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  • Renegade Star: Publisher's Pack 2

  • Renegade Star Series, Books 3 and 4
  • By: JN Chaney
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

Renegade Star: Publisher's Pack 2 contains books 3 and 4 of the Renegade Star series. Renegade Moon, Book 3. A Renegade never surrenders. After evading both the Union and the Sarkonian Empire, Jace and the crew are off in search of Earth. With the help of Titan, their new base of operations, Jace believes they might just have a chance. That is, if they can outrun the two armies at their backs, and somehow manage to survive a galaxy that wants them dead. Not exactly a walk in the park. But no one ever said being a Renegade was easy. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Exciting

  • By Daniel on 05-09-18

4.5 Stars

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

Great series, non stop fun and action. I enjoy the candor of the Captain and his growing crew. Very well paced, characters are likeable and work well together. Narration is great, unique voice for each character and the scenes are acted out instead of just being read in a monotone voice.

  • Renegade Star

  • By: JN Chaney
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 430
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

Jace Hughes is a Renegade. That means taking almost any job that comes his way, no matter the situation. So long as he can keep his ship floating, he's free to live the life he wants. But that all changes when he meets Abigail Pryar, a nun looking for safe passage out of the system. Too bad there's something off about the cargo she's carrying. Jace knows he shouldn't ask too many questions, but when strange sounds start coming from inside the large, metal box, he can't help but check it out. Big mistake. To make matters worse, he's being pursued by unknown ships - who want that cargo.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great book to get lost in for the weekend

  • By Anonymous User on 04-02-18

Great Space adventure

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

Reviewed: 09-15-18

This audiobook contains the first 2 books in the series. The first book has some story lines that are reminiscent of Firefly. Hired gun takes on some new crew, one of them happens to be a kid with gifts and a space union that's after them at all cost. Sound familiar? That's basically where the similarities stop, which isn't bad. The story takes place over 2 thousand years in the future and everybody believes the stories of Earth are a myth. The kid may be the link to rediscovering it. The story is great, character building is well done and moves at a great pace. The tech and space travel is interesting and the ships AI Nd crew are enjoyable. Narration from Luke Daniels is always well done and includes unique voices for the characters. Each book had a satisfying ending. Getting both books for 1 credit makes it a definite buy. I'm looking forward to the other 2 packs. So far 6 books in the series.

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  • Opposition Shift

  • Beautiful Resistance, Book 2
  • By: Sarah Stone, Sean-Michael Argo
  • Narrated by: Persephone Rose
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

High-tech mercenaries find themselves pitted against free-running revolutionaries as global corporate warfare becomes centered around a struggling island nation and the freedom fighters defending their home. The streets of the city are full of gun smoke, and the wires of cyberspace hum with digital violence as opposing forces struggle over wealth, freedom, and the very soul of the islands in this grim futuristic thriller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting world

  • By Beth Case on 08-09-18

3.75 stars

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

Reviewed: 09-04-18

The first book had a good story, but felt like it was only 25% of the way through when it ended. The second book starts of where the first one left off and we learn more about the strange power source and the rebels. It actually takes a weird turn that I wasn't expecting. Still not sure how I feel about it. There was more story and character development in this one than the first, but still feel it was a little short. Not sure how many books are being made, but if they were combined, this would make a better book overall than as individuals. The narration was good and you can hear the slight differences between characters. Well spoken and easy to understand. I received this book as a gift for my honest rating.

  • Respawn: An Epic Fantasy LitRPG

  • Killstreak, Book One
  • By: Stuart Thaman
  • Narrated by: J. Scott Bennett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 53

Lord Kadorax Darkarrow was born on Earth, but in Agglor, he's the highest-level assassin anyone can find. The leader of the famed Blackened Blades, he's made a name for himself, built a kingdom of sorts, and only had to respawn once along the way. Then a rogue band of jackals sends him all the way back to a dreary tavern in a tiny village to start over at level one. Hellbent on revenge, Kadorax sets out on a path littered with bodies - level up, find the jackals, slay their god!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A fun diversion in an interesting MMO style world

  • By No Dice on 07-27-18

3.5 stars across the board.

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

Reviewed: 08-16-18

This was a nice short read in the LITRPG genre, but feel the story and narrating fell a little short. The story was good and so was the world building, but a lot of important details were left out. We don't have much back story for the main character or his sidekick. His sidekick is actually his pet lizard from Earth, but how that is possible or were exactly they are, is never told. The story has some good action but felt the ending was disappointing. When the story seems to hit a climax, it ends. The narrator, provides a unique voice for the characters, which is great, but it was very monotone. During the action scenes were the character is obviously screaming , the voice stays the same. It made it a little boring to listen to. Overall good read. I will give the next one a chance, but hope the narrator gets a little excited while reading it. I was offered this free book for my honest review.

  • Points of Impact

  • Frontlines, Book 6
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,218
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,089
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,084

Earth's armed forces have stopped the Lanky advance and chased their ships out of the solar system, but for CDC officer Andrew Grayson, the war feels anything but won. On Mars, the grinding duty of flushing out the twenty-meter-tall alien invaders from their burrows underground is wearing down troops and equipment at an alarming rate. And for the remaining extrasolar colonies, the threat of a Lanky attack is ever present.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Meeting up with old friends that you actually miss

  • By Mgarneau on 01-10-18

Too short

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

I really enjoy how the technology and military tactics are explained and laid out. Their technology and tactics have evolved, but the story didnt move forward too much. One of the small reoccurring characters dies, but unfortunately the event is not detailed, a missed opportunity. Each book before this felt like it had a good story and ending. This one felt a little short. Still a good listen and great narration.

  • Chains of Command

  • Frontlines, Book 4
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,245
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,937
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,931

The assault on Earth was thwarted by the destruction of the aliens' seed ship, but with Mars still under Lanky control, survivors work frantically to rebuild fighting capacity and shore up planetary defenses. Platoon sergeant Andrew Grayson must crash-course train new volunteers - all while dulling his searing memories of battle with alcohol and meds.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Becoming a bit too repetitive

  • By Sailfish on 04-25-16

Good series

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

Reviewed: 07-10-18

The book has a great pace and progresses the story very well. Grayson and his wife do some battles together. Narration was great.

  • The Dystopia Chronicles

  • Atopia Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Matthew Mather
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 224
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 224

Cast out from Atopia, Robert undertakes a globe-trotting quest to find his friend Willy’s lost body, which just may hold the key to understanding the dangers facing his home…and Jimmy's role in the disasters that are spreading across the world. As Robert pieces together the puzzle, he realizes that mankind’s ravenous consumption of natural resources is no longer the most immediate threat to this world. As full-scale global war erupts and an ancient apocalyptic threat resurfaces, Robert must risk losing the ones he loves to save the planet from destruction.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth a listen, despite flaws

  • By Michael P. Long on 12-14-14

3 - 3.5 Stars

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

Sigh. The science fiction in this book is great, but seems to be brought down by it's story in the end. Just like the first book, it can be hard at times to follow who is talking to who and from what space. Also the book doesn't explain how much time has passed between events. One thing to keep in mind is people with pssi see their proxxis and the virtual world as if you they were looking through Microsoft's Hololens. I found this to be very interesting and the science behind it is great and is explained enough to understand how it works and the purpose it serves them in the future. The problem happens when religion is brought into the book. I hate when books do this. I find it to be lazy and just an easy way to add conflict or try to add an explanation for why everything has happened. It came out of nowhere also. The book started slow, gained momentum in the middle and the end was meh after learning about the religious history behind what was happening.

  • Angles of Attack

  • Frontlines, Book 3
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,482

The alien forces known as the Lankies are gathering on the solar system's edge, consolidating their conquest of Mars and setting their sights on Earth. The far-off colony of New Svalbard, cut off from the rest of the galaxy by the Lanky blockade, teeters on the verge of starvation and collapse. The forces of the two Earth alliances have won minor skirmishes but are in danger of losing the war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story! Preformance was well done!

  • By Mike Morrow on 04-22-15

Good continuation, Fast paced.

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

Reviewed: 07-03-18

Good continuation, Fast paced. I would recommend listening to Measures of Absolution beforehand, gives some insight about Jackson. I'm too sick to write a review right now. Just listen to it.

  • Measures of Absolution

  • Frontlines, Book 2.2
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 368

In the aftermath of the Battle of Detroit, Corporal Jackson finds out how the 365th AIB got a mauling in the Public Residence Clusters, and why the Territorial Army may have lost control over a big chunk of Detroit. A novella in the Terms of Enlistment universe.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • doesn't really add anything

  • By Callian on 07-10-17

Worth a listen.

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

Short listen with good narration. Provides a little back story for the battle that happened in Detroit. I still feel it leaves some questions unanswered, but it helps.

  • The Utopia Chronicles

  • Atopia, Book 3
  • By: Matthew Mather
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 99

Robert Baxter once reveled in the intoxicating delights of Atopia - the man-made island where humans lose themselves in a world of boundless virtual realities. Now, Bob has returned to immerse himself in this mind-altering, consciousness-sharing refuge from the eroding Earth. But something is very wrong. Bob feels a tidal wave of doom cresting above the pleasure dome that is Atopia. As alternate universes perish, the salvation of all he loves - and all that exists - rests with Bob alone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 3.5 Stars

  • By Joe on 06-21-18

3.5 Stars

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

I think all 3 books could have been combined into 1 really good book. The book covers Objective reality, meaning of life and other philosophical topics. There is a lot of science and thought provoking questions that I enjoyed. The beginning of the book goes over what happened in the first 2 books quite well. You would probably be able to read this one as a standalone. Once again though, the story felt hard to keep track of and follow sometimes. It became hard to tell when he traveled to different universes and what time period it was. I am glad religion didn't take a big part of the story and just became part of the questions that are asked throughout the book. I really enjoyed the science behind these books, but wish they were better written. Narration was great. It would have been nice if Luke Daniels read the other books as well. Nick's narration was good in the 2nd book though.

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