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  • Thin Air

  • A Novel
  • By: Richard K. Morgan
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 18 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557

From the author of the award-winning Altered Carbon, which is now an exciting new series from Netflix. On a Mars where ruthless corporate interests violently collide with a homegrown independence movement as Earth-based overlords battle for profits and power, Hakan Veil is an ex-professional enforcer equipped with military-grade body tech that's made him a human killing machine. But he's had enough, and all he wants is a ticket back home - which is just what he's offered by the Earth Oversight organization, in exchange for being the bodyguard for an EO investigator.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Turns out there is life on Mars

  • By Gilbert on 10-26-18

Kovacs fans will enjoy this

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

This was very much in the same vein as Morgan's Takashi Kovacs novels. Gritty and dark, some fairly graphic sex and violence seens but not so it overwhelms the story. Good characters and interesting tech. #Dark #Gritty #Action #SciFi Detective #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Morningwood: Everybody Loves Large Chests (Vol.1)

  • By: Neven Iliev
  • Narrated by: Jeff Hays
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,761
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,516

Large chests are said to encompass all manner of hopes and dreams. Men covet them. Women envy them. But one fact holds true - everyone wants to get their hands on some big ones. The same holds true for one intrepid adventurer - a strapping young lad by the name of Himmel. Armed with his grandfather's trusty longsword and the dream of being the strongest, he sets out on the journey of a lifetime!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really Entertaining

  • By HeatherY on 11-23-17

Meh

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

Reviewed: 11-14-17

I'm a fan of LitRPG but this one was just so-so for me. It was amusing but ultimately I found it a little boring. This certainly has nothing on The Land series or even Delvers LLC.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • The Battle

  • Play to Live, Book 5
  • By: D. Rus
  • Narrated by: Michael Goldstrom
  • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,433
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,430

The Russian cluster. The ground shakes as the enemy approaches. The angered gods frown as they look down from the sky. Intelligence agencies are locked in a brutal fight. Hundreds of thousands of sentient beings happily slaughter each other. This is no longer a game quest nor a petty fight between clans over some land rich in resources. This is war! A war of civilizations, religions, and all the dimensions of the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Decision time...

  • By alton Styron on 12-23-16

A step down from the previous books

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

Reviewed: 12-22-16

This book was a disappointment. I enjoyed the previous books quite a bit but this one felt very disjointed. The story bounced all around with no segue so I kept looking at my phone to see if the file was corrupt and I had skipped a section. The characters were much more shallow than previous. The main character just ran around commenting on the looks of female characters and stabbing anyone who got in his way with his unstoppable super blade.
I kind of want to know what happens but I think I'm done with this series. There are just too many better options.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Monster Hunter Vendetta

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 21 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,629
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,637

Accountant turned professional monster hunter, Owen Zastava Pitt, managed to stop the nefarious Old Ones' invasion plans last year, but as a result made an enemy out of one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Now an evil death cult known as the Church of the Temporary Mortal Condition wants to capture Owen in order to gain the favor of the great Old Ones.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Macho Sandwich with Double Cheesiness

  • By Erik on 09-08-14

Great follow-up to MHI

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

Reviewed: 03-04-13

What did you like best about this story?

This book just kept right on going from the first. Just as entertaining and the reader really fits the characters. Great book.

  • Monster Hunter International

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 24 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,532
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,507

Five days after Owen Zastava Pitt pushed his insufferable boss out of a 14th story window, he woke up in the hospital with a scarred face, an unbelievable memory, and a job offer. It turns out that monsters are real. All the things from myth, legend, and B-movies are out there, waiting in the shadows. Some of them are evil, and some are just hungry. Monster Hunter International is the premier eradication company in the business. And now Owen is their newest recruit.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My second Monster Hunter book

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

Surprisingly Great

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

Reviewed: 02-25-13

If you could sum up Monster Hunter International in three words, what would they be?

Fast-paced, action, entertaining.

What does Oliver Wyman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He really does a great job sounding like the characters are described if that makes sense. No irritating mannerisms, easy to listen to.

Any additional comments?

Based on the title of this book I was prepared for it to be really awful. I was pleasantly surprised that it was one of the best I've listened to recently. I'm now on the next book in the series.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Passage

  • A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,615
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,221
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,201

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A new type of vampire

  • By Randall on 06-29-18

Slllloooooooooowwwwwwww

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

Reviewed: 01-30-13

What would have made The Passage better?

The story needed to move along much faster. I listened for about 6 hours and just got too bored so I switched to another book. Lots of talking but not much happened.

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

No

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Scott Brick was Scott Brick

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Passage?

Half of them

Any additional comments?

In fairness you often need to push through the build up to get to the good part and maybe if I listened for 5 more minutes I'd have been hooked and reviewing this as the best story ever. Sometimes foreshadow is just not enough.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Extinction

  • Star Force, Book 2
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,566
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,159

In the second book of the Star Force series, Kyle Riggs has another bad year. The Nano ships have a new mission--one that sentences their pilots to death. Meanwhile, the governments of Earth want to steal Star Force's Nano technology for their own. Worst of all, Earth has made a promise to the Macros, and the machines are coming to collect.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Much less than it could have been

  • By A. Massey on 07-14-13

Great listen for Mil Sci Fi fans

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

Reviewed: 09-25-12

What did you love best about Extinction?

Solid story, keeps it interesting with frequent action. Often when I listen to several books of a series in a row I get irritated with some of the writers repetitive quirks. I didn't notice that with the Star Force series.

What other book might you compare Extinction to and why?

Similar to Ringo's looking glass series but better, less pseudo-science and lengthy techno lectures.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful