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  • Rebirth

  • The Praegressus Project, Book 1
  • By: Aaron Hodges
  • Narrated by: Michael Stene
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

The United States have fallen. A new power has risen in North America, but now, a terrifying virus is spreading across the countryside. Once infected, people change, mutating into superhuman creatures known as the Chead. Desperate to defend its citizens, the government launches the Praegressus Project - an experimental program to enhance the human race. Elizabeth Flores was just a normal girl - until the Chead slaughtered her parents and made her a fugitive. With winter approaching she seeks refuge in the city of Sacramento, but the hunters are waiting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting start for a new franchise

  • By Luke on 04-17-18

A suspenseful thrilling read

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

Reviewed: 08-23-18

This is a suspense-filled book that kept me on the edge

The narrator kept the feel of the book flowing well. Great job

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher and I voluntarily wrote this honest review

  • A Fallen Empire Omnibus

  • Books 1-3
  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 27 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 391
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369

A fighter pilot on a mission to reunite with her daughter. A cyborg soldier on a quest to regain his humanity. Mortal enemies during the war, they must now work together to salvage a 70-year-old freighter and navigate the gauntlet of pirates, scavengers, mercenaries, and other pitfalls that stand in their way after the fall of the largest empire mankind has ever known.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • EXCELLENT. WELL WRITTEN AND PERFORMED

  • By Bunty on 08-29-17

An easy listen and enjoyable writing style

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

Loved it, my favorite type of book

Lots of action and a little romance thrown in, A very well written series with witty dialogue

Narration was great

  • Fields of Fire

  • By: James Webb
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373

They each had their reasons for being a soldier. They each had their illusions. Goodrich came from Harvard. Snake got the tattoo - Death Before Dishonor - before he got the uniform. And Hodges was haunted by the ghosts of family heroes. They were three young men from different worlds plunged into a white-hot, murderous realm of jungle warfare as it was fought by one Marine platoon in the An Hoa Basin, 1969. They had no way of knowing what awaited them. Nothing could have prepared them for the madness to come. And in the heat and horror of battle they took on new identities, took on each other, and were each reborn in fields of fire....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome Read! of course I am Prejudiced

  • By Autoteacher on 07-30-15

Awesome Book

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

This is an outstanding book and this performance and story are wonderful. webs epic story of Marines in Vietnam lives in this presentation; highly recommended

Just a wonderful story. Thank you James Webb

The narration was great

  • The Socket Greeny Saga

  • Socket Greeny, Book 1-3
  • By: Tony Bertauski
  • Narrated by: Tony Bertauski
  • Length: 22 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

The entire Socket Greeny trilogy ( Discovery, Training, and Legend) follows a white-haired teenager that discovers he's part of an evolved human race, how he trains to understand his true self, and the legendary conclusion of his true nature.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An exceptional sci-fi/tech trilogy

  • By Ms. Christian C. on 08-26-17

Strange but interesting

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

I really enjoyed the story. I very much recommend this trilogy

It is a really different look at a possible future. An exploration into what humanity is. It was fascinating from start to finish

This story is read by the author. That is not always a good thing but from the start of this book I felt at home with the reading. His voice fit the story and he knew how to tell it. Can’t imagine anyone else doing it better. Great job

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the author and narrator in exchange for an honest review

  • Redshirts

  • A Novel with Three Codas
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 16,453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,415
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,397

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever, creative, and FUN!

  • By Kent on 04-18-13

Scalzi writes another winner/it's really different

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

I cannot fully express how much fun this book is

Time travel. Parallel dimensions. Space ships. Battles with explosions on decks six through 12. Love. Humor. Characters I care about when they die

Wil Wheaton gives a magnificent performance and I hope he and Scalzi will team up again in the future

  • Year One

  • Chronicles of The One, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,330

It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Magical Apocalypse "Lite"

  • By Kitty on 12-07-17

Didn't want it to end

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

The charm of this book is in the characters, the situations, the mystery of events

I normally don't care for these types of fantasy books, but found myself loving this book

Can't wait for book two to come out

Julia Whelan did a great job on the narration

  • Behind Enemy Lines

  • The Empire of Bones Saga, Book 7
  • By: Terry Mixon
  • Narrated by: Veronica Giguere
  • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

Cut off from home, Princess Kelsey Bandar needs a place to hide from the vengeful Rebel Empire. The secrets she stole give her people a fighting chance in the war that brought down the original Terran Empire. If she gets them home. If her prisoners cooperate. Should that prove impossible, she must then convince a long-hidden people to help her. After she finds them, of course.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The ever unfolding space opera of the decade!

  • By Dana Pearson on 09-19-18

Great continuation of the Series

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

Where does Behind Enemy Lines rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 25

What did you like best about this story?

Everything about this series just draws you in. You really do need to start from the beginning or you will get lost with everything going on

Which scene was your favorite?

When Kelsey's mother was found as a stowaway

Any additional comments?

Veronica Giguere does a great job on the narration


Well worth the purchase

  • Fade to Black

  • The Weir Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Sue Duff
  • Narrated by: Christopher James Mayer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Ian Black is an illusionist with a talent for keeping secrets. College student Rayne Bevan has a gift for uncovering them. She suspects that the popular performer's skills extend beyond the stage and that he's the area's mysterious and elusive defender of the innocent. In her efforts to uncover the truth, Rayne is swept into the hidden world of the Weir, a magical race who struggle to prevent Earth from self-destructing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Concept

  • By Striker on 06-06-18

A unique sci-fi and fantasy story

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

Would you consider the audio edition of Fade to Black to be better than the print version?

Did not read the printed version

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rayne Bevan is a girl with a knack for uncovering people’s secrets

Which character – as performed by Christopher James Mayer – was your favorite?

Ian Black, The Performance by Chris Mayer was great

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

Yes

Any additional comments?

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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  • Hell Divers II: Ghosts

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 2
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,645
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,179

Ten years ago, Hell Diver Xavier "X" Rodriguez fell to Earth. Those he left behind went on without him aboard the airship he once called home. Michael Everheart - the boy once known as Tin - has grown into a man and the commander of Hell Diver Raptor Team. While Michael dives to help keep the Hive in the air, Captain Leon Jordan rules with an iron fist at the helm of the ship. But unrest stirs under his strict leadership as a prophecy of hope sweeps the lower decks.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Can't wait for the next book!

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 07-31-17

Nicholas Sansbury Smith did it again

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

Would you consider the audio edition of Hell Divers II: Ghosts to be better than the print version?

Did not read the printed version

What did you like best about this story?

Story is very well written with great character development and the narrators voice matches this book perfectly keeping you on the edge of your seat and not wanting to stop listening

What does R. C. Bray bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His voice has the perfect range of the types of characters that Smith writes about and at times he really becomes these people

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

Hell Divers

Any additional comments?

Well worth the credit

Waiting on the next book to come out in audio

  • Hell Divers

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 1
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,457
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,572
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13,533

More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search of a habitable area to call home. Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to Earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers - men and women who risk their lives by diving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I usually don't read my SciFi however....!!

  • By Michalena on 10-06-17

A fast, intense engaging, story

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

Reviewed: 02-21-18

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

Yes, This is a good futuristic story. Book 1 took a surprisingly turn on me at the end. Definitely going to get the next book

What was one of the most memorable moments of Hell Divers?

At the end when X was left for dead

Have you listened to any of R. C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, He did a great job on the narration.He brings the whole audio experience home

Any additional comments?

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review