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  • BEMs: Bug Eyed Monsters: Book Four, the New Frontiers Series

  • By: Jack L Knapp
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45

The mysterious species called Flickers are thought to have a base in the outer solar system. A task force is sent to find out. Living in the Kuiper Zone, the Flicker want nothing more than to be left alone. But the solar system belongs to humans. Can the two coexist? Or will history repeat and contact lead to war, as has so often happened in humanity's past?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Outside my normal genre

  • By Jan M on 08-22-18

Got to love the Flickers

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

Reviewed: 08-24-18

Maybe the best thought out alien species I have ever read about!

Exciting story line. Same old characters as the earlier books, but more action and emotion. Narrator does a really good job in this one.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Great Party! Sorry About the Murder! (A Milo Rathkey Mystery)

  • By: D.B. Elrogg
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Real estate magnet James Bonner is murdered in his office after his New Year's Eve Party. The widow has a long-standing grudge. The son has gambling debts, and a couple of low life thugs are hanging around. Why? Is it the kid's gambling debt or something more sinister? One-time cop turned private eye Milo Rathkey just had his life turned upside down. That's why he was invited to the party. That's why he talked with the soon to be corpse. And that's why the cops want him in on the investigation. Mary Alice it was a great party...sorry about the murder. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great, fun book!

  • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 06-06-18

Will be looking for the next in the series

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

Reviewed: 06-17-18

I love series cozy's. This one is unique as any detective with the name of Milo from Duluth should be.

Once you get past the kind of far fetched sudden accumulation of wealth he experiences, the murder itself keeps you guessing right to the end with a final chapter twist you probably won't see coming.

For me Lennon sounds just like a Milo, though I am not sure what that even means.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The New Frontiers Series Boxed Set

  • The Ship, NFI, and NEO
  • By: Jack L Knapp
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 32 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 108

This boxed set contains 3 complete science-fiction novels. This is science-fiction at its best - future engineering, intrigue, first contact. It’s a space opera like none you’ve experienced before. The audiobooks will keep you listening late into the night, and you won't be able to stop.... 

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Something almost happens then nothing.

  • By M. Pratt on 07-28-18

Knapp make it all seem real

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

Reviewed: 06-02-18

This is not one of those Si-Fi things filled with incredible things that almost make your eyes roll back.

Very detailed technically so it all seems plausible.

Not much of a story really, it is all about the science really.

Very enjoyable and a lot for the money.

Will get the next in the series. Now that we have first contact, want to know more bout it.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Darwin's World: An Epic of Survival

  • The Darwin's World Series, Book 1
  • By: Jack L. Knapp
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

Wilderness survival? With nothing but a knife and hatchet? When you're alone, and the wilderness is Earth at the end of the ice age? Not all the dangers come from predatory animals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Like Nothing I have read or heard before!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-06-17

Far Better than I expected

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

Reviewed: 05-14-17

Would you listen to Darwin's World: An Epic of Survival again? Why?

Yes, There is so much action here that I am sure I missed some on the first listening.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Darwin's World: An Epic of Survival?

Fighting with the bear.

Which character – as performed by Tom Lennon – was your favorite?

Matt. HE sounded exactly as I pictured Matt.

Any additional comments?

I never expected this book to have as much action as it does. You really grow to care very much about the characters and I really want to get on to the next chapter in the series and see how they move on from here.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Harry Starke Series: Books 1-3

  • The Harry Starke Series Boxed Set
  • By: Blair Howard
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 23 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 157

If you love Harlan Coban, Tami Hoag, Michael Connelly, or Lee Child, you'll also love Harry Starke. Harry is no Reacher or Bosch clone. He's a force unto himself, but the fans love him. If you like realism, fast-paced, nonstop action, you'll love Blair Howard's highly acclaimed series. Grab this box set of the first three stories now. You won't want to stop listening!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm a new Harry Starke fan!

  • By Donald Jones on 04-16-17

New Detective Classics!

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

Reviewed: 02-20-17

What made the experience of listening to The Harry Starke Series: Books 1-3 the most enjoyable?

While the location is modern day Chattanooga there is something about these books that take you back to the very best days of Raymond Chandler.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Harry Starke Series: Books 1-3?

Finding the body in the bath tub in Book 1

Which character – as performed by Tom Lennon – was your favorite?

Harry. He becomes Harry and you forget you are listening to a narrator at all.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Each individual book, yes.

Any additional comments?

Will be moving on to the next books in the series now.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Ship

  • The New Frontiers Series, Book 1
  • By: Jack L. Knapp
  • Narrated by: Tom Lennon
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 109

Building a spaceship that uses Nicola Tesla's revolutionary space drive is only the beginning. From a new industrial revolution to the brink of global war, restless humanity presses onward, eventually to the first contact with an alien species.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Please record the rest of this series

  • By Robert on 01-08-17

Set up for #2 in Series

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

Reviewed: 02-19-17

If you could sum up The Ship in three words, what would they be?

Complicated, Interesting, voluminous

Has The Ship turned you off from other books in this genre?

Not sure. There was so little action and so much useless detail about nothing important, it may turn me off on the author, but not the genre.

Which scene was your favorite?

Chapter 1 - The Bedstead!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No. Amazingly even when the Inventor dies, I simply didn't care. The characters are cardboard. The narrator sounded as bored as I was at times though he generally somehow managed to sound interested right up until the ending.

Any additional comments?

Now that the Ship exists there are certainly lots of things that can happen in number 2. Hopefully the characters will be more human and the pace will be faster.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful