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  • The Gardens of Nibiru

  • The Ember War, Book 5
  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,910
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,825
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,819

The supreme Toth overlord, Mentiq, rules his species with an iron fist from his fortress on the planet Nibiru. The first overlord surrounds himself with decadent treasures and the galaxy's deadliest warriors to protect his dominion from treachery and attack. Armed with stolen Toth technology, the Breitenfeld travels to the world with a single mission: assassinate Mentiq and end the Toth threat to Earth. Armed with stolen Toth technology, the Breitenfeld travels to the world with a single mission: assassinate Mentiq and end the Toth threat to Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still entertaining after all these books

  • By Sailfish on 09-14-16

Another layered entry into that universe...

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

Faithfull to the pace and intricate plots of the previous novels.

Exciting and consuming. Love this series.

  • Chasm City

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,655
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,251

The once-utopian Chasm City - a domed human settlement on an otherwise inhospitable planet---has been overrun by a virus known as the Melding Plague, capable of infecting any body, organic or computerized. Now, with the entire city corrupted - from the people to the very buildings they inhabit---only the most wretched sort of existence remains. The stakes are raised when Tanner Mirabel's search brings him face to face with a centuries-old atrocity that history would rather forget.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enter Revelation Space HERE

  • By Tango on 10-11-13

An epic.

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

Reviewed: 12-18-18

I've read this book twice and a listen to it I picked up even more new details. Love being able to dump back 30 seconds and listen to something important again. The author is just incredibly detailed.

  • One Year After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,664
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,926
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,911

One Year After returns to the small town of Black Mountain and the man who struggled to rebuild it in the wake of devastation: John Matherson. It is a thrilling follow-up and should delight fans in every way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected

  • By Joe on 04-23-16

A good patriotic story

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

Reviewed: 11-04-18

I like Kelly explores the try today of obsolescence in technology. He has a good understanding of human nature. He paints real villains.

  • The True Measure

  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,304
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,246
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,240

The Ibarra Nation holds Roland prisoner. The armor soldier’s fate lies in the hands of the inhuman Stacey Ibarra. Roland will face the truth behind the Ibarra rebellion and decide if his loyalties are to Earth or his ideals. While the Iron Dragoons recover from their last battle, dark forces are at work. Gideon is called as a witness to New Bastion, where the treaty that opened the stars to humanity may force all-out war with the Ibarras or turn the rest of the galaxy against Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great continuation of story

  • By Jason Disbrow on 05-06-18

A good book love the voice Actor

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Difficult to follow at 1st if you haven't read the previous book -my son listening did. They really give characterization to a Ebarra and Stacey in filling the idea that she'
is afflicted. Roland becomes a fully likeable character.

  • Line War

  • By: Neal Asher
  • Narrated by: David Marantz
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

The Polity is under attack from a "melded" AI entity with control of the lethal Jain technology, yet the attack seems to have no coherence. When one of Erebus' wormships kills millions on the world of Klurhammon, a high-tech agricultural world of no real tactical significance, agent Ian Cormac is sent to investigate, though he is secretly struggling to control a new ability no human being should possess... and beginning to question the motives of his AI masters.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Well told story but...

  • By DEAN on 02-05-19

God killer

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-18

This book is faceted, and full of memorable characters new and old.

A good book.

  • War Factory

  • By: Neal Asher
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 21 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

Thorvald Spear, resurrected from his death over 100 years earlier, continues to hunt Penny Royal, the rogue AI and dangerous war criminal on the run from Polity forces. Beyond the Graveyard, a lawless and deadly area in deep space, Spear follows the trail of several enemy Prador, the crab-like alien species with a violent history of conflict with humanity. Sverl, a Prador genetically modified by Penny Royal and slowly becoming human, pursues Cvorn, a Prador harboring deep hatred for the Polity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • beautifully written and elegantly woven complexity

  • By Dave.Dolan on 06-14-17

Fantastic continuation of the Penny Royal saga

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-18

Old on your seeds you gonna have to Pay attention and keep pace with this multifaceted story up the trail and intrigue. Another excellent book. It has the same cringe factor as The Skinner

  • The Reaper

  • Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers
  • By: Gary Brozek, Nicholas Irving
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,709
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,227

In the best-selling tradition of American Sniper and Shooter, Irving shares the true story of his extraordinary career, including his deployment to Afghanistan in the summer of 2009, when he set another record, this time for enemy kills on a single deployment. His teammates and chain of command labeled him "The Reaper," and his actions on the battlefield became the stuff of legend, culminating in an extraordinary face-off against an enemy sniper known simply as The Chechnian.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By SteveS on 11-18-15

The author is no Clancy

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

Reviewed: 04-04-18

Weapons manipulation details, and terminology errors throughout.

USMC vet. Could not make it past 4th chapter.

FFS "...300 caliber magnum..." seriously?

  • The Ember War

  • Publisher's Pack, Books 1-2
  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,389
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,047
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,037

The Ember War, book 1: The Earth is doomed. Humanity has a chance. In the near future, an alien probe arrives on Earth with a pivotal mission: to determine if humanity has what it takes to survive the impending invasion by a merciless armada. The probe discovers Marc Ibarra, a young inventor who holds the key to a daring gambit that could save a fraction of Earth's population. Humanity's only chance lies with Ibarra's ability to keep a terrible secret and engineer the planet down the narrow path to survival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everything you ever wanted in space warfare.

  • By The Super-duper Amazing Silver Golem on 07-27-17

Good book excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 03-27-18

If you like the other armor books are gonna love this. This author is always good for hell of a ride.

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  • Points of Impact

  • Frontlines, Book 6
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,876
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,685

Earth's armed forces have stopped the Lanky advance and chased their ships out of the solar system, but for CDC officer Andrew Grayson, the war feels anything but won. On Mars, the grinding duty of flushing out the twenty-meter-tall alien invaders from their burrows underground is wearing down troops and equipment at an alarming rate. And for the remaining extrasolar colonies, the threat of a Lanky attack is ever present.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Meeting up with old friends that you actually miss

  • By Mgarneau on 01-10-18

Another excellent episode.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-10-18

When keys are still trying to kick our ass for fighting back and we finally have some big guns. An excellent read.

  • Zero Point

  • The Owner, Book 2
  • By: Neal Asher
  • Narrated by: John Mawson, Steve West
  • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225

On Mars, Var Delex fights for the survival of Antares Base, while the Argus Space Station hurls towards the red planet. And she knows whomever, or whatever, trashed Earth is still aboard. Var must save the base, while also dealing with the first signs of rebellion. And aboard Argus Station, Alan Saul’s mind has expanded into the local computer network. In the process, he uncovers the ghastly experiments of the Humanoid Unit Development.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The meat grinder continues

  • By SciFi Kindle on 09-27-14

Truely outstanding Sci-Fi

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-17

This entire series of books is incredible. Wow -what an adventure. A dynasty of progressive outcomes are related and exposed as the eugenics programs that the are.