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  • Ship Wrecked: Stranded on an Alien World

  • By: Mark Wayne McGinnis
  • Narrated by: L.J. Ganser
  • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165

A wicked snowstorm had blown in from the north and the roads were a mess. Recently split from his one-time girlfriend, there was now nothing holding Cameron Decker here in the little backwater mountain town of Larksburg Stand. Time to get back to college, back to Stanford. Seeing a guy knee-deep in slush at the side of the road, he pulled to the curb and waved him over. The guy smacked his head getting in - knocked his watch cap askew. Only then did Cameron notice - noticed that the individual couldn't possibly be human. Cameron decided to help his stranded passenger - a decision he'd soon come to regret. Along with his rust-bucket of a pickup truck, he was soon heading deep into space aboard an interstellar spacecraft. After the vessel crash-landed onto an alien world, he would now have to contend with a murderous droid and a slew of strange alien life forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional book .. as always <br />

  • By Rodnie on 09-20-18

Exceptional book .. as always <br />

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

Reviewed: 09-20-18

I most generally will not use one of my credits for any book less than 10+ hours long.
The only exception is any of Mark Wayne McGinnis's books. I have all the scrapyard series of books,so using one of my credits on this book was a no brainer.
There's something about his writing style that I really like. This book,joyfully, was no exception.
A great book by a great author.
The only complaint I have with any of his books is length. All of his books run at about 8.5 hours.
Which to me is a little to short. I always finish them in one sitting. So if your reading these reviews Mr Mcginnis please ad about 3 or 4 hours of additional story telling please,your books are done way to soon. I know you can do it without being repetitive.
Can't wait for a sequel.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Devil’s Due

  • Destroyermen, Book 12
  • By: Taylor Anderson
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 19 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 935
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 862
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 860

Captain Matt Reddy and the crew of the USS Walker have been fighting for their lives ever since their ship was swept from the Pacific to another world and they became embroiled in a deadly conflict between their Lemurian allies and the ravening Grik. But things are about to get worse. With Reddy's family and allies held prisoner by the mad General Kurokawa, the mysterious League and evil Dominion plotting schemes of their own, and the Grik trying to build their swarm and concentrate power, Reddy faces danger on all sides.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a great continuation of a wonderful series

  • By Holdt Garver on 06-28-17

Same book different day!

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

Reviewed: 06-28-17

This whole series after book 1 or 2 has is the same ole story with different scenarios.
No new weapons, boats or people. With the premise of this series,you'd think they would find some more advanced science or weapons to help them out along the way. But nothing new,just killing and more killing. author needs to freshen the story line up if I'm going to continue the series.
Really need to find new weapons from a future time to get the story kicking. at this point it's just boring.
The only saving grace is William Dude is whose narrasian is spot on as always. He's always a pleasure to listen to.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Hell's Rejects

  • Chaos of the Covenant, Volume 1
  • By: M.R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 504

The most powerful starships ever constructed are gone. Thousands are dead. A fleet is in ruins. The attackers are unknown. The orders are clear: Recover the ships. Bury the bastards who stole them. Lieutenant Abigail Cage never expected to find herself in Hell. As a Highly Specialized Operational Combatant, she was one of the most respected soldiers in the military. Now she's doing hard labor on the most miserable planet in the universe. Not for long.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid start to a new a series.

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-12-17

Great book!

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

Reviewed: 04-19-17

Was riveted to my seat throughout the entire book. Great story and one of the best narrators Ive heard. Cant wait for book two.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • 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 28,227
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 26,849
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26,787

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

Best book I've listened to in a good while.

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

Reviewed: 01-16-17

Get the book,you'll love it.
A great hilariously funny book with a great story.
Narrator is spot on and can't be beat. Word play is awesome and Skippy will keep you constantly laughing.
Reminds me of John Ringos Hot Gate series.
You wont want to stop listening.

  • Not Alone

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,250
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,739
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,729

When Dan McCarthy stumbles upon a folder containing evidence of the conspiracy to end all conspiracies - a top-level alien cover-up - he leaks the files without a second thought. The incredible truth revealed by Dan's leak immediately captures the public's imagination, but Dan's relentless commitment to exposing the cover-up and forcing disclosure quickly earns him some enemies in high places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Impressive Book About Aliens & the Hype Industry

  • By Russell on 12-21-16

Just buy it!

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

Reviewed: 10-25-16

Best book I've listened to in awhile. Narrator was spot on and storyline was fresh.
Book won't dissapoint.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Hero of Ages

  • Mistborn, Book 3
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 27 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 34,800
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,737
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 30,722

The conclusion of the Mistborn trilogy fulfills all the promise of the first two books. Revelations abound, connections rooted in early chapters of the series click into place, and surprises, as satisfying as they are stunning, blossom like fireworks to dazzle and delight. It all leads up to a finale unmatched for originality and audacity that will leave listeners shaking their heads in wonder, as if awaking from an amazing dream.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well concluded!

  • By Julio Marchini on 01-12-09

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 12-31-14

Quit possibly the best 3 book series you'll ever listen to. .. period. ..ever
The only way this book series will ever be beaten is by Brandon Sanderson himself.
He in my opinion is the writer of the ages.
Narrator is the best out there and the story flows so nicely, not at all repetitive. With a story line that will ahhh you. You don't want to stop listening.
Listened to the complete series 3 times so far. I have over 300 titles in my library and this by far is my favorite.