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James Jackson

Huntaville Texas, United States
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  • Requiem: Aurora Resonant Book Three

  • Aurora Rhapsody 9
  • By: G. S. Jennsen
  • Narrated by: Pyper Down
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

What began as a chance discovery of an anomalous signal is now a multiverse war between humanity and its genetic ancestors over who controls the levers of life and death. Over who decides what life is and whether it will be allowed to exist. For the ruling Anaden Directorate, victory means immortality. For humanity, defeat means extinction. On the heels of a breakthrough in wormhole technology, AEGIS and the anarchs enjoy the upper hand in the war. But their escalation pushes the Directorate to the brink, and now it will stop at nothing to destroy its enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Space opera Must Have

  • By James Jackson on 03-11-18

Space opera Must Have

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

Reviewed: 03-11-18

This has been one of my favs for several years now. I found it right after the first book was released and knew that I had I found a new series that I could look forward to. Writing and narration is tops. This may be last book in series but I've seen many farewell tours that keep coming back so fingers crossed

  • Rubicon: Aurora Resonant, Book 2

  • By: G. S. Jennsen
  • Narrated by: Pyper Down
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

The Anaden Directorate has ruled Amaranthe for millennia, subjugating species and galaxies in a never-ending quest for control and order. For as many millennia, the anarchs have rebelled, defiantly claiming their own freedom - yet without hope of winning it for everyone. Now, an alliance with humans offers a tantalizing chance to at last defeat their immortal masters. But can they trust an ally who looks suspiciously like the enemy?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Space Opera Extraordinaire !!!

  • By James Jackson on 02-17-18

Space Opera Extraordinaire !!!

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

Reviewed: 02-17-18

This is one of the best if you really like to get deep into another universe. The people the places stay with long after you finish the book.

  • The Book of Life

  • All Souls, Book 3
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,233
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,190

After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Trilogy!

  • By Cheri on 12-13-15

One of the best series

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

Reviewed: 04-09-16

This was recommended to me and I am so glad I read it. I wish there was more. So well written and a perfect narrator.

  • The Peyti Crisis

  • Anniversary Day Saga, Book 5 (Retrieval Artist Universe)
  • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

The Moon barely survived the devastation of Anniversary Day. The second round of attacks planned to kill millions more. With the life of every human and alien on the Moon hanging in the balance, the Moon's chief security officer Noelle DeRicci races to discover the identity of the masterminds behind the attacks before it's too late. Desperate to find answers, DeRicci turns to Retrieval Artist Miles Flint and Detective Bartholomew Nyquist for the kind of help only Flint and Nyquist can provide.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable, but Very Little Miles et al.

  • By Tracey Rains on 03-26-15

Really Getting Hot !!

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

Reviewed: 04-06-15

Great series so far and now in this installment I think we are really close to some big Happenings. I can't wait for the next. Also I am loving the monthly releases. Thanks

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Razor's Edge

  • Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion, Book 1
  • By: Martha Wells
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 545
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 514
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 514

Times are desperate for the Rebel Alliance. Harassment by the Empire and a shortage of vital supplies are hindering completion of a new secret base on the ice planet Hoth. So when Mid Rim merchants offer much-needed materials for sale, Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo lead an Alliance delegation to negotiate a deal. But when treachery forces the rebel ship to flee into territory controlled by pirates, Leia makes a shocking discovery: The fierce marauders come from Leia's homeworld of Alderaan, recently destroyed by the Death Star.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book, Adequate Narrator.

  • By Pamela on 09-29-13

Good Story Creative, Fast

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

Reviewed: 10-02-13

This story is a fast paced duel between Leia and her enemies no doubts on that and the building tension between Han and Leia is really fun. Neither one knows how to handle the other. An all around good story. I do wish the maybe last third was a little more in depth making a longer story but staying with the depth of the 1st half . I did the audiobook and January LaVoy is an excellent story teller. I wasn't sure about her voice for Han Solo but I gave it a chance and after awhile I was into it, I would love to hear a story with LaVoy voicing the Female Characters and Marc Thompson doing the male, and they can split everything that doesn't fit under male or female. anyway defiantly recommend this book. creative and well written.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Allegiance: Star Wars Legends

  • By: Timothy Zahn
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,389

The destruction of the Death Star by the Rebel Alliance was a decisive blow against the Empire, but Palpatine and his monstrous enforcer, Darth Vader, are no less of a threat. The brutal extermination of Alderaan not only demonstrated the magnitude of their murderous power, but served as a chilling testament to their resolve to crush the Rebel uprising. Standing against them, Skywalker, Solo, and the Princess remain uncertain opponents. Luke is gifted and brave, but unschooled in the power he possesses.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Middle of the road Zahn is still good Zahn

  • By Jacen on 06-21-13

Great audio performance + Zahn's storytelling !!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-13

Never Miss A Zahn Book. Like the different view of these storm troopers. Add in the Emperor's Hand plus Princess Leia Waiting tables in a cafe and well you have a must read.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Kenobi: Star Wars Legends

  • By: John Jackson Miller
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,190
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,903
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,900

Tatooine - a harsh desert world where farmers toil in the heat of two suns while trying to protect themselves and their loved ones from the marauding Tusken Raiders. A backwater planet on the edge of civilized space. And an unlikely place to find a Jedi Master in hiding, or an orphaned infant boy on whose tiny shoulders rests the future of a galaxy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • "The Rifleman"... with a Lightsaber

  • By Troy on 08-27-13

Great Characters,Great Story!!

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

Reviewed: 09-19-13

Set in the time Kenobi was watching the young Luke on Tatooine. Meet characters we have only glimpsed in the past. Really enjoyed the book and Marc Thompson always does a great job with SW audio books but his Kenobi is perfect. Don;t miss this story.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Crucible: Star Wars Legends

  • By: Troy Denning
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135

When Han and Leia Solo arrive at Lando Calrissian’s Outer Rim mining operation to help him thwart a hostile takeover, their aim is just to even up the odds and lay down the law. Then monstrous aliens arrive with a message, and mere threats escalate into violent sabotage with mass fatalities. When the dust settles, what began as corporate warfare becomes a battle with much higher stakes - and far deadlier consequences. Now Han, Leia, and Luke team up once again in a quest to defeat a dangerous adversary bent on galaxy-wide domination.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting

  • By CW FISHER on 07-24-13

Good Story, really enjoyed

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

Reviewed: 09-19-13

I really like the Books using the Star Wars characters at the age where the Solo's have a grandchild and Luke's son is now a Jedi. The story is fast paced and Marc Thompson always does a great job with the Audio. All Star Wars serious readers will enjoy this piece of the Tale.

  • Into the Void

  • Star Wars Legends (Dawn of the Jedi)
  • By: Tim Lebbon
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,201
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,196

On the planet Tython, the ancient Je’daii order was founded. And at the feet of its wise Masters, Lanoree Brock learned the mysteries and methods of the Force - and found her calling as one of its most powerful disciples. But as strongly as the Force flowed within Lanoree and her parents, it remained absent in her brother, who grew to despise and shun the Je’daii, and whose training in its ancient ways ended in tragedy. Now, from her solitary life as a Ranger keeping order across the galaxy, Lanoree has been summoned by the Je’daii Council on a matter of utmost urgency.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasant surprise, best SW novels of late

  • By AnthroGal on 05-30-13

Good Story and Important Jedi Origin History

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

Reviewed: 07-16-13

Finding out details of Jedi History and details about Tython the planet with the earliest Jedi temples was really interesting. Also how the Jedi "Rangers" operated was cool. I am glad to recommend this book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful