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  • Off Armageddon Reef

  • Safehold Series, Book 1
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 29 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,581

When Earth herself lay under siege by an enemy humankind could not defeat, mankind undertook one last throw of the dice: Operation Ark. Earth's final colonizing expedition was meant to build a new civilization, on a planet so distant even the Gbaba might never find it, and without the high-tech infrastructure whose emissions might betray its location.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • David Weber always good

  • By Alison on 09-08-07

Great Series. A true master work of fantasy.

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

Reviewed: 08-28-17

This series is one of the greats. Just the right balance of personal insight without bogging down in too much touchy feely nonsense. Battles on a grand scale and personal combat that doesn't take whole paragraphs to describe a sword stroke. I dig it.

  • Extremis

  • Starfire, Book 6
  • By: Steve White, Charles E. Gannon
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 24 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

An implacable foe with telepathic cohesion in battle, near immortality, and eons-advanced engineering skills threatens to wipe humanity from the galaxy. What's more, they've overcome their one weakness - no faster-than-light travel - and have followed humanity through our star gates and beyond. But humans are the master of adaption and have got a counterpunch of devastating proportions in reserve.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Marc Vietor really bring the story to life

  • By Cameron on 07-02-16

They killed the series for me. It's dead.

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

Reviewed: 11-28-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I really enjoyed the first four books in the series. This one was just plain bad though. I wanted lots of starship battles. What I got was something else. Too much girly b.s. It was like the view with some stuff blowing up in the background. Disappointed and then some.

What was most disappointing about Steve White and Charles E. Gannon ’s story?

They spent way too much time with the touchy feely stuff. I don't buy a book with a massive spaceship battle on the cover to spend half the time going over interpersonal, love interest character plots. They threw the military part out of what has, until now, been one of the best Military Sci-fi series I've ever read/listened to. They turned it into a romance novel.

Which character – as performed by Marc Vietor – was your favorite?

Marc Victor was a great narrator.

Did Extremis inspire you to do anything?

Yes, it inspired me to skip the next title in the series.

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