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Ian McCranie

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  • BattleTech: Embers of War

  • By: Jason Schmetzer
  • Narrated by: Tren Sparks
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

For Ezra Payne and the Stealthy Tiger mercenaries, professionalism is everything. Hired to assist in the bitter, bloody fighting on the planet Hall, they quickly earn a decisive victory for their employer. They settle afterward in for a needed period of rebuilding, and a few months’ peace before moving on to the next contract. But their respite does not last. More mercenaries, hired by the Allied Mercenary Command itself, land on Hall. They believe the Tigers’ employer to be league with the Word of Blake, a shadowy interstellar organization that worships technology....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful return of BattleTech fiction.

  • By quick_reveiw_01 on 07-01-18

Excited for a complete unabridged Battletech story

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

Reviewed: 06-21-18

Awesome story that kept with the old school feel of Battletech. I hope they release more unabridged Battletech audiobooks.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Battletech

  • Wolves on the Border
  • By: Robert N. Charrette
  • Narrated by: Christopher Graybill
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 262
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196

As a Mech Warrior of the Draconis Combine, Minobu Tetsuhara was bound by Bushido, a code that demands loyal service to the devious Warlord Grieg Samsonov. But when Minobu came upon a strange blue and gold Archer, Bushido also dictated that he not destroy the honorable but helpless warrior. And so he rescued Jaime Wolf.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • very nice

  • By Kindle Customer on 12-22-04

Too much is missing

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

Reviewed: 02-24-18

The abridged story is missing too much and appears to be almost incoherent at times.The abridged does not make logical sense.

  • Battletech

  • Blood Legacy (Blood of Kerensky: Volume Two)
  • By: Michael A. Stackpole
  • Narrated by: Christopher Graybill
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 277

Blood Legacy continues the saga of the Clan invasion begun in 3030. Jaime Wolf has brought all the key leaders of the Inner Sphere together to put to rest old blood feuds and power struggles. But old hatreds and suspicions die hard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great intro to the clan invasion

  • By Jason on 12-03-15

The abridged version cuts too much out

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

Reviewed: 02-16-18

The performance and story are great but the abridged version just cuts too much out of the original book. It’s unfortunate that battle tech audio books are all abridged.

  • Star Wars: Lost Stars

  • By: Claudia Gray
  • Narrated by: Pierce Cravens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,432

This thrilling young adult novel gives listeners a macro view of some of the most important events in the Star Wars universe, from the rise of the Rebellion to the fall of the Empire. Listeners will experience these major moments through the eyes of two childhood friends - Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell - who have grown up to become an Imperial officer and a Rebel pilot. Now on opposite sides of the war, will these two star-crossed lovers reunite, or will duty tear them - and the galaxy - apart?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cure for the Aftermath Blues

  • By Matt H. on 09-18-15

Great story

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

Reviewed: 11-08-15

I had fears about the new books after listening to "Aftermath". This book as restored some of that lost faith. Great story and great performance by the narrator.

  • Aftermath: Star Wars

  • Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • By: Chuck Wendig
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11,182
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,536
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10,514

The second Death Star has been destroyed, the emperor killed, and Darth Vader struck down. Devastating blows against the Empire and major victories for the Rebel Alliance. But the battle for freedom is far from over. As the Empire reels from its critical defeats at the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance - now a fledgling New Republic - presses its advantage by hunting down the enemy's scattered forces before they can regroup and retaliate. But above the remote planet Akiva, an ominous show of the enemy's strength is unfolding.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing and Frustrating

  • By Jason on 09-08-15

Major disappointment

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

Reviewed: 09-18-15

I really had high hopes for this book but it was a incoherent mess from start to finish. It felt more like a choir to finally finish it. If this is the future of Star Wars writing, the series is in serious trouble.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Tarkin: Star Wars

  • By: James Luceno
  • Narrated by: Euan Morton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,258
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,838
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,827

He’s the scion of an honorable and revered family. A dedicated soldier and distinguished legislator. Loyal proponent of the Republic and trusted ally of the Jedi Order. Groomed by the ruthless politician and Sith Lord who would be Emperor, Governor Wilhuff Tarkin rises through the Imperial ranks, enforcing his authority ever more mercilessly…. and zealously pursuing his destiny as the architect of absolute dominion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid, but not earth-shattering

  • By kalei on 11-20-14

Kind of boring

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

Reviewed: 07-31-15

The story was kind of boring and didn't seem to mesh with the other new cannon story "Lords of the Sith" at all.