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  • Tiamat's Wrath

  • The Expanse, Book 8
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,450
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,243
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,228

Thirteen hundred gates have opened to solar systems around the galaxy. But as humanity builds its interstellar empire in the alien ruins, the mysteries and threats grow deeper. In the dead systems where gates lead to stranger things than alien planets, Elvi Okoye begins a desperate search to discover the nature of a genocide that happened before the first human beings existed and to find weapons to fight a war against forces at the edge of the imaginable. But the price of that knowledge may be higher than she can pay. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • unfortunate bug in chapter 39

  • By A. Treiber on 03-28-19

The best audiobook this year

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

Reviewed: 04-04-19

I thoughly enjoyed this latest novel in the expanse series.
It's more than great SciFi it's great drama.
I finished listening to this book at 4.30am this morning, as I had to hear the ending.

  • Though Hell Should Bar the Way

  • RCN Series, Book 12
  • By: David Drake
  • Narrated by: Victor Bevine
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

Roy Olfetrie planned to be an officer in the Republic of Cinnabar Navy, but when his father was unmasked as a white-collar criminal he had to take whatever he was offered. What is offered turns out to be a chance to accompany Captain Daniel Leary and Lady Adele Mundy as they go off to start a war that will put Roy at the sharp end.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Refreshing take on a long Series

  • By Peter J. on 04-05-18

Refreshing take on a long Series

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

Reviewed: 04-05-18

All long series start to wane, but the introduction of a key new character had refreshed this series. The dialogue was sharp & clear.
Its not a restart to the series but certainly a reboot to the RCN universe.
Narration the best with Victor Bevine.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Last Flagship

  • The Science Officer, Book 6
  • By: Blaze Ward
  • Narrated by: Matt Weight
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

She disappeared more than 80 years ago. Lost forever to myth and legend like Excalibur tossed into the waters. When the Science Officer leads the crew to the last flagship of the Neu Berne fleet, they must risk awakening a sentient warship if they want to go after the man who destroyed Storm Gauntlet. Just how derelict is the last flagship? Could it be a trap as well? The Last Flagship may just be the most daring caper for Javier Aritza, Suvi, and the crew of Storm Gauntlet.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • wtf

  • By Wyatt on 08-12-18

Short but Enjoyable

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

Reviewed: 03-06-18

Iam enjoying the series and this book was the best so far, but the 8 books should have been merged into a 4 book series.
The characters have a particularly sharp edge that drives the dialogue.

  • Stolen Legacy

  • Sky Full of Stars, Book 3
  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

Even though Captain Jelena Marchenko has Starseer talents, such as telepathy and telekinesis, she has grown up feeling ostracized by the Starseer community. She longs for an opportunity to prove that she deserves a place among them. When an old friend of the family shows up, seeking transportation to the site of an ancient Starseer relic, Jelena believes this may be her chance to prove herself. But once they are on their way to the site, she starts to question what Abelardus plans to do with the artifact

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love the characters

  • By Hazey on 08-28-18

Great finish to the initial Trilogy

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

Reviewed: 02-27-18

Lindsay writes a good story and this series is an excellent example of her writing talents.
She hopefully will continue this series with another Trilogy developing her key characters.

  • The Disappearance of Winter's Daughter

  • By: Michael J. Sullivan
  • Narrated by: Michael J. Sullivan, Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5,946
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,626
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,611

When Gabriel Winter's daughter mysteriously disappears and is presumed dead, the wealthy whiskey baron seeks revenge. Having lived in Colnora during the infamous Year of Fear, he hires the one man he knows can deliver a bloody retribution - the notorious Duster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • By Mar! A brilliant addition to my favorite Chronicle

  • By Gina on 12-30-17

An Excellent addition to the Riyria Chronicles

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

Michael J Sullivan is the finest of story tellers.
He knows his main characters to a fault, describing their best & worst attributes.
He also has a talent for developing interesting secondary characters.
The Disappearance of Winters Daughters was the best novel I've read this year. No pun intended. The only problem is waiting 12 months for the next novel in the series.

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  • Transient Echoes

  • The Variant Saga, Book 2
  • By: JN Chaney
  • Narrated by: Steve Barnes
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101

After closing the rift - the source of all Variant - the hybrid child known as Terry has been transported to a distant world, far away from the only home he's ever known. Completely isolated, and haunted by voices from his past, he wanders through the ruins of an ancient civilization long forgotten. Back on Earth, a young woman named Mei works tirelessly to uncover the secrets of the rift. Against orders, she searches for the truth, making an unprecedented gamble. Will her obsession bring the answers she so seeks?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Exciting sequel

  • By Rabid Reader on 06-01-16

Excellent 2nd Novel in the Variant Saga

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

Reviewed: 11-27-17

The 2nd Novel in the Variant saga has set the stage for an excellent series. The characters & plots are full of colour & depth. Iam looking forward to reading the rest of the series

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Robinson Crusoe 2246: Book 3

  • By: E.J. Robinson
  • Narrated by: Malk Williams
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Friday's liberation from the Bone Flayers should have meant the end to Robinson Crusoe's troubles on the forbidden continent, but a reemergence of the Rendering Virus now threatens to destroy everything he loves. Desperate and short on time, Robinson and Friday must now set across the wasteland of North America, overcoming new conflicts and new enemies in hopes of finding the mysterious City of Glass - the one place in the world that might hold the key to the world's cure and their last chance at survival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series!

  • By Todd (Toad) Vogel on 04-21-18

Excellent series finale

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

Reviewed: 11-04-17

An excellent conclusion to a fast paced sci fi adventure series.
I especially enjoyed the narration and the characters voices.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • TFS Fugitive

  • The Terran Fleet Command Saga, Book 4
  • By: Tori L. Harris
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 510
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 483
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477

Having successfully repelled the Resistance incursion into the Sol system, Terran Fleet Command must now deal with the far-flung worlds of the Sajeth Collective, which sponsored the attack. Task forces are dispatched to Damara and Lesheera to begin the first human blockades of entire planets. With the only ships fast enough to quickly bring the fight to the enemy's doorstep, TFC must do so alone, leaving only minimal forces behind to safeguard the Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The saga continues!

  • By Loves to read on 09-12-17

This series is starting to get interesting...

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

Reviewed: 10-23-17

This Space Opera series is both interesting and engaging.
There is a remote quality to the action whereby all the characters are just saying their lines but overall I am enjoying the series.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lifeboat

  • Earth's Last Gambit Series, Book 2
  • By: Felix R. Savage
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 44

After two years aboard the Spirit of Destiny, tensions among the elite international crew are at breaking point. Despite the obvious need to stay professional and united, as they approach the mysterious alien spaceship orbiting Europa, pilot Jack Kildare is acutely aware that not all the members of the crew may wish the best for the mission. There may be a saboteur on board, and he knows of at least one spy: the astrophysicist Skyler Taft.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not to my taste.

  • By jlwmdd on 04-18-18

Lifeboat for Paranoid Astronauts

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

Reviewed: 06-27-17

All the Astronauts seemed to be suffering from some form of paranoia through the voyage, the later part of the novel gets better and it has a good finish.

  • Blood of the Scarecrow

  • Solstice 31 Saga, Book 3
  • By: Martin Wilsey
  • Narrated by: Andrew Tell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

Captain James Worthington, Roland Barcus and the crew of the deep space survey ship Ventura have been betrayed and blown out of the orbit of the planet Baytirus in a heinous ambush. As they struggle to survive, the crew discovered they were sacrificed to protect a dark agenda. Now that they've fought their way free of their planet-bound trap, the survivors are ready to go home. Whether Earth wants them back or not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great ending to a terrific series

  • By Joseph Kirk on 11-22-16

Disappointed Ending

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

Reviewed: 11-21-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Story was confusing with too many changes and views, overall I was disappointed especially considering the depth of the first two books in the series.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful