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J A Origliasso

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  • Crashing Heaven

  • By: Al Robertson
  • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 57

A diamond-hard, visionary new SF thriller. Nailed-down cyberpunk ala William Gibson for the 21st century meets the vivid dark futures of Al Reynolds in this extraordinary debut novel. With Earth abandoned, humanity resides on Station, an industrialised asteroid run by the sentient corporations of the Pantheon. Under their leadership a war has been raging against the Totality - ex-Pantheon AIs gone rogue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • AIs as a rogue nation

  • By Michael G Kurilla on 07-27-15

A great new author

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

Reviewed: 06-26-15

If you enjoy Peter F. Hamilton, specifically the Greg Mandel series, you'll love this story. Hoping for more in the series and from this author.
Thomas Judd is a very good narrator.
Production could be been slightly better, the editor missed some repeats of spoken lines.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Heir to the Jedi: Star Wars

  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,649
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,380
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,376

Luke Skywalker's game-changing destruction of the Death Star has made him not only a hero of the Rebel Alliance but a valuable asset in the ongoing battle against the Empire. Though he's a long way from mastering the power of the Force, there's no denying his phenomenal skills as a pilot--and in the eyes of Rebel leaders Princess Leia Organa and Admiral Ackbar, there's no one better qualified to carry out a daring rescue mission crucial to the Alliance cause.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun adventure, but not very deep

  • By Daniel on 07-06-15

Disappointing

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

Reviewed: 03-10-15

Disappointing Star Wars audio book. I'd get my credit back if I had the option. Love Star Wars but this particular book was average.

4 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Starfishers: Starfishers, Book 2

  • By: Glen Cook
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

The vendetta in space had started centuries before "Mouse" Storm was born, with his grandfather's raid on the planet Prefactlas, the bloodbath that freed the human slaves from their Sangaree masters. But one Sangaree survived--the young Norborn heir, the man who swore vengeance on the Storm family and their soldiers in a carefully mapped plot that would take generations to fulfill. Now Mouse's father, Gneaus, must fight for an El Dorado of wealth on the burning half of the planet Blackworld.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Netflix should...

  • By Cliff on 06-20-18

Best

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

Reviewed: 02-22-15

One of the best books I've ever read. Looking forward to the next one in the series. 2nd in series is better the first. First is still epic glen cook tho.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Better to Beg Forgiveness Part 2

  • Freehold, Book 3
  • By: Michael Z. Williamson
  • Narrated by: David Doersch
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Celadon, a poor nation on a poor planet, engaged in civil war and a haven for every type of villainy in space, is ripe for cleanup. The military could pacify it handily, but it would take a statesman to fix it. But statesmen have ethics, which politicians and megacorps find inconvenient. Celadon's President Bishwanath compounded the sin by being astute, ambitious and capable. Something had to be done, because a working nation isn't much use for pork and graft.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome

  • By J A Origliasso on 01-20-15

Awesome

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

Reviewed: 01-20-15

Just like The Weapon. But different. Will read again. Looking forward to the next book in the amazing freehold series.