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  • Salvation

  • Salvation Sequence, Book 1
  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537

In 2204, humanity is expanding into the wider galaxy in leaps and bounds. Cutting-edge technology of linked jump gates has rendered most forms of transportation - including starships - virtually obsolete. Every place on Earth, every distant planet humankind has settled, is now a step away from any other. And all seems wonderful - until a crashed alien spaceship of unknown origin is found on a newly located world 89 light-years from Earth, carrying a cargo as strange as it is horrifying. To assess the potential of the threat a high-powered team is dispatched to investigate. But one of them may not be all they seem....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wait For Book 2

  • By StrikitRich on 09-26-18

As always loved it

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

I love all the characters but sometimes hates the different time jumps but at the end he always wraps it up. Ready for the next part.

  • Iron Gold

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds, John Curless, Julian Elfer, and others
  • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,516
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,995

Ten years after the events of Morning Star, Darrow and the Rising are battling the remaining Gold loyalist forces and are closer than ever to abolishing the color-coded caste system of Society for good. But new foes will emerge from the shadows to threaten the imperfect victory Darrow and his friends have earned. Pierce Brown expands the size and scope of his impressive Red Rising universe with new characters, enemies, and conflicts among the stars.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Audio needs to be balanced

  • By Anonymous User on 01-21-18

Exactly what I expected, love this story.

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

Please keep them coming. I love everything about this series. Also love the narration and characters.

  • 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 25,539
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,812
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,760

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 1,525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,404

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 921
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 832

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 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,088

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 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

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.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Collapse

  • New America, Book 1
  • By: Richard Stephenson
  • Narrated by: David Gilmore
  • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 252

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 11,245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,316

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 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,486
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,488

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