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  • Undone: Series 1

  • By: Ben Moor
  • Narrated by: Ben Moor, Alex Tregear, Duncan Wisbey
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Ben Moor's comic sci-fi saga with Sarah Solemani and Dan Antopolski follows Edna Turner's adventures in London's bizarre parallel city. In this first series, she finds a new job and visits the theatre (or should that be 'untheatre'?) Meanwhile, genuinely faceless bureaucrats threaten to run London, as Edna's mum arrives, and London gets stranger and stranger for Edna, Tankerton, and both the Carlos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • British Radio comedy is unorthodox <br />

  • By Peter on 02-12-19

British Radio comedy is unorthodox <br />

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

Reviewed: 02-12-19

BBC radio can be streamed using iplayer. for BBC dramatization O of Sci fi horror etc

  • Agent to the Stars

  • By: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,375
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,363

The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: They're hideously ugly and they smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stay-up-all-night-reading kind of book

  • By Katya A on 03-06-13

Give Agent a chance

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

Reviewed: 12-10-18

I bought this as a sci-fi spoof. Instead, Scalzi manages to discuss the Holocaust, civil rights and judging by appearances while providing laughs with tired old sci-fi tropes:. jelly blobs, mind. melds, and animating the dead. Aliens wanting a Hollywood agency to manage the *jeks public introduction to us humans attracted my attention , and I got what I wanted

Wheaton is versatile in his voice characterizatons. Sarcasm, insincerity capture the characters whom are themselves tropes



  • A Rumor of War

  • By: Philip Caputo
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512

When it first appeared, A Rumor of War brought home to American readers, with terrifying vividness and honesty, the devastating effects of the Vietnam War on the soldiers who fought there. And while it is a memoir of one young man's experiences and therefore deeply personal, it is also a book that speaks powerfully to today's students about the larger themes of human conscience, good and evil, and the desperate extremes men are forced to confront in any war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Reality of the U.S in the Vietnam War

  • By Glenn on 09-10-12

A literary memoir

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

Reviewed: 12-05-18

Well read. No romantic gloss. Answers the question why the Vietnam war changed our understanding of war.

  • Columbus Day

  • Expeditionary Force, Book 1
  • By: Craig Alanson
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,607
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,207
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,144

The Ruhar hit us on Columbus Day. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Over the horizon came ships of a technologically advanced, aggressive culture, and BAM! There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. So, Columbus Day. It fits. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sci Fi I didn't know I wanted

  • By Gary Glenn on 06-27-17

An entertaining space opera

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

Reviewed: 08-01-18

Reread War of The Worlds. Here come Imperialist and racist lizards. H.G Wells
did it first. Only we have plucky military types and a humble army grunt for a reluctant hero. Good narration.

  • The Science of Supervillainy

  • The Supervillainy Saga, Book 4
  • By: C. T. Phipps
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,086

Gary Karkofsky a.k.a Merciless: The Supervillain Without Mercy (TM) returns in the fourth volume of the popular Supervillainy Saga. Having discovered the world's greatest superhero slain by his doppelganger from another reality, Merciful: The Supervillain with Mercy (TM), and the arrogant President Omega, Gary dedicates himself to overthrowing both. Unfortunately, this is harder than it looks since Merciful has all of Gary's genre savviness while President Omega has the entire brainwashed United States military.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What started off fun, became a chore to finish

  • By C. White on 07-20-17

funny and lots of pop culture references

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

Reviewed: 11-30-17

Comics sci-fi inept hero super heroes and. happily ever after well sort of. The jerks lose. of course

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  • Fight the Future

  • The X-Files, Book 7
  • By: Elizabeth Hand, Chris Carter
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

After 40 years, members of the global conspiracy known only as the Project are finally nearing the completion of their plans. FBI special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully alone have a glimpse of the nightmare that lies ahead for the rest of the world: an alien invasion fueled by the most devastating virus in human history. And only they know that the truth isn't out there anymore - it's already here.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Last few pages of book missing from audio

  • By Vin Bell on 03-29-16

Mulder gets his evidence

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

The story is the movie plot. The Narration is not evocative of the characters though well read.

  • Total Recall

  • By: Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 307
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309

Philip K. Dick’s classic short story tells the story of Douglas Quail, an unfulfilled bureaucrat who dreams of visiting Mars, but can't afford the trip. Luckily, there is Rekal Incorporated, a company that lets everyday stiffs believe they’ve been on incredible adventures. The only problem is that when technicians attempt a memory implant of a spy mission to Mars, they find that real memories of just such a trip are already in Quail's brain. Suddenly, Quail is running for his life from government agents, but his memories might make him more of a liability than he is worth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • PKD good one

  • By Darryl on 09-18-12

Pdk always good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-17

Pdk stories often deal with issues of perception and reality. What is really real..? Ubik for example

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  • Leviathan Wakes

  • By: James S. A. Corey
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,593

James S.A. Corey delivers compelling SF that ranks with the best in the field. In Leviathan Wakes, ice miner Jim Holden is making a haul from the rings of Saturn when he and his crew encounter an abandoned ship, the Scopuli. Uncovering a terrifying secret, Jim bears the weight of impending catastrophe. At the same time, a detective has been hired by well-heeled parents to find a missing girl, and the investigator’s search leads him right to the Scopuli.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun hard SF action with a blue collar bent

  • By A reader on 05-11-12

A detective a antihero skipper and aliens

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

Reviewed: 07-08-16

A good space romp that held my interest A good listening experience
All the space opera tropes are present

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  • Saucer: Savage Planet

  • Saucer, Book 3
  • By: Stephen Coonts
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 213

A year after young engineering student Rip Cantrell discovered the first flying saucer buried deep in the sands of the Sahara, another saucer is brought up from the bottom of the Atlantic. The recovery is funded by a pharmaceutical executive who believes that the saucer holds the key to an anti-aging drug formula that space travelers would need to voyage between galaxies. But one of his technicians, Adam Solo, an alien marooned on Earth for a thousand years, steals the saucer, hoping to summon a starship to rescue him.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Pretty Good Story ruined by terrible reading

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-04-14

Good adolescents sci-fi

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

Reviewed: 12-09-15

aliens among us adventure usual inept evil adversaries an exasperated president heroes from middle America

  • Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain

  • By: A. Lee Martinez
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,545
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,374
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,372

Emperor Mollusk. Intergalactic Menace. Destroyer of Worlds. Conqueror of Other Worlds. Mad Genius. Ex-Warlord of Earth. Not bad for a guy without a spine. But what's a villain to do after he's done... everything. With no new ambitions, he's happy to pitch in and solve the energy crisis or repel aliens invaders should the need arise, but if he had his way, he'd prefer to be left alone to explore the boundaries of dangerous science. Just as a hobby, of course. Retirement isn't easy though.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hilariously wacky!

  • By Kat Hooper on 04-09-12

Great spoof comic book sci-fi

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

Reviewed: 10-20-15

nothing like a self absorbed megalomaniac who is on our side lasers a bombs timetravel