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  • Morning Star

  • Book III of the Red Rising Trilogy
  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 21 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 24,126
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,488
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,434

Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society's mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the revolution that will tear the hierarchy apart from within.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It doesn't get much better than this!

  • By Audre on 03-24-16

Great story great series.

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

Reviewed: 03-14-16

I absolutely love this series. Storyline is well throughout and brilliant. Narration is great by Reynolds.

  • Hell's Foundations Quiver

  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 31 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,370
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,370

Centuries ago the human race fought its first great war against an alien race - and lost. A tiny population of human beings fled to distant Safehold. Centuries later their descendants have forgotten their history; for them, life has been an eternal Middle Ages, ruled by the Church of God Awaiting, whose secret purpose is to prevent the reemergence of industrial civilization. But not all of Safehold's founders were onboard with this plan. Those dissidents left behind their own secret legacies.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Is David Weber ever going give a us a ending

  • By John on 02-14-16

Great book as usual.

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

Reviewed: 03-03-16

Loved it but hate I have to wait for the next one. Book drags out the story but hey I guess they know what they are doing.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Take Down

  • By: James Swain
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 879
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 796

There are hundreds of casinos in Las Vegas, and Billy Cunningham knows how to rip off every one. His scams are a thing of beauty - so perfectly orchestrated that onlookers believe he and his crew are winning fair and square. In a town where bosses will kill to protect their profits, Billy can't afford to make mistakes, but even the best-laid plans can go wrong...

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Barely worth finishing

  • By Rankin on 08-23-15

Great story. I would recommend this book.

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

Reviewed: 08-20-15

Great book. Loved it like watching a good movie in my head. Wish there was a sequel

  • Foreigner

  • Foreigner Sequence 1, Book 1
  • By: C. J. Cherryh
  • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
  • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,167
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,047
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,057

The first book in C.J.Cherryh's eponymous series, Foreigner begins an epic tale of the survivors of a lost spacecraft who crash-land on a planet inhabited by a hostile, sentient alien race. From its beginnings as a human-alien story of first contact, the Foreigner series has become a true science fiction odyssey, following a civilization from the age of steam through early space flight to confrontations with other alien species in distant sectors of space. It is the masterwork of a truly remarkable author.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • struggled to relate to human

  • By kesia martin on 11-07-16

Story is not good.

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

Reviewed: 07-07-15

I really didn't like this book. It was long winded and silly. Book was a political book wrapped up in a little sci-fi.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rogue Star

  • By: Michael Flynn
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 23 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

Three astronauts are headed out beyond Mars on the first human trip to the asteroid belt. In orbit around Earth, a construction crew is building the first permanent space station, owned by van Huyten’s consortium. Meanwhile, the president of the United States is trying to force her into making a secret deal to put weapons in orbit so he can intervene in the ongoing wars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this series.

  • By LaDerick on 02-27-15

Love this series.

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

Reviewed: 02-27-15

Makes me hopeful it could really happen. I wish we had our own rich lady.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • New America, Book 1
  • By: Richard Stephenson
  • Narrated by: David Gilmore
  • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 251

America is falling, ready to join the Roman Empire as a distant memory in the annals of history. The year is 2027. Tired and desperate, the American people are deep in the middle of The Second Great Depression. The Florida coastline is in ruins from the most powerful hurricane on record; a second just like it is bearing down on the state of Texas. For the first time in history, the Middle East has united as one and amassed the most formidable army the world has seen since the Third Reich.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible readers ruin any book

  • By Morgan B. Gainor on 03-06-14

Great story, can't wait for the next book.

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

Reviewed: 02-08-15

Performance was a bit dry for me but loved the story. It got more and more interesting as it went on.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hard Magic

  • Book I of the Grimnoir Chronicles
  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 16 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,193

Jake Sullivan is a licensed private eye with a seriously hardboiled attitude. He also possesses raw magical talent and the ability to make objects in his vicinity light as a feather or as heavy as depleted uranium, all with a magical thought. It's no wonder the G-men turn to Jake when they need someoneto go after a suspected killer who has been knocking off banks in a magic-enhanced crime spree.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I thought it was going to be.

  • By Clinton on 08-06-11

Great book in all aspects.

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

Reviewed: 01-30-15

I really loved this book. Story was great and I loved the history trickled in. Getting the next book right away.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Dark Between the Stars

  • The Saga of Shadows, Book One
  • By: Kevin J. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 22 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,462
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,463

Twenty years after the elemental conflict that nearly tore apart the cosmos in The Saga of Seven Suns, a new threat emerges from the darkness. The human race must set aside its own inner conflicts to rebuild their alliance with the Ildiran Empire for the survival of the galaxy. In Kevin J. Anderson's The Dark Between the Stars, galactic empires clash, elemental beings devastate whole planetary systems, and factions of humanity are pitted against one another.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Crank It Up Again!

  • By Trip Williams on 08-09-14

Great story

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

Reviewed: 01-19-15

I really enjoyed this book. It had great order and was very easy to keep up with the characters. I will buy the next book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Magic Bites

  • Kate Daniels, Book 1
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renée Raudman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,147
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,165

Atlanta would be a nice place to live, if it weren't for the magic. When the magic is up, rogue mages cast their spells and monsters appear, while guns refuse to fire and cars fail to start. But then technology returns, and the magic recedes as unpredictably as it arose, leaving all kinds of paranormal problems in its wake.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, okay narration

  • By Tera on 04-11-10

Decent book

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

Reviewed: 01-09-15

This book is a decent listen, it's a bit obvious sometimes but gets to the point quickly. First book good enough to get me to buy the next book.

  • I, Judas The 5th Gospel

  • By: Bob Mayer, Jen Talty
  • Narrated by: Steven Cooper
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

What if Judas is still alive, hidden away in the jungles of the Amazon, waiting for the Second Coming? As a massive object appears in space heading directly toward Earth, the Brotherhood heralds it as Wormwood, one of the signs the Rapture and it's just three days away. They have been preparing to implement the Great Commission as designated by Jesus - where everyone on the planet must hear the word of God before the end in order to be saved. They will use advanced technology to send that message....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By LaDerick on 01-03-15

Good story

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

Reviewed: 01-03-15

I enjoyed the story. Good alternative to revelation and the left behind series. I would recommend it if you keep an open mind.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful