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George H. Cox

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  • Heart of Vengeance

  • Vigilante, Book 1
  • By: Glynn Stewart, Terry Mixon
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276

When pirates seize the inter-planetary freighter owned by Brad Mantruso’s family, he is dumped into space. Saved from death by a passing Fleet ship, he is left with nothing but his skills, a gun, and a burning desire for vengeance. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent first in new series

  • By George H. Cox on 12-20-17

Excellent first in new series

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

This may be Glynn Stewart’s best starter yet. Terrific narrative and a fine narration. Well done!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • ALICE Resurrection

  • Alice, Book 3
  • By: Charles Lamb
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 535

Colonel Jake Thomas has a mess on his hands. The losses on Klinan have gutted an already short-staffed defense force, and his people are scrambling to prepare for a possible attack, directly on Earth. Combined with the seemingly erratic behavior of Sara, his number-one go-to girl, he is struggling to keep up. Now, with unexplained transmissions originating in Europe, and an Alien visitor with questionable motives, he is awash in new challenges on Earth and in space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyed it

  • By JonS on 09-17-16

Slowly Sinking into the Sunset

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

Reviewed: 07-14-17

There's just not enough meat on the bone in this series. Too much like a preteen romance novel. Started out with promise but managed to disappoint.

  • Alice-9

  • Alice Series #2
  • By: Charles Lamb
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 770
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 705
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 704

Major Jake Thomas is on a roll. With the help of the Artificial Life: Intelligent Computing Environments, or ALICE, systems, he has successfully faced off with the hostile NeHaw three times. With continued support from his inner circle of female recruits, all handpicked by the ALICEs to further their own agenda, he continues to try to help Earth return to glory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Give me more.

  • By Scott Starns on 10-20-15

Tired Narrative

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

Reviewed: 07-11-17

The initial book was silly with its sex themes but interesting in its development of the Alice AI. This second novel adds very little. Hopefully, things pick up in #3.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • SpecOps

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 2
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,678
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,570

Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise, and he's going to keep it: taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots, and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return from. At least this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Repetitive and watered-down

  • By Daniel on 04-26-17

Skippy is priceless1

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

Reviewed: 05-31-17

Finally, an AI with some real personality! Skippy is the perfect counterpoint to scifi that often takes itself too seriously.

  • We Are Legion (We Are Bob)

  • Bobiverse, Book 1
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63,421
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 59,516
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59,401

Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you're on the fence about whether to read this, get off and read it!

  • By I Don’t Need No Stinkin Name on 09-15-17

New Direction for Many of Us

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

There have been many explorations of how our essential humanity is threatened by artificial intelligence. This book takes a new direction. What if we became ever more humane once we moved our consciousness to an artificial medium? If we were immortal, self-replicating, and mobile throughout the universe, what would we do with the opportunities? This clever and friendly novel examines some of the endless possibilities.

  • The Sea Detective

  • By: Mark Douglas-Home
  • Narrated by: David Monteath
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 351
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 347

Cal McGill is an Edinburgh-based oceanographer, environmentalist and one-of-a-kind investigator. Using his knowledge of the waves - ocean currents, prevailing winds, shipping records - McGill can track where objects came from or where they've gone. It's a skill that can help solve mysteries ranging from disappearances to murder. Two severed feet wash up on two different islands off the coast of Scotland. Forensics shows that the feet belong to the same body.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply a great book

  • By William Michael Dunn on 04-10-16

Excellent Interweaving Themes

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

Reviewed: 02-24-17

Would you listen to The Sea Detective again? Why?

Yes. The imagery is really good.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cal

What about David Monteath’s performance did you like?

He captures the eccentricities of the hero.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the woman Inspector gets control of the case.

Any additional comments?

Well written book with important social themes.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Hard Lessons

  • A Learning Experience, Book 2
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 870
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 811
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 812

Fifty years after Steve Stuart and his friends captured an alien starship, the Solar Union is a thriving interstellar power while Earth is increasingly backward and falling into barbarism. For two youngsters from Earth, the Solar Union offers the only chance they will ever have to make something of their lives.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Now we have Space Opera!

  • By E. Atkinson on 08-23-16

Your Patience is Required

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

Reviewed: 12-24-16

Would you try another book from Christopher G. Nuttall and/or Christian Rummel?

Just skip ahead to BLACK SHEEP. You won't have missed a thing.

Has Hard Lessons turned you off from other books in this genre?

Of all the Nuttall books in the LEARNING EXPERIENCE series, only BLACK SHEEP is absent his tiresome Libertarian preaching.

How could the performance have been better?

fine.

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

not really

Any additional comments?

yawn

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Black Sheep

  • A Learning Experience, Book 3
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 952

In the wake of Earth's collapse into chaos, Captain Hoshiko Stuart made the mistake of speaking her mind - and was exiled six months from Sol to a naval base in an unexplored and uncontacted sector. Placed in command of a single squadron of starships, she expected nothing but boredom. But when she discovers an alien race threatening to exterminate all other races within the sector, Hoshiko and her squadron are drawn into a war to stop them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By Jean on 04-08-17

Clever Story

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

Reviewed: 11-21-16

These books are so much more enjoyable when Nuttall leaves his politics deeply in the background. This is the mark of a mature writer. Nice story, great characters. Loved the chicken queen!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shattered Spear

  • The Lost Stars, Book 4
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,477
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472

The Syndicate Worlds continue to splinter as more star systems pledge allegiance to President Gwen Iceni, General Artur Drakon, and the new government they're establishing at Midway. But the toxic legacy of Syndicate rule continues to undermine their efforts as the rebels encounter difficulty trusting one another and believing their new leaders' promises of freedom from tyranny. Before Iceni and Drakon can put their house in order, they must deal with an even greater threat.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jean on 06-16-16

Best of the Bunch

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

Reviewed: 11-15-16

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

Nice presentation. Excellent pace and good clarity.

Any additional comments?

This was the clearest and most enjoyable of the series.

  • The Mysterious Etruscans

  • By: Steven L. Tuck, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Steven L. Tuck
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215

How much do you know about the Etruscans? Many people, even those who are fascinated by ancient history, are less familiar with this intriguing culture than with the history of Greece and Rome - but the story of the Etruscans is equally captivating and far more important than you may have known. This ancient civilization prospered in the region of modern-day Tuscany, maintaining extensive trade networks, building impressive fortified cities, making exquisite art, and creating a culture that, while deeply connected to the Greeks and Romans, had striking contrasts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Does What it Can with Limited Material

  • By Christopher on 02-22-16

Excellent Lecture Series

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

Reviewed: 09-03-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Mysterious Etruscans to be better than the print version?

unknown

What did you like best about this story?

Great content and focus in each lecture

What about Professor Steven L. Tuck’s performance did you like?

Wonderful to hear an author narrate

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

role of women

Any additional comments?

Great listen cover to cover

1 of 1 people found this review helpful