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  • A Rock and a Hard Place

  • Frontiers Saga, Part 2: Rogue Castes Series, Book 11
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 162

Two worlds preparing their defenses.... A ship struggling to get back in the fight.... An enemy continuing its relentless attack.... A former enemy that could hold the answer.... With the fate of billions in his hands, Captain Scott is offered a way to save them all and end the bloodshed, but if it backfires, he could lose everything. Sometimes, there is no good choice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jean on 07-03-19

good episode in the Saga

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

Reviewed: 06-13-19

Great read; non-stop combat. It features continuous battle sequence(s); it highlights what makes Frontiers Saga series so unique in sci-fi/ space opera genre.

  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,207
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,312
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25,243

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a work that I highly recommend

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 05-02-16

fast paced thriller!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

great story at a breakneck pace. Not needed, but worth watching the original movie just prior to listening to this audiobook.

  • Warship

  • Black Fleet Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,326
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,912
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,884

In the 25th century, humans have conquered space. The advent of faster-than-light travel has opened up hundreds of habitable planets for colonization, and humans have exploited the virtually limitless space and resources for hundreds of years with impunity. So complacent have they become with the overabundance that armed conflict is a thing of the past, and their machines of war are obsolete and decrepit. What would happen if they were suddenly threatened by a terrifying new enemy?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling and satisfying underdog space opera

  • By Elliot on 12-22-15

great read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-18

very interesting story; starts a bit slow, and suddenly picks up the pace at a relentless pace.

  • Balance

  • Frontiers Saga, Part 2: Rogue Castes, Episode 5
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 464
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444

An entire sector in turmoil...neighbors who appear unconcerned...a favor asked of an old friend...sacrifices made for the good of humanity.... Before they can challenge the Dusahn and prevent them from expanding their empire further, the Karuzari must first gather much-needed resources. But doing so could be more difficult than anticipated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Space Opera

  • By Jean on 11-05-17

Great Read

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

I love this series; it grasp your attention from beginning to end. This book, revolves mostly around focused story/event. Though, I would love to hear about a larger scale events within a book, the sheer scope and magnitude of,everything going on in the series would be dificult to capture in a single book. At any rate, I strongly recommend it, provided you follow the rest of the series.

  • Hell Divers

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 1
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,904
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,854

More than two centuries after World War III poisoned the planet, the final bastion of humanity lives on massive airships circling the globe in search of a habitable area to call home. Aging and outdated, most of the ships plummeted back to Earth long ago. The only thing keeping the two surviving lifeboats in the sky are Hell Divers - men and women who risk their lives by diving to the surface to scavenge for parts the ships desperately need.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I usually don't read my SciFi however....!!

  • By Michalena on 10-06-17

somewhat predictable but good book

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

Reviewed: 12-28-17

The story was somewhat predictable, but the story and the pace was good. Recommend to those folks who likes focused sci-fi stories.

  • The Expanse

  • The Frontiers Saga, Book 7
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,050
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 963

A newly repaired ship...A willing and eager crew...A host of new technologies...A long anticipated return home...The crew of the UES Aurora finally has the chance to fulfill their mission, but first they must complete a long and dangerous journey across a thousand light-years of unexplored space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A good space opera

  • By Jean on 09-08-16

Good over all

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

Reviewed: 07-15-17

Liked it over all, but it seemed like they stretched out the content a bit

  • The Legend of Corinair

  • Frontiers Saga, Book 3
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,058
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,051

A captain coming into his own. A handful of refugees stranded on board. A possible traitor in their midst. A voyage into the territory of the very enemy that pursues them. Sometimes legends become realities in unexpected ways. It seems that fate has the crew of the Aurora firmly in its clutches.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story but too short for 1 Audible credit.

  • By Steve Anderson on 10-02-15

another homerun!

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

Reviewed: 07-04-17

loved it; the series keeps getting better and better. can't wait 2 start book 4

  • The Rings of Haven

  • Frontiers Saga, Book 2
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,200

A ship stranded halfway across the galaxy. A difficult and lengthy journey home. A homeworld in urgent need of their return. And now they are running out of food. The crew of the Aurora must now trust their new allies in order to survive. But their situation may be far more serious than they imagined. And their actions could have repercussions across the galaxy. Their journey home may just have gotten slightly more complicated.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Greedy

  • By PW on 08-12-15

another grand slam!

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

Reviewed: 07-02-17

great follow on to the first book; already bought the next one! highly recommend it

  • Aurora: CV-01

  • Frontiers Saga, Book 1
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,739

A world recovering from a devastating plague. A brutal enemy threatening invasion. A young man seeking to escape the shadow of his father. A ship manned by a crew of fresh academy graduates. A top-secret experimental propulsion system. A questionable alliance with a mysterious green-eyed woman. What destiny has in store for the crew of the UES Aurora is far greater than any of them could ever imagine. And this is only the beginning....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 90% SciFi, 10% Cheese

  • By John C. on 06-16-14

Great sci fi novel!

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

I'm not into sci-fi books, but this one was awesome. I'm getting the next book.