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  • Paradise

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 3
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26,904
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,232
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,130

While the crew of the starship Flying Dutchman have been trying to assure people that hostile aliens do not have access to Earth, the UN Expeditionary Force has been stranded on the planet they nicknamed "Paradise". The Flying Dutchman is headed back out on another mission, and the UN wants the ship to find out the status of the humans on Paradise.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • running out of ideas...

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-08-17

As a super intelligent beer can would say, "meh.."

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

Reviewed: 06-19-17

Good, not great. Not nearly as entertaining as the first two. Stakes didn't seem as high.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • That Which Other Men Cannot Do

  • Frontiers Saga, Book 15
  • By: Ryk Brown
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 785
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 782

With political unrest growing, the Alliance must rush to rebuild their fleet and expand their sphere of influence before their support runs out. But when the Jung up the ante, the Alliance must turn up the heat. Captain Nathan Scott and the Sol-Pentaurus Alliance must put everything on the line to save the Sol sector once and for all.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jean on 03-10-17

The saga continues!

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

Reviewed: 04-18-16

Hard for me to be objective being so invested in this universe. All I can say is that I can't wait for more. The relationships between Nathan, Vlad, and Jess are great in this book.

I guess my only complaint is that, well, we're now 15 books into this series. Nathan has matured, Vlad has matured, many other characters have grown into well rounded characters. Jessica has not changed at all, she still acts like a child despite her elite training and all they've gone through. it's a little annoying and unbelievable in this universe. How am I supposed to buy that Jess would break rank to Tellis, whine like a child and lose her temper when given direct orders after EVERYTHING that's happened up to this point. Hopefully next book she will be more rounded like the other main characters.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shadows in Flight

  • By: Orson Scott Card
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki, Emily Janice Card, Scott Brick, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,483
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,153

At the end of Shadow of the Giant, Bean flees to the stars with three of his children--the three who share the engineered genes that gave him both hyper-intelligence and a short, cruel physical life. The time dilation granted by the speed of their travel gives Earth’s scientists generations to seek a cure, to no avail. In time, they are forgotten - a fading ansible signal speaking of events lost to Earth’s history. But the Delphikis are about to make a discovery that will let them save themselves, and perhaps all of humanity in days to come.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Build Up, and then Just Ends

  • By Brittani on 01-21-13

It felt like an unfinished thought

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

If you’ve listened to books by Orson Scott Card before, how does this one compare?

Shadows in Flight was a nice add-on to the Ender-Verse, tong up some lose ends, but creating a lot more. I was a unimpressed on how mundane and unemotional Bean's death felt.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

The narrator's and the performance was top notch as always.

  • Jurassic Park

  • A Novel
  • By: Michael Crichton
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,955
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,941

Audie Award, Science Fiction, 2016. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind's most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them - for a price.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • CHAOS THEORY

  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 01-30-16

Great Narration, Great Story, missing details

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

Reviewed: 05-12-15

The story is obviously great, Scott Brick is an excellent narrator, however for some reason they decided to leave out a lot of details whenever they are reading something that's on a computer screen. The part where Malcolm interrogates the control crew about the dinosaurs multiplying is truncated to the point that you have no idea what dinos have multiplied... it's a small gripe but it's a large plot point.

48 of 57 people found this review helpful

  • The Maze Runner

  • Maze Runner, Book 1
  • By: James Dashner
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,617
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,686

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He's surrounded by strangers - boys whose memories are also gone. Outside the towering stone walls that surround them is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It's the only way out - and no one's ever made it through alive. Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying: Remember. Survive. Run.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, though a little long

  • By Darrin on 11-28-11

Such great potential, trilogy falls flat

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

Reviewed: 02-24-15

If you could sum up The Maze Runner in three words, what would they be?

This book is awesome. The story is kinda hunger games / enders game-ish, but the content is very creative and unique. I must stress that THIS book is awesome. Scorch Trials is alright, way less imagination, but the character arcs are pretty intense (for the primary characters anyway). The Death Cure is a hodgepodge of tangents and feeble attempts at twists that ends extremely flat. So, if you read this book, you might as well read the others, just don't expect to have the thrill ride span all three novels.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Newt, because honestly, his character is far more rounded than Thomas and frankly has a way more interesting arch throughout the trilogy.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Death Cure

  • Maze Runner, Book 3
  • By: James Dashner
  • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
  • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8,012
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,151
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,160

WICKED has taken everything from Thomas: his life, his memories, and now his only friends — the Gladers. But it's finally over. The trials are complete, after one final test. What WICKED doesn't know is that Thomas remembers far more than they think. And it's enough to prove that he can't believe a word of what they say. Thomas beat the Maze. He survived the Scorch. He'll risk anything to save his friends. But the truth might be what ends it all. The time for lies is over.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very young adult

  • By Paula on 01-15-15

Way to **** up a great series

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

Reviewed: 02-24-15

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Only if you have been invested in the series, mainly the characters, already. If only to get closure. It's like Dashner wrote this in a 72hr coke binge. The story was all over the place, with a lot of lazy predictable tangents as awkward attempts at plots twists. He writes every chapter like stomping on the gas pedal, they mainly build up into wildly over hyped, over blown crescendos that eventually get extremely monotonous and predictable. Also the "Rat Man" goes from a mysterious deceptive character to a comic book style villan, suddenly having an annoyingly transparent evil agenda the entire book. The ending was just lazy. Go play the last level of Halo on original xbox and pretend the characters are with you. Over bloated action scenes that are so repetitive in imagery it's almost painful to trudge through. Hire the hell is it ok that this has a fairytale ending, he should have at least brutally destroyed the characters since he already destroyed such a great story idea.

What could James Dashner have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Ugh make up his mind on what he wanted before he wrote the book.

Which scene was your favorite?

Honestly, I don't have a favorite, I guess if anything I really liked Newt's character arch.

Did The Death Cure inspire you to do anything?

No, I'm just extremely frustrated that Dashner wrecked a really good story with this garbage.