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  • Mavericks

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 6
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,054
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,058
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,009

The remnants of the Expeditionary Force stranded on the alien-controlled planet "Paradise" get a chance to prove themselves, in a simple off-world training mission with a ship full of teenage alien cadets. When the mission goes horribly wrong and the survival of everyone on Paradise is at risk, the Merry Band of Pirates may have to come to the rescue. Unless they get killed first.... 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Trouble on Paradise pt. II

  • By Kurtis Karr on 09-27-18

another great one

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

Reviewed: 10-08-18

Love this series, best I've listened to in years. Keeps me checking for the next release all the time.

  • Capital Starship

  • Ixan Legacy, Book 1
  • By: Scott Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 236
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

The Ixa smashed the galaxy to bits before they were defeated. Captain Husher has sounded the alarm in the decades since: the Ixa’s creators will return to finish the job. But unlike Husher, the galactic government didn't battle the Ixa, and the politicians have convinced themselves that maintaining peace means limiting the ability to wage war.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not like the first series.

  • By Adam on 06-11-18

Not like the first series.

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

Forced myself to finish it and hatred that I bought the second book. Of it weren't for the city in the ship I think the book would be a 5 star book. I'm not looking forward to the second book at all. The story was slow to get going and then poof is over.

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  • The Collapsing Empire

  • The Interdependency, Book 1
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,183

Our universe is ruled by physics, and faster-than-light travel is not possible - until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transports us to other worlds, around other stars. Humanity flows away from Earth, into space, and in time forgets our home world and creates a new empire, the Interdependency, whose ethos requires that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It's a hedge against interstellar war - and a system of control for the rulers of the empire.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Thin storyline, profanities to "compensate"

  • By ketil vestby on 04-01-17

John Scalzi did it again!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

Really liked this one. I will be looking for the next book in this series.

  • 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 2,819
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,641
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,634

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

really good series

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

Reviewed: 02-07-18

I'm really getting into this series, I just wish I could get all the books today.

  • Origin

  • A Technothriller
  • By: J. A. Konrath
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,948
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,797
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,804

When linguist Andrew Dennison is yanked from his bed by the Secret Service and taken to a top secret facility in the desert, he has no idea he's been brought there to translate the words of an ancient demon. He joins pretty but cold veterinarian Sun Jones, eccentric molecular biologist Dr. Frank Belgium, and a hodge-podge of religious, military, and science personnel to try and figure out if the creature is, indeed, Satan. But things quickly go bad, and very soon Andy isn't just fighting for his life, but the lives of everyone on earth…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Making My Beelzebubble Burst

  • By Carol on 01-01-14

really good book

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

Reviewed: 12-20-17

I bought it on a whim and have no regrets. the story line was solid, characters easy to follow, story line was even believable. the ending was pretty cool too...

  • Queen of Demons

  • Chaos of the Covenant, Volume 7
  • By: M. R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

Series finale! The universe is on the brink of disaster, and the fate of the galaxy rests on Queenie and her Rejects. Too bad they're stuck in enemy territory light years from home. Too bad their ride was stolen. Too bad Satan is the one who took it. Too bad for the bad guys, that is. All rise for the queen!

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good end and a promise of a new beginning

  • By Sailfish on 02-04-18

ended worng to me.

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

Reviewed: 12-05-17

ended quickly, too quickly. wam bam type of ending making me think the publisher made it end for time. it is a good book, but the ending sucked.

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 48,401
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45,337
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,214

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

  • By Devin on 04-18-17

book 3 please

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

Reviewed: 04-21-17

This series is quickly becoming one of my favorites. it is getting a little hard to follow each Bob's story but I've started thinking of them as one Bob.

  • Wolves

  • By: D. J. Molles
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,467
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,314
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,310

Ten years after the collapse, Huxley has built a good life again. He has a loving wife, a farm with fields of golden barley, and a daughter with a strange and wonderful gift. Then the slavers come. Working out in the fields during the attack, Huxley returns too late. His daughter has been taken, and his wife is bleeding out, her last whispered words about a man with a scorpion tattoo on his neck. Where do the slavers go? Huxley has no idea. He knows only that they head east, and so will he, setting out on foot across the desert of the Wastelands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant. I do have one criticism.

  • By Billy on 09-04-16

Damn good book

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

Reviewed: 04-19-17

solid, smooth, great, very realistic, DJ Molles surprised me again. I'll be looking for more from him.

  • Artifact

  • By: Vaughn Heppner, Logan White
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,044
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,042

Deep in the Indian Ocean, Dr. Selene Khan enters an underwater dome thousands of years old, one that is fully operational. She barely escapes to the surface, only to discover that her research vessel has vanished. Can she make it to shore 100 miles away? On the other side of the world, Agent Jack Elliot uncovers an impossible 900 grams of antimatter. The trail leads him to Egypt, betrayal, and a sinister brainwashing facility. There, in a desperate move, he rescues Dr. Selene Khan.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An easy listen.

  • By Copper Minehart on 04-05-17

really good story

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

Reviewed: 03-31-17

really liked it. then twist at the end was awesome. I don't think there will be a party two but if so...count me in!

  • The Final Day

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,066
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,512

The highly anticipated follow-up to William R. Forstchen's New York Times best-sellers, One Second After and One Year After, The Final Day immerses listeners once more in the story of our nation's struggle to rebuild itself after an electromagnetic pulse wipes out all electricity and plunges the country into darkness, starvation, and terror.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The narrator didn't ruin it for me..

  • By shelley on 01-04-17

great end

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

Reviewed: 02-28-17

loved it, slow and steady just like last 2 books. I loved how it ended.