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  • Marine

  • Terran Scout Fleet, Book 1
  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298

Aliens exist...and, as it turns out, most of them aren’t that friendly. Jacob Brown wasn’t even born yet the first time they attacked Earth. He was only 14 the second time it happened. When Earth finally came together and fielded its first spaceborne military, Jacob didn’t hesitate to volunteer. Serving aboard a mighty starship, he’d be able to defend his planet - and his family - when, inevitably, they came again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent expansion of omega force universe

  • By LegalEagle on 03-29-19

awesome!

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

Reviewed: 05-24-19

Fantastic follow on, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful story telling talent. For me, audible is a perfect format. The girls can have their romantic novellas and we can have ours. Cheers from NASA, where we're busy designing space robots and listening to stories about their use in the future. Thanks thanks and thanks again Josh. Warmest regards, Kevin

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Starship Pandora

  • A Star Force Drama
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Scott Aiello, Jamie Jackson, Tim Gerard Reynolds, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 637

The alien race known as the Ancients vanished before Earth's last ice age - but not before building interconnected rings that form a highway system across the galaxy. Humanity has used these rings for years but has never figured out how to build its own, or even how to alter the connection pattern. Now, the Imperial starship Pandora is on a mission to discover and explore new interstellar connection points. While on Venus, an unexpected guest arrives - Marvin, a rogue robot who puts his strange mind to work on reconnecting the rings into a new pattern. Everything goes haywire.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Love Star force but this format is not for me

  • By Drew on 12-27-18

Huge production!

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

Reviewed: 04-11-19

Have to be honest, not sure about the big production yet. It's difficult to find one excellent reader with an expansive range, so multiple readers are truly appreciated. Everybody here did a wonderful read. Thank you each and every one.

Regarding the addition of sound effects, and losing the "he said, she said", this creates a radio show. The sounds of war doesn't remind us of the smell of the battle ground, or the heartache of being away from home. Momentarily whining about a wound tells the story but disconnects the readers from the agony of an injury. Each effect removes the writer's chance to shine and develope the reader's rich creativity to fill in the blanks.
At least turn down the horn section a little and allow a peace of mind to still coexist.

I can't read while I drive, walk or work and I miss reading. Although I haven't entirely let go of paper vs. electronic books, I do believe everything has its advantages. Thank you for the hard work and shared experience!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Sea Wolf

  • By: Jack London
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 398

Wealthy ne'er-do-well Humphrey Van Weyden is a castaway who is put to work on the schooner Ghost, run by brutal Wolf Larsen. Toughened by life at sea, Humphrey develops the strength to protect another castaway, Maud Brewster, and stand up to the increasingly deranged Larsen. Experience the crashing, relentless power of the sea through this compelling story, made hauntingly immediate by author London's vivid prose.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Frank Muller: A Reader of Worth...

  • By Don Abrán on 04-27-12

delightful

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

I expected a sea story and found much better: a deep and thriving love story, about people, life, spirituality and the seas.
Thank you so much, so so much.

  • Legends Never Die

  • By: Joshua Dalzelle
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 806
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 804

Jason Burke is a broken man. The loss of his friend and crewmate on an ill-fated mission to a Pillar World has left him in a downward spiral of rage and self-destruction. But what if Lucky hadn’t actually died on that planet? While Omega Force tries to pull itself together for the sake of their friend, they also learn that a ruthless new faction has seized control of the ConFed Council and now threatens the stability of the entire quadrant. To make matters worse, the rise of this new regime might be their fault.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted more

  • By Anders on 09-29-18

masterful

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

I hadn't taken the time to review the previous books because I couldn't wait to start the next chapter in this delicious series. Please continue creating your engaging series for as many books as possible.

  • Galaxy Outlaws: The Complete Black Ocean Mobius Missions, 1-16.5

  • By: J. S. Morin
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 85 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,661
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,213

Meet the galaxy's unluckiest outlaws. Carl Ramsey is an ex-Earth Navy fighter pilot turned con man. His ship, the Mobius, is home to a ragtag crew of misfits and refugees looking to score a big payday but more often just scratching to pay for fuel. The crew consists of his ex-wife (and pilot), a drunkard, four-handed mechanic, a xeno-predator with the disposition of a 120kg housecat, and the galaxy's most-wanted wizard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Firefly cranked up on Meth plus a Space Wizard!

  • By Ray Johnson on 04-27-18

Firefly follow-on!

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

Reviewed: 11-08-18

A complete universe shared in short story format with delightful characters in fun adventures (similar to listening to TV series), I thank the author who did a great job of creating a Fireflight follow-on for those of us left abandoned.

The majic could be sci-fi light but the science and majic combination is comfortable and contiguous, and more important, the epic adventures are soul satisfying!

Thank you Mr. Morin! Thank you for creating and sharing your wonderful adventures.
And thank you Mr. Naramore, for living and performing this series, so that we may live it as well.
Extended Golf clap.

  • Bridge Across the Stars

  • A Sci-Fi Bridge Original Anthology
  • By: Rhett C. Bruno, Felix R. Savage, Daniel Arenson, and others
  • Narrated by: Nicole Poole, Greg Tremblay
  • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

In this anthology, you'll find 17 tales of conflict and heroism, exploration and discovery, endurance and triumph. Flee the apocalypse of modern-day Earth, fly a fighter in the cold emptiness of deep space, and find new life on the distant shores of an alien world. You might even discover something about yourself as each author opens a window on the soul of mankind.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Willis Burns on 07-24-18

delightful!

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

Reviewed: 08-25-18

Thank you so much for providing a wealth of interesting new stories. Each story was a delightful listen but the compilation's breadth took me back to a mind opening youth.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Galaxy's Edge

  • By: Jason Anspach, Nick Cole
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 17 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,343
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,750
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,730

On the edge of the galaxy, a diplomatic mission to an alien planet takes a turn when the Legionnaires, an elite special fighting force, find themselves ambushed and stranded behind enemy lines. They struggle to survive under siege, waiting on a rescue that might never come. In the seedy starport of Ackabar, a young girl searches the crime-ridden gutters to avenge her father's murder; not far away, a double-dealing legionniare-turned-smuggler hunts an epic payday; and somewhere along the outer galaxy, a mysterious bounty hunter lies in wait.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • bit of a disconnect between parts

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-10-18

fast & furious

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

Hard to put down, a few strange transitions but the ending was insightful provided a significant draw into the next book. A great read for the adventurer in all of us.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Getting Stoned with the Savages

  • A Trip through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu
  • By: J. Maarten Troost
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 350

After two grueling years on the island of Tarawa, Troost was in no hurry to return to the South Pacific until he began to feel remarkably out of place in modern America. He knew it was time to set off again for parts unknown. Here he tells the story of his time on Vanuatu, a cluster of islands where he struggles against typhoons, earthquakes, and giant centipedes but finds himself swept up in the laid-back, clothing-optional lifestyle of the islanders.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My new favorite author!

  • By L. Worthington on 08-28-07

Thank you!

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

Reviewed: 06-13-18

An insightful capture of an honest investment into island life. Thank you so much for sharing the manificant details and giving us a chance to live our dreams through your perspective. I enjoyed your vocabulary and couldn't wait to continue the story each day.

  • Fields of Fire

  • Frontlines, Book 5
  • By: Marko Kloos
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,886
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,628
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,626

Mars has been under Lanky control for more than a year. Since then, the depleted forces of Earth's alliances have rebuilt their fleets, staffing old warships with freshly trained troops. Torn between the need to beat the Lankies to the punch and taking enough time to put together an effective fighting force, command has decided to strike now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great continuation of the series!

  • By Mgarneau on 03-02-17

a delightful sci-fi novela

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

Reviewed: 09-18-17

An engaging story line which was perfect for long daily drives in traffic. The reader did a magnificent performance. The series provided thought provoking ideas that makes me wish we devoted more resources to space exploration.

  • 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 5,567
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,280

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

interesting...

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

Reviewed: 08-18-17

unique and insightful, but very long. This story requires a little concentration due to the addition of a language, but this pries the mind open ever so slightly to add breadth and imagery.