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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 7,244
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,869
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,849

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.... 

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

  • By Kurtis Karr on 09-27-18

Not as much Col Joe

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Col Joe and Skippy are a side part of this book. Which I found to be the best parts.

  • 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 26,084
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,765

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

very fun

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-18

good Sci - Fi. Humans are not the smartest in the galaxy. We have no chance against the other species out there.

  • Decisively Engaged

  • Warp Marine Corps, Volume 1
  • By: C.J. Carella
  • Narrated by: Guy Williams
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 185

"A Nation at War": the United Stars of America. Born in the conflagration of unprovoked alien attack, the newest entrant to galactic politics took the few crumbs of hypertech gifted to it and ran with them, soon expanding over dozens of star systems and establishing a wide trade network, protected by its powerful Navy and the dreaded Warp Marines.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Oh what a Guy!

  • By Nvr2old on 11-02-16

A good SciFi book.

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-04-17

I may get hung up on details. But, the author is not consistent on his use of units. Overall a good science fiction book.

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived

  • By: Paul S. Kemp
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,143

The second novel set in the Old Republic era and based on the massively multiplayer online game Star Wars: The Old Republic ramps up the action and brings listeners face-to-face for the first time with a Sith warrior to rival the most sinister of the Order’s Dark Lords: Darth Malgus, the mysterious, masked Sith of the wildly popular “Deceived” and “Hope” game trailers. Malgus brought down the Jedi Temple on Coruscant in a brutal assault that shocked the galaxy....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Old Republic novel

  • By Conrado on 04-08-11

Kemp is a SciFi writer

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-17

Kemp is an ok SciFi writer, not a good starwars writer. He uses sw terms and then real science to SciFi terms. With poor continue of the story.

  • Star Wars: Darth Plagueis

  • By: James Luceno
  • Narrated by: Daniel Davis
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,625
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 12,490
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,464

Darth Plagueis: one of the most brilliant Sith Lords who ever lived. Possessing power is all he desires. Losing it is the only thing he fears. As an apprentice, he embraces the ruthless ways of the Sith. Darth Sidious: Plagueis’s chosen apprentice. Under the guidance of his Master, he secretly studies the ways of the Sith, while publicly rising to power in the galactic government, first as Senator, then as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor. as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • See Episodes I-III in a whole new light!!!

  • By kalei on 11-09-12

It's okay ....

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-16

A good insight into the background of the star wars universe.

One thing it's Bail Prestor Organa. The author missed wrote Bails last name. So what else is wrong.

  • The Magicians

  • A Novel
  • By: Lev Grossman
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 17 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,734
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,890
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,911

Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A senior in high school, he's still secretly preoccupied with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child, set in a magical land called Fillory. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the craft of modern sorcery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not an average book

  • By Kyle on 04-30-11

wow. I hate the ...

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-16

I found this book after watching the TV series on scifi. I real hate the character Q. overall not a great book. maybe part 2 will be better.

  • The Dune Audio Collection

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Frank Herbert
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

Read by the author, this compilation of key excerpts from the brilliant Dune trilogy is melded with connective text written by Frank Herbert specifically for these recordings. Includes selections from Dune: The Banquet Scene, Sandworms of Dune, The Battles of Dune, and The Truths of Dune: Fear Is the Mind Killer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • incredible

  • By Techventus, LLC on 10-27-16

Read by the man himself.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-16

The only downside is they are not in order. But hearing how and what Herbert wanted to record is great. I have the feeling that the dinner chapter in DUNE was very important.

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  • Death World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 5
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,855
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,496
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,487

Unknown aliens attack Earth. Their planet is uncharted, mysteriously having avoided detection for centuries. It's a world packed with the most vicious aliens humanity has yet to encounter. James McGill has discovered: Death World.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Plant World

  • By Don Gilbert on 09-06-15

best so far

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-15

I think this the best book so far. Mc Gil is growing up and becoming a member of the human race. Not just a neanderthal killing things in his way.

  • Ender's Shadow

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Gabrielle de Cuir, a Full Cast
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,782
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,300
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,345

Andrew "Ender" Wiggin was not the only child in the Battle School; he was just the best of the best. In this book, Card tells the story of another of those precocious generals, the one they called Bean, the one who became Ender's right hand, part of his team, in the final battle against the Buggers. Bean's past was a battle just to survive. His success brought him to the attention of the Battle School's recruiters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Card

  • By L. on 10-10-05

Reduces Ender

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-14

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Listing to this story I felt that Ender could not have won the battle without Bean. Bean was smarter and and faster then Ender.