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  • Tiamat's Wrath

  • The Expanse, Book 8
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,469
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,262
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,247

Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper. In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • unfortunate bug in chapter 39

  • By A. Treiber on 03-28-19

Ridiculously good

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

Reviewed: 04-05-19

The book is incredible - a serious candidate for best book of the series so far. From the epic space battles to the intimate conversations, it's done with real aplomb. Truly unputdownable

A word for the narrator - i've got the physical copies now but I honestly couldn't imagine reading without having listed to the audiobook first. It's really first class.

Roll on number 9. Cannot wait.

  • Hyperion

  • By: Dan Simmons
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor, Allyson Johnson, Kevin Pariseau, and others
  • Length: 20 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,887
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,641
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,694

On the world called Hyperion, beyond the law of the Hegemony of Man, there waits the creature called the Shrike. There are those who worship it. There are those who fear it. And there are those who have vowed to destroy it. In the Valley of the Time Tombs, where huge, brooding structures move backward through time, the Shrike waits for them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Shrike Awaits. Enter The Time Tombs...

  • By Michael on 10-13-12

Masterful

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

Masterful writing and masterful narration! Obviously need to read book 2 but it’s so easy to get lost in imagery evoked by the beautiful words.
I thought the narration was perfect - excellent production all round Onto the second...

  • A Divided Spy

  • By: Charles Cumming
  • Narrated by: Jot Davies
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 205
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 188

Thomas Kell thought he was done with spying. A former MI6 officer, he devoted his life to the Service, but it has left him with nothing but grief and a simmering anger against the Kremlin. Then Kell is offered an unexpected chance at revenge. Taking the law into his own hands, he embarks on a mission to recruit a top Russian spy who is in possession of a terrifying secret. As Kell tracks his man from Moscow to London, he finds himself in a high stakes game of cat and mouse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best of the bunch

  • By Katherine on 02-26-17

Great book, Great Narration

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

Reviewed: 07-03-17

One of Cumming's stronger books I thought. Not up there with The Spanish Game but the best Kell novel I thought. Evocative and detailed.

The narration was really excellent - there was a wide range of characters to portray and he does a great job - especially Minasian - talk about a character coming to life!

  • The Search for Exoplanets: What Astronomers Know

  • By: The Great Courses, Joshua N. Winn
  • Narrated by: Professor Joshua N. Winn
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 589
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581

As recently as 1990, it seemed plausible that the solar system was a unique phenomenon in our galaxy. Thanks to advances in technology and clever new uses of existing data, now we know that planetary systems and possibly even a new Earth can be found throughout galaxies near and far.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun across the universe

  • By Mark on 01-08-16

awe-inspiring!

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

Reviewed: 10-24-15

Great course, literally and metaphorically. Enjoyed listening to this immensely. A very detailed survey of the field of exoplanets but I never felt lost. In fact some of the more general physics concepts here where more clearly explained than any other course I've listened to. Hugely accessible.

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