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  • AI Reborn

  • By: Isaac Hooke
  • Narrated by: Eric Martin
  • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

Eric lives a normal life. He has a job. A girlfriend. He owns an apartment. He matters. And then he dies. A couple of centuries later, Eric wakes up inside an advanced infantry robot whose AI core harbors his consciousness. Eric is soon thrust into an experimental army unit known as the Bolt Eaters. Thrown into the latest cesspools of war and conflict across the world, the Bolt Eaters make short work of any opponents. When aliens decide to invade, stranding his unit in the middle of nowhere, Eric is forced to face the ultimate test with the machines he has come to know as brothers.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • saddly a dud.

  • By Jewel on 10-04-18

saddly a dud.

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

Reviewed: 10-04-18

I was really excited about this story, but the whole story line is really monotone. the author doesn't do a good job making you care about the characters, and the enemies are either too weak or too strong to make the battles interesting.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Cygnus Space Opera: Books 1 to 3

  • Humanity Comes Home
  • By: Craig Martelle
  • Narrated by: Chris Abernathy
  • Length: 29 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

From space they came, to space they returned. Humanity would not be denied.The crew trains for their mission and joins the Cygnus-12 as it tests the Interstellar Space Engine, venturing far beyond anywhere they've gone before. They didn't expect to find life, but they did, another human colony at the far reaches of space. The Cygnus-12 goes on a mission of peace, but war beckons, and the space ship is the prize.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Snarky Cats, Hard-Headed Hero

  • By CAP on 02-17-18

could really have used some major editing.

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

Reviewed: 04-02-18

super slow. loved the idea, it was just that so little happened in so many pages.

  • Stand on Zanzibar

  • By: John Brunner
  • Narrated by: Erik Bergmann
  • Length: 21 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 136

Written in a way that echoes John Dos Passos' U.S.A. Trilogy, Stand on Zanzibar is a cross-section of a world overpopulated by the billions and society is squeezed into hive-living madness by god-like mega computers, mass-marketed psychedelic drugs, and mundane uses of genetic engineering. Though written in 1968, it speaks of our present time and is frighteningly prescient and intensely powerful.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible Prescience

  • By Stephen on 10-07-11

Story is not worth the credit

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

Reviewed: 09-24-11

The author is trying to be clever by having long paragraphs of random made up radio broadcasts. This almost takes up half the book, and gets boring very fast.

2 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Gears of War: Coalition's End

  • By: Karen Traviss
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 475
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 431

When the Locust Horde burst from the ground 15 years ago to slaughter the human population of Sera, mankind began a desperate war against extinction. Now, after a decade and a half of bloody fighting, and with billions dead, the survivors have been forced to destroy their own cities and sacrifice their entire civilization to halt the Locust advance. The last-ditch measures have succeeded, but at an enormous cost: the survivors have been reduced to a handful of refugees.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • These books are great!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-31-11

Drags all the way through

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

Reviewed: 09-01-11

For a book based on an action video game this book fails to satisfy on every level. There is very little going on here either story wise or combat wise. Mostly, it is all the characters going about mundane daily tasks complaining about how bad everything is. There is some interesting back story given, but you have to listen to endless hours of dull descriptions of stocks before getting to them.
Pass on this one.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful