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  • Command Decision

  • Project Gliese 581g, Book 1
  • By: S.E. Smith
  • Narrated by: David Brenin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 273

Lt. Commander Joshua Manson's focus on his career has taken him to many places, just not the one he has always dreamed of going: space. His sometimes controversial methods during missions have given him the reputation of being a soldier who doesn't always play by the rules. A challenging mission leaves Josh questioning if he'll have a career at all, so he is surprised when he is offered the chance to command a mission in space to investigate an unknown object. The more he learns, the more determined he is to lead it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT A STAR WARS STORY!!!

  • By Sharon Demond on 08-08-16

Project: how to steal other’s ideas

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

Reviewed: 02-26-19

I hate writing reviews like this. It wasn’t badly written but she completely stole Star Wars world. She even put rebels on an icy moon. She changed a story a bit but the whole universe our characters ended up was Star Wars universe with slightly different names and some very similar. I couldn’t enjoy it because every so often there was a stolen image from my favorite franchise. Total disappointment.

  • Artemis

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: Rosario Dawson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65,669
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,278
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61,117

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A ferrari with no motor

  • By will on 11-18-17

Not even close to Martian

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

Reviewed: 12-22-17

I’m so very disappointed. I couldn’t finish it. Not funny, not interested enough, story is dragging and although I like Rosario Dawson as actress, she doesn’t come close to master of book reading RC Brey who read Martian. Maybe movie will be better but book isn’t worth a credit unless you lower your expectations. I returned it

  • Wildfire

  • A Hidden Legacy Novel
  • By: Ilona Andrews
  • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,109
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,977
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,970

Nevada Baylor can't decide which is more frustrating - harnessing her truthseeker abilities or dealing with Connor "Mad" Rogan and their evolving relationship. Yes, the billionaire Prime is helping her navigate the complex magical world in which she's become a crucial player - and sometimes a pawn - but she also has to deal with his ex-fiancée, whose husband has disappeared and whose damsel-in-distress act is wearing very, very thin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just as wonderful as Daniels world and Innkeeper.

  • By Michael Harmon on 08-25-17

Perfect ending

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

You just can’t go wrong with Ilona Andrews. This whole trilogy is a great listen for everyone who likes urban fantasy. Well written, full of action and funny Ilona Andrews always delivers. If you haven’t tried it, it’s time to do it.
Rene Raudman is one of the best readers I’ve listed to, and I have about thousand books in the library. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ All around
“AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY”

  • 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 31,146
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29,609
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,534

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

Oh so funny

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

It’s truly rare to find a military science fiction that is equally engaging and funny. Characters are well rounded and story grows and pulls you in. I listened constantly with only sleep breakes until I finished the last book that’s out. Yes even in the shower, couldn’t help it. The AI is the funniest character I ever listen too and that’s in the big part because of flawless reading of Mr. RC Bray. I highly recommend this series. First few chapters are a bit slow so don’t give up or judge it until you meet Skeepy. As soon as he comes in the action and hilarity ensues. Five stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Sub-Human

  • Post-Human Series, Book 1
  • By: David Simpson
  • Narrated by: Ray Chase
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 297
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 274
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 272

Before he was Old-timer, he was Craig Emilson, a young doctor, sucked into military service at the outbreak of World War III. Enlisting to become a Special Forces suborbital paratrooper, Craig is selected to take part in the most important mission in American military history - a sortie into enemy territory to eliminate the world's first strong Artificial Intelligence. The mission is only the beginning of Craig's story, and for the story of humanity as well, as they accelerate towards a world that is post-human.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Roll Of The Dice, A Shot In The Dark!

  • By Michael on 12-01-13

Yikes

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

Reviewed: 11-23-14

Never before had I been so utterly frustrated with a male character as I was in this novel. I never realized that I'm so used to female idiots as main characters, that I got almost shocked and outraged when I hit upon this one. I kept hoping he would make the right decision but noooo, the moron kept going. The story wasn't bad if you don't mind the main character and the reader was good.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Eyes to See

  • The Jeremiah Hunt Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Joseph Nassise
  • Narrated by: Anthony Bowden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 673
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 626
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 634

In an urban fantasy that charts daring new territory in the field, Jeremiah Hunt has been broken by a malevolent force that has taken his young daughter and everything else of value in his life: his marriage, his career, his reputation. Desperate to reclaim what he has lost, Hunt finally turns to the supernatural for justice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dresden files substitute

  • By A on 02-08-13

Meh

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

Reviewed: 11-22-14

The Dresden series was more interesting. There are some parallels between those two series, but Dresden was a more likable character. Maybe if there was a bit more chemistry between two main characters the book would interest me to continue the series. I'll get the next one if it get on sale for like 3 bucks, otherwise I'm not interested.

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  • Touched by an Alien

  • Alien Novels Series, Book 1
  • By: Gini Koch
  • Narrated by: Romy Nordlinger
  • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 128
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Marketing manager Katherine "Kitty" Katt steps into the middle of what appears to be a domestic dispute turned ugly. And it only gets uglier when the man turns into a winged monster, straight out of a grade-Z horror movie, and goes on a killing spree. Though Kitty should probably run away, she springs into action to take the monster down. In the middle of the chaos, a handsome hunk named Jeff Martini appears, sent by the "agency" to perform crowd control. He's Kitty's kind of guy, no matter what planet he's from. And from now on, for Kitty, things are going to be sexy, dangerous, wild, and out of this world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun stuff!

  • By Betty on 04-18-14

Like an unripened persimmon

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

Reviewed: 11-22-14

It looks good and you want want to eat the whole thing but it leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
The thing that bugged me the most was a heroine. She was the smartest, the cutest, the most wonderful, etc,.. I mean, come on, she gets everything so fast ( sometimes seconds, minutes and in rare moment hours) that aliens who are studying the bloody things for years don't and she makes them all look stupid. It was just a bit too much of a the-universe-turns-around-me heroine who could do no wrong. That's not to say that I like flawed heroes but I definitely don't like the perfect ones. I'll pass on the next one in the series. The reader wasn't bad.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 216,905
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 202,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 202,155

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

Wow

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

Reviewed: 10-23-14

It's been a while since I've listened to a book as well written and entertaining as this one. I was not even a teen in '80s, but I got most of the references. The book is interesting, smart and it points to the few things that we should pay attention more: overpopulation, pollution and energy crisis. It's all done in a way that it doesn't look like preaching, but an inevitability. Scary, but true. Will Wheaton's narration is perfect, as always. I highly recommend this awesome novel.

  • The Book of Life

  • All Souls, Book 3
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,500
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 16,056
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,996

In The Book of Life, Diana and Matthew time travel back from Elizabethan London to make a dramatic return to the present - facing new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home, Sept-Tours, they reunite with the beloved cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hopes Dashed

  • By Elkay on 08-01-14

Meh

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

Reviewed: 09-21-14

I don't know why this happens, but lately every trilogy I read, the last book has been terrible disappointment. This one less than some and still it left me wondering wtf?!
Characters were inconsistent, story wobbly and the ending blah. Oh well, Ill just stay away from trilogies from now on, but if you enjoyed the the first two books and must find out what the hell was the book of life, prepare for a mild, if not stronger disappointment.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Night Unbound

  • Immortal Guardians, Book 5
  • By: Dianne Duvall
  • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,288
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,111

For centuries, Lisette d'Alençon has been a warrior against the dark. She fights alongside her brothers and comrades. But when the dreams start coming, she can't bear to confess them to the Immortal Guardians' command. She dreams of a dark-haired man with soft eyes and brutal wounds, a man her heart aches for-and a man she knows has been declared a traitor. Zach is an exile, a loner. He won't defend himself against false accusations or grovel to those who should have faith in him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • LEATHER PANTS AND WINGS! HOW COULD YOU GO WRONG!!!

  • By Mel on 09-04-14

This series is getting better

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

Reviewed: 09-21-14

This is one example that some writers(most of them really) get better with time. Ms.Duvall is writing clearer, better and her books are coming out of mary-sue-ish kind prose that used to drive me crazy. I kept up with this series not because of the quality of books, but because the story was interesting. Now, I'm glad I did since she is obviously changing her stile slowly but steadily.