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  • Renegades

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 7
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,892
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,877

The battle-scarred star carrier Flying Dutchman is finally on her way back to Earth, after an exceptionally successful series of missions that have once again saved the world. The ship needs a serious refit, and her exhausted crew just wants a break from constant clandestine warfare against a vicious and superior enemy. Wishes come true, right? Not for the Merry Band of Pirates.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Same Problems as BSG and LOST

  • By Spankybus on 04-03-19

Barney and Skippy on Another Madcap Adventure

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

Reviewed: 04-18-19

I'm not going to say anything about the plot (other than this story has more Elder information than previous stories) so that I don't ruin your fun. Suffice it to say this is yet another fun and suspenseful adventure of the merry pirates to save Earth from the conquering aliens! Also the IMMENSE talents of narrator RC Bray are so well used in the characters.

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  • Inspector Specter

  • By: E.J. Copperman
  • Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 833
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 777

Just when she thought she'd seen everything... Detective Lieutenant Anita McElone is one of Harbor Haven's finest. She's also a hard-boiled ghost skeptic. So when she shows up on the doorstep of Alison Kerby's Haunted Guesthouse to ask for supernatural help in solving the murder of her former partner, it's hard to tell which woman is more flabbergasted. But McElone is dead serious, so Alison promises to help in any way she can - even asking her resident ghosts, Paul and Maxie, for help with the case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wish there were more in the series!

  • By Paige Matthews on 12-27-14

Fun Little Mystery with Ghosts

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

Reviewed: 03-06-19

The story revolves around a B&B that has two resident ghosts. This are not dangerous/vicious ghosts but do have unique personalities. One ghost is an ex-private eye who pesters the owner of the B&B to assist him in his sleuthing. The beginning third of the story is a bit slow but gets moving quickly as the story develops. Its a cute story.

  • War and Remembrance

  • By: Herman Wouk
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
  • Length: 56 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,563
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,084
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,065

Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues here in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What can I say that hasn't already been said??

  • By aaron on 01-31-12

The Second Book is a Bit Darker

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

Reviewed: 03-02-19

The Winds of War was a wonderful book and I learned a lot about the background of WW II. I couldn't wait to dive in to the second book. Many of the characters, both fictional and real, from Winds of War also appear in War and Remembrance. Its very seamless to move from the first book to the second book. Also, Audible broke the download into parts and the application seamlessly finished one section and went to the next section. Very slick.

This story moves into WW II in the Pacific and the war with Japan. (The overall book still deals more with the European theatre than the Pacific theatre.) The bombing of Pearl Harbor was especially interesting as was the everyday life on the submarines.
I did enjoy War and Remembrance very much and recommend it. But I will state that there is a LOT of information about the German concentration camps. I thought I knew about the camps and their horror, but this story had more information than I was comfortable with (the different gases used including benefits and problems, many in-detail methods of removing the traces of hundreds of bodies, etc.). I'm not squeamish but I did find myself in a dark mood many times over the atrocities people were subjected to.

  • Secrets of a Charmed Life

  • By: Susan Meissner
  • Narrated by: Alana Kerr Collins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,346

Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden--one that will test her convictions and her heart.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book of the year

  • By Joyce BZ on 06-19-15

Powerful- two girls in London when Germany bombs

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

Reviewed: 01-31-19

This is the story of two half-sisters and their unwed mother in London at the beginning of the War. I don't want to spoil this powerful story so will only say I have never read in this explicit and emotional detail about the bombings in London, children separated from their parents and taken to the country for their safety, the class system that was in place during that time, and the haunting repercussions of of the trauma to the adult survivors. This is a must read, but be sure to have your Kleenex nearby and the story will keep you reading way after your bedtime.

  • Past Tense

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,733
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,082

Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? He takes the detour. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FIVE STAR BOOK And NARRATION!!!!

  • By shelley on 11-05-18

Second Least Favorite Reacher Book

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

Reviewed: 12-22-18

I LOVE the Jack Reacher books with the exception of "Make Me" which had bad guys that were truly sick, psychotic, and just pure evil incarnate. Past Tense does not hit that depravity level, but it made me nervous that it was about to. This is a suspenseful story but you will probably figure out what is about to happen about 3/4' s through the book. If you like Jack Reacher, you'll like this story. Its just not the "best" of Reacher.

  • The Twelve Dogs of Christmas

  • An Andy Carpenter Mystery
  • By: David Rosenfelt
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 892
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 823
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 815

Defense lawyer Andy Carpenter usually tries to avoid taking on new cases at all costs. But this time, he's happy - eager, even - to take the case that's just come his way. Andy's long-time friend Martha "Pups" Boyer takes in stray puppies that the local dog rescue center can't handle, raises them until they're old enough to adopt, and then finds good homes for them. Not everyone admires the work Pups does as much as Andy does, however.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a fun story!

  • By Kathi on 10-31-16

Fun Story But . . . . .

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

Reviewed: 12-22-18

Fun Story But . . . . . this story really isn't about dogs or Christmas. This is a story about an attorney who loves dogs and he will take his two dogs on short walks in the story. Christmas does occur during the story but only decorating a tree and adding lights is really discussed. The story is about an attorney representing a woman named "Pups" who has a dog rescue facility and is accused of murder.

  • Fyelrath & the Coven's Curse

  • A Reemergence Novel
  • By: Chris Philbrook
  • Narrated by: Raphael Corkhill
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 170
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 158

Abe Fellows is sent to London to investigate a series of bizarre mutations that seem to have been infected by an arcane virus. All creatures great and small flee the waters of the Eastern Atlantic, fleeing panicked and mindless to escape an unknown threat that comes from an unknown place and time, and Fyelrath brooks no assault on her domain. The dragon of water joins Abraham in his hunt for answers as threats emerge from the city as well as the deep. It's only a matter of time before the eldritch threat rises up from its slumber and consumes Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Masterful Addition.

  • By JK on 06-21-18

Darker than the Earlier Dragon Stories

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

Reviewed: 08-09-18

I greatly enjoyed the first two books in this series. The book is imaginative and well written, but it is much darker and tragic. It also ends very abruptly after non-stop action.

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  • Brief Cases

  • By: Jim Butcher
  • Narrated by: James Marsters, Jim Butcher, full cast
  • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,061
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,609
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,586

An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City's favorite wizard. From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line between friend and foe. In the never-before-published "Zoo Day", Harry treads new ground as a dad, while fan-favorite characters Molly Carpenter, his onetime apprentice, White Council Warden Anastasia Luccio, and even Bigfoot stalk through the pages of more classic tales.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The original story is great

  • By Ronald G. Overton on 06-06-18

Another Home Run for Jim Butcher

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

I normally don’t care for short stories. But if you love the wizard Harry Dresden books, you will LOVE these stories!

  • 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 16,779
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,749
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 15,704

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

Zoomed thru all 3 Helldiver books in just 3 days

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

This is a post-apocalypse story. The earth has been nuked and isn't safe to live on. The only human survivors live in airships high in the air. The story starts several hundred years after mankind moved to the air ships and only two ships remain. As the aging fleet needs repairs, someone has to go to the surface and retrieve parts and materials. The souls that go to the surface are called Hell Divers because its Hell to go to the radioactive surface with all types of dangerous mutants. Lifespans are short for Hell Divers. The most experienced Hell Diver is Xavier "X" Rodriguez and he gets left behind on earth during an especially dangerous mission. The ship believes X couldn't have survived and assume he is dead. Sadly for X, he did survive and now must find a way to stay alive on the inhospitable planet. This is a riveting series and there is even some good news among the apocalypse.

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  • The Flipside

  • By: Jake Bible
  • Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 87

The year is 2046, and dinosaurs are real. Time bubbles across the world, many as large as 100 square miles, turn like clockwork, revealing prehistoric landscapes from the Cretaceous Period. They reveal the Flipside. Now, 30 years after the first turn, the clockwork is breaking down, as one of the world's powers has decided to exploit the phenomenon for his own gain. Former head of security for Topside Command Trevon Cash must navigate his way through the chaos of the broken turns and take a team Flipside to try to figure out what is happening. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Creative Time Travel story.

  • By cosmitron on 06-26-18

Visiting Jurassic World in Dino Times

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

If you like the thrill of chomping and scary dinosaurs, this is a fun book. Its novel approach is that large geographic bubbles appear that allow people to travel back in time to see the dinos in their own era. Of course there wouldn't be a story if something didn't happen and in this case the bubbles stop their organized schedule and it leaves people stuck in dino world.

My only complaint with the book is that the author needs to learn alternative words for "said." There is a TON of "he said", "she said", "he said," "she said," on, and on,, and on ad nauseum. (Hint to author- there are lots of alternatives to "said" such as declared, moaned, yelled, told, whispered, spoke, uttered, cried, disclosed, answered, etc.)