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  • Renegades

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 7
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,345
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,026
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7,010

The battle-scarred star carrier Flying Dutchman is finally on her way back to Earth, after an exceptionally successful series of missions that have once again saved the world. The ship needs a serious refit, and her exhausted crew just wants a break from constant clandestine warfare against a vicious and superior enemy. Wishes come true, right? Not for the Merry Band of Pirates.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Same Problems as BSG and LOST

  • By Spankybus on 04-03-19

Let’s wrap this up!

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

Reviewed: 04-10-19

Columbus Day was awesome. The remaining books were good variations on the same theme. Suggestion. Get deep into the Elders and hack some Sentinels to guard Earth. Then end the series before you jump the shark.

  • Deadly Nightshade

  • A Prequel to the Man of War Series
  • By: H. Paul Honsinger
  • Narrated by: Lawrence Alexander
  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Max Robichaux’s thrilling adventures didn’t begin on 21 January 2315 when he took command of the USS Cumberland at the age of 28. Before that date, Max became an expert on battle tactics, the psychology of command and leadership, the customs and fighting techniques of the mysterious and powerful Vaaach race, and more. In June 2304, the 16-year-old green Ensign Max Robichaux is given a small but fast and stealthy ship to penetrate enemy space, observe a mock attack on a new kind of enemy battle station, and return with information on the station, enemy weapons, enemy tactics, and other valuable intelligence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Can’t wait for the next full novel.

  • By Eric on 09-27-18

Can’t wait for the next full novel.

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

Reviewed: 09-27-18

Honsinger is the most entertaining Sci-fi author on Audible. Unfortunately, I’m assuming for cost reasons he used s different narrator than the original 3 books. Admiral Hornmeyer is the best character ever and deserves the original narrator. Nevertheless, this was another fun snack before the next book.

P.S. Mr Honsinger: the next book. Don’t just let them float around in space or hang out in a POW camp. Have them rescued, give them a new better ship and let them blow up rats. Thank you

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Worldwar: Tilting the Balance

  • By: Harry Turtledove
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 25 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 354
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 355

The invaders had cut the United States virtually in half at the Mississippi, vaporized Washington, D.C., devastated much of Europe, and held large parts of the Soviet Union under their thumb. But humanity would not give up so easily....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easy to tell if you will like this book

  • By James on 01-22-11

Great but wordy

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

The author has an amazing knowledge of history. The story is great but the author goes to great length s developing the characters. So much detail that you will almost feel like turning off the book when action finally happens.

Into the Apocalypse: A Survival Novel
    The Tears of Ephraim, Book 2
    
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        Cindy Dunaway,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
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        Ben Clark
    
    


    
    Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
    86 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Into the Apocalypse: A Survival Novel

  • The Tears of Ephraim, Book 2
  • By: Cindy Dunaway, William Dunaway
  • Narrated by: Ben Clark
  • Length: 15 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 84

Vince and Kim Johnson, along with family, friends, and four of the men Vince served with while in the Army, prepared the best they could for the tribulation that was happening to our country and the world. One battle has already been fought to protect their small new community. Now they must try and survive going into the apocalypse.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Books of these books are a 5 star

  • By Dianne on 01-12-18

This book will grow on you.

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

The authors admit they are not writers and it shows, however their inexperience makes the story somehow more genuine.

This series is a guide on how to live your life wrapped in a post apocalyptic novel. Give it a try and it will grow on you.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dauntless

  • Blood on the Stars, Book 6
  • By: Jay Allan
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 425
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391

The pulsar...an ancient weapon of unimaginable power, one that threatens the Confederation with total destruction. The Union is preparing for the final invasion, one that cannot fail with the great artifact at the head of their fleet. The clock is ticking quickly toward midnight. There is a chance to avoid annihilation, a small one. The Confederation has its own ancient device recovered from the Badlands, a stealth generator. It is not as powerful as the pulsar, but it just may be enough.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing really new at all....sort of shake & bake

  • By KAG on 05-25-18

Best Sci-fi series

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

This book was a bit predictable but it is still the best Sci-fi series still in production. Jeffrey Kafer could read the phone book and make it sound interesting

  • Dawn

  • Xenogenesis, Book 1
  • By: Octavia E. Butler
  • Narrated by: Aldrich Barrett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,027
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,752
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,752

In a world devastated by nuclear war with humanity on the edge of extinction, aliens finally make contact. They rescue those humans they can, keeping most survivors in suspended animation while the aliens begin the slow process of rehabilitating the planet. When Lilith Iyapo is "awakened", she finds that she has been chosen to revive her fellow humans in small groups by first preparing them to meet the utterly terrifying aliens, then training them to survive on the wilderness that the planet has become. But the aliens cannot help humanity without altering it forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't tell if I loved it or hated it.

  • By Lindsay on 01-31-16

Worst Sci fi book ever!

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

I actually had this book recommended to me by a contestant on a Jeopardy episode. It was the worst Sci Fi book ever. I think it was written by a sexist who hates men. Don’t read this book unless you like punishment.

  • War with Russia

  • An urgent warning from senior military command
  • By: General Sir General Sir Richard Shirreff
  • Narrated by: General Sir Richard Shirreff, Michael Fenner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 182

Closely modeled on his NATO experience of war gaming future conflicts, War with Russia is a chilling account of where we are heading if we fail to recognise the threat posed by the Russian president. Written by the recently retired Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe and endorsed by senior military figures, this audiobook shows how war with Russia could erupt, with the bloodiest and most appalling consequences, if the necessary steps are not taken urgently.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No Sir John Hackett

  • By Alan Miller on 07-10-17

Required reading for Congress!

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

Loved this book. Congress should read this to remember Peace through Strength works.

Wish the author picked another name for the Russian President, though. I hear Vladimir Vladimirovich in my sleep now.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Red Line

  • By: Walt Gragg
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 17 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 87

World War III explodes in seconds when a resurgent Russian federation launches a deadly armored thrust into the heart of Germany. With a powerful blizzard providing cover, Russian tanks thunder down the autobahns while specially trained Spetsnaz teams strike at vulnerable command points. Standing against them are the woefully undermanned American forces. What they lack in numbers, they make up for in superior weapons and training.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Story OK, Tactics BS

  • By Thomas on 06-18-17

Potential to be great but lacking

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

Reviewed: 01-26-18

The author seemed to have limited and dated knowledge of the military. Some will think it was a little wordy but it was a nice way to kill time on a long ride.

  • Titan: Fortune of War

  • By: David Mack
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281

Twenty years have passed since the interstellar scourge known as the Husnock were exterminated without warning by a being with godlike abilities. Left behind, intact but abandoned, their desolate worlds and derelict ships brim with destructive potential. Now a discovery by a Federation cultural research team has drawn the attention of several ruthless factions. From black market smugglers to alien military forces, it seems every belligerent power in the quadrant hopes to capture the Husnock's lethal technology.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great sequel to TNG episode

  • By Dwight Davis on 12-18-17

Star Trek Deserves Better

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

Reviewed: 01-12-18

This book made Starfleet out to be incompetent. Everyone got the upper hand on them and they were always reacting.

David Mack should read other author’s like Nuttal and Honsinger

  • Brothers in Valor

  • Man of War, Book 3
  • By: H. Paul Honsinger
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,060
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,056

Sometimes Captain Max Robichaux fights by the book - and sometimes he throws the book away. This makes him one of the Union Space Navy's rising stars. It's also what has kept him and his green crew alive...thus far.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing too exceptional

  • By Joshua on 05-30-16

Please Please Write another

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

Reviewed: 12-19-17

We have been waiting two years for the fourth book. Please either write it or sell the rights to another. This is the best series in the genre.