Crapper! Where do I even start!

  • By John Pierce on 03-25-12

More of the same

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

Reviewed: 04-03-12

The series story is good but this book is just a repetition of the action seen in the first two books.
The last couple of chapters prepares you to what it seems planned to be a very long proccession of books.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Stark's War

  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Eric Summerer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 936
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 941

To seize the moon from foreign powers--and keep his men alive - Sergeant Ethan Stark must choose which orders to obey - and which to ignore.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • All too believable

  • By Andy on 09-10-10

Enjoyable military story.

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

Reviewed: 10-21-11

A book starting a very interesting story of how wrong can it get. It reminds me a lot of George Orwells 1984.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful