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  • The Tiger's Time

  • Chronicles of an Imperial Legionary Officer, Book 4
  • By: Marc Alan Edelheit
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 24 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 238

A nobleman from an infamous family, imperial legionary officer, and born fighter, Ben Stiger is trapped in the past and cut off from everything he has known. The World Gate is sealed behind him, and Delvaris, the man he traveled through time to save, is dead. With this great man’s death, the future has been altered by the evil god Castor. Stiger has lost his purpose. For the first time in a great long while, no one needs saving, and no one needs killing. Cast adrift in a time not his own, Stiger believes his time as a leader of men is at an end. But the gods are not done with him yet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • wow! can't wait for the next one!! what an ending

  • By Roy Jo Rubanenko on 12-28-18

Astounding

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-19

This book was truly incredible. I love this series and can’t wait for the next book.

  • 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 14,093
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,318
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,279

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

CAN’T GET ENOUGH

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-18

Please hurry and pump the next one out! I MUST continue this story, the suspense is killing me.

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,672
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,419

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

Outstanding

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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: 08-15-18

I am blown away by this book. It was written exquisitely and I really felt immersed in the story truly outstanding.

  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21,763
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,390

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Monkeys kick A**, but......

  • By Beachcombers on 02-14-18

Hook, line and sinker!

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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: 02-13-18

I love this series. I have been dying to get my hands on this book and it hasn’t disappointed. I CANNOT WAIT for the next one.

  • Black Ops

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 4
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22,189
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,749

The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded "Not so much"...now they have to deal with the consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solid continuation that fizzles at the end

  • By Tyson S Sukeforth on 10-04-17

AMAZING!!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-17

I cannot wait for the next one! This book series is incredibly captivating and you truly feel as though you are part of the story!

  • SpecOps

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 2
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,569
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,474
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,410

Colonel Joe Bishop made a promise, and he's going to keep it: taking the captured alien starship Flying Dutchman back out. He doesn't agree when the UN decides to send almost 70 elite Special Operations troops, hotshot pilots, and scientists with him; the mission is a fool's errand he doesn't expect to ever return from. At least this time, the Earth is safe, right? Not so much.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Welcome to an outer space version of Groundhog Day, but boring.

  • By Aaron M. Benzing on 11-15-17

Amazing

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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: 04-29-17

Seriously, this series is got to be the best series I have ever read. I like this book series better than game of thrones. Please for the love of God right the next one already.

  • 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 28,248
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,870
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,808

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

Astonishing

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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: 04-19-17

I don't typically write reviews. Although I will make an exception for this book. This is single-handedly the greatest book I have ever read. I am eagerly excited to read the next one. The book Kept me fully engaged the entire time. It was funny and incredibly accurate with military jargon. Bring on the next one

  • The Tiger's Fate

  • Chronicles of an Imperial Legionary Officer, Book 3
  • By: Marc Alan Edelheit
  • Narrated by: Steven Brand
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 762
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 753

A nobleman from an infamous family, an imperial legionary officer, and a born fighter, Captain Ben Stiger has successfully thwarted the attack from an army of the Cyphan Confederacy. Now Stiger, his men, and his new dwarven allies have fallen back behind the great walls of Castle Vrell. Stiger finds himself named Legate of the Vanished, the long-lost 13th Legion. This title and his own word binds him to the terms of the Compact, an ancient and mystical alliance formed nearly 2,000 years before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is the next book available?

  • By Nvr2old on 11-26-16

Amazing!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-17

Please for the love God write the next one. This series is astounding in every way.