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  • Medicus

  • A Novel of the Roman Empire
  • By: Ruth Downie
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,218

Gaius Petrius Ruso is a divorced and down-on-his-luck army doctor who has made the rash decision to seek his fortune in an inclement outpost of the Roman Empire, namely Britannia. After a 36-hour shift at the army hospital, he succumbs to a moment of weakness and rescues an injured slave girl, Tilla, from the hands of her abusive owner. And before he knows it, Ruso is caught in the middle of an investigation into the deaths of prostitutes working out of the local bar.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Susan on 08-31-07

A Non Traditional Who Done It

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

Reviewed: 01-03-17

Interesting story that seemed to ramble with the plot coming in and out of focus but always moving forward. The performance was enjoyable and the character personalities were believable. I am glad I purchased this book.

  • Boundary

  • Boundary Series, Book 1
  • By: Eric Flint, Ryk E. Spoor
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Walker
  • Length: 18 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 150

A daring and resourceful paleontologist uncovers something at the infamous K-T boundary marking the end of dinosaurs in the fossil record - something big, dangerous, and absolutely, categorically impossible. It's a find that will catapult her to the Martian moon Phobos, then down to the crater-pocked desert of the Red Planet itself. For this mild-mannered fossil hunter may just have become Earth's first practicing xenobiologist!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Okay story ruined by the voiceactor's performance

  • By Blao on 02-02-17

Roots Sci Fi

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

Reviewed: 12-20-16

I enjoyed the story and may continue the series. An odd thought I had when partially through the book was that in some ways I was reminded of Heinlein stories from the early days of sci fi. This is possibly because of the collection of characters who eventually find themselves thrust together and the matter of fact way in which this occurs.

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  • Home World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 6
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,590
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,189

When the Earth is invaded by a rival empire, James McGill's legion must defend the Home World. The top brass has complex plans, but none of that matters much to McGill, who chooses his own unique path. Traveling to star systems no human has ever visited, he searches for a technological edge to beat the enemy before it's too late. Along the way he unleashes new terrors, triggering the biggest battles in human history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Obstinate to the Core

  • By Don Gilbert on 06-04-16

What can I say? I like James McGill.

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

Reviewed: 08-09-16

The chracter has grown on me and I always want to hear more of his seemingly random adventures. Space opera and black comedy.

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  • Seveneves

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal, Will Damron
  • Length: 31 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 17,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,109

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Much Potential

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 06-08-17

The best real sci fi I have read in over 40 years.

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

Reviewed: 06-17-16

I don't want to say too much in fear of being a spoiler. I have been a hard core science fiction fan since I was 12. for me this is in the same league as Dune and a couple of other books as really great sci fi. Great story, good characters, story pace, and hard science. I was sorry when the story was finished.

  • A Tale of Two Cities [Tantor]

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,681
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,067
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,121

A Tale of Two Cities is one of Charles Dickens's most exciting novels. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, it tells the story of a family threatened by the terrible events of the past. Doctor Manette was wrongly imprisoned in the Bastille for 18 years without trial by the aristocratic authorities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • it's the singer not the song*

  • By Maynard on 11-09-13

Classic and timeless

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

Reviewed: 02-07-16

There is a reason this is considered great literature. Great story. Great writing. Simon Vance's performance is wonderful also.

Leviathan Wakes audiobook cover art
  • Leviathan Wakes

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,745
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,551

James S.A. Corey delivers compelling SF that ranks with the best in the field. In Leviathan Wakes, ice miner Jim Holden is making a haul from the rings of Saturn when he and his crew encounter an abandoned ship, the Scopuli. Uncovering a terrifying secret, Jim bears the weight of impending catastrophe. At the same time, a detective has been hired by well-heeled parents to find a missing girl, and the investigator’s search leads him right to the Scopuli.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun hard SF action with a blue collar bent

  • By A reader on 05-11-12

Brilliant

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

Reviewed: 10-01-15

I have to say I loved this story. I generally don't give a five star review. I thought Dune and Lord of the Rings were 5 star stories. otherwise, the best stories I usually only give 4 stars. In this case I thought the concept was unique and original. I felt the primary character development was well done also. I liked the pace and the twists in the plot and for a good portion of the book I could not imagine the how the story would conclude. Just my opinion.