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  • 12 Rules for Life

  • An Antidote to Chaos
  • By: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196

What are the most valuable things that everyone should know? Acclaimed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has influenced the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easily accessible wisdom

  • By Jarrod on 01-16-18

A much needed compass

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

Reviewed: 01-21-19

I think I will listen to this book many times more, it is filled with thoughtful reflection and valuable lessons. Dr. Peterson is perhaps the greatest and most heroic mind of our times.

  • The Hunters of Vermin

  • By: H. Paul Honsinger
  • Narrated by: Lawrence Alexander
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22

On his first solo mission and deep behind enemy lines, young reconnaissance-fighter pilot, Ensign Max Robichaux, Union Space Navy, finds himself prisoner of the Vaaach, an incredibly advanced race of aliens legendary for their secretive and territorial ferocity. For reasons Max barely understands, the Vaaach decide that they have an obligation to train him to be a Vaaach warrior. Max finds himself on a strange, unknown world, under the tutelage of a nine-foot-tall, carnivorous Vaaach drill instructor, learning an alien way of fighting and stalking and making war. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyable

  • By Viviane E. Castro on 01-29-19

This book is a golden nugget among this genre

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

Reviewed: 01-11-19

This novella is just a delight to read (or listen) because I bought the two formats. Don't be fooled by the first chapters, they are helpful to frame the competence later showen by the character in later books (remember this is a prequel). I couldn't put it down after I was through the second half. It grabs you like a "Tractor beam" to the head and doesn't let go until you reach the end! Honsinger does it again with his prose!

  • Iron Dragoons

  • Terran Armor Corps, Book 1
  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,991
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,877
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,873

Soldiers of the Terran Armor Corps wage war across the stars. Wired into mechanized battle suits, they fight the terrifying battles which must be won, no matter the cost. Their deeds are legend, their reputation feared by the enemies of Earth and her allies, but how the Corps forges young men and women into mighty warriors is shrouded by mystery. Roland Shaw lost his parents to war, he volunteers for the Armor Corps to honor their memory and discover just how far he can push himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely hands-down favorite

  • By Wes on 11-25-17

A character development novel with a twist of plot

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

Reviewed: 08-08-18

This book series is a Spin-off of his original Universe. This book has a great deal of focus on character and literary universe development, which some may not appreciate. In any case, I believe this book is the staging for an awesome series to come. So if it feels different to Fox's other books, bear with it, I believe it will be worth it further on

  • Fields of Fire

  • Frontlines, Book 5
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,743
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,492
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,493

Mars has been under Lanky control for more than a year. Since then, the depleted forces of Earth's alliances have rebuilt their fleets, staffing old warships with freshly trained troops. Torn between the need to beat the Lankies to the punch and taking enough time to put together an effective fighting force, command has decided to strike now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great continuation of the series!

  • By Mgarneau on 03-02-17

The best preparation for battle I've ever read!!

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

The author's writing has evolved greatly from his first book (which was already good) he has master the orchestration of emotions. Marko Kloos is officially among the best in the genre.

  • Eradication

  • The Void Wraith Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Chris Fox
  • Narrated by: Ryan Kennard Burke
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157

The Eradication has finally begun, and there is little hope of victory. Mankind's fleets are devastated. Their Tigris allies have lost their homeworld, and only a few Primo survive. They need allies, but few are left to be had. Fizgig sets out to persuade the notoriously hostile Jaguara Pride to join the war. Dryker fights a running retreat, losing on every front while the Eye pushes slowly toward Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • epic ending to a great series

  • By saul on 02-11-17

A love or hate relationship

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

Reviewed: 01-15-17

This is my rating for the entire series: As an author, Chris Fox is overall good; He has good characters, good dialogue and knows story structure. If one is willing to overlook his mistakes, you do actually enjoy his books. On the other hand, you can tell that he's not a Science fiction or military writer and the holes in his plots are SOO BIG that one can become a little aggravated by what he misses (or deliberately decides to ignore). From a literary standpoint, I don't think I would read his other books, except for his "learn how to make money by writing books" which I think no one can deny he has a handle on (hell, I bought all four books in this series!) because he does have a lot to teach.

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  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67,390
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 63,236
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,107

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ignore the Publisher's Summary! This is Amazing!

  • By PW on 04-12-17

Great Sci-Fi

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

Reviewed: 12-27-16

This book really surprised me! It strikes a perfect balance between multiple sci-fi themes (A.I, robotics, ethics, exploration, etc) and it's very entertaining! It also satisfied my action and adventure needs. In addition, it's very well written. Overall a great book. As a sci-fi veteran I definitely recommend it!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • They Shall Not Pass

  • The Empire's Corps, Book 12
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 686
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684

Despite the escape from Meridian - and a strike at the heart of Wolfbane - enemy forces are still advancing on all fronts. The Commonwealth, worn down by a year of hard fighting, is reaching the end of its tether while Admiral Singh, having secured control of Wolfbane, is searching for the breaking point that will shatter the Commonwealth once and for all. Time is needed, time to bring new weapons and tactics into service, but time is the one thing the Commonwealth doesn't have.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Land Battle

  • By Jean on 12-17-16

Christopher Nuttall is back!

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

Reviewed: 08-27-16

This book reminded me of why I followed Nutall's work in the first place. The setting was not easy, yet he nailed it. Some of his best dialogues are found in this piece. I'm looking forward now for the next chapter of the Commonwealth-Wolfbane war.

  • Fear the Future

  • The Fear Saga, Book 3
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,022
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,405
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,373

Piloted by a six-year-old girl, the godlike Skalm guards the Districts of TASC. Her family is long dead. Her adopted father is a synthetic copy of an alien, her nanny an artificial mind connected via subspace to every part of the globe, feeding the young girl information, finding prey to satiate her growing thirst. But the young girl is an innocent, a victim, one of millions the war has already claimed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • An OK end to an otherwise great trilogy.

  • By Okkin on 06-08-16

The whole story could have been told in just two books

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

Reviewed: 05-09-16

First of all, the author is great at keeping you engaged. However, this book makes you reflect on the whole series and really wonder if it was necessary at all. This book is unnecessarily long and is a lesson to any writer as to what happens when you drag an expectation for too long. The ending would have been fine if the book was shorter. He took something good an just diluted it.

Love the author and will definitely keep reading his work. This book does not reflect how good he really is. My opinion is just that, an opinion and I'm sure other readers probably loved it.

  • Fear the Sky

  • The Fear Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,623
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,505

From the Audie-nominated narrator of The Martian. In eleven years' time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Caught me by surprise, and held me till the end.

  • By Brian Perry on 07-21-15

A masterpiece of science fiction!

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

Reviewed: 03-10-16

The author strikes a perfect balance between plot, rich characters and Science fiction. The first chapters build up the story until it reaches the exciting pace that I'm sure will characterize the rest of the saga.

  • The Thin Blue Line

  • The Empire's Corps, Book 9
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599

Earth has fallen - and humanity is holding its breath, waiting for the next blow to fall. On Terra Nova, Earth's oldest colony world, chaos and anarchy are threatening to break out, with total collapse only one disaster away. In a desperate attempt to save the rest of the empire, the planet's governor has summoned the leaders of the Core Worlds to Terra Nova, in hopes of sharing power and preventing civil war. But dark forces are on the move, intent on ensuring that the conference fails.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Series Review

  • By David on 09-17-15

Another side story

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

Reviewed: 03-01-16

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I don't understand why this author uses a whole book to resolve plot lines that can take only a few chapters.

He needs to focus on the CommonWealth - Wolfbane war. Why would he spend so much time on the society that the Stalker Stalker's built if he's not going to going to write about it?

No one cares about the core worlds, they are history.

Would you be willing to try another book from Christopher G. Nuttall? Why or why not?

Not really, I've read/listened to more than 14 books from him and out of those, only 6 have been really good. The rest are a testament to how he derails a good story

What three words best describe Jeffrey Kafer’s voice?

Drops out of character a lot

Was The Thin Blue Line worth the listening time?

It was boring, predictable and filled with exessive dialog.

Any additional comments?

He needs to stop being afraid of his creation. And learn how to develop a war story around an interstellar military campaign. I want to see formations, deployements, logistics, strategy, camaraderie, sacrifice, the cowards, the heroes, the cynics, etc

Stop beating around the bush!!! stories like "Reality check" are insufferable!

And please, stop mentioning rape and bribe in every chapter. It gets old.