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  • Leviathan

  • The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 5
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,988
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,641

Two Syndicate World star systems have fallen prey to a mysterious fleet of warships - a fleet controlled entirely by artificial intelligence - that is now targeting Alliance space. The warships are no mystery to Geary. They were developed by his government to ensure security but malfunctioned. If the Syndics learn the truth, the war with the Alliance will resume with a vengeance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Alliance Strikes Back!

  • By Tizroc on 05-05-15

Tedium

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

Bought and listened to the entire series. Didn't actually count but there must have been hundreds of entries about how the protagonist doesn't think he's worthy of his government, his girl, and his fellow man. Didn't mind the story or the reader. Could easily reduce the number of books by omitting the self effacement without changing the story line

  • Age of Swords

  • The Legends of the First Empire, Book 2
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,164
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,661
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,633

Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but longstanding enmities dividing the Rhune make it all but impossible to unite against the common foe. And even if the clans can join forces, how will they defeat an enemy whose magical prowess renders them indistinguishable from gods? The answer lies across the sea in a faraway land populated by a reclusive and dour race who feel nothing but disdain for both Fhrey and mankind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Too slow paced

  • By A. Bunting on 07-28-17

Series should have been 3 books long

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

Reviewed: 10-12-18

Love your descriptions, Mr Sullivan, but I read this kind of venue to get a little action as well as to see the vistas

  • Beyond the Ice Limit

  • A Gideon Crew Novel
  • By: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
  • Narrated by: David W. Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,635
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,632

Five years ago, the mysterious and inscrutable head of Effective Engineering Solutions, Eli Glinn, led a mission to recover a gigantic meteorite - the largest ever discovered - from a remote island off the coast of South America. The mission ended in disaster when their ship, the Rolvaag, foundered in a vicious storm in the Antarctic waters and broke apart, sinking - along with its unique cargo - to the ocean floor. One hundred and eight crew members perished, and Eli Glinn was left paralyzed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not quite what I expected...

  • By Riconquer on 05-19-16

Good to bad

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

Reviewed: 07-28-18

A repeating theme for me in the last three Preston/Child books: great beginning--weak end. I accept the Scifi/fantasy--in fact love the genre, but I require some logic. Don't really get from A to Z with these novels

  • The Godling Chronicles: The Reborn King, Book 6

  • By: Brian D. Anderson
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,017
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,861
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,858

The time has come for the fate of Heaven and Earth to be decided. Darshan will now seek out the Reborn King for a final confrontation. But will his power be enough to free the world from certain annihilation? Will he be strong enough to save the people he loves?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • just not impressed

  • By Kelly on 06-01-17

Expectations

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

What would you expect from a protagonist named "Gooey"? You will find it in these books

  • Odysseus Ascendant

  • Odyssey One, Book 7
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832

The Empire has set its sights on its next target: human Terrans. As effective allies of the Priminae, the denizens of Earth have proven themselves enemies to the Empire, and now the Imperial forces know more about the Terran home world than ever before.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Turning Sci-go to fantasy

  • By Ray on 05-11-18

Turning Sci-go to fantasy

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

Enjoyed the first book. Reader was an issue on the others. Delving into fantasy is z distraction to me.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Out of the Black

  • Odyssey One, Book 4
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: David deVries
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,839

The wreckage of the starship Odyssey, once Earth's greatest guardian, lies strewn across New York City. Abandoned by all but its captain, Odyssey's sacrifice covered the withdrawal of countless troops as the Drasin assault ravaged the planet. When Captain Eric Weston finally emerges from the rubble, impossibly alive thanks to the mysterious "Gaia", he knows with the Drasin it's kill or be killed.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I was expecting!

  • By Marcus A on 07-15-14

Narrator makes a difference

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

Reviewed: 05-01-18

Story ok narration cartoonish..........sorry the series couldn't find and keep a good reader. Hope the next two books have done better

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 2,635
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,382
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,388

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

Emptying sucks

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

Reviewed: 04-26-18

Read this series before getting the audible version. Can't imagine a worse reading. Sorry there isn't minus stars in the review option

  • The Broken Eye

  • By: Brent Weeks
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 29 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,922
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,496
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,491

Without the protection of his father, Kip Guile will face a master of shadows as his grandfather moves to choose a new Prism and put himself in power. With Teia and Karris, Kip will have to use all his wits to survive a secret war between noble houses, religious factions, rebels, and an ascendant order of hidden assassins called The Broken Eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BY ORHOLAM'S BALLS THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!!!

  • By Bakerman1016 on 05-14-17

Soap opera

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

Reviewed: 04-19-18

Loved book one. All right with book two. This book was like a soap opera. Almost every chapter was a rehash of a previous theme. Love the descriptions The reader is great. The repetitious nature ruined it for me. Maybe by the time the next book comes out I'll forget how monotonous the story line is, but as of now I'll not plan to invest more time or money in the series.

  • An Echo of Things to Come

  • The Licanius Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: James Islington
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 26 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,059
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,594

In the wake of a devastating attack, an amnesty has been declared for all Augurs - finally allowing them to emerge from hiding and openly oppose the dark forces massing against the land of Andarra. As the Augur Davian and his new allies hurry north toward the ever-weakening Boundary, however, fresh horrors along their path suggest that their reprieve may have come far too late. His ally in the Capital, the new Northwarden, contends with assassins and politicians and uncovers a dangerous political secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Footnotes, please!

  • By Joe B. on 09-10-17

Splatter

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

Reviewed: 02-08-18

Loved the first book. Need to make an outline to try to keep the twists and turns in some kind of order. Maybe too much work for a fantasy story. Author clearly can't tell the difference between subjective and objective pronouns. That detracts from listening enjoyment

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Operator Down

  • A Pike Logan Thriller
  • By: Brad Taylor
  • Narrated by: Rich Orlow, Henry Strozier
  • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 696
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 652
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 649

Former Delta Force Officer and New York Times best-selling author Brad Taylor delivers a heart-pounding thriller where Pike Logan's search for a Mossad agent and ally puts him on a collision course with a ruthless military coup in Africa - and tests his loyalties to the Taskforce.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wait, I have to catch my breath...

  • By shelley on 01-18-18

Marriage counseling

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

Reviewed: 01-18-18

A third of the book is about couple relationships. Not why I read these books. Story line otherwise interesting

1 of 4 people found this review helpful