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Robert A. Reinsch

Lawrence, KS United States
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  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 19,727
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,587
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,497

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Monkeys kick A**, but......

  • By Beachcombers on 02-14-18

This series has been a lot of fun.

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

Reviewed: 02-18-18

I took a gamble on the first book in this series. Absolutely no regrets. One of the most fun series I've ever read.

  • SpecOps

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 2
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,319
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,292
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,229

Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise, and he's going to keep it: taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots, and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return from. At least this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive and watered-down

  • By Daniel on 04-26-17

Loving this series!

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

Can't wait aurally crack the spine on the next book in the series. Enjoy! I know I did.

  • 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 42,341
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39,650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,538

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

Loved it!

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

Reviewed: 04-28-17

Second book in the series, and I can't wait for the next one. I hope these books are as much fun to write as they are to read.

  • Andromeda's War

  • A Novel of the Legion of the Damned
  • By: William C. Dietz
  • Narrated by: Isabelle Gordon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

In Andromeda's War, his heroine will face her ultimate test - as a battle-scarred legionnaire and as an innocent young woman who once lost everything... Now a platoon leader, Legionnaire Andromeda McKee seems to have successfully left behind her true identity of Lady Catherine "Cat" Carletto, one of the last two surviving members of the Carletto family targeted for death by Empress Ophelia. After failing at her one shot at vengeance, Andromeda had been questioning her own resolve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Does it end here?

  • By JB on 01-27-15

I enjoyed the series.

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

Reviewed: 08-13-16

This series was my first set of books written by Dietz. I'll likely look up more from this author. Good narration.

  • Dreadnaught

  • The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell - introduction
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,064
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,065

The first book of best-selling sci-fi author Jack Campbell’s new series Beyond the Frontier returns to find Captain John “Black Jack" Geary, the hero of the Lost Fleet series, awoken from cryogenic sleep to take command of the fleet. Geary’s legendary exploits have earned him the adoration of the people—and the enmity of politicians convinced that a living hero can be a very inconvenient thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Got me into audio science fiction audio books!

  • By ApplesOverOranges on 07-06-13

I'll admit, I've ruined this for myself.

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

Reviewed: 06-18-13

Where does Dreadnaught rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's good.

What other book might you compare Dreadnaught to and why?

If you like this series, you might consider the Honor Harrington series.

Have you listened to any of Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell (Introduction) ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I listened to the original Lost Fleet series, and enjoyed it.

Any additional comments?

I made one dreadful mistake. I've been watching a lot of Futurama lately, and now I find myself substituting in Futurama voices for characters in the Lost Fleet series. It's waaaay to easy to hear Zapp Brannigan's voice for Black Jack Geary, then hearing Leela, Fry, the Professor, Bender and Amy as other characters. I know... that was awful of me to do that.