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  • Genesis

  • By: Ken Lozito
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,962
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,741

Escaping wrongful imprisonment wasn't something Connor had in mind, but being put into stasis aboard Earth's first interstellar colony ship was something he couldn't have prepared for. For 300,000 colonists, the new colony brings the promise of a fresh start...a second chance. Connor might be the wrong man for the colony, but he's the right man to see that it survives what's coming.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Mixed bag

  • By Tyson S Sukeforth on 05-31-18

Don’t be fooled bu the beginning...

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

Reviewed: 05-09-18

What is it?
Seal Team 6 in space? Yes, then no.
Pioneers discovering the mysteries of a new world? Yes, then no.
Survival against mutant humanoids?
This book is all over the place.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • To Serve and Protect

  • Onset, Book 1
  • By: Glynn Stewart
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234

When vampires attack David White's small town, only luck, firepower, and the intervention of an elite government task force saves his life. The aftermath of the attack leaves him in the middle of the world's biggest secret: the existence of government agencies that regulate the supernatural. They insist that David's "luck" is actually a supernatural gift, and he's immediately recruited into ONSET, the most shadowy part of America's thin blue line of police protectors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent multi genre story with plenty of action!

  • By Chris Miller on 01-18-18

Jonathan Maberry knockoff

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

Reviewed: 01-10-18

Passible imitation (right down to Ray Porter’s exceptional voice acting) of Jonathan Maberry’s Joe Ledger series.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Forever Peace

  • By: Joe Haldeman
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 462

War in the 21st century is fought by "soldierboys". Remote-controlled mechanical monsters, they are run by human soldiers who hard-wire their brains together to form each unit. Julian is one of these dedicated soldiers, until he inadvertently kills a young boy. Now he struggles to understand how this has changed his mind.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but not as good as The Forever War

  • By Noah on 08-25-10

I refuse to believe that this is a 3 time award winner!!!

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

Reviewed: 08-02-17

Nonsensical plot devices, shallow characters, lackluster dialogue.

Characters that are supposed to be doctorate-level logicians repeatedly miscalculate and make horrible decisions.

Clumsy switching from 1st to 3rd person.

Worse, the protagonist is Black, a scientist, a soldier, and mentally ill but somehow manages it insult Blacks, scientists, soldiers, and the mentally ill.

This isn't THE worst book ever, but it's really bad.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Fold

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,425
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,286

The folks in Mike Erikson's small New England town would say he's just your average, everyday guy. And that's exactly how Mike likes it. Sure, the life he's chosen isn't much of a challenge to someone with his unique gifts, but he's content with his quiet and peaceful existence. That is, until an old friend presents him with an irresistible mystery, one that Mike is uniquely qualified to solve.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Had so much promise

  • By Brian G on 09-01-17

Ahhh! Finally! A series that will make Peter Clines famous

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

Reviewed: 07-23-15

This (I hope) is the beginning of something beautiful.

Peter Clines, an excellent author, has created a character that's extraordinary yet is human enough to be relatable. This episode forces our reluctant hero to match wits with DARPA scientists and an extra-dimensional bogeyman.

Highly entertaining!

Keep them coming Peter, keep them coming!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Colony

  • Old Man's War, Book 3
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,068

Retired from his fighting days, John Perry is now village ombudsman for a human colony on distant Huckleberry. With his wife, former Special Forces warrior Jane Sagan, he farms several acres, adjudicates local disputes, and enjoys watching his adopted daughter grow up. That is, until his and Jane's past reaches out to bring them back into the game.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent But Different

  • By Michael on 12-04-12

Werewolves?!?

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

Reviewed: 02-25-15

Subpar effort from a great writer.

Unnecessary story elements – werewolves.

Unnecessary conversations

Unnecessary situations.

Inexplicable character behavior.

Phoned it in.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful