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  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,651
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,187

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

  • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

I always go back to this

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

Reviewed: 02-10-19

It is an interesting new take on sci-fi and it always makes me laugh. the performance just seems to fit, making even common droll comments hilarious. I will always get weird looks for laughing while listening to this.

  • Songmaster

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 288
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 155

Kidnapped at an early age, Ansset has been raised in isolation at a mystical retreat called the Songhouse. His life is filled with music, and having only songs for companions, he develops a voice that is unlike any other. But Ansset's voice is both a blessing and a curse, for it reflects all the hopes and fears of his audience, and, by magnifying their emotions, can be used either to heal or to destroy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible and Beautiful

  • By hopalong on 12-17-06

Beautiful

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

Reviewed: 07-14-17

it is an amazingly beautiful story. it is probably one of my favorite single novel stories I have ever found.

  • Stonefather

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Emily Janice Card
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 904
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 723
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 728

When Runnel leaves his mountain valley to head for the great city of the water mages, he has no idea of his own magical talents. But he soon finds that without meaning to, he complicates and then endangers the lives of everyone he comes to know and care about. For when it comes to magic, there are rules and laws, and the untrained mage-to-be must be careful not to tap into deep forces and ancient enmities. Otherwise, other people might end up paying the price for his mistakes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Familiar and unique--a breath of fresh air

  • By Scott on 03-10-09

so sad

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

Reviewed: 10-25-16

I love this. I only wish it were longer. but that doesn't mean it isn't without flats. if only runnel told them about his true nature.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Way of the Wolf: Shifter Legacies 1

  • By: Mark E. Cooper
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 18 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 168
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 160

Doctor David Lephmann wants nothing more than to learn about and help the less fortunate, and his new post at Mercy Hospital is the perfect place to do both. His mentor is desperate for the help, and welcomes him to a world of nonhuman customs and strange magics. One night after a long day at the hospital, David is confronted by the reality of life among monsters, when he intervenes in a fight he knows nothing about. He takes a side, and his life is changed forever.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Vamps Wolves and more

  • By Lostime4me on 02-01-15

OK but lacking in important areas.

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

Reviewed: 10-24-16

I loves the theory of the shifters and David's story. however there was hardly any of David's story and way too many solid blocked of a certain characters story with no attention to the portrayed main character. I almost think that they made Chris the MC and totally forgot that there description was about David and not a foolish cop. least to say that really irritated me. the only redeeming factor was the few snippets the author decided to give me about David.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Squire

  • Book 3 of the Protector of the Small Quartet
  • By: Tamora Pierce
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 684

When Keladry of Mindelan is chosen by the legendary Lord Raoul to be his squire, the conservatives of the realm hardly think she's up to the job. Kel quickly proves her ability as a jouster, warrior, and guardian of a fiery griffin, ultimately earning respect and admiration among the men, as well as the affection of a fellow squire.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, okay performance

  • By Leah F. on 07-16-12

good book

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

Reviewed: 09-25-16

not exactly a fan of the characters represented by the narrator but it's not that bad. loved the book but am sad about griffen

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Extremis

  • Starfire, Book 6
  • By: Steve White, Charles E. Gannon
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 24 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 216

An implacable foe with telepathic cohesion in battle, near immortality, and eons-advanced engineering skills threatens to wipe humanity from the galaxy. What's more, they've overcome their one weakness - no faster-than-light travel - and have followed humanity through our star gates and beyond. But humans are the master of adaption and have got a counterpunch of devastating proportions in reserve.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Marc Vietor really bring the story to life

  • By Cameron on 07-02-16

Good story, sorta

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

Reviewed: 08-04-16

I felt like the ending was week, like you had one idea, and final found a place to dump it in. Why write about the great heroes return, and not make him part of the solution.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Snow Crash

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 14,515
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,114
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,204

Neal Stephenson is a blazing new force on the sci-fi scene. With the groundbreaking cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, he has "vaulted onto the literary stage." It weaves virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility - in short, it is the gigathriller of the information age.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Classic Stephenson

  • By A. Tuck on 10-16-08

A favorite listen

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

Reviewed: 05-17-16

I've listened to this book a few times and it just gets better with each listen. The characters are engaging and the story line is complex and captivating.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Nemesis Games

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,459
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 10,540
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,503

A thousand worlds have opened, and the greatest land rush in human history has begun. As wave after wave of colonists leave, the power structures of the old solar system begin to buckle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An excellent bounce back

  • By Lore on 10-27-15

Excellent!!

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

Reviewed: 12-05-15

one of the best story's in the series!! like the first book that hooked me to the series, this one will not disappoint you.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Prisoner's Hope 

  • The Seafort Saga, Book 3
  • By: David Feintuch
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

While recovering from the physical and emotional wounds he sustained in Challenger's Hope, Nick Seafort is named as the liaison between the wealthy planters of Hope Nation and the United Nations Navy. The lurking, acid-spewing, fish-shaped aliens are a real threat, and everyone is on edge. When the fleet returns to Earth, dissent grows among the people of Hope Nation, who feel abandoned by the military and left at the mercy of the alien horde.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Self-pity over done

  • By Sean D. on 09-03-15

Self Loathing

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

Reviewed: 08-11-15

Would you try another book from David Feintuch and/or Vikas Adam?

maybe

Has Prisoner's Hope  turned you off from other books in this genre?

It has turned me off for this series. I enjoy the SCIFI story line, its well written. But after three books of the "hero" self loafing and beating himself up, I decided not to complete the series. I thinks its childish that the main character does not mature. I get that he is "following the Navy way" but he is short sighted and all around irritating that he does grow up.. He acts childish and I just can't handle the self effacing and bitterness.

Have you listened to any of Vikas Adam’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

NA - the reading was good, There needs to be longer breaks between sceen changes

Any additional comments?

I read to enjoy the story. its hard when the main character is in a constant state of pity.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Eye of God

  • A Sigma Force Novel, Book 9
  • By: James Rollins
  • Narrated by: Christian Baskous
  • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,211
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,105

In the wilds of Mongolia, a research satellite has crashed, triggering an explosive search for its valuable cargo: a code-black physics project connected to the study of dark energy...and a shocking image of the eastern seaboard of the United States in utter ruin. At the Vatican, a package arrives containing two strange artifacts: a skull scrawled with ancient Aramaic and a tome bound in human skin. DNA evidence reveals that both came from the same body: the long-dead Mongol king Genghis Khan.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Newest Sigma Force is a little off

  • By Patricia on 07-06-13

OMG Why????

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

Reviewed: 05-12-14

What would have made The Eye of God better?

Used the original reader that you used for all the previous books!! Why change? The guy reads in mono tone.. its painful to listen to after reading the first 8 books.. I had to speed the voice up 1.5 times just to make it tolerable... I loved the books and started the series because I read the dust jacket for the Eye of God at the bookstore.. I really was looking forward to this book and you killed it with your choice of reader...

What didn’t you like about Christian Baskous’s performance?

The s l o w m o n o t o n e reading!!!