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  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,337

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

Great concept! Excellent story.

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

Reviewed: 06-28-18

Interesting listen, a slow spot in chapter 5 where I had to listen repeatedly but it picks up tempo in the next chapter... still 5 star book!

  • Warship

  • Black Fleet Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,542
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,511

In the 25th century, humans have conquered space. The advent of faster-than-light travel has opened up hundreds of habitable planets for colonization, and humans have exploited the virtually limitless space and resources for hundreds of years with impunity. So complacent have they become with the overabundance that armed conflict is a thing of the past, and their machines of war are obsolete and decrepit. What would happen if they were suddenly threatened by a terrifying new enemy?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling and satisfying underdog space opera

  • By Elliot on 12-22-15

Let the wolf-pack loose...

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

Reviewed: 05-21-18

There are a few moments you will feel a lull in the pace but they are brief. Though this is a short book its well worth the read or listen and you will be hooked once you get into this book!

  • The Complete Thunder Series

  • By: Dietmar Wehr
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 540
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 510

The Tyrell are a race that love to fight. The more difficult the fight, the better they like it. Every race they find is given the same level of technology and a specific amount of time to exploit it before the Tyrell come back looking for a fight. Humanity is warned by another alien species that the Tyrell are coming, and the race is on to build an Alliance of races strong enough to stand up against an empire whose expansion has been relentless.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Decent story, Horrible Science, Incredible leaps o

  • By Michael on 05-03-18

Excellent Series!

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

Friends Close but ENEMIES CLOSER!
Trust but Always Verify!
Pay attention through the last chapter.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A.I. Assault

  • The A.I. Series, Book 3
  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 373

Jon Hawkins and his crew are exhausted and homesick. They've destroyed the alien machine menace, going deep into the Kuiper Belt to annihilate the secret A.I. base. From out here, the sun looks like just another star. It's a lonely existence. They're ready to go home. What they don't know - what no one could - was that the A.I. destroyer was only a scout. More alien vessels drop out of hyperspace. This is an A.I. assault. The clock to human extinction has begun ticking.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • lovin' it!

  • By martin on 06-13-18

Good Book.

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

At first it started off well but as I listened the temp picked up the pace and the book began to feel rushed as if for a deadline. I finished the book thinking that this was a big rush and the author wanted to set up the base-line for spin-off or stand-alone books.
I like this "galaxy" and hope for more books, just not "rushed" books.

  • Semper Fi

  • The Empire's Corps, Book 4
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,077

Two years after the empire abandoned them on Avalon, Colonel Edward Stalker and his marines have established the Commonwealth, a union of worlds intended to take the place of the vanished empire. But now contact has been made with a remnant of the empire, a successor state controlled by a ruthless dictator bent on crushing the Commonwealth and expanding her rule over the entire galaxy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adventures of the Corps Continues!

  • By Philip D. Mann on 02-23-15

So far, so GOOD! Great universe, excellent story!

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

Reviewed: 02-03-18

So far, so GOOD! Great universe, excellent story! Can't wait to see what's next.
Thankfully many books are already released!

  • The Ibarra Sanction

  • Terran Armor Corps, Book 2
  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 882
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836

Once, the Ibarras saved Earth and all of humanity from utter destruction. Now they are fugitives and traitors hunted by the Terran Union's mightiest warriors. After fleeing with a stolen armada, the Ibarra family have finally emerged from hiding and are scouring the galaxy for an ancient alien legacy, destroying any who get in their way. For armor soldier Roland Shaw, the call to put down the Ibarra mutiny is a bitter task as he and the Iron Dragoons come face to face with the Ibarras in order to discover if they are truly their friends or their most deadly foe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome continuation of the Ember War universe.

  • By Scott Moon on 01-13-18

Author, please write faster!

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

Reviewed: 12-21-17

Excellent writing that will leave you at a cliffhanger!! Worth the listen but you might want to wait for a few books more have been released...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Operation Breakout

  • The Sleeping Legion, Book 3
  • By: J.R. Handley
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Lance Scipio and the defenders of Fortress Beta City are cut-off and betrayed. They've proven they can survive, but to liberate an entire continent is a far greater challenge. Costly mistakes will be made, and to survive Lance must rely upon the most dangerous soldiers in the Sleeping Legion - impossible warriors who should not exist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Jason Kiefer on 06-25-18

Excellent 3rd book!

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

Narrator was outstanding. The story is fantastic and I can't wait for book four! Bring on the continuation...

  • Fortress Beta City

  • The Sleeping Legion, Book 2
  • By: J.R. Handley
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

Thirty-five years ago, Lance Scipio pulled most of Beta City into an emergency cryo-freeze. He is woken to a catastrophically changed world. The time for freedom is now! AD 2601. Tranquility-4 near the frontier of the White Knight Empire. Lance awakes to a world where unidentified Marines have raided his city, the enemy is occupying the unflooded portions, and, oh, by the way, the city is slowly dying. Lance must find a way for his Marines to survive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gimme the Anchor, Globe and Eagle

  • By Dave on 11-09-17

Excellent! Was good to the last word...

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

Reviewed: 11-26-17

Fast paced, exciting & easy to listen to. The narrator does an outstanding job. Worth your time all the way through.

  • Iron Dragoons

  • Terran Armor Corps, Book 1
  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,343
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,267
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,266

Soldiers of the Terran Armor Corps wage war across the stars. Wired into mechanized battle suits, they fight the terrifying battles which must be won, no matter the cost. Their deeds are legend, their reputation feared by the enemies of Earth and her allies, but how the Corps forges young men and women into mighty warriors is shrouded by mystery. Roland Shaw lost his parents to war, he volunteers for the Armor Corps to honor their memory and discover just how far he can push himself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely hands-down favorite

  • By Wes on 11-25-17

I am ARMOR!

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

Slow start but finished strong!
can't wait for the next book...
Narrator was excellent as well!
Be sure to read The Ember War series first!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Supercarrier

  • The Ixan Prophecies Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Scott Bartlett
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 676
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 677

Captain Keyes is loved by the public but hated by Command. He captains the UHS Providence, an aging supercarrier and the last human ship not dependent on dark tech - technology humanity has used to rule over the galaxy since barely defeating the Ixa in the First Galactic War.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Was completely lost and didn't care.

  • By Craig Burkett on 06-18-17

I didn't get the hook...

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

Reviewed: 07-16-17

The synopsis read like it would be great but somehow I didn't catch on or get hooked. I fell asleep listening to this book 4 different times & cannot remember the main characters name even to this day...
Maybe you'll like it but for me it was "meh."

4 of 5 people found this review helpful