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  • The Circuit

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 28 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 412

Earth is a dying planet. To survive, humanity founds the Circuit, a string of colonies across the solar system, dedicated to mining resources vital to preserving what remains of mankind. Here there are no heroes or villains, only those willing to do what's necessary to survive. The New Earth Tribunal, a powerful religious faction, has risen to rule the Circuit. They believe a Spirit within the Earth will one day appear and welcome humanity back home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An author who understands science fiction and true story telling!

  • By Alan McDonald on 07-03-18

Just Under whelming

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

I cannot quite put my finger on exactly why the book was not enjoyable for me. I know the story just was not that interesting and it never grabbed me in any way. I had the makings of something very interesting but it just was not interesting.

I may listen to it again on a long trans-pacific air flight as a sleep aid.

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  • Iron Gold

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds, John Curless, Julian Elfer, and others
  • Length: 23 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,876
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,355
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,336

Ten years after the events of Morning Star, Darrow and the Rising are battling the remaining Gold loyalist forces and are closer than ever to abolishing the color-coded caste system of Society for good. But new foes will emerge from the shadows to threaten the imperfect victory Darrow and his friends have earned. Pierce Brown expands the size and scope of his impressive Red Rising universe with new characters, enemies, and conflicts among the stars.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Audio needs to be balanced

  • By Anonymous User on 01-21-18

Narration was annoying

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Too many narrators. Story was difficult to follow at times and had a stale feel to until the last 1/3. I suggest reading this one and not listening.

I am really hoping he puts this back on track for the next/final one.

  • Red Rising

  • By: Pierce Brown
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,372
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,044
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,005

Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Emily on 05-07-17

Difficult to follow for the first 1/2 but good

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

Reminds me of a revenge tale, mixed with Hogwart's school for sociopaths who play Hunger Games, in a world of tribes like Mazerunner. There were parts that I had to slog through as I did not see a clear direction in the story but once it found it's pace it really took off. It was brutal, compassionate, bitter, cruel, and forgiving. In a broad stroke of being surrounded by your enemies, you can find friendship and love within that same enemy social order.

  • The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Michael J. Sullivan, Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,941
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,683
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,667

When Gabriel Winter's daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the wealthy whiskey baron seeks revenge. Having lived in Colnora during the infamous Year of Fear, he hires the one man he knows can deliver a bloody retribution - the notorious Duster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By Mar! A brilliant addition to my favorite Chronicle

  • By Gina on 12-30-17

I really enjoy these characters

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

The story was an improvement over the last book but what makes these books so good is the performance and the characters. The two main characters are like oil and water but are fun to follow them as they wind their way through the tale.

  • Rise of Empire

  • Riyria Revelations, Volume 2
  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 26 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,702
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 14,527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,520

Best-selling author Michael J. Sullivan’s mesmerizing Riyria Revelations series has found a welcome home with fans of magic, clashing swords, and daring heroes. This second volume finds Royce and Hadrian on a quest to enlist the southern Nationalists to aid the ever-weakening kingdom of Melengar. Royce suspects an ancient wizard is manipulating them all, but to find the truth he’ll have to decipher Hadrian’s past—a past Hadrian wants to keep secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great continuation of the first book. Tons of fun!

  • By Adnan on 05-30-12

Better than Volume 1, more character developement

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

Reviewed: 08-20-18

I just found that I liked volume 2 better than the first volume. The narrator did a really good job. The characters were fleshed out more to where you actually care what happens to them....well most of them anyway. I just purchased the last volume. For me, this will not keep you away as you just have to keep reading but the story is enjoyable and I looked forward to listening.

  • Nevernight

  • The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 1
  • By: Jay Kristoff
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 20 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,891
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,885

Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her father's failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her father's former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer and a future she never imagined.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just try it....

  • By Devontay on 10-27-16

Tired of young teen based stories

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

Oh man, the end was a surprise and that was a plus but the whole young teen girl trains to be a deadly assassin and first-time sex mixed with blood lust......man, jut not my thing.

Less romance and sex the better but the last 1/3 of the book were very entertaining.

  • Vanguard

  • The Genesis Fleet, Book 1
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,852

Earth is no longer the center of the universe. After the invention of the faster-than-light jump drive, humanity is rapidly establishing new colonies. But the vast distances of space mean that the old order of protection and interstellar law offered by Earth has ceased to exist. When a nearby world attacks, the new colony of Glenlyon turns to Robert Geary, a young former junior fleet officer, and Mele Darcy, a onetime enlisted marine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great begining of a new series

  • By Duncan R Campbell on 05-17-17

The story line was weak I thought

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

Thought it broke down into a romance of sorts and lacked a depth of the story and characters.

  • The Collapsing Empire

  • The Interdependency, Book 1
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,422
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,619

Our universe is ruled by physics, and faster-than-light travel is not possible - until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transports us to other worlds, around other stars. Humanity flows away from Earth, into space, and in time forgets our home world and creates a new empire, the Interdependency, whose ethos requires that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It's a hedge against interstellar war - and a system of control for the rulers of the empire.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely not my favorite scalzi

  • By pat on 03-25-17

I liked it because it was different

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

I like the plot line and the story development that took place. I plan to get the next ones.

  • Galaxy's Edge, Part II

  • Galaxy's Edge, Book 2
  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,795
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,635

Legion Dark Ops calls upon Chhun, Wraith, and the survivors of Victory Company to form an elite Kill Team of legionnaires in the aftermath of the Battle of Kublar. Their mission is clear: find and eliminate those responsible for the Kublar disaster. Standing between them and their objective are a maze of corrupt Republic officials, a spy on the verge of losing himself in deep cover, and the Zhee - a murderous species that will stop at nothing. But the biggest threat of all might be the truth they seek to uncover - a truth that could ignite a revolution. And engulf the galaxy in flames.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good military/sci-fi series

  • By Rusty on 06-06-18

I know people rave about it but I must be missing

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

While I thought the performance was really good, the story just needs work. I mean there were some really good parts to it, just not a solid stand-alone book.

  • Empire of the Summer Moon

  • Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
  • By: S. C. Gwynne
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 920

Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son, Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story in need of better narration

  • By wms2003 on 06-30-17

For non-fiction it is a good listen

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

Reviewed: 08-14-18

Learned a lot about the Commanches and the brief history provided ob them. Chief Parker was ahead of his time in understanding the game and how to play it

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