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  • StarFire

  • Vince Lombard, Book 1
  • By: Mike Lee
  • Narrated by: Jason Brenizer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524

Captain Vince Lombard, G-Marine company commander, is tasked with tracking down a stray ship. The Alliance Military Ship StarFire has gone silent, and previous attempts to locate her have resulted in the loss of more ships. After two previous wars with xenospecies humanity bumped into while expanding into space, no one knows what might be the cause of StarFire's missing in action status.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the Best Books I've Listened to on Audible

  • By David on 09-01-14

Good Story. Lots of action.

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

Reviewed: 01-26-17

I can't wait to read FEY; the next book in the series. Love the action.

  • The End of Liberty

  • War Eternal, Book 2
  • By: M. R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 529
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 498

An ancient starship discovered... An eternal enemy revealed... An impossible mission to save humankind. The Goliath has been discovered, the first of its secrets revealed. Now the race is on for Captain Mitchell Williams and his crew to return to Liberty and recover Origin's lost memories before the enemy can complete their violent conquest. It's a mission with a near-zero chance of success. A mission that only the Riggers would be crazy enough to accept - and skilled enough to survive.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Reliving a million past future FAILS

  • By Sailfish on 05-29-16

eh...<br />

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

Reviewed: 11-11-16

average at best. I expected more from the 2nd book in the series. a disappointment.

  • Starship Eternal

  • War Eternal, Book 1
  • By: M. R. Forbes
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 867
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 808
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 813

Captain Mitchell "Ares" Williams is a space marine and the hero of the Battle for Liberty whose shot heard 'round the universe saved the planet from a nearly unstoppable war machine. He's handsome, charismatic, and the perfect poster boy to help the military drive enlistment. Pulled from the war and thrown into the spotlight, he's as efficient at charming the media and bedding beautiful celebrities as he was at shooting down enemy starfighters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing Start for a New Series. Great Sci-fi.

  • By Striker on 04-27-15

Very good.

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

Reviewed: 11-08-16

Great performance. Good story. Too short. Wish the characters were developed more, especially in the beginning. The poster-boy image doesn't please me nor does the romance with so many women. Still, I look forward to more in the next book.

  • The Black Sheep

  • A Learning Experience, Book 3
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 992
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 928
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926

In the wake of Earth's collapse into chaos, Captain Hoshiko Stuart made the mistake of speaking her mind - and was exiled six months from Sol to a naval base in an unexplored and uncontacted sector. Placed in command of a single squadron of starships, she expected nothing but boredom. But when she discovers an alien race threatening to exterminate all other races within the sector, Hoshiko and her squadron are drawn into a war to stop them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting

  • By Jean on 04-08-17

Great Performance<br />

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

Reviewed: 10-03-16

Christian Rumme was excellent. Clear crisp narration. Now I have two performers I truly like. The other is Mark Boyette. From Chapter 15, it's all military sci-fi at its best. I totally ignored everyone today just to enjoy this audio book to the end. It's a "Page Turner" LOL.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Lost Command

  • Lost Starship Series, Volume 2
  • By: Vaughn Heppner
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,021

Starship Victory, a faithful alien spacecraft guarding its shattered system for 10,000 years, agreed to come to Earth. Now Captain Maddox and his crew have a new assignment. They must find Professor Ludendorff before the New Men do. The New Men need Ludendorff's help so they can capture the alien starship. Maddox needs the neglected superweapons repaired so he can rescue a Star Watch fleet trapped deep in enemy territory.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good extension

  • By Robert on 06-29-15

Smarter, stronger, faster, ...

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

Reviewed: 09-11-16

Take those words out of this book and it would be an hour shorter. Otherwise, it was very enjoyable. Mark Boyett's performance was sterling.

  • Fear the Sky

  • The Fear Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,113

From the Audie-nominated narrator of The Martian. In eleven years' time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Caught me by surprise, and held me till the end.

  • By Brian Perry on 07-21-15

Awesome Performance by RC Bray

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

Reviewed: 07-07-16

I found the book structure confusing at times. It's different when you can see the beginning of another scene by a gap in the page, but here there was no way to see the change of scene. It gave me a feeling that I was missing something and had to go back several times to hear it again.

But the story was good. I read book three first so I can tell you it gets much better. So keep reading!!!

  • The Ember War

  • Publisher's Pack, Books 1-2
  • By: Richard Fox
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,508
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,202

The Ember War, book 1: The Earth is doomed. Humanity has a chance. In the near future, an alien probe arrives on Earth with a pivotal mission: to determine if humanity has what it takes to survive the impending invasion by a merciless armada. The probe discovers Marc Ibarra, a young inventor who holds the key to a daring gambit that could save a fraction of Earth's population. Humanity's only chance lies with Ibarra's ability to keep a terrible secret and engineer the planet down the narrow path to survival.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I want to be ARMOUR

  • By bhagat on 04-30-17

Had to listen more than once.

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

Reviewed: 05-10-16

Very fast paced. I had to listen to these two books multiple times before I was able to comprehend the whole story. BUT, it was worth every second of my time. This is the type of book that you can read and never put it down until it's finished. Then read it again to enjoy every aspect of the characters and story.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Terms of Enlistment

  • Frontlines, Book 1
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,216
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,627

The year is 2108, and the North American Commonwealth is bursting at the seams. For welfare rats like Andrew Grayson, there are only two ways out of the crime-ridden and filthy welfare tenements, where you’re restricted to 2,000 calories of badly flavored soy every day. You can hope to win the lottery and draw a ticket on a colony ship settling off-world, or you can join the service. With the colony lottery a pipe dream, Andrew chooses to enlist in the armed forces for a shot at real food, a retirement bonus, and maybe a ticket off Earth.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid military sci-fi.

  • By DAVE on 02-11-14

Good military sci-fi.<br />

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

Reviewed: 03-30-16

Good main characters. Good realistic and plausible info on real military life. Definitely worth listening to. I I'll buy the sequel.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Annihilation

  • Star Force, Book 7
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,501
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,501

Kyle Riggs is in for a rough ride. In Annihilation, the seventh book of the Star Force Series, nothing goes as planned. The three fledgling human colonies in the Eden System are beginning to take hold, but the forces threatening to root them out are many. The Crustaceans are calling for help, despite the fact they are the sworn enemies of Star Force. Are they potential allies, or vicious tricksters? And why are the oceans of their world heating up?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It could be so much better!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 06-17-13

Best one yet.

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

Reviewed: 01-21-16

I've spent over $70 on this series in 21 days. I'm totally addicted.

Larson has developed great characters. Every character adds to the story line and contributes to the story in ways that make it real for me. I just wish Larson would add more detailed background on them.

Mark Boyett is excellent. He brings the books to life, and this book is probably his best performance so far.

I'm broke until payday next week so I think I'm going to listen to this book again. I just might start from book one.

The only thing I truly hate are the numerous interruptions throughout my day while listening to these audio books. I'm ready to start ejecting the interrupters out an airlock.

  • Battle Station

  • Star Force, Book 5
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,332
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,059
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,058

In Battle Station, Kyle Riggs faces new challenges, new alien fleets, and learns the secrets behind the war he has been fighting for years. In the fifth book of the Star Force Series, the Eden system is in humanity's grasp, but can they keep it? Star Force is weak after a long war, and many yearn to go home. Knowing the machines will return with a new armada eventually, Riggs seeks a more permanent solution. Along the way, worlds are won and lost, millions perish, and great truths are revealed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Non-stop Sci-Fi Action

  • By William on 11-05-12

It just keeps getting better and better.

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

Reviewed: 01-13-16

I like the space battles the most and the strategy and tactics that are employed. The land battles by comparison are not as exciting but I expect them to get better once they defeat the Macros completely and introduce some better enemies who are more treacherous and brilliant.

I'm still waiting for the little intelligent robot to get a command of his own and a more human appearance.