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  • The Queen

  • Aretha Franklin
  • By: Mikal Gilmore
  • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,983
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,690
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,678

You know her voice. Now hear her story.

Audible has teamed up with Rolling Stone to produce an uncompromisingly honest Audible Original that honors the life and legacy of the incomparable Aretha Franklin. Aretha’s universal appeal was evident from the release of her first album at age 14 through her nearly 50 Top 40 hits. Yet this intimate biography reminds us that Aretha knew pain as much as she knew glory. It was the blues, residing deep within her soul, that gave way to a voice able to lift millions with a profound sense of freedom, self-worth, and undeniable talent to rise above sorrow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I learned so much

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-15-18

Aretha The Queen needs to be heard!

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

This is a great biography, however it lacks the most important ingredient, Aretha’s actual singing. Short excerpts from each of her great works mentioned in this wonderful narrative will put this audio book on the #1 charts for the best book of the year. Aretha was a most exceptionally gifted individual.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Odysseus Ascendant

  • Odyssey One, Book 7
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 769

The Empire has set its sights on its next target: human Terrans. As effective allies of the Priminae, the denizens of Earth have proven themselves enemies to the Empire, and now the Imperial forces know more about the Terran home world than ever before.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Turning Sci-go to fantasy

  • By Ray on 05-11-18

Odysseus sets the gold standard for 1st class space adventure!

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

It’s old home week for those of us that have served our country. Very well written & narrated. I am very impressed with all of Evan Currie’s books. Btw where did you guys get the background music. Let me know, most interesting. Cheers


0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Drysine Legacy

  • Spiral Wars, Book 2
  • By: Joel Shepherd
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067

The legendary battle-carrier UFS Phoenix is on the run in Outer Neutral Space. Lieutenant Commander Erik Debogande and Major Trace Thakur are determined to use neutral territory to broker a peace between humanity's warring factions, away from Fleet's strong arm. But as machinations in Fleet Command send a legendary warrior from Trace's past on a sworn path to kill her, there arises in the territory of an insectoid foe an ancient enemy from the nightmares of Spiral history, bent on Phoenix's destruction….

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 2 in Excellent Space Opera / Military Sci-Fi

  • By C. Hartmann on 10-17-17

Action thriller of the first order!

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

Reviewed: 12-31-17

Shepherd is at the top of his class in writing about battle actions and the physiology of his subjects. Leads me to think he has spent a lot of time on the battlefront. His books are superbly written and produced. His stories have got me “hook, line & sinker” ... on to the next! Well done! Cheers

  • That Which Other Men Cannot Do

  • Frontiers Saga, Book 15
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 768
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766

With political unrest growing, the Alliance must rush to rebuild their fleet and expand their sphere of influence before their support runs out. But when the Jung up the ante, the Alliance must turn up the heat. Captain Nathan Scott and the Sol-Pentaurus Alliance must put everything on the line to save the Sol sector once and for all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jean on 03-10-17

Best in the series!

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

Reviewed: 07-28-17

This is who we want to be! Great Book. Ryk Brown is the best of the best, congrats.

  • Frontiers Saga Series #14: The Weak and the Innocent

  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 690
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691

A ship in the hands of their enemy...A liberation gone wrong...A chance to double their ranks...A bold and daring plan...Their support from the Pentaurus cluster dwindling fast, the Alliance faces new and unpleasant realities in the Sol sector. But, as they soon discover, untoward changes have the potential to bring unexpected opportunities. The trick is in how you use them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action, Action, Action

  • By Jean on 01-31-17

Ryk does it again, cudos.

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

I hope you know that this series will have to be made into a full featured movie series. Ryk has much to communicate to our future generations.

  • Liberation

  • The Frontiers Saga, Book 10
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860

Heartfelt reunions with friends... Desperate plans to gain advantage... Opportunities that cannot be ignored... Discovery of family once thought lost... The time has come for Captain Scott to fight for that which was taken...the very freedom of the world he was sworn to protect.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jean on 12-15-16

FTL com drone not used to destroy the Jun battle platform! Otherwise it was another great book.

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

Reviewed: 06-08-17

FTL com drone not used to destroy the Jun battle platform! Otherwise it was another great book.

  • Head of the Dragon

  • Frontiers Saga Series, Book 6
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858

Time is running out. An ally has all but fallen. Resources are running low. The time for attack has come... The Alliance must strike deep into the heart of the empire. This time, the Aurora will be going home, or going to her grave.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Action packed story

  • By Jean on 08-09-16

World class author with world class experience!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

This book is just one in a very well written series. I am planning on listening to more of what Ryk Brown has to write, this guy is good!

  • Return of the Archon

  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,170
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,167

Each member of Omega Force carries his own baggage. Most of them are running from their pasts or simply trying to forget them. One member of the small mercenary crew is not who he claims to be, however. When his former life collides with his current one, the team is drawn into a conflict that could have profound consequences for the future of an entire species. Captain Jason Burke struggles to find answers as the tight cohesion of his crew seems to dissolve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyed! can't wait to read the next one!

  • By twins on 11-16-16

Time for the big screen!

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

Reviewed: 07-01-16

Dalzelle's omega series are serious world class enjoyable books. If released to the big screen we will see another smash hit that the whole family will enjoy!

  • Savage Homecoming

  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,474
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,391
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,388

Ever since he joined Omega Force, Captain Jason Burke has lived with the underlying fear that one day Earth would be discovered. His desire to keep Earth's existence and location a secret has driven him to extremes, and kept him far away from his homeworld for a long time. But now Jason's greatest fear is realized, and a fleet of alien ships has attacked his planet. Omega Force rushes to Earth's defense, but the ships are like none they've ever encountered, and employ weapons they have no defense for.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bummer!

  • By Dennis on 02-27-17

Another excellent story by a great author. Be careful if you start listening as you may not be able to stop.

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

Reviewed: 06-12-16

At the end of this book the author has an epilogue of the next book. I would think that it would be book 4, but there is no book 4 in this series. None of the subsequent write ups refer to this epilogue, so what happened to this next book in the series? I plan to listen to the rest of this series so maybe I will yet find an answer.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Soldiers of Fortune

  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,769
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,661
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,658

After the daring rescue of a political dissident, Omega Force is contracted to investigate a rash of violent attacks on civilian shipping lanes within a group of star systems known as the Concordian Cluster. It seems a simple enough job with a huge payday at the end, and it's exactly what the ragtag group of mercenaries needs in order to keep their ship flying and to stay one step ahead of those hunting them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Look at who's writing is getting older and better!!

  • By Nvr2old on 10-15-15

Excellent well written story. Another winner in his world class books! Well done!

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

Reviewed: 06-05-16

Dalzelle is a master at what he writes. His performance crew is great. I believe he is the best Sci-Fi writer we have! I will look forward to hearing many more of your great stories.