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  • Nightfall

  • Blood on the Stars, Book 10
  • By: Jay Allan
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 46

Night is falling. The unstoppable Hegemony invasion has reached the very heart of the Confederation. Battle after desperate battle has been fought, and each time, the Confeds have been pushed back, columns of battered and blasted ship retreating from system to system. Now, they prepare to grimly defend the capital world of Megara, the very center of the Confederation. Tyler Barron prepares for what could be his final battle, a final desperate defense, one last chance to stem the tide of Hegemony conquest and subjugation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally a Small Victory!!

  • By Bernard on 02-14-19

Too much introspection by morons

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-13-19

About 69% of the book is internal dialogue about their pain, determination and honor. Monotonous.

  • Black Dawn

  • Blood on the Stars, Book 8
  • By: Jay Allan
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 235

The White Fleet had been an expression of optimism, a grand expedition to explore the vast reaches of the long-dead empire. Tasked to uncover the secrets of the devastating Cataclysm and to seek and recover the advanced ancient technology that humanity had once possessed, it found something else instead. A new enemy. A vast domain, one with advanced technology, massive fleets, and a genetically-ordered society and hierarchy it intends to impose on all humanity everywhere. The Hegemony is like nothing Tyler Barron and his comrades have ever encountered - but the veteran admiral must find a way to fight the far superior enemy....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Brutal listen

  • By Steve on 09-08-18

set up for next book

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

Reviewed: 01-05-19

I know it was a set up for the next book by why do all the hero's have to become stupid.
It's painful to listen to.

  • The Chronowarp

  • Invaders Series, Book 2
  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 324

Kazz is a genuine Neanderthal and Philemon is an apish proto-human, two thugs with priceless information to sell to the highest alien bidder. But first they have to get off this backward planet. They hijack Logan's Guard ship, needing it to crack an ancient alien structure at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean, believing it will provide them the ticket out of here. What they don't know is that the structure holds a terrifying alien prisoner that could doom the human race to eternal servitude - and if they did know, they wouldn't care.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Much better than book 1

  • By R. Simon on 12-20-17

Just terrible

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

Misogynistic morons ruling the world through violence and lack of intellect, so as a result all is well.

  • The Circuit

  • By: Rhett C. Bruno
  • Narrated by: Jefferson Mays
  • Length: 28 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 663
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 628

Earth is a dying planet. To survive, humanity founds the Circuit, a string of colonies across the solar system, dedicated to mining resources vital to preserving what remains of mankind. Here there are no heroes or villains, only those willing to do what's necessary to survive. The New Earth Tribunal, a powerful religious faction, has risen to rule the Circuit. They believe a Spirit within the Earth will one day appear and welcome humanity back home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An author who understands science fiction and true story telling!

  • By Alan McDonald on 07-03-18

edit, edit, edit, edit

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Have you ever looked at the lights outside. This book will give you a description of the view, thoughts and musings of each character while looking outside at least 5 times per chapter.
The story is okay and could have filled one book adequately.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Anathem

  • By: Neal Stephenson
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman, Tavia Gilbert, William Dufris, and others
  • Length: 32 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,986
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,994

In celebration of the week-long, once-in-a-decade rite of Apert, the fras and suurs prepare to venture outside the concent's gates - opening them wide at the same time to welcome the curious "extras" in. During his first Apert as a fra, Erasmus eagerly anticipates reconnecting with the landmarks and family he hasn't seen since he was "collected". But before the week is out, both the existence he abandoned and the one he embraced will stand poised on the perilous brink of cataclysmic change.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Unparalleled

  • By Baron on 11-25-08

I never finished the book.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-18

It's not a bad book but it is written much too long. It attempts to be a combination of philosophy and scifi.

  • Lusam

  • The Dragon Mage Wars, Book 4
  • By: Dean Cadman
  • Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
  • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,527
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,523

Ever since discovering that his mother is still alive, and being held captive by Lord Zelroth, Lusam has been tormented by terrifying nightmares. He soon finds that it's not only his nightmares which threaten to thwart his plans of a rescue, but also the King himself. New alliances are made and old ones are tested to their limits as Lusam's single-mindedness to rescue his mother causes him to take risks that he would never normally consider.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story in Dire Need of an Editor

  • By Christopher on 09-12-17

Paid by the word<br />

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

Reviewed: 07-09-18

He writes too long for a good audio book. It might be okay in print.
Also the hero is a powerful dull child and it gets old.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Neverwhere

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,421
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,412

Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Vivid, imaginative.

  • By Joseph on 10-29-09

Meh

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

Reviewed: 07-07-18

Maybe I have a sensitivity to stupid and dominant white men. This one is not original or interesting enough to be an anti-hero.

Interesting but not original premise, mediocre writing some imagination.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent

  • By: Larry Correia
  • Narrated by: Adam Baldwin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,172
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,561
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7,549

Have you ever seen a planet invaded by rampaging space mutants from another dimension or Nazi dinosaurs from the future? Don't let this happen to you! Rifts happen, so you should be ready when universes collide. A policy with Stranger & Stranger can cover all of your interdimensional insurance needs. Rated "Number One in Customer Satisfaction" for three years running, no claim is too big or too weird for Tom Stranger to handle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Someone owes me a new keyboard

  • By Aimee M on 05-24-16

The republican moron stuff gets old instantly

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

The republican moron stuff gets old instantly. Avoid authors with a leading decimal point in their IQ

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Catherine De Medici

  • By: Leonie Frieda
  • Narrated by: Anna Massey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

Leonie Frieda has returned to original sources and re-read the thousands of letters left by Catherine de Medici. There has not been a biography in English of Catherine for many years, and she believes that the time has come to show her as one of the most influential women in 16th-century Europe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An outstanding performance of an excellent book

  • By Zaubermond on 05-24-11

Gushing royalist

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

Reviewed: 06-11-18

The author acts as a cheerleader for a psychopathic social climber. The history is highly edited with Catherine given every benefit of the doubt and her enemies are all assumed to be evil.

  • Bound

  • Alex Verus Series, Book 8
  • By: Benedict Jacka
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,565
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,462
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,458

Alex Verus is still haunted by his time apprenticed to Richard Drakh. He's been free of him for many years, but now the only way to keep his friends from being harmed is to again work for Richard and his deadly ally. Even worse, he's forced to bring the Light mage Anne into this servitude as well. After weeks of being hunted and finally cornered into what he thought was his last stand, Alex never thought his life would be spared - and never anticipated at what price. This time, the diviner can see no way out.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tighter Coils and Straighter Straits

  • By Nekko on 07-03-17

Carrie's on the story awkwardly

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

Reviewed: 05-11-18

Alex spends the entire story in self pity being moved along by circumstances. This is the first book where he does nothing to move the story along. I assume it is a long set up for a future book.