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  • Torchship

  • By: Karl K. Gallagher
  • Narrated by: Laura A. Gallagher
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

A captain who'll take any job if there's enough money in it. A pilot with an agenda of her own. And a mechanic with an eye on the pilot. The crew of the Fives Full are just trying to make enough money to keep themselves in the black while avoiding the attention of a government so paranoid it's repealed Moore's Law. They're not looking for adventure in the stars...but they're not going to back down just because something got in their way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I like this author

  • By Teaat3 on 06-15-16

The opposite of hard sci fi bad amateurish reading

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

Reviewed: 07-05-18

none computerized space flight through gates no respect for communication time lag or the vastness of space in regaurds to teliscopes to find ships at distance.

  • Zero Limit

  • By: Jeremy K. Brown
  • Narrated by: Christina Traister
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 44

For war hero Caitlin Taggart, mining work on the Moon is dirty, low pay, and high risk. But no risk seems too extreme if it helps her return to Earth and the daughter she loves more than life itself. Offered a dangerous, long-shot chance to realize that dream, Caitlin will gamble with more than just her life. By leading a ragtag crew of miners on a perilous assignment to harvest an asteroid, Caitlin could earn a small fortune. More importantly, it would give her clearance to return to Earth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Every cliché ever written is reproduced here

  • By Nat Smith on 03-08-18

bad ending plot devices ruined it for me<br />

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

Reviewed: 05-26-18

the story would have been better if they didn't have such a lousy plot devices at the end. EMP pulse is that get rolled back because it's important to the plot of crazy stuff I felt like I was watching Armageddon with fire in space with no atmosphere

  • A.I. Destroyer

  • The A.I. Series, Book 1
  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 706
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 654
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 651

It came from deep space. It sent the signal. Now our computers are killing us, helping the enemy drive us into extinction. But some of us refuse to die. We fight back. We learn. Jon Hawkins revives from cryogenic sleep in a drifting SLN battleship. The crew is dead and the main computer has been destroyed. Jon is a soldier, the start of the resistance, the one man with the will to beat the alien death machines that have terminated 1000 races. This is our hour as we face the ultimate evil, the galactic destroyer of life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Story

  • By cabaker1990 on 10-22-17

filled with contradictions and

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

Reviewed: 09-07-17

I didn't like this at all. seemed like every chance that author had he repeated stainless steel rat. I wanted to pull my hair out. the story kept describing how we can't use radio to talk cause the enemy could find us but then they would say they were connected to the ships systems.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Death's End

  • By: Cixin Liu, Ken Liu - translator
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 28 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,347
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,342

Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, the uneasy balance of Dark Forest Deterrence keeps the Trisolaran invaders at bay. Earth enjoys unprecedented prosperity due to the infusion of Trisolaran knowledge. With human science advancing daily and the Trisolarans adopting Earth culture, it seems that the two civilizations will soon be able to coexist peacefully as equals, without the terrible threat of mutually assured annihilation. But the peace has also made humanity complacent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fermi paradox meets first contact.

  • By John S. Robinson on 10-01-16

slightly disappointed. unbelievably naive

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

Reviewed: 08-13-17

seems to me the author just assumes everybody in the universe filled with different races would think like he thinks.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Alice

  • Alice Series #1
  • By: Charles Lamb
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,023
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 940
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 940

Captain Jacob Thomas, USMC, is a divorced combat veteran just trying to get his life back on track. Returning to the marine corps after a failed attempt at reconciliation with his estranged wife, Jake volunteers for a DARPA experiment that catapults him into a future where humanity has been stripped of 200 years of technological advancements and more than half its population. With the help of a faceless benefactor named Alice, he escapes the confines of an abandoned lab facility.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 star sci-fi, 1 star lame romance novel

  • By Trudy Owens on 09-27-15

six grade book

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

Reviewed: 11-22-16

This book was written for sixth graders obsessed with sex. no thought was put into the technology in this book. Radio waves that travel faster than light for instance. Or ships that travel ftl but are taken out with a well placed slug to the bridge. characters are in high-stress situation but never make mistakes and never get in fights just totally unbelievable. how can suspend belief for a good Sci-Fi book you know for things of scientific nature but when it comes to the characters I'd like more than 2D cut outs.

  • HAB 12

  • A Scrapyard Ship Novel
  • By: Mark Wayne McGinnis
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 444

Captain Jason Reynolds faces new challenges, not only on Earth but from the far side of the universe as well. The only way to stop the Craing this time will be to square off with them on their home turf. Jason's been informed that three powerful Craing warships, having similar technology as the Lilly, will soon be en route to Earth. The Alliance must destroy the Craing's wormhole means of distant space travel to avert Earth's total annihilation. Unfortunately, there's no way to reach the Craing worlds in time, at least not through conventional means.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wait for the entire series to come out

  • By Joy on 02-25-14

predictable. Jumping the Shark repeatedly. Not wel

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

Reviewed: 09-20-16

not well thought-out, continuously just throwing things in there to make the story have one crisis to the next.

  • Warrior King

  • Odyssey One, Book 5
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,556
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,430

Battle-weary after a desperate fight to save Earth from the Drasin alien onslaught, Confederation Captain Eric Weston is tasked with a perilous new mission. He and the crew of the Odysseus must hunt down those who unleashed the hellish attack on his homeworld and that of Earth's Priminae allies.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • too short. half a book. disappointed.

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-22-16

ok, not as good as the first 3

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

Reviewed: 07-29-16

It was good, just not as good as the first 3. It is getting old, hero blamed for the battles to create command tensions.

  • Saturn Run

  • By: John Sandford Ctein
  • Narrated by: Eric Conger
  • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,722
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,522

The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope - something is approaching Saturn and decelerating. Space objects don't decelerate. Spaceships do. A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: Whatever built that ship is at least one hundred years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Best Sci-Fi Book in a While!

  • By Ted on 05-29-17

Great sci fi not written by a 12 year old

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

Reviewed: 12-05-15

wow, best listen in some time. good story well written and thought out. you won't regret the time.

  • Caliban's War

  • The Expanse, Book 2
  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,861
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,994
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,976

James S.A. Corey’s best-selling hit Leviathan Wakes earned Hugo and Locus Award nominations. In Caliban’s War, the second chapter of Corey’s Expanse series, a desperate Earth politician works tirelessly to prevent war from reigniting. Meanwhile, upheaval takes root on Venus and Ganymede. And amidst this tumult, James Holden and his crew on the Rocinante are charged with the impossible task of saving humanity from a terrifying fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No sophmore slump as both plot and writing improve

  • By Ethan M. on 09-17-12

Loved the Story and Action balance

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

Reviewed: 09-27-13

If you could sum up Caliban's War in three words, what would they be?

Well Paced Story

Who was your favorite character and why?

Holden, a little like the apostle peter, act first think later

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Secrets from the deep

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Human Division

  • Old Man's War, Book 5
  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,919
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,586
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,598

The people of Earth now know that the human Colonial Union has kept them ignorant of the dangerous universe around them. For generations the CU had defended humanity against hostile aliens, deliberately keeping Earth an ignorant backwater and a source of military recruits. Now the CU’s secrets are known to all. Other alien races have come on the scene and formed a new alliance - an alliance against the Colonial Union. And they’ve invited the people of Earth to join them. For a shaken and betrayed Earth, the choice isn't obvious or easy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Middling Position

  • By linda on 05-23-13

Discontinuity

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

Reviewed: 08-01-13

What would have made The Human Division better?

The overall story ark of the book was very short, but the individual stories felt almost cookie cutter and were written like stand alone stories put into a collection. Each individual story did little more than introduce numerous new characters and then drop many when the next story starts. about halfway through the book i was wondering if i was going to find out anymore about who or what was behind the hinted at plot, but we never feel like we find out more than what we knew 1/3 of the way into the book.

By now I think most every one in the Old Mans War series has the same sarcastic nature, just to different degree's. I'm feeling a lack of depth.

Has The Human Division turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

0 of 1 people found this review helpful