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  • 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 26,819
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,517
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25,461

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 1,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007

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
  • Not as good as the others

  • By Mike on 06-24-17

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

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 324
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289

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 14,622
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,435
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,428

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 Ethan M. 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 225
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Okay finale for the series

  • By Harry Boyle on 04-27-14

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 2,500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,332
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,330

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

  • The Magic Circle

  • By: Katherine Neville
  • Narrated by: Megan Follows
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 63
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24

Snake River, Idaho - Ariel Behn, a toxic materials expert at a remote nuclear site, finds her well-ordered life shattered when her cousin is slain by an unknown assassin. His shocking death leaves Ariel sole heir to a family legacy: a sinister cache of manuscripts that sweeps her into the deadly center of international intrigue - and a mystery that spans the centuries...Jerusalem, 32 A.D. - During the last week of the life of Christ, as the world stands on the brink of a new two-thousand-year cycle, Emperor Tiberius works desperately to decipher the tantalizing clues to an age-old enigma. He will not be the only one. For whoever assembles and interprets these cryptic clues will possess the power to control the fate of the world... Now, at the center of this circle of ancient riddles stands the one woman who can pull the strands together: Ariel Behn. What strange powers lie hidden with in the manuscripts? As Ariel races across the continents to reveal the dark secrets buried in her family's past, she begins to unlock the chilling truth of the coming millenium.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Impossible to abridge Katherine Neville's books

  • By Robert on 01-23-10

Mary Magdalene and Jesus were lovers

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

Reviewed: 10-05-15

Typical mashup of Christian, pagan and occult secrets Familiar power mad baddies chastising the mulligan.