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  • Dynamo

  • Mech Wars, Book 2
  • By: Scott Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 80

Chief Roach's victory over the ferocious Quatro won't last long, it seems. Strange meteorites have fallen to the surface of Eresos, containing mechs - quadruped mechs, clearly designed for the enemy. If the quad mechs fall into the enemy's possession before Roach can get them to the space elevator, humanity will lose the advantage granted by their own MIMAS mechs, and they'll be right back to where they were: outmatched and overpowered by the murderous alien beasts.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • And he does it again.

  • By ODed01 on 03-24-18

Keep your money.

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

Reviewed: 09-23-17

What disappointed you about Dynamo?

It's flat, not quite as bad as book one but gave up half way through it.

What was most disappointing about Scott Bartlett’s story?

I love this type of book, but Scott Bartlett is in it strictly for the money. The story and the scenes would just get going when they would stop short of reaching their potential.

Which scene was your favorite?

The book was only 5.5 hours long and I only listened to half of it. It probably came after I quit.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The story could have been awesome by a good author. Book one and two should have been one.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Powered

  • Mech Wars Book 1
  • By: Scott Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 151

After the mysterious discovery of an alien mech inside a comet, Darkstream Security has finally completed its own design. They assign Chief Gabriel Roach with the task of whittling down hundreds of bright young recruits to form a team of elite mech pilots, which he will command. Their mission: protect human colonies from the almighty Quatro. A single Quatro can take down an entire squad of traditional soldiers. But Roach is the perfect one for the job.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No words !!!

  • By ODed01 on 03-14-18

So much potential, so little delivered.

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

Reviewed: 09-23-17

Would you try another book from Scott Bartlett and/or Mark Boyett?

Not from Scott Bartlett.

Would you ever listen to anything by Scott Bartlett again?

No

Have you listened to any of Mark Boyett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but he did a good job narrating.

Any additional comments?

Slow story that never produced. The story had such great potential but just dragged on. The few fight scenes were even boring. I love this type of book but this author was just stringing one sentence after another till it was barely long enough to make a book. My lesson learned is not to believe the glowing reviews by all the people who got free books for their review. Gave up on book two and it was so short I felt stupid for giving a whole credit for it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Rebel Fleet

  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,692
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,464
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,461

They hunt us. They bomb our worlds for target practice. A star cluster in the constellation of Orion rotates once every 1,000 years. Those who rule there have an ancient tradition: When each cycle ends, they train their fleets by spilling the blood of lesser beings. The enemy fleets are coming again. In response, the Rebel Worlds gather their starships to face the terrifying threat, and this time humanity is asked to stand with them. The last time they considered Earth, Vikings in longboats were raiding English coastlines. Today, we're less primitive. Today, we're a target.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Formulaic but entertaining

  • By B. on 02-08-17

Non-stop action, good story.

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

Reviewed: 12-15-16

This book is basically the same as Swarm, Star Force Book 1. Different crew and slightly different story but, basically the same. Well written and performed. I enjoyed this very much and look forward to the next book.

4 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Clean Sweep

  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,543
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,540

On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting series start, narration annoyed me.

  • By Amber on 11-12-15

Outstanding!

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

Reviewed: 04-01-14

In short, GET IT! Darn it Audible, sometimes you do not need 15 words to convey a point.

10 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • The Ghost Brigades

  • Old Man's War, Book 2
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,291
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,297

The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young, they're fast and strong, and they're totally without normal human qualms.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Starts slow but comes together in the end.

  • By Lore on 02-15-14

Misleading Title

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

Reviewed: 03-24-14

Old mans war was great, lots of action, laughs, etc..., and it included a section with the Ghost Brigade where they were an elite fighting force that kicked but! In Ghost Brigade the only thing they did was talk their way thru the whole book with one exception, a short un-impressive small fight.
The story holds your attention. But if your expecting action or anything like Old Man's War to continue where it left off, Save your money! Good for a five dollar sale.

  • The Captains

  • The Brotherhood of War Series, Book 2
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826

It was more than an incident: It was a deadly assault across the 38th parallel. It was the Korean War. In the fear and the frenzy of battle, those who had served with heroism before were called again by America to man the trenches and sandbag bunkers. From Pusan to the Yalu, they drove forward with commands too new and tanks too old, brothers in war, bonded together in battle as they had never been in peace....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent second book

  • By Mike From Mesa on 12-31-12

Absolutely Hooked!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-13

Get these in order. Awesome story and action. What a series! This series will be a hit with all genres. I highly recomend this series to all. This is the first time I have downloaded an entire series after hearing the first two books. Worth twice the price.

  • The Lieutenants

  • Book One of the Brotherhood of War Series
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,145

They were the young ones, the bright ones, the ones with the dreams. From the Nazi-prowled wastes of North Africa to the bloody corridors of Europe, they honorably answered the call. War - it was their duty, their job, their life. They marched off as boys and they came back - those who made it - as soldiers and professionals forged in the heat of battle....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Series!! One of W.E.B. Griffn's best.

  • By Ron on 01-05-12

Awesome! No whimps allowed!

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

Reviewed: 02-16-13

Finally a serries where the main charictors arent whimps crying about there lot in life. A great story with relatable charictors fighting and living lives we can relate to. lots of action with a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I listened to the first two books nearly non-stop and for the first time ever just downloaded the rest ot the entire series.

  • Bloodstar

  • Star Corpsman, Book 1
  • By: Ian Douglas
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 81

Navy Corpsman Elliot Carlyle joined up to save lives and see the universe. Now he and Bravo Company's Black Wizards of the interstellar Fleet Marine Force are en route to Bloodworld - a hellish, volatile rock colonized by the fanatical Salvationists who desired an inhospitable world where they could suffer for humanity's sins. Their penance could prove fatal - for the Qesh, a strange alien race detected but still mysterious for six decades, have made violent first contact. Suddenly countless lives depend upon Bravo Company - perhaps even the fate of homeworld Earth itself.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring

  • By Dillon on 09-14-13

5 Dollars is two high

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

Reviewed: 01-08-13

I should have read the reviews! It gets two stars only because the story line would have made a great book. The problem is, it was one very long lecture. After nearly every statement or question there would be 10 to 20 minutes of lecture of how this atom affects that one or how this muscle works with this blood vessell, etc...
Pass on this one!!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Dies the Fire

  • A Novel of the Change
  • By: S. M. Stirling
  • Narrated by: Todd McLaren
  • Length: 22 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,222
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,649
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,658

Michael Havel was flying over Idaho en route to the holiday home of his passengers when the plane's engines inexplicably died, forcing a less than perfect landing in the wilderness. And, as Michael leads his charges to safety, he begins to realize that the engine failure was not an isolated incident.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An SCAer's dream

  • By David on 02-17-14

I felt like I was there. A Good Book

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

Reviewed: 10-07-12

No more electricity? I can see it. Can we survive if suddenly were are thrown back in time to where we have to plant food by hand and fight off the gangs and thugs with swards and crossbows? I found myself in the struggle with them fighting off evil people and protecting the good ones. I enjoyed this and look forward to the next one.

  • The Heart of Matter

  • Odyssey One, Book 2
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,326
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,330

On her epic maiden voyage, the NAC spacecraft Odyssey introduced Earth to the wonders of an untouched universe - and the unimagined horrors lurking in the black. Now the Odyssey's second voyage will carry Captain Eric Weston and his crew back to a familiar battlefield, to face an enemy unlike any they have ever known. For on war-torn Ranquil, homeworld of Earth's newest ally, the Priminae, the invading Drasin are but foot soldiers for a powerful unseen force.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better than Book 1

  • By Trip Williams on 10-26-12

Another winner

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

Reviewed: 10-07-12

Book 2. This one continues right from where book 1 left off. Most of the book is space battles and ground combat. Must reed book 1, into the black, before this one and if you liked it you will like this one.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful