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  • Invaders

  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 665
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 617
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 618

They came from the brightest star in the southern constellation of Carina. First they studied us. Now they're among us, threatening human existence as they search for the Starcore, the greatest device of the lost Polarions. Logan is captured in the Nevada desert but escapes in Greenland. There he finds an extraterrestrial stealth ship, giving him the means to take the battle to the enemy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By AL on 03-11-17

Great book

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

Reviewed: 03-11-17

Finally a real sci fi original story. Seems like all we get today are war stories rewritten as space
Opera's. most are continued and don't have real endings that make you think. Nice to read an exception. Where are our new sci fi writers? Many of the great names have passed and I don't see them being replaced. Don't let this one go by without reading.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Planesrunner

  • Everness, Book 1
  • By: Ian McDonald
  • Narrated by: Tom Lawrence
  • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

There is not one you. There are many yous. There is not one world. There are many worlds. Ours is one among billions of parallel earths. When Everett Singh’s scientist father is kidnapped from the streets of London, he leaves young Everett a mysterious app on his computer. Suddenly, this teenager has become the owner of the most valuable object in the multiverse-the Infundibulum-the map of all the parallel earths, and there are dark forces in the Ten Known Worlds who will stop at nothing to get it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid young adult sci-fi adventure

  • By Ryan on 03-01-14

Could'nt finish this book

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

Reviewed: 01-17-14

Never could figure out what the book was even about. Deleted it after reading half of 1st half.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Gibraltar Stars

  • Gibraltar Earth, Book 3
  • By: Michael McCollum
  • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206

The great debate is over. The human race has rejected the idea of pulling back from the stars and hiding on Earth in the hope the Broa will overlook us for a few more generations. Instead, the World Parliament, by a 60-40 vote, has decided to throw the dice and go for a win. Parliament Hall resounds with brave words as members declare victory inevitable. With the balance of forces a million to one against Homo sapiens' Terra, those who must turn patriotic speeches into hard-won reality have their work cut out for them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book 3 the last book, but more could be written

  • By Colin on 04-29-13

Good series, but I suspect the story is not over

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

Reviewed: 07-19-13

Waiting for book 4 with great anticipation! Hopefully the author is already working on this.

  • Gibraltar Sun

  • Gibraltar Earth, Book 2
  • By: Michael McCollum
  • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 221

The expedition to the Crab Nebula has returned to Earth and the news is not good. Out among the stars, a million systems have fallen under Broan domination, the fate awaiting Earth should the Broa ever learn of its existence. The problem would seem to allow but three responses: submit meekly to slavery, fight and risk extermination, or hide and pray the Broa remain ignorant of humankind for at least a few more generations. Are the hairless apes of Sol III finally faced with a problem for which there is no acceptable solution?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interseting enough to keep going.

  • By Jakub on 10-18-13

Another great Sci Fi book

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

Reviewed: 07-19-13

Any additional comments?

Well this was good read. good enough for me to continue to book 3 in this series

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gibraltar Earth

  • Gibraltar Earth, Book 1
  • By: Michael McCollum
  • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 317
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287

It is the 24th Century and humanity is just gaining a toehold out among the stars. Stellar Survey Starship Magellan is exploring the New Eden system when they encounter two alien spacecraft. When the encounter is over, the score is one human scout ship and one alien aggressor destroyed. In exploring the wreck of the second alien ship, spacers discover a survivor with a fantastic story.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I couldn't have asked for more!

  • By Richard on 07-17-13

Good Sci Fi

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

Reviewed: 07-14-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Great read. Kept my attention enough to continue on to the 2nd book in series

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Starbound

  • By: Joe Haldeman
  • Narrated by: Annie Henk, George Guidall, Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 46

Joe Haldeman tells the tale of Carmen Dula’s six-year journey through space to the home of The Others, where she represents Earth in hopes of forging a peace accord. But due to Relativity, 50 Earth years have passed since Carmen left. And while humans have been busy constructing an enormous flotilla of warships, The Others possess power and technology far beyond anything Earth can imagine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great SciFi

  • By Cougar on 05-17-11

Great Science Viction

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

Reviewed: 03-27-13

Where does Starbound rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

If you like whitchs's, goblins, vampires and magic then this is not for you. If on the other hand you, like me thinks phantasy should be kept in a different section of the library and never allowed to be mixed with Sci-FI then this is a classic. This book also contains the thing that is so often missing in todays science fiction a tru omg twisted ending that makes yiou stop and think. So many just end.

Any additional comments?

I didn't read the first book in this series (Marsbounound) because it had a poor rating. I am now reading the last book (Earthbound). After this book I just had to read the final book. If it turns out to be any where near as good as this one was then I will be reading the first book last. I'll let you know.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Betrayer

  • Foreigner Sequence 4, Book 3
  • By: C. J. Cherryh
  • Narrated by: Daniel May
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 348
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345

In the wake of civil war, Bren Cameron, the brilliant human diplomat of the alien atevi civilization, has left the capital and sought refuge at his country estate, Najida. But now he is trapped inside Najida-which has been surrounded by enemies- with the powerful grandmother of his ally, Tabiniaiji, atevi leader of the Western Association. Ilisidi, the aiji-dowager, is not inclined to be passive and sends Bren into enemy territory, to the palace of the leader of the rebels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The story continues

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-11-13

OK, too much of the same thing

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

Reviewed: 03-26-13

What did you like best about Betrayer? What did you like least?

Good series but I have read the series from the beggining and it seems to be more of the same thing, getting boring

Would you recommend Betrayer to your friends? Why or why not?

Don't think I will make it to the last book

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Farside

  • By: Ben Bova
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 377
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 341
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 342

Telescopes on Earth have detected an Earth-sized planet circling a star some 30 light-years away. Now the race is on to get pictures of that distant world that show whether or not the planet is truly like Earth - and if it bears life. Farside observatory will have the largest optical telescope in the solar system and the most sensitive radio telescope, insulated from the interference of Earth’s radio chatter by a thousand kilometers of the moon’s solid body. But building Farside is a complex, dangerous task. And what they ultimately find stuns everyone, and humanity will never be the same.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not super impressed to be honest

  • By Gordon on 06-12-13

Good read

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

Reviewed: 02-27-13

Would you try another book from Ben Bova and/or Stefan Rudnicki?

Not one of Mr Bova's best works but well worth reading.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Wish I had not downloaded the new Iphone App, then this book would have been more enjoyable!

Did Farside inspire you to do anything?

I went back and looked for any other of Ben Bova'a works that I may have missed, so I must have liked it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Bat

  • A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 1
  • By: Jo Nesbo
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,210
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,043
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,033

Harry is out of his depth. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can. He's not supposed to get too involved. When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry. He might just be the next victim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Probably the best of this remarkable series.

  • By Charles Atkinson on 11-08-12

Not worth your time, could not finish book

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

Reviewed: 11-20-12

Would you ever listen to anything by Jo Nesbo again?

Not again

Any additional comments?

Poor story line. Did not engage the reader. Could not finish before deleting

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Destroyer

  • Foreigner Sequence 3, Book 1
  • By: C. J. Cherryh
  • Narrated by: Daniel May
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 447
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401

C.J. Cherryh, one of the most prolific and acclaimed SF writers in the world, delivers the seventh book in her Foreigner series, and the first book in the new Foreigner trilogy - the epic tale of the survivors of a lost spacecraft who crash-land on a planet inhabited by a hostile, sentient race. From its beginnings as a human-alien story of first contact, the Foreigner series has become a true SF odyssey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Magnificent !!!

  • By Professor on 09-17-12

Good sci fi

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

Reviewed: 11-20-12

What about Daniel May’s performance did you like?

Takes a good book to get me to read an entire series

Any additional comments?

Another great book. But read this series From book 1 in order.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful