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  • Starship Troopers

  • By: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,550
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8,745
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,779

Join the Army and See the Universe. That is the motto of The Third Space War, also known as The First Interstellar War, but most commonly as The Bug War. In one of Robert Heinlein's most controversial best sellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the universe - and into battle with the Terrain Mobile Infantry against mankind's most alarming enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite book ever

  • By Michael on 06-28-06

classic story

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

Reviewed: 05-15-19

the reader just doesn't do it for me. he actually kind of bothered me with his word spacing. and I love this book!

  • Hell Divers IV: Wolves

  • The Hell Divers Series, Book 4
  • By: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,953
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,588

The Sea Wolf sets out to search for the Metal Islands. Leading the expedition is legendary Hell Diver Xavier Rodriguez. After enduring a decade on the poisoned surface, his survival skills will be put to the test on the dangerous open seas. But storms, sea monsters, and the cannibalistic Cazadores aren't the only threat to X and his small crew. Their mission will uncover hard truths about the history of the war that left humankind stranded in the air for centuries. The fate of those still living on the airships might very well rest on this perilous journey to find a new home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Yet!!!

  • By Natalie @ ABookLoversLife on 11-06-18

good but too short

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

Reviewed: 05-11-19

headline says it all. I think author had a deadline and cut one book into two rather than be harassed by us readers who wanted more material. which is good, but dang this book went quick

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  • Junk

  • By: Les Bohem
  • Narrated by: John Waters
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12,050
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11,108
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11,089

Set in present-day Los Angeles, Junk explores an epic conspiracy, one at work for thousands of years that involves total takeover of the planet Earth by aliens. In the wild, souped-up vision of Les Bohem - the acclaimed, Emmy-winning writer of the Steven Spielberg miniseries, Taken - the world is at the end stage of long-range plot that involves a gigantic genetic-engineering project. The aliens who have invaded us have no planet. No spaceship is coming. Instead, a small advance force comes, breeds, and dies - thus becoming an anomaly in our DNA that can’t be explained.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Junk

  • By glass1748 on 04-01-19

interesting

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

Reviewed: 05-01-19

great concept and I really liked it but there is something that bugged me. not sure what. maybe it is the casual sex or cussing. just seemed a bit much.

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  • The Dispatcher

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Zachary Quinto
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,849
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51,566

Zachary Quinto - best known for his role as the Nimoy-approved Spock in the recent Star Trek reboot and the menacing, power-stealing serial killer, Sylar, in Heroes - brings his well-earned sci-fi credentials and simmering intensity to this audio-exclusive novella from master storyteller John Scalzi. One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Grief This Was Good

  • By Matthew on 11-09-16

interesting new concept

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

Reviewed: 04-25-19

this is good! I wish I had thought of it first. this is a world with more potential and I look forward to more.

  • Imperator

  • Galaxy's Edge Series
  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,212
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,091

As a crumbling Galactic Republic falls to the relentless assault of a merciless foe, so begins the rise of an enigmatic emperor intent on saving a corrupt galaxy-spanning civilization from itself…and from something much darker that lies beyond the reaches of the known. Just as the reins of power fall into his iron-fisted grasp, an assassination attempt by a hidden cabal within his own inner circle jeopardizes every plan he has set in motion for his Dark Legion, his Imperial Navy, and his ultimate conquest of the stars. But the assassins have no idea who they're actually dealing with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • love galaxys edge

  • By nicolas palacios on 10-25-18

hey

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

Reviewed: 04-25-19

great back story here bit it didn't feel quite right to me. maybe because it didn't have my favorite dark ops team. still a good story

  • The Amos 'n' Andy Show, Vol. 3

  • By: Hollywood 360
  • Narrated by: Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, full cast
  • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3

Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll made their radio debut on January 12, 1926, as the comedic blackface characters Sam 'n' Henry. On March 19, 1928, they introduced Amos 'n' Andy, which went on to become one of the most popular and longest-running programs in radio history. During the height of its popularity, almost the entire country tuned in to their adventures.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • need more of this clean humor

  • By B Benz on 04-18-19

need more of this clean humor

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

Reviewed: 04-18-19

Amos and Andy provide good clean fun as they explore poor Andy Brown's failed romances. Amos provides the honest and hard working perspective that turn this from a comedy of errors into a learning lesson. I wish there was more

  • Abbott & Costello

  • Masters of Comedy
  • By: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Beloved movie and television stars Bud Abbott and Lou Costello made their name on the radio, and the resulting long-running radio show preserved a rich vaudeville tradition and sensational comedy sketches. The sarcasm of Abbott's stern straight man is the perfect comedic compliment to the muffled screams of Costello's blustery "baaaad boy."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great retakes on entertaining the troops!

  • By Frederick on 12-14-11

Great stuff

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

Reviewed: 03-26-19

the biggest question I have is why these guys don't have more material available. maybe some new stuff too. the music is old fashioned, but the humor is fantastic! even better - it doesn't have a bunch of cussing. It is safe for my kids.

  • Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 1

  • By: Philip K. Dick, Robert Silverberg, Fritz Leiber, and others
  • Narrated by: Jim Roberts, Ben Hurst, Cindy Hardin Killavey
  • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 125
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 121

This first volume of Favorite Science Fiction Stories features "the best of the best" from the Golden Age of science fiction. It includes 21 stories by, among others, Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Robert Silverberg, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Philip K. Dick, Edmond Hamilton, Jack Williamson, Alan Edward Nourse, Fritz Leiber, Frederik Pohl, Fredric Brown, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great selection

  • By Empowerment on 09-05-09

oldies and greaties

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

Reviewed: 03-24-19

I had to listen to big parts of this more than once because I was getting sucked into the story and forgot to actually pay attention to the story. so much great material from the golden age of sci-fi that this should be required on all bookshelves. at least the virtual kinds.

I was constantly struck by the number of small items that were out of place today, such as almost everyone using tobacco. on the other hand, many of these stories had minor prophetic parts with hand phones and computers. excellent to see what the old masters wrought!

  • Neuromancer

  • By: William Gibson
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5,372
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4,886
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,900

Twenty years ago, it was as if someone turned on a light. The future blazed into existence with each deliberate word that William Gibson laid down. The winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer didn't just explode onto the science fiction scene - it permeated into the collective consciousness, culture, science, and technology.Today, there is only one science fiction masterpiece to thank for the term "cyberpunk," for easing the way into the information age and Internet society.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still my favorite novel

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-27-13

One of the best ever

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

Reviewed: 02-16-19

there is a reason this book won so many awards and it shows even today. I finished it and almost restarted just because I might have missed something.

it has been years since I last read this and I am glad to find it on Audio. if you love good reading of almost any sort this can fit what you're looking for. enjoy!

  • Through Fiery Trials

  • Safehold, Book 10
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 32 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 893
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 828
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 822

Those on the side of progressing humanity through advanced technology have finally triumphed over their oppressors. The unholy war between the small but mighty island realm of Charis and the radical, Luddite Church of God's Awaiting has come to an end. However, even though a provisional veil of peace has fallen over human colonies, the quiet will not last. For Safefold is a broken world, and as international alliances shift and Charis charges on with its precarious mission of global industrialization, the shifting plates of the new world order are bound to clash.   

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I miss Oliver Wyman

  • By Ofer on 01-12-19

slow and unusual for Weber

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

great ending but until then it seemed more like a book of romances and genealogy. I can see what Weber was trying to do but he could have done it in half the pages.

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