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John Pennock

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  • Battleship Indomitable

  • Galactic Liberation, Book 2
  • By: B. V. Larson, David VanDyke
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,844
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,725

Commodore Straker's rebellion grows in strength - but his enemies are growing even faster. Faced with a dozen rebel planets in their territory, the Mutuality finally takes notice of the upstart known as the Liberator, and they gather a vast fleet to crush him. Preparing for a titanic interstellar battle, it's clear Straker has no chance. His tiny enclave of free planets can't survive the weight of 1000 worlds. His own officers realize this, and some of them begin to turn against him....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost a masterpiece!

  • By Shaun on 08-25-17

not as much tension in this one

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

more navy than infantry. results seemed predictable. a reasonable sequel but not as great as the previous.

  • Crown of Renewal

  • Paladin's Legacy, Book 5
  • By: Elizabeth Moon
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 21 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379

The mysterious reappearance of magery throughout the land has been met with suspicion, fear, and violence. In the kingdom of Lyonya, Kieri, the half-elven, half-human king, struggles to balance the competing demands of his heritage while fighting a deadly threat to his rule: evil elves linked in some way to the rebirth of magic. Meanwhile, in the neighboring kingdom of Tsaia, a set of ancient artifacts recovered by the former mercenary Dorrin Verrakai may hold the answer to the riddle of magery’s return.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Soooo.... that's it?

  • By Anita on 06-05-14

good but not epic

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

Reviewed: 10-17-16

It was a good but not epic. Expected big final battles with the villains but little was provided.

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  • An Echo in the Bone

  • A Novel
  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 45 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 18,380
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15,378
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15,321

Jamie Fraser knows from his time-traveling wife Claire that, no matter how unlikely it seems, America will win the Revolutionary War. But that truth offers little solace, since Jamie realizes he might find himself pointing a weapon directly at his own son - a young officer in the British army. And Jamie isn't the only one with a tormented soul - for Claire may know who wins the conflict, but she certainly doesn't know whether or not her beloved Jamie survives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read all of Gabaldon's stuff before this one

  • By Charles on 10-17-09

great sequel tied to the battle of Saratoga

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

Reviewed: 04-14-16

masterful story. lots of history. superb reading. a few continuity quibbles. quality sequel and one of the best.