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Warwick Reed

Hobart, Tasmania Australia
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  • Seveneves

  • A Novel
  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Mary Robinette Kowal, Will Damron
  • Length: 31 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 18,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,760
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16,756

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • So Much Potential

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 06-08-17

Couldn't finish despite strong start

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

Too many conceits, idiot plots and assumptions about human nature, technology etc. Gave up 3/4 through.

  • Empire of Bones

  • Book 1 of The Empire of Bones Saga
  • By: Terry Mixon
  • Narrated by: Veronica Giguere
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 117
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

Commander Jared Mertz, the bastard son of the Emperor, and his half-sister, Princess Kelsey, barely speak to one another. To their dismay, their father seizes an opportunity to change that and sends them on a dangerous quest to explore the fallen Empire. Separated from home by an impassable gulf and struggling to redefine their relationship, they find themselves thrust into a vicious war. Unless they work together to stop the Empire's deadly legacy, billions face a horrific fate.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Empire Of Bones

  • By trixie on 09-14-16

As advertised space opera, battles and marines

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

Reviewed: 09-24-16

Any additional comments?

It does what it says on the box: As I inferred from the cover and choice of Amazon categories this book had all the space opera, space battles and space marines anyone could wish for!

I'll be reading the next book.


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  • Salvage Marines

  • Necrospace, Book 1
  • By: Sean-Michael Argo
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 69

To protect his young family from merciless corporate tyranny, Samuel Hyst signs up for the hazardous life of a salvage marine, the foot soldiers of a militarized deep space operation. Hazard pay is high for a reason, and Samuel must endure grueling tours of duty in the abandoned scrapyard quadrants of a war-torn universe. Endless wars rage across every galaxy, leaving damaged starships, rusted factories, and broken planets in their wake, all ripe for plunder by the desperate and the daring.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dead Space

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 10-09-16

Short but good

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

Reviewed: 09-17-16

Any additional comments?

An interesting story, although I would have liked to see a bit more of the interplay between characters outside of the combat scenes.

I'd listen to the next one. I'm curious to see how the story develops.

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  • Dictate Your Book: How to Write Your Book Faster, Better, and Smarter

  • Growth Hacking for Storytellers
  • By: Monica Leonelle
  • Narrated by: Cindy Piller
  • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 131
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 114

Like many tools that have come before it, dictation is a new and exciting opportunity to write better, faster, and smarter. But many writers still believe it's not for them. Perhaps they've tried it in the past and it hasn't worked. Or perhaps this new technology is confusing, expensive, or frustrating, and that's held them back from taking advantage of it. If you're ready to take the next step and learn a new skill set that will give you a huge advantage over what other authors are doing today, listen to Dictate Your Book and start working through the challenges that are holding you back from reaping the benefits of dictation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Basic "How To" information

  • By Richard S. Swol on 03-17-17

A good starting point for writers considering dictation

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

Reviewed: 02-05-16

While not a long book it is certainly a good introduction to technology, workflow and mindset to make it work.

Well worth a listen.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Write Better, Faster

  • How to Triple Your Writing Speed and Write More Every Day (Growth Hacking for Storytellers #1)
  • By: Monica Leonelle
  • Narrated by: Cindy Piller
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 45

In 2012, fiction author Monica Leonelle made a life-changing decision to learn to write faster. Through months of trial and error, hundreds of hours of experimentation, and dozens of manuscripts, she tweaked and honed until she could easily write 10,000 words in a day, at speeds over 3,500 words per hour! She shares all her insights, secrets, hacks, and data in this tome dedicated to improving your writing speeds, skyrocketing your monthly word count, and publishing more books.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Info buried in an endless commercial for author

  • By Beth T. Irwin on 05-17-17

Excellent book with concrete and practical advice

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

Reviewed: 02-02-16

Would you consider the audio edition of Write Better, Faster to be better than the print version?

Yes

Any additional comments?

An excellent book that is full of tools, concrete steps and practical advice. It has already helped me improve my own workflow and see immediate results.The author's honest self-assessment and discussion of things such as focus, discipline, habit formation and growth hacking was a refreshing.

The ‘Life of a Writer’ diary included in as an appendix was an interesting and useful glimpse into the interactive process of self-knowledge and discovery and helps to highlight how growth hacking is such a personal journey (not a cookie-cutter template).

The narration by Cindy Piller is Excellent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Your First 1000 Copies

  • The Step-by-Step Guide to Marketing Your Book
  • By: Tim Grahl
  • Narrated by: Tim Grahl
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

Imagine if you had a direct connection with thousands of readers who loved reading your books. And imagine if those readers eagerly awaited the launch of your next book. In Your First 1000 Copies, seasoned book marketing expert Tim Grahl walks you through how successful authors are using the online marketing tools to build their platform, connect with readers and sell more books.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Essential for Contemporary Authors!

  • By Author Guy on 11-25-13

Clear, simple and no nonsense

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

Reviewed: 05-20-15

A great resource for both new and more established authors. Genuine and non spammy advice.

Value for money.

A good starting point.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful