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  • Master of Formalities

  • By: Scott Meyer
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,045
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,783
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,774

Even when finding oneself engaged in interstellar war, good form must be observed. Our story is set thousands of years after the Terran Exodus, where two powerful, planet-dominating families - the elegant House Jakabitus and the less refined Hahn Empire - have reached a critical point in their generations-long war. Master Hennik, the Hahn ruler's only son, has been captured, and the disposition of his internment may represent a last and welcome chance for peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Looking forward to the sequel

  • By Nothing really matters on 07-21-16

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 03-16-18

A must read for a fan of Scott Meyer and a fan of any “feudal future” sci-fi. Lots of witty humor!

  • Blind Punch

  • Expansion: The History of the Galaxy, Book 1
  • By: Andrei Livadny
  • Narrated by: Aaron Shedlock
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

Year 2197. Earth is suffering from the consequences of an environmental catastrophe. Cities the size of continents are drowning in a toxic industrial fog. Max Bourne is a typical teenager. Like billions of other people, he is forced to live in the protective shell of the individual life support module. His habitat is the virtual Layer. But one day, circumstances force the young man to leave the in-mode. He has no idea that fate will lead him through unimaginable hardships, bring him face to face with military AIs, and teach him to survive in the distant Outlands.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • pretty disappointed, couldn't seem to get into it.

  • By chris on 11-30-17

Great series!

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

Reviewed: 02-14-18

Love the huge series by Livadny in the original Russian. Hope the other translations are just as good.

The series spans nearly 2000 years of space exploration, brutal wars, alien contact, great discoveries, etc. AI plays a major role. Anyone who loves mechs will enjoy the future books.

  • Semper Mars

  • Book One of the Heritage Trilogy
  • By: Ian Douglas
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338

The Year is 2040. The Marines have landed on Mars to guard the unearthed secrets of an ancient and dangerous alien race: Ourselves. Scientists have discovered something astonishing in the subterranean ruins of a sprawling Martian city: startling evidence of an alternative history that threatens to split humanity into opposing factions and plunge the Earth into chaos and war.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Little Boring

  • By Merlin's Girl on 08-26-18

Nice book and good narration

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

Reviewed: 12-02-16

Like the book, although it features the author's familiar theme of "America good, Europe bad" (later copied in Star Carrier). Written in late 90's, certain mentioned events in the 00's and the 10's are obviously different from reality. The narrator does a good job, including foreign speech, but it's a little jarring not to hear any vocal changes between characters and no accents.

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