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  • Vinium

  • The Silver Ships, Book 10
  • By: S. H. Jucha
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 279
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262

After the passage of two decades, the Omnians discovered a second, critical clue about the Nua'll, humankind's enemy, while investigating Celus-4, the home world of the intelligent, canine-like aliens, the Dischnya. This striking discovery, combined with the final broadcast of the Nua'll sphere at Libre, prior to its detonation, gave Alex Racine and company the means to narrow the search for the Nua'll home world. Alex has a consuming desire to locate the point of origin of the Nua'll before another gigantic sphere arrives to destroy more human colonies.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A Fun Read

  • By Jean on 03-03-18

Amazing. Riveting. Brilliant.

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

Reviewed: 05-21-18

This series kicks ass. I can't wait to listen to the next installment. Please let this be 15 words.

  • Celus-5

  • Silver Ships, Book 8
  • By: S. H. Jucha
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320

What should have been a routine survey mission became a disaster. To the Harakens' surprise, they discovered, not one but two alien species, which were constantly engaged in conflict. One species, the Dischnya, hid their nests underground, and each nest owed its allegiance to a queen. On the grassy plains, where the Dischnya lived, the resources were scarce, and the warriors competed fiercely.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Fun Space Opera

  • By Jean on 11-25-17

Haven't Finished Audio book BUT 5 STARS!

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

Reviewed: 05-13-18

First off...I've digested this entire series (except the novella. I can't give a full credit for less than half a book) and I have to admit I hesitated for a full year before I purchased book 1. But now, more than half-way thru book 8 I can tell you this is now my most favorite book series. S. H. Jucha has surpassed his amazing effort with book 8. THIS is an example of how to write a successful novel.

My Project Manager mind LOVES how this novel flows; from problem to solution, to next problem to next solution. And the characters! You will laugh. You will cry. You will cheer. Enough. Throw down your audible credits and buy this series.

  • Oathbringer

  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
  • Length: 55 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 30,535
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28,750
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 28,697

Dalinar Kholin's Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost. The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strong Storytelling, will upset Kaladin fans

  • By Deana on 11-16-17

Beyond fantastic

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

Reviewed: 01-20-18

More please. Narration, incredible. Story, deep and captivating. This is a new benchmark in excellence.

  • Black Ops

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 4
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22,109
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20,761
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,679

The elite crew of the pirate ship UNS Flying Dutchman had a simple mission: determining whether the Thuranin are sending another starship to Earth. Along the way, they became sidetracked by securing a future for the UNEF troops on the planet Paradise. When asked whether Earth was now safe, their ancient alien AI responded "Not so much"...now they have to deal with the consequences.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Solid continuation that fizzles at the end

  • By Tyson S Sukeforth on 10-04-17

Honorary Monkey

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

Reviewed: 10-17-17

Loved this addition to the merry band of monkey Pirates. I was shocked when the story suddenly ended. Rather abrupt cliffhanger. R. C. Bray did an amazing job.

  • The Atlantis Gene

  • The Origin Mystery, Book 1
  • By: A.G. Riddle
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,444
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6,701
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,719

Seventy thousand years ago, the human race almost went extinct. We survived, but no one knows how.

Until now. The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin, and humanity might not survive this time. The Immari are good at keeping secrets. For 2,000 years, they've hidden the truth about human evolution. They've also searched for an ancient enemy - a threat that could wipe out the human race. Now the search is over.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderfully Horrible

  • By Laura Roderick on 07-29-17

Where is the RETURN button?

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

I'm sorry but I have 2h 53m left in this story and I removed it from my phone. I found myself not caring about where I left off or when I began a listening session. The narrator can't distinguish between male or female voices. Can I have this credit back?

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45,029
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42,031

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

  • By Devin on 04-18-17

Short but Fabulous

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

Reviewed: 04-25-17

This second installment surpassed my hopes and expectations. The characters, well Bobs, became more real and I fell deeper into Dennis Taylor's imaginative VR. I loved it. You will too.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fields of Fire

  • Frontlines, Book 5
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,696
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,448
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,448

Mars has been under Lanky control for more than a year. Since then, the depleted forces of Earth's alliances have rebuilt their fleets, staffing old warships with freshly trained troops. Torn between the need to beat the Lankies to the punch and taking enough time to put together an effective fighting force, command has decided to strike now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great continuation of the series!

  • By Mgarneau on 03-02-17

Another EXCELLENT Entry in this Series

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

Reviewed: 03-16-17

I cannot believe I've devoured this audio book so quickly. You will be on the edge listening to (the amazing) Luke Daniels deliver this latest story of Andrew on Mars. Very well done.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Not Alone

  • By: Craig A. Falconer
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7,223
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,714
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6,703

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

A complex weave of thrilling intrigue and suspence

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

Reviewed: 01-15-17

First off, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. As an author myself, I was impressed by the complexity of story arcs and characters. And, I was thrown out of my chair with the plot twists! No spoilers here, but you'll laugh, you'll cry, but most of all you will be entertained. Bonus - the author, Craig A Falconer will respond to compliments on twitter. Buy this audiobook, you won't be disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Fluency

  • By: Jennifer Foehner Wells
  • Narrated by: Susanna Burney
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,760
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,610

NASA discovered the alien ship lurking in the asteroid belt in the 1960's. They kept the Target under intense surveillance for decades, letting the public believe they were exploring the solar system, while they worked feverishly to refine the technology needed to reach it. Dr. Jane Holloway is content documenting nearly-extinct languages and had never contemplated becoming an astronaut. But when NASA recruits her to join a team of military scientists for an expedition to the Target, it's an adventure she can't refuse.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Fluency is anything but fluent

  • By D. Backshall on 07-15-17

I'm Torn over this Review

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

Reviewed: 12-18-16

I purchased this book because I'd read it had won some prestigious award. The narrator's voice was pleasant and carried an even rhythm. BUT, writers are supposed to "show" not "tell" - and here the author tells a great deal and shows very little. I found myself cringing when the narrator explains a character dialogue meaning BEFORE the dialogue! If she would have just given us the character's line we could have figured out for ourselves the mood of the character in that scene. During my commute, in which I listen exclusively to audiobooks, I found myself shutting off this title mid-sentence. The story jumps, inconvenient spans of time are swept away with easy cliches, and many scenes are predictable. The story itself is rather original and interesting but too many errors rob the listener of joy. I'm sorry but I barely made it thru this title.

Better luck next time Jennifer.
Lester

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Night Without Stars: A Novel of the Commonwealth

  • Chronicle of the Fallers Series, Book 2
  • By: Peter F. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 26 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,281
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,126
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,116

The planet is isolated from the rest of the universe, unable to seek help as it's targeted by hostile aliens. Bienvenido's ruling authorities have slowly responded to this gradual infiltration, but they have no idea that a highly organized invasion is now under way, designed to wipe out all human life on the planet. All factions must work together to survive. Unfortunately, due to prejudice against enhanced Eliter humans and crippling technophobia, the parochial government won't collaborate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Space Opera

  • By Gr on 11-08-16

BUCKLE UP Aunt Jenny - You're in for a Ride!

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

Reviewed: 12-08-16

It is rare the second book of any series surpasses the first. But, this story got deeper, weirder, and more entertaining. I loved it. You will too.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful