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  • A Beautiful Friendship

  • Star Kingdom, Book 1
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,902
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,691
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,701

Stephanie Harrington had always expected to be a forest ranger on her homeworld of Meyerdahl until her parents relocated to the frontier planet of Sphinx in the far distant Star Kingdom of Manticore. It should have been the perfect new home - a virgin wilderness full of new species of every sort, just waiting to be discovered. But Sphinx is a far more dangerous place than ultra-civilized Meyerdahl, and Stephanie's explorations come to a sudden halt when her parents lay down the law: no trips into the bush without adult supervision!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow, Weber hits the target.

  • By brendanstallard on 04-19-12

This is a Great Story, but the Title Hides the

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

Reviewed: 03-01-19

adventure and uniqueness of the story. The beginning of a pretty good trilogy. The narration is wonderful.

  • Rebel Fleet

  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,758
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,755

They hunt us. They bomb our worlds for target practice. A star cluster in the constellation of Orion rotates once every 1,000 years. Those who rule there have an ancient tradition: When each cycle ends, they train their fleets by spilling the blood of lesser beings. The enemy fleets are coming again. In response, the Rebel Worlds gather their starships to face the terrifying threat, and this time humanity is asked to stand with them. The last time they considered Earth, Vikings in longboats were raiding English coastlines. Today, we're less primitive. Today, we're a target.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Formulaic but entertaining

  • By B. on 02-08-17

Second time listening, must be good!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-19

The author is really a great wordsmith, that's both good for listeners and good for his bank balance. Narration is spot on fabulous.

  • Zero G

  • By: Dan Wells
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller, Margaret Ying Drake, Josh Hurley, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,386
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,677
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,637

Twelve-year-old Zero is traveling with 20,000 people for 105 years to colonize a new planet. Everyone is in stasis, so they'll be safe during the trip, but when Zero's pod malfunctions it wakes him early, like 105 years early. At first he's excited to be the only one awake - he has the entire ship to himself, so he can go anywhere and see and do and eat anything he wants - but when a family of space pirates show up, trying to hijack the ship and kidnap the colonizers, Zero has to think fast and find a way to stop them all on his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Passengers movie with space pirates

  • By Kingsley on 12-07-18

Who'd of Thought Zero Could Save the Day?

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

Reviewed: 12-11-18

Great little story, awesome cast for narration, definitely worth a listen. My inner 12 year-old loved it.

  • Three Weeks Last Spring

  • By: Victoria Howard
  • Narrated by: Virginia Ferguson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

When marine biologist Jeddediah Walker discovers the fish contain a high concentration of chemicals, he suspects they are being deliberately dumped in Puget Sound. And he has another problem - an unexpected, beautiful, and suspicious new tenant renting his cabin. Later, when someone hacks into his computer, he realizes it is no coincidence and sets out to find out more about his mysterious tenant.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Listen

  • By chrissakb on 02-17-19

If You're a Victoria Howard Fan, You Won't Be

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

Reviewed: 12-09-18

Disappointed. If this will be your first, congratulations, you're about to become a fan.
Welcome to the world of would be lovers that can't get out of their own way.

  • Dark Matter

  • A Novel
  • By: Blake Crouch
  • Narrated by: Jon Lindstrom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,399
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,994
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,995

"Are you happy with your life?" Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason's never met smiles down at him and says, "Welcome back, my friend."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Schrödinger's box gets opened. Meh steps out.

  • By Darwin8u on 09-19-16

Regrets are a Plague on All of Us

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

Reviewed: 10-06-18

This story really goes deep into what individual choices we choose effect our lives. For some career rules supreme, other's it's family with the occasional, "what if"?

The narration is wonderful.

  • Earth Fleet

  • Rebel Fleet, Book 4
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,213

At long last, Earth has a handful of starships. Surrounded by Rebel Kher, Imperials, and the mysterious Nomads, humanity dares to assert our right to independence. The interstellar community reacts harshly. In the eyes of our neighbors, we’re upstarts, dangerous beings who don’t know our place. For the Kher, freedom can only be won through battle. War fleets arrive to instruct us, and Captain Leo Blake is again sent out to voyage among hostile stars.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Such Crap / Trash

  • By jack on 09-23-18

Leo Blake Gets Played

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

Reviewed: 10-02-18

Story was good, I like the first three better. But it's easy to be an armchair critic.

  • Second Hand Curses

  • By: Drew Hayes
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Marc Vietor, Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,463
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,255
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,255

When your fairy godmother threatens to enslave you with a curse - when a malevolent piper solves your rat problem but steals your children - when you seek revenge on the prince who turned you into a frog - who can you turn to in your hour of need? The band of scoundrels known far and wide as the Bastard Champions - the swashbuckling trio who travel a world of legend, seeking adventure and righting wrongs - as long as there's enough gold to be earned.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Carla on 11-22-17

Drew Hayes is a Fantastic Author, and the

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

narration is spot on good. The tale twists the good out of ol' mother goose's stories, giving them balls and a bite. Pleasant dreams, and nitey night.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • IQ

  • By: Joe Ide
  • Narrated by: Sullivan Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,128
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,108

A resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores. East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch. They call him IQ. He's a loner and a high school dropout, his unassuming nature disguising a relentless determination and a fierce intelligence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • IQ way better than OK

  • By green ice cream garden on 12-21-16

Author did a fantastic job, the narrator has an

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

Reviewed: 07-19-18

awesome voice. IQ is a must listen if you're a detective-who-done-it with the likes of Sherlock Holmes fan.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • After It Happened

  • Publisher's Pack 2
  • By: Devon C. Ford
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,793
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,699
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,695

This publisher's pack contains Society (book three) and Hope (book four) of the After It Happened series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can’t wait for next installment!

  • By josh on 11-24-17

I followed the narrator to this author. The first

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

Reviewed: 06-14-18

book was a bit slow to take hold, establishing a backline does that. The story is believable, rugged alphamale types with military training doing the best they can. Too bad the military lets in nutjobs. Start with book 1&2, I think 3&4 were even better. I wonder what's in store for our characters in book 5?

  • Old Man's War

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,674
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,707
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,718

John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First, he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce - and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So, we fight, to defend Earth and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Witty Military Sci-Fi

  • By M. Spencer on 10-21-12

Pretty good story, author went for a unique angle

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

Reviewed: 06-04-18

Overall I think author and narrator did a good job. Interesting story, old people being a new breed soldier. Our senior citizens have a lifetime of experience to draw from.