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  • Cibola Burn

  • Book 4 of the Expanse
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524

The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds, and the rush to colonise has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Illus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire. Independent settlers stand against the overwhelming power of a corporate colony ship with only their determination, courage, and the skills learned in the long wars of home.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Changed narrator?

  • By CybranM on 10-05-18

Enjoyed this even more than the last one

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

Reviewed: 05-30-15

Another great piece of Sci-Fi with all ingredients to make it superb. I actually enjoyed this one more than the last one and can't wait for the next one. While it is feeling a bit strange to hear your familiar characters with a different voice, I like the new narrator and grew accustomed to him. Havlok was a bit off (yes, Havlok is back), I thought. The accents were really great though. Looking forward to the next book.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • METAtropolis: Cascadia

  • By: Jay Lake, Mary Robinette Kowal, Elizabeth Bear, and others
  • Narrated by: Rene Auberjonois, Kate Mulgrew, Wil Wheaton, and others
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,031
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 745
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 743

This sequel to the Hugo and Audie Award nominated METAtropolis features interconnected stories by today’s top writers of speculative fiction – performed by a galaxy of Star Trek stars. As the mid-20th century approaches, the Pacific Northwest has been transformed - politically, economically, and ecologically - into the new reality of Cascadia. Conspiracies and secrets threaten the tenuous threads of society. And the End of Days seems nearer than ever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Some good, some bad

  • By Stephen on 11-21-10

Another great Metatropolis Series

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

Reviewed: 11-24-11

After hooked on the first series of Metatropolis, I had to also listen to the sequence. It's great to catch up with some of the characters from the initial series and to see how things developed. Each story is brilliant, filled with many inventive details, that are scarily likely to develop at the same time. Metatropolis Cascadia plays entirely in the USA/Canadian area, it would be interesting to read Metatropolis stories from other parts of the world.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • METAtropolis

  • By: Jay Lake, Tobias Buckell, Elizabeth Bear, and others
  • Narrated by: Michael Hogan, Scott Brick, Kandyse McClure, and others
  • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,779
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 984
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 999

Armed camps of eco-survivalists battle purveyors of technology in this exclusive, original production featuring five sci-fi masters and five all-star narrators.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating stories

  • By Karen on 11-08-13

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 11-24-11

A truly brilliant series of stories, great plots, topics, characters and narrators. Each story is very different, yet plays in the same 'future'. Although things are different then, the characters come across as people like you and me. The future scenario is scarily realistic in some aspects. I'd love to read a sequence to the stories. Although I've read the second series Metatropolis Cascadia, it would be great to pick up from the time where Metatropolis left off, have a 'in-between' stories series or to even have a stories series playing around 10 years before Metatropolis. Anyway, I recommend the read.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Outcast

  • Star Wars Legends (Fate of the Jedi)
  • By: Aaron Allston
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,771
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765

After a violent civil war and the devastation wrought by the now-fallen Darth Caedus, the Galactic Alliance is in crisis and in need. From all corners, politicians, power brokers, and military leaders converge on Coruscant for a crucial summit to restore order, negotiate differences, and determine the future of their unified worlds. But even more critical, and far more uncertain, is the future of the Jedi.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome story!

  • By Jeff on 04-25-09

Get you hanging for the next

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

Reviewed: 10-18-11

As a not so 'read' Star Wars fan, the story starts quite a while after the 'Return of the Jedi'. Nevertheless it's quite an engaging story. Marc Thompson is a great narrator. The fate of the jedi series gives us a glimpse of what happened in the past. It tells us of the new threats and allies. As the first of the series it's obviously only the start of more things to come. I am looking forward to more jedi adventures and new planets .. with old and new foes and friends.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Star Trek: Spock vs. Q (Adapted)

  • By: Leonard Nimoy
  • Narrated by: Leonard Nimoy, John de Lancie
  • Length: 54 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440

Ambassador Spock travels back in time to subtly warn Earth's inhabitants of impending doom while calling into question humanity's priorities. However, before the truth is told, the all-powerful being, Q, appears and reminds Spock that he is prohibited from interfering in Earth's history. Besides, Q doesn't see mankind as something worth saving.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Very different Star Trek

  • By David on 05-22-05

Wish I had been there

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

Reviewed: 10-18-11

A great capture of some great actors. Simply fun to listen to - as someone liking Star Trek. Leonard Nimoy is absolute brilliant int his - as is John de Lancie. Wish I had been there in the audience.

  • Agent to the Stars

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,274
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,213

The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stay-up-all-night-reading kind of book

  • By Katya A on 03-06-13

So much more than an alien story

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

Reviewed: 09-18-11

Listened to it as a fan of science fiction (and yes, Star Trek) but this is such a surprising deep novel and twisting story. There's always something new and unexpected happening. Plus it touches quite serious topics. Everything is light but not surficial. Maybe I'll buy that book and read it. That's how much I liked it. And it works really well with the (one) narrator. I'm kind of a fan of audio theater, but it does not affect this book at all.
Highly recommendable!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful