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  • Black Star Renegades

  • By: Michael Moreci
  • Narrated by: Dan Bittner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46

Cade Sura holds the future of the galaxy in his hands: the ultimate weapon that will bring total peace. He didn't ask for it, he doesn't want it, and there's no worse choice to wield it in all of space, but if he doesn't, everyone's totally screwed. The evil Praxis kingdom is on the cusp of having every star system under its control, and if that happens, there'll be no contesting their cruel reign. Especially if its fanatical overlord, Ga Halle, manages to capture Cade and snag the all-powerful weapon for herself.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Physics please.

  • By Ijw on 03-12-18

Breezy but fun! A lot more than expected.

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

For one the narrator is great. Definitely a high spot among a lot to like in this book.
Story wise it speeds along and has action filled hooks with every turn in the plot. The characters themselves weren't fleshed out to the point of over saturation but were certainly unique and Dan Bittner's narration was key to that.
The plot itself won't tax your mind to much and the dialog is quite fun.
This book is a great in between books book. Fast. Fun. Doesn't taken itself too serious. I'll definitely be listening to the rest of the series.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Phasma: Star Wars

  • Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • By: Delilah S. Dawson
  • Narrated by: January LaVoy
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,239

One of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favor of her superiors, the respect of her peers, and the terror of her enemies. But for all her renown, Phasma remains as virtually unknown as the impassive expression on her gleaming chrome helmet. Now, an adversary is bent on unearthing her mysterious origins - and exposing a secret she guards as zealously and ruthlessly as she serves her masters.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Character Development For Phasma!

  • By Michael Hicks on 10-03-17

One of the best Star Wars novels in a while.

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

Reviewed: 09-28-17

Definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves Star Wars. I won't look at Captain Phasma the same after this.

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  • A Closed and Common Orbit

  • Wayfarers Series, Book 2
  • By: Becky Chambers
  • Narrated by: Rachel Dulude
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,363
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,362

Embark on an exciting, adventurous, and dangerous journey through the galaxy with the motley crew of the spaceship Wayfarer in this fun and heart-warming space opera - the sequel to the acclaimed The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet. Lovelace was once merely a ship's artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in a new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has no memory of what came before.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No drive in the story

  • By Siri B. L. Søberg on 02-22-17

Bravo. I really hope there is more to come.

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

Reviewed: 07-12-17

After reading "Angry Planet" I'd hope to see a sequel. I love the direction it took. I hope a future book focuses on different Wayfarer crew members

  • Warship

  • Black Fleet Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,194
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,792
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,762

In the 25th century, humans have conquered space. The advent of faster-than-light travel has opened up hundreds of habitable planets for colonization, and humans have exploited the virtually limitless space and resources for hundreds of years with impunity. So complacent have they become with the overabundance that armed conflict is a thing of the past, and their machines of war are obsolete and decrepit. What would happen if they were suddenly threatened by a terrifying new enemy?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A compelling and satisfying underdog space opera

  • By Elliot on 12-22-15

Good stuff. Great performance Buy it now.

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

Reviewed: 06-26-17

I will keep sweet. I read a lot of sci fi and this is a great first novel for a series. Mark Boyett is money.

  • 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 28,190
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,813
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,753

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

Great laughs even better narrator.

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

Reviewed: 06-22-17

R.C. Bray narration fits this book like your favorite socks. Story was a different take on the Human vs Alien Invasion. Skippy is money. He does wear a little thin with his "humans are stupid monkeys" schtick but all together a surprisingly great amount of fun.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Cibola Burn

  • The Expanse, Book 4
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,307

An empty apartment, a missing family, that's creepy. But this is like finding a military base with no one on it. Fighters and tanks idling on the runway with no drivers. This is bad juju. Something wrong happened here. What you should do is tell everyone to leave. The gates have opened the way to a thousand new worlds, and the rush to colonize has begun. Settlers looking for a new life stream out from humanity's home planets. Ilus, the first human colony on this vast new frontier, is being born in blood and fire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Jefferson Mays is back!

  • By Joe R. on 03-30-17

The Expanse keeps rewarding.

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

Reviewed: 05-08-17

I was searching for my next great read when I came across Leviathan Wakes. What I found was a whole hell of a lot more. Each book in the series dives deeper into such a well thought out and intricate story arc that makes it seem like a plausible future for mankind. Cibola Burn is no different. Even with the alien aspects much more prominent throughout this book ,I can almost believe in a time that the trials in this story will one day be true to form. My only gripe is that Erik Davies isn't quite the emotional narrator that the previous one was. He sounded a tad robotic in his delivery at times. But if that is the only thing I have to complain about than I can certainly love with that. He's not terrible. Just not the same voice I had heard throughout the other books.

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  • Abaddon's Gate

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 18 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,276
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,211

The alien artifact working through its program under the clouds of Venus has appeared in Uranus's orbit, where it has built a massive gate that leads to a starless dark. Jim Holden and the crew of the Rocinante are part of a vast flotilla of scientific and military ships going out to examine the artifact. But behind the scenes, a complex plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its core. As the emissaries of the human race try to find whether the gate is an opportunity or a threat, the greatest danger is the one they brought with them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Is humanity ready for the stars?

  • By Lore on 02-03-14

Another great Expanse novel.

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

Reviewed: 03-14-17

I'm very glad I chose to read the first book in this series as it has opened up an entirely fresh SciFi world to explore and become enthralled with. As the others before it "Abaddon's Gate" delivers with thought provoking ideas and witty dialect amongst the characters. The best part is I still have many more books in the series to enjoy.

  • Empire's End: Aftermath

  • Star Wars
  • By: Chuck Wendig
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,180
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,165

Following Star Wars: Aftermath and Star Wars: Life Debt, Chuck Wendig delivers the exhilarating conclusion to the New York Times best-selling trilogy set in the years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • meh

  • By RC on 03-09-17

Star Wars:AfterMeh.....

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

Reviewed: 03-07-17

Liked not loved. Good overall woven story. Great performance as is most Star Wars novel narration. A little more juicy galactic gossip would've been better. No new tidbits to prop up my Watto is Snoke theory. jk.😉

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Ninth City Burning

  • By: J. Patrick Black
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Elise Freeman, Lincoln Hoppe, Ryan Gesell, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

Entire cities disappeared in the blink of an eye, leaving nothing but dust and rubble. When an alien race came to make Earth theirs, they brought with them a weapon we had no way to fight, a universe-altering force known as thelemity. It seemed nothing could stop it - until we discovered we could wield the power, too. Five hundred years later, the Earth is locked in a grinding war of attrition. The talented few capable of bending thelemity to their will are trained in elite military academies, destined for the front lines.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Complex, Complete, Entertaining

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-18-16

Complex, Complete, Entertaining

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

Reviewed: 10-18-16

Fantastic detailed characters. Imaginative unique story. Artfully narrated. Thoughtful. Emotional. Worth every damn cent. Bravo.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Star Wars: Ahsoka

  • By: E. K. Johnston
  • Narrated by: Ashley Eckstein
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,794
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,004
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,991

Fans have long wondered what happened to Ahsoka after she left the Jedi Order near the end of the Clone Wars and before she reappeared as the mysterious Rebel operative Fulcrum in Rebels. Finally her story will begin to be told. Following her experiences with the Jedi and the devastation of Order 66, Ahsoka is unsure she can be part of a larger whole ever again. But her desire to fight the evils of the Empire and protect those who need it will lead her right to Bail Organa - and the Rebel Alliance.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The highs were high! But the lows, very low.

  • By K Michael on 11-03-16

boring this is...sleep you will.

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

Reviewed: 10-17-16

I read Star Wars books religiously. This one has me questioning my religion. woefully underdeveloped.
characters are bland. story is slow. Asohka deserves better

0 of 2 people found this review helpful