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  • Commune: Book Three

  • By: Joshua Gayou
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,046
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,891
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,881

Having been bolstered with the supplies sufficient to carry them through the winter, the survivors of the Jackson commune must now hunker down and endure the bitter Wyoming snows, while to the south, factions are beginning to form, coalescing from the ashes of the dead world. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best series in sci-fi for great characters.

  • By TK2.0 on 11-19-18

Outstanding Performance

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-18-19

We are introduced to more characters in book three , and each one does not disappoint , I read book 3 before I purchased the audio version ,and the narrator performs each one superbly exactly as I imagined reading the e book .

  • The Forever, Part III

  • The Forever, Book 3
  • By: Craig Robertson
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 578
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 542

As a horrific war with the ruthless Berrillians heats up, a new, more deadly threat arises - a mythical race known as the Last Nightmare, intent on destroying the universe. Once more, fate calls upon Jon Ryan. An alliance is made between old friends and bitter enemies. Cooperation is the only thing that might just save them all. But all the fighting, all the death, and all the suffering are changing Jon. With each passing crisis, his humanity ebbs further and further away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scott Aiello brought this series to life!

  • By V. Bass on 10-16-18

Great series , really enjoyed it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-31-19

thoroughly enjoyed this book series I thought the Author finished the third book well , he didn't leave you hanging like some books . Scott Aiello is a first class Narrator and you hang on his every word !

  • The Forever, Part II

  • The Forever, Book 2
  • By: Craig Robertson
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 616
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 615

Endless fighting. Hopeless odds. Then things got worse. Jon Ryan has beaten the odds so far. He saved humanity from a sinister alien threat, and he stopped the insane android president of the United States three separate times. But the president won't stay dead, and a super race threatens to end Jon's hopes for a peaceful future. Jon's mind-boggling alien technology has been enough to keep everyone alive. But, just when there's reason for hope, a new, more deadly race sets its sights on him. This threat may just be unstoppable.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It's okay, but...

  • By Lisa Jordan on 09-11-18

fantastic sequel to a great series <br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-18

Craig Roberson is one of my new favorite authors and Scott Aiello narrates this story like a champ ! if your looking for a new great sci-fi look no further !

  • Hell Divers IV: Wolves

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 4
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,999
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,728
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,709

The Sea Wolf sets out to search for the Metal Islands. Leading the expedition is legendary Hell Diver Xavier Rodriguez. After enduring a decade on the poisoned surface, his survival skills will be put to the test on the dangerous open seas. But storms, sea monsters, and the cannibalistic Cazadores aren't the only threat to X and his small crew. Their mission will uncover hard truths about the history of the war that left humankind stranded in the air for centuries. The fate of those still living on the airships might very well rest on this perilous journey to find a new home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Yet!!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 11-06-18

Another Great episode in this terrific series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-18

Once again we follow the helldiver's in this fantastic continuing story of this apocalyptic world

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,735
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,840
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,798

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Alanson teases, and then pulls a 3.5

  • By Andrew on 09-26-18

Another Great installment of the Ex force saga

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-26-18

As always the author continues to keep you enthralled with his great characters and twisting story superbly narrated by R C Bray highly recommend this book !

  • The Forever

  • The Forever, Book 1
  • By: Craig Robertson
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 953
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 953

Jupiter, thrown off orbit, will destroy Earth in less than a century. Jon Ryan volunteers for the most ambitious, desperate mission ever conceived: His consciousness must be transferred into an experimental android host, where he'll live an immortal - and lonely - life. Jon's only companion on his 50-year voyage is his ship's irritable AI. The US president wants Jon dead and is willing to sacrifice his own people to eliminate Jon. An alien species has vowed a holy war to eliminate all humans, either on Earth or wherever they might run. Only Jon can protect humans from their enemies.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Pass if you want smart sci-fi

  • By Ian McCurdy on 09-04-18

My new favorite Syfy author ! excellent story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-18

A hero travels the stars looking for a new future for Earth as apocalypse ticks by for the earth and meets interesting worlds and great imagined aliens , I look forward to the next book in this series

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Tales of Anyar

  • Destiny's Crucible, Book 5
  • By: Olan Thorensen
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 824
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 773
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765

The Destiny’s Crucible series chronicles the incredible adventure of Joseph Colsco, a college student of no particular importance who is thrust into an unimaginable fate by an accident that couldn’t happen - but did. Cast naked on the planet Anyar, he forges a new life for himself and rises to prominence and responsibilities he would otherwise never have imagined. However, much is left undone and uncertain. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Managing Expectations

  • By Bryan on 08-21-18

Another great book in this fantastic series

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-18

Olan Thorensen does another great job of telling the tales of Destiny's Crucible , well narrated this story keeps you coming back for more .
I welcome the next book in this series

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Time Pebbles

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Emily Sutton-Smith
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 186
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 170
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 170

Tekla, son of an ancient shaman, loses Ka Li when she is torn from his life by a brutal tribe of Denisovans in a Late Pleistocene kidnapping. Ka Li escapes but is unarmed and forced to flee across the Bering land bridge where she becomes hopelessly lost in the endless tracts of North America. Only Tekla cares enough to search for her over the years. As Ka Li survives fierce predators and scarce resources, she leaves behind a series of signal cairns to help Tekla find her.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elegant parallels

  • By Playonwards on 06-13-18

Fantastic story well told . one of my favorites

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-18

I've Read one the this author's books before and that book I could hardly put down , this one was the same, you will not be let down by this book about the distant past discovered by and followed by archaeologists in the future !

  • The Fated Sky

  • Lady Astronaut, Book 2
  • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 461

Mary Robinette Kowal continues the grand sweep of alternate history begun in The Calculating Stars. The Fated Sky looks forward to 1961, when mankind is well established on the moon and looking forward to its next step: journeying to, and eventually colonizing, Mars. Of course the noted Lady Astronaut Elma York would like to go, but there’s a lot riding on whoever the International Aerospace Coalition decides to send on this historic - but potentially very dangerous - mission. Could Elma really leave behind her husband and the chance to start a family to spend several years traveling to Mars? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic sequel to the first book ! <br />

  • By shane on 09-12-18

Fantastic sequel to the first book ! <br />

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-18

A great alternative version of history and space , this book does not disappoint ! an enjoyable listen .with a great narration !

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Calculating Stars

  • A Lady Astronaut Novel
  • By: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,230

On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the East Coast of the US, including Washington, DC. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the Earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space and requires a much-larger share of humanity to take part in the process. Elma York’s drive to become the first lady astronaut is so strong that even the most dearly held conventions of society may not stand a chance against her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Super impressed

  • By Mean Jane on 07-27-18

A Fantastic alternate history

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Reviewed: 09-03-18

A great story ! well written great characters , hard to put down . with fantastic narration can't wait for the next book !

1 of 2 people found this review helpful