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  • Endurance

  • Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
  • By: Alfred Lansing
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,790
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,154

In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb in so many ways

  • By David on 01-19-14

They would laugh at the Polar Vortex

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

What an incredible telling of one of the most harrowing stories of human endurance. Lansing drew from the journals of Shackleton and the crew of the Endurance to write this book. This telling is never dull, has you on the edge of your seat and shivering as you can almost feel the icy blast of the Antarctic gales. Well worth your time and credits. You will not be disappointed.

  • Libre

  • A Silver Ships Novel
  • By: S. H. Jucha
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952

The surviving Méridiens have returned to Confederation space, aided by their recently discovered cousins, the New Terrans. They expect a celebration after their 71-year absence. Instead, they're shocked to find the silver ships have destroyed half the Confederation. The Méridiens are fleeing in advance of the horde of alien ships. But Alex Racine and his crew didn't come this far to run away from humanity's enemy.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An entire book about logistics!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-31-16

Great follow up to Silver Ships

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

Reviewed: 03-11-16

This is a great follow-up to Silver Ships. Once again S.H. Jucha provides a story that engages the listener. I especially appreciate Jucha's decision not to use coarse language or contemporary expletives. These books are about the most family friendly contemporary sci-fi that I have found...and yet they lack nothing. Well done and keep it up Mr. Jucha! Can't wait for the next installment to hit Audible.

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  • The Silver Ships

  • The Silver Ships, Book 1
  • By: S.H. Jucha
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,469

An explorer tug captain, Alex Racine detects a damaged alien craft drifting into the system. Recognizing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make first contact, Alex pulls off a daring maneuver to latch on to the derelict. Alex discovers the ship was attacked by an unknown craft, the first of its kind ever encountered. The mysterious silver ship's attack was both instant and deadly.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Smart protagonists!

  • By William R. Brown on 05-28-16

Fun listen leaves you wanting more.

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

Reviewed: 08-02-15

This is a fun listen. It has very little cussing with "damn" being the most "offensive" and it is used very little. A New Terran explicative "Black Space" is used rarely...and other than a very short PG love scene that some might find unacceptable for young kids a few chapters from the end of the book this book is kid friendly (prime time broadcast TV has more offensive and explicit content). Wouldn't hesitate to listen to it on a family road trip. I a already looking forward to the next installment and hope that it will be as entertaining and kid friendly as this book. I'll be looking for more books by S.H. Jucha if the author keeps writing stories like this.

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  • The Jungle

  • By: Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul
  • Narrated by: Jason Culp
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,062
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,482
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,496

Jungles come in many forms. There are the steamy rain forests of the Burmese highlands. There are the lies and betrayals of the world of covert operations. And there are the dark and twisted thoughts of a man bent on near-global domination. To pull off their latest mission, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon must survive them all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Where is the Brick ?

  • By Margaret on 04-01-12

Good Story, didn't like the Narrator.

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

Reviewed: 06-05-14

You can not go wrong with any of the Oregon File books for filling the time on long trips. The Miles just melt away...but I had a real hard time trying to get used to the Narrator. Never did get used to his performance and it took away from my enjoyment of the book.

  • Dust World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 2
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,279
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,270

The Galactics arrived with their Battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spans the Milky Way. Our only worthwhile trade goods are our infamous mercenary legions, elite troops we sell to the highest alien bidder. In 2122 a lost colony expedition contacts Earth, surprising our government. Colonization is against Galactic Law, and Legion Varus is dispatched to the system to handle the situation. Earth gave them sealed orders, but Earth is 35 lightyears away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They’re back ready to die; again

  • By Don Gilbert on 07-07-14

Good Followup To Steel World

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

Reviewed: 06-05-14

Enjoyable followup to Steel World. Larson expands the Legion's Universe a bit more and leaves lots of room for more adventures in the future.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful