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  • A Savage War of Peace

  • Ark Royal, Book 5
  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Ralph Lister
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,026
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 958
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 954

On her maiden voyage, HMS Warspite discovered Vesy, a world populated by primitive aliens, aliens whose culture had already been twisted and warped by human refugees from the First Interstellar War. Now Captain John Naiser and his crew spearhead a diplomat mission to the alien homeworld, hoping to ease them into the galactic mainstream.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • India on the Move

  • By Jean on 10-03-15

Can't put myself through another book of series...

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

Reviewed: 03-01-16

I've read the entire series, but the author seems to have lost his interest and his focus... dives into the minutiae where it doesn't need to and looses focus on the main plot lines when he does. Every once in awhile there is something of interest, but it's few and far between. I simply can't put myself through another of these books. Lost interest....

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  • The Daedalus Incident

  • By: Michael J. Martinez
  • Narrated by: Kristin Kalbli, Bernard Clark
  • Length: 16 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 126
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

Mars is supposed to be dead. Bizarre quakes are rumbling over the long-dormant tectonic plates of the planet, disrupting its trillion-dollar mining operations and driving scientists past the edges of theory and reason. However, when rocks shake off their ancient dust and begin to roll seemingly of their own volition carving canals as they converge to form a towering structure amid the ruddy terrain, Lt. Jain and her JSC team realize that their routine geological survey of a Martian cave system is anything but. The only clues they have stem from the emissions of a mysterious blue radiation, and a 300-year-old journal that is writing itself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Winner ! Unique Story, Excellent Narration

  • By C. Hartmann on 08-19-13

Don't get the wooden ships in space thing...

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

Reviewed: 10-28-14

I review only the books that I have a strong opinion of and this is definitely one of them. This book has a serious cybil complex... at first, it's a credible hard core sci-fi book during the mars pieces of the story, then splits personality to describe seemingly wooden ships flying around the solar system in the 1700's utilizing magic and having ancient cannon battles.

I kept trying to figure the wooden ship pieces and though at first it was a flashback in time, but then it introduced a date in the 1700's with ships flying in space with outer space with "lode stones". I wish the author skipped the fantasy pieces as they simply were not credible in my opinion and I simply could not get past it. The author should have picked a genera and stayed with it...

I returned the book after the first few chapters as I found it simply too confusing. I would not recommend this book for either hard copy sci-fi'ers or fantasy lovers as the author attempts to make both camps happy and fails miserably at both.

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  • City of Ruins

  • Diving Series, Book 2
  • By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 205
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207

Boss, a loner, loved to dive derelict spacecraft adrift in the blackness of space...But one day, she found a ship that would change everything - an ancient Dignity Vessel - and aboard the ship, the mysterious and dangerous Stealth Tech. Now, years after discovering that first ship, Boss has put together a large company that finds Dignity Vessels and finds "loose" stealth technology. Following a hunch, Boss and her team come to investigate the city of Vaycehn, where 14 archeologists have died exploring the endless caves below the city.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing....

  • By David on 12-22-11

Could not put this one down...keeper.

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

Reviewed: 10-15-11

I purchased the previous book in this new series and was pleased to see this one come along... the plot and narrator are excellent - drew me in from the first few pages. Author tends to be a bit over descriptive at times, but makes up for it with an outstanding plot. Really draws you in to the story. I'm now hooked on the series and wait patiently for the next book in this new series.

  • Song of Susannah

  • The Dark Tower VI
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,641
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,666

The next-to-last novel in Stephen King's seven-volume magnum opus, Song of Susannah is a fascinating key to the unfolding mystery of the Dark Tower.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Kool-Ade, Drunk.

  • By Grant on 05-29-13

Dud in an otherwise excellent series...

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

Reviewed: 10-15-11

Steven King has obviously becomes bored with this series... at one point he sums up the who storyline of the series in a single chapter, more information concerning the plot then in all the other books combined. Then... we write HIMSELF into the story line as a character in the book. I put this one away for awhile and may or may not have interest to pick it up again... not the way I wanted to remember this, up to now, simply outstanding series of books by Steven King.

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  • The Boat of a Million Years

  • By: Poul Anderson
  • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
  • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 122

Others have written science fiction on the theme of immortality, but in The Boat of a Million Years, Poul Anderson made it his own. Early in human history, certain individuals were born who live on—unaging, undying—through the centuries and millennia. This story follows them over two thousand years, up to our time and beyond—to the promise of utopia, and to the challenge of the stars.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A wonderful idea, but hard to follow

  • By Dan on 09-20-12

Long winded and boring...

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

Reviewed: 10-15-11

It took me several hours of overly detailed descriptions and background information before anything happened of interest and by then it was too late. I was extremely happy to quite this one and move on to other more interesting titles. Not for fans of action oriented works, found it long winded and boring...

4 of 6 people found this review helpful