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  • Black Ops

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 4
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,924
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17,796
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,726

The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded "Not so much"...now they have to deal with the consequences.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the first three

  • By Anonymous User on 10-16-17

Honorary monkey!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-18

There are not much to say besaid this series keeps getting more and more AWESOME!

  • Trouble on Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3.5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,024
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,487

While the crew of the UN Expeditionary Force's pirate starship Flying Dutchman are enjoying a luxury vacation cruise (not!), UNEF troops are still stranded on an alien-controlled planet. Major Emily Perkins and her team are busy picking up the pieces, and it's not easy, because there is trouble on Paradise....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Should have been part of Book 3

  • By W. Brooks on 07-11-17

Indeed Trouble

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

Reviewed: 05-06-18

The book dose not follow the crew of the flying dutch man, but its still a very good book that follows other characters that have been meet before in the previous books.

  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,450
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,017
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,931

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Slowing down but still great

  • By Christopher Steele on 06-02-17

Trust in the awesomeness!

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

Reviewed: 04-08-18

What did you love best about Paradise?

The book split up the story to multiple places, that ad first did not suit me, but when they all started to come together i loved it!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Still Skippy the magnificent! Its funny the way he's suppose to know everything and yet he dont.

What about R.C. Bray’s performance did you like?

I love the way he can keep every Character unique in voice.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Trust in the Awesomeness!

  • 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 19,226
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 18,261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,204

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
  • WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY by NO PATIENCE MAN

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-18-17

Damn monkeys!

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

Reviewed: 04-07-18

Would you listen to SpecOps again? Why?

I would listen to it again for sure, There is alot of funny moments in the book!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Still have to be Skippy. He's just becoming more and more fun listening to.

What about R.C. Bray’s performance did you like?

There are two unique times in the book where he just hits the nail on the head in voice acting! First time around 12hours and 19 mins in, second time 14 hours and 27mins, its pure gold, and could not stop laughing!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Well if i had enough time in a normal day to hear it in one go i would but no, made it in two ;P

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,147
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,942
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,890

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

  • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

Skippy the almighty!

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

What made the experience of listening to Columbus Day the most enjoyable?

All the jokes and sarcasm its just endless A.W.E.S.O.M.E!

Who was your favorite character and why?

It has to be Skippy by far! Dont really wanna spoil to much and sound to cliché but "The almighty" is very unique!

What about R.C. Bray’s performance did you like?

He's very good to make a voice difference for all the charterers.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

OH! I had a laugh big time in the start of the book! I'll say this "There was just one problem..." You have to hear the book to find out what ;)

Any additional comments?

If your any fan of sci-fi you need to own and hear this book! If your not sure you into sci-fi I would say you should give it a try.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

  • By: Marlon Bundo, Jill Twiss
  • Narrated by: Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, and others
  • Length: 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,018
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,262
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 12,199

HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents the story of a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This story is cute, but let's be honest.

  • By João on 03-19-18

Love is forever.

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

Reviewed: 03-19-18

Any additional comments?

A very good bog, with an importen message to all, not just kids.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Forever Soldiers

  • The Tyrus Chronicle, Book 4
  • By: Joshua P. Simon
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Months have passed since Tyrus ended a decade of war between Turine and Genesha by destroying the Geneshan's sorcerous artifact. He had hoped that taking his family south would grant him the peace he desired, but even in the Southern Kingdoms, war welcomes him instead. Ava strikes a deal with the Southern Kingdom leaders to protect her brother, taking his place in their fight to protect their lands from invading forces. Having spent her adult life entrenched in battle, Ava doesn't hold any illusions as to what awaits her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still a good book, but not the best in the series.

  • By CrazyDaneGos on 03-14-18

Still a good book, but not the best in the series.

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

Reviewed: 03-14-18

Would you listen to Forever Soldiers again? Why?

Properly not. The story did not catch me like the other 3 the in series.

Any additional comments?

Well its an ending to the serie.
It changes alot from the first books, and personal i dont like listing to storys about depression since i have forget whit it myself. And ad the sametime the long fight whit PTSD drags the story abit to long.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Resurrected Soldiers

  • The Tyrus Chronicle, Book 3
  • By: Joshua P. Simon
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

Tyrus never thought he'd see war again, but to save his family he must once again accept its sickening embrace. By night, painful memories of past battles haunt his dreams. By day, the nightmare continues as he commands an army against impossible odds to destroy the Geneshan artifact responsible for the near destruction of Turine. Worrying about friends and family both near and far, he wonders if he'll ever truly know peace.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cannot stop listening!

  • By CrazyDaneGos on 03-03-18

Cannot stop listening!

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

Reviewed: 03-03-18

Where does Resurrected Soldiers rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is the 3'ed book in the series and the 3'ed book i listened to, I can only say the story keeps getting better. so i would rank it 1, but you need to hear the other two books first to get the full feeling of this book.

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

I have only heard this series so far, and he's doing a great job catching my interesse in the story.

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

About the end of the book ad the end of a huge fight, it brought me to tears.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wayward Soldiers

  • The Tyrus Chronicle, Book 2
  • By: Joshua P. Simon
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56

A father. A mentor. A leader. Still, a soldier. Tyrus expected his world to change once the Geneshan War ended. He expected it to change more once he finally reunited with his family. He did not foresee that the biggest upheaval to his world would be caused by Turine sorcerers tampering with an ancient Geneshan artifact in the capital city of Hol. The land stands devastated and covered in a haze. Sorcerers are unable to use their power. The king and capital are likely destroyed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It just keep getting better and better.

  • By CrazyDaneGos on 03-02-18

It just keep getting better and better.

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

Reviewed: 03-02-18

What did you love best about Wayward Soldiers?

This book comes ad you whit everything, love, drama, comedy, sadness and much more.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked all the characters for the differed personalty they all have, they all have fun and very hard parts.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Forgotten Soldiers

  • The Tyrus Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Joshua P. Simon
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

The Turine army is on the brink of victory against the Geneshans. Sergeant Tyrus and his unit are tasked to steal an artifact from the enemy that some believe has the power to destroy the world. Taking such power from the Geneshans would end the decade long war. Upon their success, Tyrus' unit is among the first wave of soldiers discharged from the army. War has robbed him of time with his wife and children, but now the life he has dreamed of every day for the last 10 years is just a long journey away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story with a great narrater!

  • By CrazyDaneGos on 01-30-18

Great story with a great narrater!

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

Reviewed: 01-30-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would and already have. It has a catchy story, drama and a lot of feelings.

What does Steven Brand bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Hes voice fits very well in the role as an old soldier, an just brings the story to life.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Not even hell can be as bad as this.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful