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  • Zero Hour

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 5
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21,684
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,320

United Nations Special Operations Command sent an elite expeditionary force of soldiers and pilots out on a simple recon mission, and somehow along the way they sparked an alien civil war. Now the not-at-all-merry band of pirates is in desperate trouble, again. Their stolen alien starship is falling apart, thousands of light years from home. The ancient alien AI they nicknamed Skippy is apparently dead, and even if they can by some miracle revive him, he might never be the same.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Monkeys kick A**, but......

  • By Beachcombers on 02-14-18

Repetition and poor grammar mar an otherwise entertaining book

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

I may be getting older and forgetful, but I don’t need to hear again an explanation that was just given in the previous chapter. This is done frequently enough to think that the author is being paid by the word.

Also, please learn the difference between “bring”’and “take.” If you are going down to the planet, you take items with you, not bring them. The author repeatedly uses “bring” when he means “take.” I understand that an ignorant sergeant may have bad grammar, but a skilled diplomat or a super smart AI would be able to use proper English.

  • 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 28,165
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,791
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,731

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 reader

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

Reviewed: 04-13-18

I’ve never laughed so much while listening to a non comedy book. The reader seemed to have just a hint of a New England accent, which was perfect for Joe.

  • Against All Things Ending

  • The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Book 3
  • By: Stephen R. Donaldson
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 33 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 213
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 188

Award-winning author Stephen R. Donaldson’s Thomas Covenant books have sold more than 10 million copies. In the third volume of this trilogy, Linden Avery confronts the consequences of using magical power sufficient to wake the Worm, which is capable of destroying the Land. And although the only hope may rest with Linden’s son, the boy could also bring disaster upon everyone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful language

  • By Jeph2005 on 06-11-11

Reader needs to learn pronunciation

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

I’ve enjoyed all of the books in this series, even though the pace in this one seemed slow. My complaint, like many others here is the narrator. If you are going to narrate books, learn the pronunciation of the words. Respite is pronounced re-spit not re-spite and comparable is pronounced comp-er-able not compare-able.

  • Maelstrom

  • Destroyermen, Book 3
  • By: Taylor Anderson
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,088
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,582
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,589

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, along with the men and women of the U.S.S. Walker, are once again at war. Having sided with the peaceful Lemurians against the savage, reptilian Grik, they now find themselves scrambling to prepare for the attack that is sure to come, searching for resources to support their forces - even as they look for allies to join their struggle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating story continues to expand and evolve

  • By David on 04-29-12

Good story

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

Reviewed: 08-16-16

Okay, I marked down the previous book in the series with the remark that I wanted to introduce the author to the word despite. In this book, I found that he does indeed know the word. He even used it once. The other 100 times, he reverted to the phrase, "in spite of." It was distracting. Other than that, I liked the story.

  • Crusade

  • Destroyermen, Book 2
  • By: Taylor Anderson
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,409
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,827
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,842

Lieutenant Commander Matthew Reddy, along with the men and women of the USS Walker, have chosen sides in a war not of their making. They have allied with the Lemurians - a mammalian race whose peaceful existence is under attack from the warlike, reptilian Grik. The Lemurians are vastly outnumbered and ignorant of warfare, and even the guns and technology of Walker cannot turn the tide of battle.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Woman's Perspective

  • By Laura H. on 04-12-12

Despite

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

Reviewed: 08-05-16

The story is very good, but I want to introduce the author to a new word. Despite. He needs to delete the phrase, "in spite of" from his vocabulary. He uses it so much that it is distracting.

  • Strands of Sorrow

  • Black Tide Rising, Book 4
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,202
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201

A hardened group of survivors fight back against a zombie plague that has brought down civilization. With the world consumed by a devastating plague that drives humans violently insane, what was once a band of desperate survivors bobbing on a dark Atlantic ocean has now become Wolf Squadron, the only hope for the salvation of the human race.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good ending to the series.

  • By Christopher J Bayne on 01-09-15

Still needs to learn pronunciation.

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

Reviewed: 02-01-15

Narrator still needs to learn how to pronounce military acronyms and nautical terms. I can't wait for the next chapter in the saga.

  • To Sail a Darkling Sea

  • Black Tide Rising, Book 2
  • By: John Ringo
  • Narrated by: Tristan Morris
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,341
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,339

With human civilization annihilated by a biological zombie plague, a ragtag fleet of yachts and freighters known as Wolf Squadron scours the Atlantic, searching for survivors. Within every abandoned liner and carrier lurks a potential horde, safety can never be taken for granted, and death and turning into one of the enemy is only a moment away. Yet every ship and town holds the flickering hope of survivors. One and two from lifeboats, a dozen from a fishing village, a few hundred wrenched by fury and fire from a ship that once housed thousands....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful Post-ZA Story

  • By Sara Marie Dalke on 07-03-14

Good story. Narrator needs educating.

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

Reviewed: 01-19-15

Good series. My only complaint is that the narrator needs to learn to pronounce nautical terms before he narrates a nautical book. For example...
The forecastle is pronounced fok-sel.
The coxswain is pronounced cox-in.

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